Located inside The Drake Hotel, this seductive bar and restaurant was the second establishment to receive a liquor license in Chicago in post-Prohibition 1933 (see The Berghoff Restaurant above for the first!). Every weekend, patrons are treated to live piano music at Coq D’Or, a name that means “young rooster.” Coq D’Or has partnered with FEW Spirits, a distillery nearby, to create a delectable rye whiskey; you could even join the bar’s Whiskey Business club that offers members exclusive invitations to tastings throughout the year. Another perk? Philadelphia’s Bookbinder restaurant, which has been in business since 1865, has allowed Coq D’Or to serve its incredible red snapper soup since 1930. A perfect blend of tomato, roux, and fish, the soup was voted best in the city. This is certainly a swanky, classic Chicago spot for expertly mixed cocktails and a taste of the city’s history.