Chicago >Victor Hotel
“We even had a mandatory 20% gratutity for less than professional service!”
Never Again!!. We requested bottle service to celebrate my husband's 35th birthday with approximately 10-12 friends. What started out as a fun evening for adults turned into a nightmare, which included additional charges to our tab, removal from out initial area, and being charged twice. We even had a mandatory 20% gratutity for less than professional service!!! I thought the Victor Hotel was for the chic and sophisticated, Saturday nights appear to be for the "young and disrespectful" . The lack of organization from the guest list, bottle service, finding new seats for our party, to the servers, (the list is ongoing) was unbelievable. We will not be back!
Absolutely Stunning for the over 30 crowd.... I was invited to "Victor Hotel" by my dear friend and former student Jaslene Gonzalez (The New America's Next Top Model) for her birthday celebration. Since winning Cycle 8 of Americas Next Top Model featuring the Supermodel Tyra Banks, Jaslene decided to have her main 21st Birthday Celebration here at Victor Hotel, it was STUNNING! The place is very avant' guarde and extremely beautiful. I was in awe as soon as I walked in. Reminiscent of the 1920's Electic Scene. The bar was not super well stocked like we had hoped, because my cousin ordered a Amaretto Stone Sour, and they had to scramble for 15 minutes looking for Amaretto. The Prices are upscale (for 2 drinks we spent 20 dollars plus a 7 dollar tip), but it was kind of reasonable seeing as it was very elegant. One thing though is that I opened a tab and when I went to pay and retrieve my card, the bartender stated she had given my card to the waitress and that was over 1 hour prior. But we found her and it was all okay, just nerve racking. I thought though that the music (Guest DJ Jesse De La Pena, another friend whom I went to High School with, shhhh,,,, the age is creeping in) was very tasteful for the club and so serene. Not loud and obnoxious like some other clubs, but than again I am not sure if this is what I would call a club. It is very upscale and nice. If you get a chance to visit, by all means do so. It is worth the experience since it used to be a meat packing place and when you go inside you are in aw at where things might have been. Parking is extremely ample and you will not have a problem whatsoever. Enjoy.
Chic but chill West Loop lounge lures the evolved club-goer..
This Fulton Market club from Jerry Kleiner (Opera, Red Light, the now-defunct Shelter) caters to an over-30 crowd that wants to go out, but not act out. Stylishly dressed guests mingle over cockails in the lofty "lobby"--a space framed by David Molinaro's towering vertical paintings of deep blues and reds--and converse to funk and house. The former meatpacking warehouse's huge steel doors have been shined up to complement the minimalist seating arrangements. Wandering will lead to three private, all-red "suites" reserved for special guests, and a Willy Wonka-like striped room with a bar.
Prominently placed magnums of Veuve Clicquot and bottles of Milagro tequila decorate the tall metal and glass back bar and signal upscale beverage choices, like the house special "13th Floor," a mix of Belvedere citrus vodka and white cranberry and pomegranate juices. Discriminating beer drinkers will find Sapporo, Duval and Lindeman's in bottles.
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