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The Violet Hour

1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1967
+1 773-252-1500
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1967
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

A well-hidden speakeasy bar. We waited 30 minutes outside and 30 minutes inside to get in, as the bouncer won't let you in if there are no more seats. The interior is well-decorated but lacks atmosphere, as each group of customers is separated from others....More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Z0rglub
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Great cocktail bar. Warm and friendly serving perfectly made classics with a twist. We will definitely be back on our next trip. They were even accommodating with our one year old in tow!

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank KAWtrips
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Visited a local friend, she swore we wouldn't get into this place without an hour wait. Apparently it's super exclusive & low key. We wait 5min as we're pulled to the front of the line, call it luck. We were seated in these beautiful oversized...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank CMitchell1989
Reviewed 25 March 2017

My favorite cocktail bar while living in Chicago. Tried many cocktails, all very well made. The atmosphere is relaxing. Professional bartenders. Definitely sit by the bar.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank SavvaSourasis
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This place is always busy with a queue that loops all the way around the block. This is because they only let in as many people as they have chairs, so no one has to crowd around the bar or other patrons. Terrific idea! We...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank pingaroo
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This was my first speak easy bar in Chicago! My friends took me there for a girls night out and we enjoyed 300% for sure. Cocktails were expensive but I guess I paid for their atmosphere and reputation.

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank MinK415
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Our party of five enjoyed visiting and trying new cocktails. It's a nice "chill" spot that encourages low key atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank swindow
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

You can actually feel the love in their beautiful cocktails! Thank you for the wonderful drinks. And the sublime atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Nicci P
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This place is so swanky, and I LOVE it. It's hard to find, guarded, dark, private, romantic, quiet, and the drinks are amazing. Forget the price, because it's hard to find such great cocktails, even in such a large city. I've definitely paid $12 for...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Laura O
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Very interesting cocktails. This place is VERY swanky. The bartenders are hilarious and it is very entertaining to watch them mix drinks. Going to this place will make you feel very cool.

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Sally L
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15 December 2016|
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Response from Jonathan B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, they are definitely known for their cocktails but I can't imagine they would not have wine. I suggest you call or email them to make sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1967
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wicker Park
  • Neighbourhood: Wicker Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-252-1500
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