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Best Bars in Chicago

Aviary and Violet Hour too sublime to possibly miss.


1. Aviary

Type: Low Volume Bar
Location: 955 West Fulton Market, Chicago, IL - map
Website: http://www.theaviary.com

This is a modern cocktail bar and I adore it. Remarkably well done work. Pricey? Perhaps. But cocktails are of quality worth the price. Sadly not as good as when Craig was running things, but still an amazing bar.


Aviary

2. Violet Hour

Type: Low Volume Bar
Location: 1520 North Damen Ave., Chicago, IL - map
Website: http://www.theviolethour.com

Fantastic cocktails catering to a wide range of favor profiles. The list is extensive and it was a great joy to sit at the bar trying a dozen or so of them. The bar is posh and comfortable. Some of the largest barstools I have seen. Drinks do tend to take a while, but they are well crafted and well worth the wait.


Violet Hour

3. The Office

Type: Low Volume Bar
Location: 955 West Fulton Market, Chicago, IL - map
Website: http://www.theaviary.com

The ying to Aviary's yang this is a fairly traditional cocktail bar with a great spirits selection. Tucked under Aviary this feels like a classic gentlemen's club (the type without the naked women). It has this refined decor filled with leather, dim lit and loads of good drinking.


The Office