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The Violet Hour

Bar clandestin, Bar à cocktail et Bar lounge$$$$
Wicker Park, Chicago
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Filtre :
  • convient aux couples
  • convient pour les grandes occasions
  • romantique
  • branché
  • convient pour une fin de soirée
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  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAoût 4, 2014
    This isn’t a get up and mingle kind of joint, which makes it the perfect dark sexy lounge for romantic dates and quiet conversations about world domination. Try the pimento cheese toasts. En savoir plus
    A voté pour il y a Il y a 3 semaines
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyNovembre 26, 2016
    It's the perfect date spot. Whether you go before dinner, instead of dinner, or after dinner, you won't be let down. I liked the Midnight Stinger.
    A voté pour il y a Aug 8
  • Mary A.
    Mary AlesandriniAvril 18, 2016
    8 - Romantic, cool place. Did a good job making a large open place feel intimate. Drinks are super strong and tasty. Not great for large groups (long wait), but got right in with two!
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunSeptembre 6, 2014
    Nice and intimate atmosphere, great for a cocktail date! The cocktails with egg white are interesting, but I prefer the sweeter ones. The entrance is very hidden so you gotta be looking for it.
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WMai 13, 2012
    A visité ce lieu plus de 10 fois
    Best cocktails in the city. Never had a bad drink here. Go on a week night or Sunday to avoid the crowd. Have some drinks then cross the street to Big Star and grab some tacos.
  • Eater
    EaterAvril 11, 2013
    Step inside the intimate space and peruse through an extensive handcrafted drink menu that includes vodka, tequila, rum, brandy and portable bitters creations. Try the Juliet & Romeo or the Sazerac.
  • Beril E.
    Beril EsenSeptembre 28, 2017
    You feel like you're in a Tim Burton movie as you enter this beautifully absurd space with high top chairs and romantic lighting. Their egg white cocktails, for example the Oofta, are delicious.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongOctobre 10, 2015
    Hard place to find if you don't know about it. Great for dates or anyone who enjoy well made drinks. Dark, cozy, and intimate.
  • Jc Q.
    Jc QSeptembre 16, 2014
    Walking through the curtains takes you into the world of Alice in Wonderland. Take it all in while sipping on a cocktail and seated a seat at one of the high backed chairs.
  • PUNCH
    PUNCHSeptembre 25, 2015
    Violet Hour exudes a 1920s speakeasy vibe. While the drinks are innovative, the bar remains old-school: Don’t be surprised if the bartender gives you a sideways look when you pull out your cell phone. En savoir plus
  • Eric K.
    Eric KrullOctobre 5, 2012
    A visité ce lieu plus de 5 fois
    Simply a must! Sophisticated, chic, and everything you want for a one of a kind night out. The most hidden of all the gems but the biggest reward if you find it!
  • Cristian L.
    Cristian LöfvallSeptembre 11, 2016
    Low lighting, excellent cocktails and great music makes for an awesome date spot. On weekends, come early or be ready to wait to be seated!
  • ブルーノ
    ブルーノFévrier 12, 2017
    One of the highlights of my weekend in Chicago. Funny place, a surprisingly airy and large speakeasy with a great selection of (strong) cocktails. Approved! 🥃
  • Eater
    EaterJanvier 13, 2017
    Few would be able to see unless for the fireplace inside this infamous, dark cocktail spot in Wicker Park. En savoir plus
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoJanvier 6, 2015
    Analogue’s Robby Haynes and Owen Gibler of New York’s Mother’s Ruin, who both previously bar tended at the Wicker Park lounge, return to serve cocktails from the bar’s past menus and their home bars. En savoir plus
  • Rob J.
    Rob JuckettAvril 4, 2015
    Amazing cocktails all around. Get "the end of the earth" if you like Madeira and pineapple it is fantastic. Good atmosphere and even if there is a wait, the line moves fast
  • Anna B.
    Anna BokunJuillet 24, 2014
    ~The Co-Conspirator~ unarguably strong, flawless, basically a pristine concoction of the highest order. As the plebeians say, it's the "most bang for your buck." 
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureFévrier 21, 2014
    Behind a nondescript door in Wicker Park, Violet Hour serves handcrafted drinks (try the Hush & Wonder, made of Matusalem rum, lime, and crème de violette).
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoNovembre 2, 2011
    It's pristine (the carefully constructed cocktails are excellent), pretentious (you won’t find a sign on the door–just look for the long lines) and, ultimately, completely and unarguably gorgeous. En savoir plus
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.Décembre 21, 2013
    lose yourself in the blue curtains. this place has an energy that makes it something to behold once found in chicago. it is tasteful and classic with an edge of biggie rap.
  • Natalie M.
    Natalie Morse-NolandOctobre 4, 2013
    It's a little too dark to see the menu, but I really like the unique setup and their cocktails are delicious. Also, fiddling on your phone is forbidden here!
  • Edmarc H.
    Find Abe and ask him to make you something based on how you're feeling and qualities of a drink you'd like to experience. E.g. "I want something vibrant to lift my spirits."
  • Katie K.
    Katie Konrad SwansonDécembre 9, 2012
    Get any of their drinks with potable bitters. I am never disappointed! Ambiance is unmatched, modern spin on an old speakeasy. Excellent service and knowledgeable waitstaff.
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAoût 1, 2014
    Perfect place to get lost in conversation. Draped in periwinkle velvet with sparkling chandeliers and a fireplace, it's a very romantic atmosphere. En savoir plus
  • Girish J.
    Girish JoshiAoût 28, 2014
    They make great non alcoholic drinks here. They will try most anything on the menu, within reason. My favorite is their twist on a Pimms cup.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctobre 19, 2011
    It's pristine (the carefully constructed cocktails are excellent), pretentious (you won’t find a sign on the door–just look for the long lines) and, ultimately, completely and unarguably gorgeous.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtDécembre 1, 2017
    Fantastic date spot. Intimate setting, great mood lighting, and delicious cocktails. Perhaps what I liked most was the music had me vibin'
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovembre 15, 2011
    Here, the bar is a stage, and the tenders are the actors. High ceilings, giant mirrors, hell, even curtains to either side of the bar. Snag a Maloney Negroni, then watch the performance.
  • Kirti D.
    Kirti DOctobre 2, 2012
    The small plates are delicious, full of flavor, & help soak up the buzz from the amazing cocktails. It's dimly lit, & perfect for a discreet night out.
  • MissBruce L.
    MissBruce LeeMai 23, 2013
    An original selection of cocktails, and an impressive whiskey selection! Hidden location and quiet design, bringing a date at Violet Hour is a winner.
  • Suri R.
    Suri RNovembre 30, 2013
    On the menu under each spirit, each cocktail is listed shaken and refreshing to stirred and bold. I had the French Professor, it was epic
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerDécembre 20, 2016
    The intimate atmosphere let's you focus on your private party and forget there are even other patrons. Cozy, trendy, and amazing cocktails.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DuFresneAvril 21, 2014
    Really amazing speakeasy. Line really starts to stack up at 7 on Saturday and moves really slow. Definitely don't try to come with a group larger than four
  • Wicker Park Bucktown Insider
    If you're looking for a place where you can actually talk, this is your spot. Sophisticated bar. Beautifully decorated.Excellent drinks. Cheers!
  • OkCupid Daters' Choice
    OkCupid Daters' ChoiceJuillet 18, 2017
    The Violet Hour was voted the Best Date Spot to Get Sex Started by OkCupid users in the first-ever Daters' Choice Awards! Tap Read more for additional date spot categories in Chicago. #daterschoice En savoir plus
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineAvril 20, 2011
    Modeled after early-19th-century English clubs and French salons, this lounge is complete with chandeliers and a fireplace. Floor-to-ceiling curtains frame the bartenders as if they were on a stage.
  • Josh S.
    Josh SciannaOctobre 3, 2017
    Good place to impress a date, their cocktail menu is expansive and the bartenders are sublime. Keep in mind that it’s on the intimate side.
  • Contessa G.
    Contessa GibsonNovembre 15, 2011
    you will absolutely love it! for a good time, order a bowl of punch, and one specialty drink, good drinks, with good people = an outstanding time.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMars 29, 2011
    $12 here buys you perhaps one of the best cocktails you've ever had. They take things so seriously, they have like a dozen different ice cubs for certain drink variations. En savoir plus
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveFévrier 10, 2011
    One of Chicago’s most highly regarded cocktail bars, and another Madia-Kahan venture, The Violet Hour was a runaway success. Here cocktails highlight spirits and play off established drinks.
  • Carolyn B.
    Carolyn BreitMai 24, 2014
    A visité ce lieu plus de 5 fois
    Sitting at the bar is fun to check out how they make all the drinks but I also love the high backed throne chairs
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMars 5, 2013
    If there’s a single place in the city that signifies “cocktail bar,” it’s this Victorian-esque Wicker Park lounge. Order the First Snow cocktail: http://tmoutchi.us/13EV7jr
  • Matt B.
    Matt BentonMai 12, 2013
    A visité ce lieu plus de 5 fois
    It hasn't been on the menu in a while, but get a Duckhunter. Best drink by far. Tastes like the fall. Whiskey and nugmetgy goodness.
  • Sharon T.
    Sharon TsaoNovembre 23, 2015
    I love the variety of cocktails there are! Largest menu I've seen in awhile. I liked the gin based drinks :)
  • Ashley v.
    Ashley von KluckAoût 23, 2011
    Don't use your cell phone and if you are meeting a group - make sure you let the host know you are expecting add ons! Great cocktails... but a lot of rules!!
  • Zach S.
    Zach SmithNovembre 16, 2015
    Fancy cocktails and sophisticated ambiance if you feel like feeling sophisticated... Or impressing a date in this low-lit speakeasy.
  • Liz H.
    Liz HomsySeptembre 26, 2012
    A visité ce lieu plus de 5 fois
    Probably one of the best cocktail bars in the city...go early on a weeknight if you want to avoid insane crowds :-)
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduSeptembre 16, 2016
    If you don't want to loose yourself in the menu, just tell what flavor or season your craving and they'll come up with perfection.
  • Caroline W.
    Caroline WuAvril 12, 2015
    Had the Sunday Best. One of the best cocktails I've ever tasted - incredible. Ambience is dark and private but classy
  • Emily B.
    Emily BoltonMars 22, 2017
    I enjoyed my visit and had a great cocktail, but I wouldn't recommend going alone. They don't allow phones, the bartenders aren't chatty, and you're stuck to a seat.
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