When the outside light goes on, Violet Hour accepts customers into its darkened, cloistered interior. It has limited access so the bar never gets too crowded or noisy. Which is a good thing because people would be tripping and banging into each other if you didn’t space them out. People, it is dark in there! I had to hold a candle up to read their specialty cocktail list and didn’t know they were $13 each until I had the waitress read the bill to me later.
Having said that, the drinks were mint and the vibe was cool, but I think I’ll be quaffing my next tasty beverage where the light shines brightly. I feel old saying this, but I like to see the people I’m drinking with.
1520 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622-1967