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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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“wicker park” (15 reviews)
“speak easy” (10 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1967
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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.

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.

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

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.

Thank Sally L
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Went to The Violet Hour for birthday drinks. The door is hidden which makes it even more fun and mysterious. It is a bit dark inside so watch your step! The darkness provides an air of seduction and secrecy. Cell phone use is not allowed....More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We ended our evening in Wicker Park at the Violet Hour and we were so glad we did. Annika the bartender was so sweet- knew so much about the different cocktails and made for great company as well. Highly recommend this bar/lounge.

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

To be honest, I think my cool level went up at least 100 points the moment I opened the door to The Violet Hour (assuming I was cool to start with). My fellow colleagues and I were on a hunt for a good spot to...More

Thank jsmith321
Reviewed 25 October 2016

As some of the other reviews have mentioned, this is a throwback kind of place. The kind of place that makes you feel like you're doing something a little bit risky, a little bit naughty, but mostly just a little bit awesome. You gotta' be...More

Thank Devin Y
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a fun concept, and we enjoyed the intrigue of finding this hidden gem. Once inside, the cocktails and nibbles were appropriately interesting, and the service was just the right amount of attentive.

Thank TravelMom269
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A Speak-easy bar, nicely set. Good for a date. Too dark and too constrained seating for my taste. But the drinks were really good, stiff drinks as they used to be. Nice set up and almost impossible to find it if you don't pay attention...More

Thank Manoj T
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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
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 / Bucktown
  • Neighbourhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Phone Number: +1 773-252-1500
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