The Violet Hour
The Violet Hour is a speak-easy located directly across the street from the fan favorite taco place, Big Star, in Wicker Park. Best known for their hidden door in the mix of a graffiti wall entrance (that happens to change all the time) this little spot is a hidden gem. Their specialty cocktail list is outstanding! Not to mention cozy is an understatement when visiting this dim lit location, All the cocktail table chairs are high enough to hide you from your neighbors and keep you isolated in your quaint area. Perfect for romantic date night!
RM Champagne Salon
RM Champagne Salon has a beautiful outdoor terrace vibrant with tiny lights to set the the ambiance.. Take into consideration though that in the colder months like December the patio is a little too chilly to hang out on. That shouldn't stop you from visiting the inside, offering specialty selection of champagnes to grab with a girlfriend and catch up. Perfect for her a cozy night for two, with your gal pal!
Fox Bar at Soho House Chicago
Fox Bar at Soho House Chicago is located on the second floor (up the stairs from the cafe) of this Soho House. This addition to the chain of fabulous member only Soho House locations most recently opened in the spring welcoming locals and member tourists a like. Of course there are tons of great spots within the house but Fox Bar is a small saloon style bar with of course a stuffed fox watching over the top of the bottle rack. The wooden bar and mix match of chairs lets young feel at ease as you lounge around in any style that you desire. Perfect for a double date or group looking for a casual warm and intimate evening!
Gilt Bar is not only a great spot for a drink but also offers an outstanding dinner menu. Downtown Chicago, Guilt Bar plays up the old library feel (think prep school meets boudoir)..... with velour sofas and book-set backings. The candle lit feel sets the mood. And bonus, you will most probably laugh your butt off when you head to the washroom, but I'll let you check it out and see why. Perfect for a first date!