Cocktails in the sky at CloudBar

Thu. September 22, 2022 12:00 AM
by Jerry Nunn

For a bird's eye view of Chicago, the 360 Chicago Observation Deck is an important stop for anyone exploring the Magnificent Mile no matter what the occasion.

Located above the 1,128-foot skyscraper at 875 North Michigan Avenue, this breathtaking space has offered and continues to display surrounding views of the Windy City for many ticket holders over the years. 

As guests enter the iconic building they should make their way to the concourse level for the ticket office and start the adventure. 

A history lesson begins with as observers read the walls to see learn about the pioneers of Illinois over the years. It is a walking timeline that gives an overview while being down under the main floor. 

A limited-capacity elevator then takes people up 94 floors while a video plays to entertain them on the ride. 

People can see four different states from the top and a distance of over 80 miles. A clear can make all the difference in the world to see Lake Michigan among other sites from the structure. 

On September 14, 2022, a brand new CloudBar was unveiled with a celebratory gathering of locals. A band played at the entrance and tiny martinis were offered right as the select few wandered towards the elevator. Appetizers and samples of coffee were displayed as guests took in the view at their leisure. 

Now everyone can experience the new bar as it is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Elevated cocktails and food are given a whole new meaning with this undertaking. Leave it to the LGBTQ+ folks at Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club to create clever cocktails such as Here Comes the Sunset made with blood orange juice, cranberry juice, lime and a touch of honey. Feeling Tilt-sy? Grab this coconut rum and vodka drink before getting on the TILT attraction for a wild 30-degree glass pop-out view. There is also a good amount of beer and wine if that is one's preference as well. 

Stay tuned for upcoming special events beginning in October of this year. 

The all-access package for $45 includes the entrance fee, TILT experience and one drink of choice. The last entry is one hour before closing. Don't rush through the gift store before leaving the premises and perhaps purchase a souvenir photo to remember the special day. 

Visit to start planning your adventure above the clouds today!