With a Twist: The Top 5 Martini Menus in Chicago

Ever since Sex and the City debuted (RIP), a girl’s night out is not complete without a Cosmo. Whether you prefer the classic dirty martini or a colorful and flavorful tropical concoction- the martini has become a staple of class and a mixologist’s artistry. Make mine extra stiff, please.


Martini flights- need I say more? Offering a sampling of their house favorites, enjoy a four in one of the Cosmo, Green Apple, Wild Raspberry and Stormy Night.

159 W. Erie St. 312.787.9000. www.wildfirerestaurant.com/chicago

M Lounge

This after-work South Loop spot features jazz music to be enjoyed with an array of specialty martinis and fine spirits. The Purple Haze is one of the favorites, a delicious concoction of Effen vodka, raspberry liqueur, sour and a splash of pineapple.

1520 S. Wabash Ave. 312.447.0201. http://www.mloungechicago.com/

Blue Line

Dine in the 50’s railroad car beneath the Damen blue line stop, while people watching on the patio. In the heart of hipster Wicker Park, their five-page speciality martini menu features seasonal Halloween creations at the moment.

1548 N. Damen Ave. 773.395.3700. http://www.bluelineloungeandgrill.com/

Blue Stem Martini Lounge

With cocktails that look more like desserts than drinks, mixologist Lefko will make you a personalized creation to fit your mood with the promise up and down of no hangover. Intriguing…

1935 W. Irving Park Rd. 773.880.8470. Facebook Page.

The Signature Lounge

What’s better than a drink with a view? Way up on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building, sip signature Chicago-themed drinks like the Magnificent Mile Manhattan, Lakeshore Martini or the Skyscraper.

875 N. Michigan Ave. 312.787.9596. http://www.signatureroom.com/

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