Coming to town for a show at McCormick Place and I'm looking for a bar/lounge where a group of unknown size (last year we had about 50 show up) can stop by for a drink and apps after leaving McCormick.
We don't want to do a banquet menu or anything like that--it's much more informal--just show up and have a drink sort of place.
Any suggestions? We've got a call in to the Allegro, where several of us are staying, but we also plan to contact the Hyatt on Michigan, too. Beyond that, I'm stuck.
Needs to be large enough to accomodate a fluid group--good drinks and atmosphere would be an added bonus. Our bar last year in Los Angeles was perfect. We had a side room (upstairs, actually) and with our phone call they made sure to have two additional bartenders on staff that night. This year we don't need a separate room--just some place where we can hang and relax after a long day.