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The Aviary
Today 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
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955 W Fulton Market Chicago, IL 60607
955 West Fulton MarketUSIllinoisChicago60607
$$$BarToday 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Thursday 6:00 PM – 2:00 AMFriday 6:00 PM – 2:00 AMSaturday 6:00 PM – 3:00 AMSunday 6:00 PM – 2:00 AMMonday ClosedTuesday ClosedWednesday 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
A cocktail bar, redefined. By Grant Achatz & Nick Kokonas.
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Swanky cocktail lounge with intricate drinks in super creative presentations & clever small bites.- Google
"Undoubtedly the best cocktail bar I have been to in my life."
"5. Brioche, 3 chocolate, smoked salt, vanilla ~Delicious according to gf."
Featured by Zagat
Chicago's Best Cocktail Experts
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Kevin Lam
in the last week
I've been here on four separate occasion, but I feel like the wonderment of the Aviary has worn out. My experience has declined every time since my first visit. Sure this is kind of like that Parks and Recreation episode where Tom (Aziz) brings the gang to the experimental bar and they all get flash shots. The drinks are experimental, but the thrill comes more from the presentation than the actual taste. The flavors just don't mix well and are frankly unexciting after the initial playfulness. Now this is only a destination if friends are visiting from out of town.
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Angie Wimberly
a month ago
Really unique experience, delicious food and cocktails. Of course it's pricey, but it was one of our favorite experiences of our trip.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Thank you, Angie!!
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danielle coulson
5 months ago
If you go to the aviary you will never look at a cocktail lounge the same ever again. What a fantastic experience with delicious and creative cocktails and great service ( AJ was excellent!!) Slightly pricey but worth every single penny
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Nedelina Teneva
in the last week
Must try llace in chicago
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Darrin Stern
a week ago
Cool wild and very intresting drinks. It's a must try once but not sure how fast I will return. Glad I tried it myself.
Joanny Gonzalez
5 months ago
Poor hospitality!!!!!! We made a reservation and pre-paid for a party of 4. Waited 30 minutes to be sit, the hostess didn't even look at us while we were waiting, and the person in the door was condescending, with an attitude, and totally rude. We wanted to cancel the reservation but we were not able to because our money was not refundable so we had to stay. Once inside the experience was different. The waiter was great! 5 stars for Ryan. I was expecting to have an amazing experience however my first impression left me with a bitter taste, and very disappointed. Really poor hospitality!
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Jennessa Berg
9 months ago
Definitely lived up to the hype. I recommended a reservation, but if you go early enough there's a chance you can get seated. We did the drink/tasting pairs. The brought out well over 5 exquisite cocktails, each completely different than the next in both taste a presentation.
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Michael Collins
10 months ago
I'm not going to say anything that hasn't been said about this magical cocktail bar, except maybe that they have a hidden bar in the basement near the restrooms. All you have to do is ask your server towards the end of your experience if you can see the office. So save some room for a last couple drinks down there. It is a small space though and frequently fills up Aviary itself is simply an amazing bar that shows what molecular gastronomy can do to cocktails. We had one drink where you had to sling shot an ice sphere for the remaining contents of the drink. My take on a mai tai has whiskey gelatin spheres that exploded in your mouth. Another one we tried was their take on a coffee drink which came with coffee ice cubes served in milk, topped with cotton candy after which espresso is poured over it to combine the cocktail. This place is pricey with drinks ranging from $15 - $30 but it is an amazing and worthwhile experience.
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