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The Violet Hour

1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1967
+1 773-252-1500
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Hip speakeasy that works for everyone

Hidden door, bouncer with bar concealed behind theatrical curtains, funky decor that's a cross... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
redwingsgirly
via mobile
Cool with a capital C

This place is textbook cool. It's hidden in plain sight, got a bouncer who makes you think you... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Samiha A
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Brooklyn, New York
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Jun 14, 2018
“Hip speakeasy that works for everyone”
Dec 5, 2017
“Cool with a capital C”
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1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1967
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Hidden door, bouncer with bar concealed behind theatrical curtains, funky decor that's a cross between a suburban spare bedroom and Alice's tea party, The Violet Hour is simply that cool and memorable. S

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This place is textbook cool. It's hidden in plain sight, got a bouncer who makes you think you won't get in, and is very dimly lit. The space is quite large, but made very intimate with the lighting and group seating options. It's also not...More

Thank Samiha A
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

A real hidden gem in the heart of Wicker Park! From the time we entered and seated we were in awe of this secret place with the best cocktails! A fun way to kick off your weekend or special evening....

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great Cocktails with an air of mystery. The allure of the Violet Hour is it's discrete location and amazing cocktails.

Thank markeetots
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We went with friend and the door man treat us awful. People says the place where s great. But I'm putting this site in my black list.

Thank Agustin Eloy B
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

Unless you are looking for this secret spot, there's no way you would even know it existed. Outside takes on the appearance of a mural on a wall. Once you find the hidden door, you walk into a small room. Before you lies a sign...More

Thank Pete J
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Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

This place lived up to the hype. The specialty cocktails were delicious, the atmosphere was very laid back and private. Intentionally left uncrowded, you will wait in line until there is a table with enough chairs for your entire party. The seating areas are set...More

Thank AshleyMarieH13
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

This place was hard to find, as there are NOOO signs! besides that, the ambiance amazing. The atmosphere is great for intimate conversations as well as groups. The small bites are very tasty( we tried all) the BEST part is the DRINKSSS!!! it was a...More

Thank Philecia M
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Reviewed 18 April 2015

I found this place by searching for speakeasy bars in Chicago prior to our trip. It was actually not difficult to find at all, and we were really impressed with the atmosphere upon entering. Luckily, we did not have to wait. The high backed chairs...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

It was sort of a Indiana Jones experience finding this place, but it was worth it. Beyond the curtain a charming candle lit space awaits. As we were seated it was so refreshing to see that this is an actual place to socialize with your...More

Thank Lauren S
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