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Concierge Hot Spots
Romeo Garcia
Concierge,  Dana Hotel & Spa

My favorite new spot in River North is Arbella. This cocktail lounge has a great atmosphere and their cocktails utilize ingredients from all over the world so there’s something for every taste. My favorite drink is the Sierra Madre made with Pasilla Mezcal, Antica Formula, chocolate bitters, and dried ancho chiles as it takes me back home to Oaxaca.

Others to Try:
  • Raised
  • Vertigo Sky Lounge
  • Lakeview Taco Fest
Rhoda Kucuk
Concierge,  Westin Michigan Avenue

Enjoy the latest from the greatest at Rick Bayless’s Leña Brava. This hip West Loop spot boasts an extensive list of mezcal cocktails, well-executed ceviche and tablas, and the not-to-be-missed Leña “Banana” Split.

Others to Try:
  • Left Coast Food + Juice
  • The Bristol
  • Flo
Joan Hohs
Resident Concierge,  MILA Chicago

Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours is my favorite way to see the city. They have a variety of tours which makes coming back a must. If you have trouble deciding which to take first, I would start with the Lakefront Tour. You’ll be surprised how much fun you are having while learning about Chicago’s architecture, parks, and statues. Their guides are extremely knowledgeable, fun, and always put safety as a priority.

Others to Try:
  • Chicago Helicopter Experience
  • Jazzin' at the Shedd
  • Chicago Crime Tours
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