Napoleon House

If Napoleon Bonaparte had lived a little longer, he might have moved to New Orleans and opened a bar. In fact, this historic 1794 building that now bears his name was remodeled in 1821 to be Napoleon’s U.S. refuge. The scheme, concocted by the building’s owner and mayor (1812-1815) of New Orleans, Nicholas Girod, was…

The Signature Lounge at the 96th

  The highest bar in Chicago is the Signature Lounge on the 96th floor of the John Hancock Center — an open level perched above the lofty, two-story Signature Room restaurant. The décor of both seems frozen in a vaguely deco, mauve and brass memory of your aunt’s favorite big city restaurant. But you’re not…