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Apogee, an opulent rooftop lounge serving over-the-top, large format cocktails by acclaimed Barman Benjamin Schiller and his team of Chicago's emerging bartending talent. The expert bar team redefines large format imbibing with a selection of interesting concoctions complemented by unique garnishes and dramatic glassware custom crafted by local glass blowers. Creating unforgettable cocktail experiences, intermingling mind-blowing creativity with eclectic flavor varieties at every turn. Many of the garnishes, such as dehydrated star fruit, are also inspired by Chris Teixeira, The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group’s Executive Pastry Chef.

Serving all things exotic in an elevated setting, Apogee welcomes drinkers to the apex of Chicago’s cocktail and social scene. With options for groups of three to four or six to eight guests, there are also individual selections for single sippers, perfect for happy hour or a night on the town. With cocktails such as the NYMPH Tito’s, British Cucumber, Soda, Raspberry Powder, St. Germain Butterfly or WHERE DO YOU SUMMER? El Dorado Rum, Falernum, Grapefruit, Maraschino, Tiki Bitters, Pumpkin Spice, Apogee offers something for everyone.

The rooftop lounge overlooks the bustling River North neighborhood from 26 stories up, an 1,100 square foot outdoor patio reflects the playful nature of the city. The grassy rooftop boasts a state-of-the-art fire pit clad with vibrant yellow tiles and surrounded by vignettes of intimate lounge seating, making it an ideal destination for imbibing and celebrating, regardless of the season. Adjacent to the outdoor lounge is a clean lined bar set against a backdrop of lively boxwoods and three-dimensional geometric tiles, paired with a tailor-made architectural structure bringing the interior outdoors.

Apogee at the dana hotel and spa: 660 North State Street, Chicago, IL
Apogee Takes Imbibing to New Heights
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