Owing its newly acquired largesse to either a $168m renovation or a Zoltar fortune-telling machine, Big Bar's the Hyatt's elevated drinking emporium, living up to its name with a deep selection of 22oz beer bombers, two 90in plasmas, and an 82ft-wide mural of Lake Michigan anchoring an aquatic color scheme
The 200-seat sports bar includes 11 tabletop TVs allowing patrons to change channels. The cable package is the same as the hotel's, but it's probably still not a good idea to explore the Pay-Per-View too much
Cocktails pack some local flavor, like the The Shedd Aquarium with vodka, St. Germain, champagne, and its own little ecosystem, thanks to a sprig of thyme and a Swedish fish, which is still more natural than most of the fish in the river
Order up a Chicago Fire (tequila, pineapple, jalapeno, and Tabasco) while flipping between the MLS Chicago Fire and the show Chicago Fire on your TV, and become part of the most confusing conversation ever
To keep its skyline view intact, the bar cut back on shelves and installed a liquor tower complete with an olde tyme bookcase ladder. In addition to cocktails, there are also a dozen taps including imports like like Duvel and Hacker-Pschorr
Soaking up the booze are bar bites like these cheese croquettes, fried-up gruyere goodness ready to dip Freak Nasty-style in Sriracha mayo
Follow it up with a plate of fried smelts with lemon & tartar sauce, or this tomato-braised pork topped with goat cheese, and it won't take Zoltar to ensure you end up Big.