Apogee

Apogee


If you’re seeking proof that “craft cocktails” have jumped the shark, head to the 26th floor rooftop bar of Dana Hotel and Spa and order the Mr. Nice Guy. Technically, it’s a sage-tinged vodka drink sweetened with pineapple and dehydrated blackberry smoke. Visually, it’s a glass bong filled with Smurf-blue liquid garnished with a bouquet of baby’s breath and a $40 price tag (serves two). Such is the schtick at Apogee—by definition, the farthest orbital point from Earth. The out-of-this-world drinks were designed by veteran barman Benjamin Schiller, who launched his career with a handful of very safe, very good drinks for the Boka Group a decade ago—a couple of which made it all the way to Apogee’s menu.

THE DRINK TO DRINK: ​Depends on how many Instagram likes you’re going for. Here, style rules over substance.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: ​For the time being, Apogee doesn’t serve any food beyond its complimentary sesame-cracker snackers, but a small-bites menu is in the works.


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2 W. Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60654
312.202.6000

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