I went to check out the Loop Bar Tuesday night with some girlfriends. Great drinks, bar food was okay, but as previously stated, NOT exactly what most professionals and after work martini drinkers are looking for. Moreover, I had horrible treatment at the bar. I nearly waited 5-7 minutes while the bartenders walked by me at least 4 times--notably, there were only a few people sitting at the bar. They absolutely snubbed me, then when they finally did came over, made some snide comment. I ended up not ordering anything further and we all left. Remarkably, one of the waitresses wished us a ""great night"" on our way out. Not taking any notice of the lack of service we were receiving.\r
I say i'll give it one more shot, but I would certainly NOT recommend it if you've had a bad day and just want to unwind and have pleasant, attentive wait staff.
Pros: Nice atmosphere, not overcrowded like right downtown
Cons: Bad staffing, needs to spruce up sidewalk seating