The Violet Hour
Where to Grab a Drink in Chicago Right Now
It may be the least secret “secret bar” in Chicago, but damn if it ain’t still one of the finest. This veteran Wicker Park institution has long been known as a pioneering cocktail bar, and is a must for any mixology enthusiast. The vibe is polite and not rowdy, which some have deemed pretentious, but just don’t act like a jerk and you’ll be fine. They also host tastings, classes, and even offer globe-trotting three-month cocktail subscriptions, so you’ll never have to wait long for the perfect tipple.
How to book: Reserve via Tock.