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The Violet Hour

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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 yesterday

New Yorkers are familiar with speakeasys and sometimes finding them is annoying or a bouncer is rude. This is quite the opposite. Situated in Wicker Park, it has a graffiti'd wall and a lightbulb and a very polite gentleman came out to ask to seat...More

Thank katieladyny
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our last night in town, we stopped by to get one last drink at the Violet Hour. Through a few curtains, we were seated by a host and had a choice of a table or bar. After we were seated, we were offered a cocktail...More

Thank JJ_EATS228
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chicago,a city rise in prohibition history, has many modern day speakeasies all over the city. I visited a few during my recent trip there but none impressed me like The Violet Hour. The speakeasy is not identifiable from the street. You simply have an address....More

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place a Monday night. It was very crowded. Drinks are very good and service is excellent. We ordered some appetizers and were very good as well. Very recommended.

Thank ro V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Violet Hour is one swanky place! They make some killer cocktails! They are true scientists behind the bar. If you are going to serve killer cocktails, you will also need something to snack on! The Violet Hour has this nailed too! If you are...More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic drinks, super cool atmosphere, great music, bartender was lovely and knowledgeable about crazy amazing ingredients and catered to my gluten free and coconut allergies. Highly recommend.

Thank Shanon D
Reviewed April 10, 2018

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 March 26, 2018 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 March 21, 2018 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 March 13, 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
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December 14, 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
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1967
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Neighborhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Phone Number: +1 773-252-1500
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