Located in the Sax Chicago hotel, Crimson Lounge is an opulent vision of Victorian romance infused with new world energy. Adorned with the deep reds and purples of its namesake, softly lit chandeliers, and walls emblazoned with sixteenth and seventeenth century oil paintings, Crimson is a popular spot for savoring specialty cocktails—the Crimson Manhattan, Persephone, and the D. Rose—which all underscore the playful kitsch of the lounge’s vampy décor. With vintage boudoir furniture and private nooks perfect for soaking up bottles, the Victorian-themed lounge exudes an eclectic, sexy vibe. Thanks to a new, state-of-the-art sound system and DJ bookings which have included the likes of Gilles Peterson, Derrick Carter, and Dimitri from Paris, Crimson is quickly becoming a forward-thinking music destination for crowds of savvy, hip types, especially for its weekly Wednesday industry night, Commonwealth.
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