CLOSED: Vertigo Sky Lounge

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Designed to feel like a penthouse party at your coolest friend's posh pad, this indoor-outdoor bar hopes to evoke a cocktail-party vibe. Outside, expect a glass perimeter giving way to city views and a firepit to extend the alfresco season, plus curvy wood benches and movable ottomans on which to perch. Besides the a sleek open area filled with leather couches and shiny silver side tables, two tucked-away nooks caught our attention: The dim-lit screening room, which'll play retro flicks, and the communal bathroom area, where you can ask for a date over the Dyson hand dryers. And if you hate yelling your drink order to a bartender in front of a bar that's three people deep, you'll love the procedure here. Vertigo has forgone the traditional bar in lieu of table service and waitresses pushing club carts of seasonal specialty drinks. Editor's Note: As of 3/10/17 this venue is closed.