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Blue Frog's Local 22 - Karaoke Bar | Sports Bar in River North, Chicago

Known for its mega clubs and upscale art galleries, River North is also ground zero for swank lounges. Those already prettied up for a night of club-hopping can set the tone for the night or take a break at River North lounges known for VIP service, exacting dress codes, and mellow DJ beats. Past the often-intimidating door staff of these venues lie sexy rooms with mellow vibes.

Lounges in River North attract A-list talent and A-list crowds. Slick new hotspots like Studio Paris bring in names likes Kaskade and deadmau5, who spin for those lucky few who gain entry. These ornate spaces have little white-glove-service touches like Cuvée’s LED-lit menus. Hot bartenders and servers, oodles of Champagne bottles, and mood lighting are guarantees; admission is not. Those in the know, book bottle service to ensure entry, while everyone else hopes that looks/vibes/connections elevate them above the general public.

With the rise of trendy boutique hotels, hotel lounges have become some of the biggest draws in River North. Located in the upscale Sax Hotel, Crimson Lounge is a swanky River North hotspot reminiscent of a Victorian mansion, complete with rich walnut floors, intricate chandeliers, and a permanent wash of the sultry color from which it gets its name. The pretty people here aren’t all hotel guests; most have converged onto River North to enjoy its elite nightlife scene.

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