I droped the women off at Orchestra Hall and parked the auto at the Millenium where we were staying the night. Managed to stop at Martini's for a wonderful drink and a little chatter before racing past the Hollidazzle parade in order to make the concert.
That was last year, this year we will get to the Millenium earlier and both enjoy a Martini!
Wish they were open late!
Pros: convenient, good drinks, modern
Cons: closes early, can be crowded, a little pricey