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The Aviary, Alinea chef Grant Achatz's newfangled cocktail lounge in Chicago, is a neutral-hued spot pouring complex cocktails — in custom-designed vessels, no less. Offerings include a riff on the Rob Roy made with Scotch, Pedro Ximenez 1985 and lavender air. The beer list is worth a look-see, too; it houses some unique suds.

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The Aviary Lounge
Dining Room at The Aviary, Chicago, IL 955 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

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