In prohibitionism’s most famous city there are still some hidden bars, which reflect the perfect evolution of the 1920s “speakeasy”.
If you stop by Burke’s Bacon Bar for a sandwich, walking along the streets of the “Magnificent Mile” , you can end up having the coolest aperitivo in town.
In fact after 5pm a few selected people can get into Jimmy, through a little door by the counter. The bar has got only 40 seats, and this makes it it more exlusive and secret (considering a city of 3milion citizens).
If you’re lucky or you happen to make friends with Justin, you can enjoy this elgant lounge, with a 70s design, wood and leather furniture, and soft lights . In this very cozy environment, you can taste classic cocktail as well as a new mix depending on the season.
A huge graffiti that changes every week and a tiny light on the top of the front door are the signs you found Violet Hour.
This is not just a bar, but a true experience of elegance and mystery with some “rules” to follow: no cellphones, no baseball caps, no Cosmopolitan and, the most unique one , don’t bring anyone you wouldn’t take for lunch at you mom’s on a sunday night!
The cocktails? They are for sure the best you could find in town, but be careful they are really strong so make sure you get a little appetizer.