The new Kimpton Gray Hotel is almost fully operational now that their second-floor bar, Vol. 39, is perched to begin service today. Boleo, up on the 15th floor is also opening today. Vol. 39 hopes to evoke "Mad Men" vibe with martini flights, old fashioneds and other classic cocktail offerings.
Bar bites go upscale with table-side cart service stocked with small-batch champagne and caviar. Try snacks like chicken skin chips and arctic char tartare deviled eggs. Desserts include cake batter truffles.
They're taking their ice program as serious as Don Draper with hand-carved ice orbs to cool down drinks served in hand-cut crystal glasses. If classic sounds too old school, hipsters can indulge on mezcal and other trendy beverages.
Take a look around, Vol. 39 opens today.
Vol. 39, 39 S. LaSalle St. on the second floor of the Kimpton Gray Hotel, (312) 634-7966, open 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; 3 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.