This hip cocktail lounge is exactly what you’d expect from a bar named after a line of T.S. Eliot poetry: pristine (the carefully constructed cocktails are excellent), pretentious (you won’t find a sign on the door—just look for the long lines) and, ultimately, completely and unarguably gorgeous.
|Venue name:||The Violet Hour|
1520 N Damen Ave
|Cross street:||between Le Moyne St and Wicker Park Ave|
|Opening hours:||Sun–Fri 6pm–2am; Sat 6pm–3am|
|Transport:||El stop: Blue to Damen. Bus:50,56,72.|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $12|
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Average User Rating
4.4 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:3
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
One visit to The Violet Hour and you'll get it. Weird (but super tasty) cocktails, low light, lush seating and a hidden entrance (or, sort of hidden.. pretty much everyone knows where the door is these days..) make for an unforgettable experience, even if the wait to get in can still get pretty long. It's a great place to go for at least one fabulous drink if you're out and about in Wicker Park.