A far too often overlooked city with great cocktails being made.


Violet Hour

Violet Hour

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.


Location: 1520 North Damen Ave., Chicago, IL





Pricey? Perhaps. Sadly it was never as good once Craig left. Quality is still high but seems to get go down just a bit everytime I come here. Still, they make a very good cocktail.


Location: 955 West Fulton Market, Chicago, IL


Three Dots and a Dash

Three Dots and a Dash

There are several quality tiki bars in Chicago and this one is the best. The entrance is hidden in a alley. It can be pretty hard to find, but ask someone near by it is pretty well known.


Location: 435 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654


Updated: 2023.06.04