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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 2 weeks ago

Really liked Violet Hour. I could have really done without the attitude from the doorman who was less than friendly on a Sunday evening when the place was half empty and there wasn't a lot of demand to weed through a long line but once...More

Thank bus_traveler_c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just stopped in for on cocktail but it was super fun. Would definitely recommend it! We had a great time.

Thank Jessy R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Quick visit whilst in Chicago! Amazing Place to be, very busy but cocktails are delightful! Velvet curtains everywhere and the girls behind the bar that served us was unbelievable to watch making mixed drinks! Absolutely will return next time in the Windy City!

Thank GIW22
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

The menu is extensive, delicious, and strong. It’s a little hard to find—the door is embedded in a mural—but well worth the search.

Thank Noah W
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Monday night was busy however 5 of us get seated promtly. The highlight of the place is a moustached bartender. Give him an idea of what you feel like drinking and he will make some magic! Love places where I can just chill and relay...More

Thank iuliiaocean
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

No signage, you won't even know if you're in the right spot until inside. We had to wait to enter. There is no standing room, if there are no seats available you will have to wait until others leave. Nice menu of drinks and small...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Had seats at the bar, really enjoyed the cocktails made here. Excellent service and atmosphere. Extensive spirit list available.

Thank J S
Reviewed 29 December 2017

My wife and I had been wanting to visit The Violet Hour for many years but had never made it there until this past week when visiting family in Chicago. We loved it! After lining up just before the door opened at 6:00pm, we were...More

Thank MJN123
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We got right in late on a Sunday night and enjoyed a couple of creative cocktails. The service was amazing and attentive. The atmosphere was cool: dark and private. Loved the outdoor mural.

Thank Gina R
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We had to wait about 35 minutes to get in but its a nice relaxing atmosphere. Sat at the bar, got great service. Bartender made signature cocktails that were great with our appetizers.

Thank Nick B
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14 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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
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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