We can’t help but chuckle at this thread at Chowhound so you go to one bar while waiting to get into the other bar? doesn’t the first bar feel cheap and used? but, hey, you hipsters need to plan accordingly. So here’s a discussion of which nearby bars are best for cooling heels while waiting to make your entrance at the Violet Hour.
Michael Rubel makes the Chi-Town Flip at the Violet Hour, 1520 N. Damen. (Sun-Times file)