The Violet Hour
The elegant setting of secretive new hot spot The Violet Hour is a striking contrast to your typical neighborhood bar. Theatrical, blue curtains divide the three rooms, and ornate chandeliers accent the lofty ceilings, making the Violet Hour the most sophisticated bar in Wicker Park with the best cocktails in the city. Tall, regal blue chairs and cushy booths beside a fireplace provide a comfortable spot for sipping drinks like the smooth Pearl vodka martini or the Amaretto Fizz, as refreshing as Italian ice. With eight—yes, eight—different kinds of ice specially tailored to keep the drinks cold and never watery, The Violet Hour prides itself on its intricate drink-making process, and proves their cocktails reign supreme.
1520 N. Damen, (773)770-0184
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Best of Chicago 2007