Stone Lotus


873 N. Orleans St.,
United States,

This self-proclaimed “liquor spa,” located in the Near North Side, combines the styling of a lounge with the “treatments” of a spa. Rather than massages and pedicures, however, patrons enjoy Stone Lotus’s “bottle treatments,” which include homemade mixers, small plates, and garnishes meant to enhance a chosen spirit, such as tequila or bourbon. The lounge’s Asian-inspired interior, created by New York—based SLDesign, features low candlelit tables, bright red and bamboo accents, and a 60-foot water wall. Beneath a huge wooden lotus flower, the young crowd dances to a mix of hip hop, house, and Top 40 hits.