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The Violet Hour

1520 N. Damen Ave. (N. Wicker Park Ave.) Send to Phone
This whimsical lounge is known for its creative, handcrafted cocktails.

Dinner nightly
Open late

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The Violet Hour, Chicago, IL

The Violet Hour Restaurant Review

: The Violet Hour boasts a mysterious, hidden entrance and floor-to-ceiling curtains, leather high-backed chairs, crystal chandeliers and hardwood floors. While cocktails are the focus (each one is handcrafted by expert mixologists led by Toby Maloney), small shared plates like truffled ricotta tartine are a treat for the taste buds. Other bites might include pulled pork sliders or stuffed dates. On the sweeter side, there's local, homemade toffee. As for the drinks, expect a bit of a wait --- the typical cocktail takes about 10 minutes. But for highbrow, innovative concoctions like the Fretted Strings, made with Jim Beam Rye, Sandeman Ruby Port, Averna, coffee-brown sugar syrup and tobacco bitters. we’ll gladly be patient.
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