The Most Exclusive Club in Chicago - Parliament
In the world of high end clubs, phrases like "exclusive access," "premium bottles" and "great atmosphere" are thrown out like candy at a 4th of July parade. And if you don’t have a household name, there's a table next to the bathroom with your name on it.
But he new ultra club Parliament is different and there isn't a bad seat in the house. Don't believe me, call Michael Bay – he practically lived there between scenes.
Modeled after the House of Lords in Westminster Palace (aka the Parliament building), every booth is elevated and faces the speaker in the center of room - or in this case the central tables. Way better than facing a line for the washroom.
If everyone is a Lord and we're on equal footing, than the DJ is the Lord High Chancellor. Presiding over the group while mixing hot beats and laying down the law, the DJ reigns supreme and dishes out songs as he sees appropriate.
But like a certain queen-to-be, you don't start at the top, you work your way up. Or in this case down.
The layout of Parliament is progressive and The Kensington roof top lounge is your starting point. As the booze starts flowing and the sudden urge for a little Beyonce kicks in, make your way to the Willy Wonka style glass elevator to the main floor.
And as the elevator slowly progresses from the roof and you survey the scene below, try to act natural as the crowds turn and stare. They're just surprised you didn't pop in through the VIP alley entrance reserved for royalty.