This window vs. mirror illusion is not the only optical illusion to be found inside Hanny’s, the new owners have opened an old elevator shaft with mirrors one floor below the bar and on the ceiling three stories above the bar. Guests then stand on the Plexiglas floor at the bar level and enjoy the feeling of being suspended somewhere in between.
Another illusion is created upstairs where a mirrored and angled hallway leads to a brightly lit circular room lined with doors without doorknobs that lead to the restroom facilities. Needless to say, making the first trip to the restroom should be done before the second glass of wine.
The owners are known for their innovative décor and fantastic food. They own other very popular restaurants, Elsa’s on the Park in Milwaukee, Bar 89 in New York, and AZ88 in Scottsdale. AZ88 is a favorite of mine serving my all-time favorite hamburger. I wasn’t able to find a web site for Hanny’s. It’s probably in development.