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Summer Bar Events #1: Vertigo Sky Lounge - Chicago's Best Rooftop Lounge!

Our first stop in our Summer Bar Events series!

Summer will be here by now and that means one thing.  Rooftop lounge!  Not just any rooftop lounge, but Chicago's best rooftop lounge, Vertigo Sky Lounge!

Vertigo Sky Lounge, as the name implies is a classy rooftop lounge that offers us one of the best views of the Chicago skyline. Besides an incredible ambiance provided by the view of our beautiful city, the lounge is well styled and lit just right. The people there are dressed to impress and it's a perfect place for socializing with friends and friendly people with a glass of wine or cocktail drink.

Chicagomag.com wrote in its review:

"You might expect the second-highest bar on this list to be a little overwhelming, but the intimate, fire-lit terrace is pleasantly relaxing. A younger crowd comes for the 26th-floor view, but stays for the laid-back vibe."

Intimate and laid-back.  That is a perfect setting for spending a Friday night in Chicago.  At 7 start time, the sun will still be out.  Being on the rooftop, nothing feels better than feeling the wind against your face.  And as the night goes on, we can head indoors where a live DJ will be playing late.  Or stay on the rooftop, watch the stars, and hope Chicago summer nights last forever.

Because Vertigo Sky Lounge is considered the top rooftop bar in downtown, it can get packed Friday nights.  Normally Vertigo would only do 5pm happy hours for a Friday but because we are a fun group, they let us start at 7. That way there is no rush.  We can go right after work or start later.  Plus it's free, no cover.

So, if you want to experience what a Chicago summer night is like, there is no better way than to be at the city's best rooftop lounge.  Everyone will look great.  People will be friendly.  Can't wait!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun group. Very friendly. But the venue was very cramped. It was packed. Could barely move. That killed some of the fun for me.

    May 24, 2014

    • dave

      Exactamente, senora! :)

      May 24, 2014

    • Art

      Agreed. Vertigo tends to overcrowd the place. But we did me awesome people.

      1 · May 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This meetup was a great way to bookend my Chicago vacation! Met lots of interesting people and held stimulating convos. It got a bit too crowded towards the end. Overall, if I lived in Chicago, I would join this group regularly!

    2 · May 24, 2014

  • Paul V.

    Great fun times!

    1 · May 24, 2014

  • Maggy G.

    This MeetUp was good until we joined the party at vertigo, way too crowded. Otherwise good & it was nice to have met people at the pre-meetup!

    May 24, 2014

  • Eric

    What guys (or ladies) want to meet up before hand? I'm coming in from Lincoln Park. Vertigo is a great vibe so this should be fun.

    May 23, 2014

    • Maggy G.

      I wish I saw this, I came from Lincoln park too. Next time! x

      May 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Arriving late I will be there by 10 pm so where do we meet?

    May 23, 2014

    • CurbHopper

      The freestyle lounge ... Second floor!!

      1 · May 23, 2014

    • CurbHopper

      Tye is typing on my phone, sorry for this repeat message- Maggy says "text me"

      2 · May 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What's the attire for the event?

    May 23, 2014

    • CurbHopper

      Casualish semi dressy looking- if that means anything to ya.

      May 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am almost there... Is my first meet up, is there an specific place where you join each other?

    May 23, 2014

    • CurbHopper

      I'm eating downstairs yet before heading up- checkered shirt. I think everyone else is already here and upstairs?

      May 23, 2014

  • George

    Will be there soon. Where can I find the group?

    May 23, 2014

  • Hadi

    Won't let us to rooftop without a key I guess

    May 23, 2014

  • Tye

    Are there any spots left to attend?

    May 23, 2014

  • peter

    I'm here at rooftop

    May 23, 2014

  • Adi

    Is anyone already in?

    May 23, 2014

  • peter

    Slight change...

    We'll still meet at Vertigo rooftop but due to a private party from 8-10:30pm (Vertigo booked last minute and told me this today) we will be at the second floor of the Freestyle restaurant of Dana Hotel from 8-10:30. It has a great open space looking down to the first floor with a nice vibe. Then we go back to Vertigo Sky Lounge at 10:30.

    So we will meet at Vertigo Sky Lounge at 7pm, head down to 2nd floor at Freestyle, and then back to Vertigo later in the evening. Same bat time, same bat place, same bat fun!

    2 · May 22, 2014

    • Damien

      They do but ladies shouldn't have to worry, as long as no one is wearing a tshirt or tennis shoes they'll be fine

      2 · May 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Is it okay to wear jeans?

      May 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be glad to meet you all :)

    May 23, 2014

  • peter

    Hi Guys,

    Love the energy! Awesome! Couple things. Make sure you read my comments and the details. But I know some of you may not, so I'll repeat. If you are early or on time, meet at the Vertigo rooftop. If you come later, meet us at Freestyle at second floor. If you want to be real fashionably late or on a waiting list, come at 10:30pm to Vertigo. We'll still be there for sure.

    Second, it's going to be a fun night. Just show up and say hi. Everything will be kosher. :)

    May 23, 2014

  • Nicole P.

    Hello everyone!
    This is my first time doing a meet up. Any lady want to be my wing man walking into this place?! I would feel weird just going in on my own.

    1 · May 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will!

      May 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm down, Nicole and Karley! First meet up for me too. Where and when you wanna meet?

      May 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Time to enjoy the weekend. Cannot think of a better way to start it off, then by coming to this meet up

    May 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. I'm thinking of coming out to this event. Is there a specific area of the bar where everyone will be? How will I find other members?

    1 · May 20, 2014

    • Maggy G.

      Of course CurbHopper, email: [masked]

      May 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      See you tonight curbhopper!

      May 23, 2014

  • Michael D.

    Can't wait to meet u lovely people

    2 · May 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    In town for only 5 days. Friday night is my last night in Chicago. :)

    2 · May 22, 2014

    • Maggy G.

      5 days is not enough time!

      May 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dave - Thanks in advance!

      Maggy - You're right, but I was able to squeeze in a lot of activities during that time!

      May 22, 2014

  • Kate R.

    Would anyone like to meet up beforehand?

    1 · May 22, 2014

    • CurbHopper

      Brilliant idea, especially for us newbies to the group. Maggy- will message ya, if that works?

      1 · May 22, 2014

    • Maggy G.

      Yeah. Anyone, especially newbies, message me and we'll set up a time and place to meet! I'm looking forward to tomorrow night! x

      May 22, 2014

  • M

    Looking forward to unwinding, how do I locate the group

    May 22, 2014

  • Vishal A.

    Summer fun begins

    May 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was so looking forward to this! I have an unexpected trip for work!

    May 22, 2014

  • peter

    Hi Tabia, welcome! As The Jackson 5 would sing, "I'll be there." :) Just look for me at the rooftop. I'm going to be there early. Also it'll be a large crowd. Just say hello. We're all nice.

    May 20, 2014

  • Vipul P.

    Hope I don't need to wear my earmuffs.

    May 17, 2014

  • Hadi

    Hello everyone

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • peter

    Hi Diana. You certainly can come at 9:45. We will definitely still be there. The only thing is Vertigo might get busy by then, so there is a chance you have to wait a few minutes.

    May 11, 2014

  • Nicole P.

    Can't wait!

    2 · May 10, 2014

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