A honky tonk taqueria focusing on tequila, mezcal and house-selected barrels of whiskey, located in the heart of Chicago's Wicker Park.

The Violet Hour

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1520 North Damen
Chicago, IL 60622

The Violet Hour serves artisanal cocktails in the heart of Wicker Park. Rooted in pre-prohibition style libations, the James Beard Award-winning bar program features a seasonally rotating cocktail list, as well as an extensive selection of approachable and sought-after spirits.

The Violet Hour’s facade features an ever-changing mural with a singular light bulb designating its entrance. Divided into three salons, the interior features high-backed blue leather chairs clustered around small white tables that are illuminated by candlelight. A marble bar spans the length of the room and features cornflower-blue walls, white crown molding, crystal chandeliers and hardwood floors, giving the space an elegant feel.

1531 N Damen
Chicago, IL 60622

Sun-Fri 11:30am – 2:00am
Sat 11:30am – 3:00am
*21 years and over after 8pm*

Kitchen & To-Go Window
Sun–Fri 11:30am – 1:30am
Sat 11:30am – 2:30am
*To-Go hours are weather dependent*

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  • Mon Medley Brothers
  • Tue Rittenhouse Rye
  • Wed Four Roses
  • Thu Old Grand Dad
  • Fri Jim Beam Bonded
  • Sat JTS Brown
  • Sun Weller Reserve
  • Try Heaven Hill 6 Year $3 shot
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