The Violet Hour

To experience The Violet Hour, Chicago’s award-winning, landmark cocktail bar in Wicker Park, you must first find the door, camouflaged as it is by the frequently changing artists’ murals that completely cover the building’s exterior. Once inside, the next visual challenge will be following your host to a table. Stay close behind because it may…

Harry’s New York Bar, Paris

  No wine is served at this venerable establishment. “We only serve American drinks here!” the smartly efficient barmen will tell you. Indeed, Harry McElhone’s 1923 watering hole was conceived to appeal to American ex-pats and tourists. The walls are bedecked with pennants from every college in the U.S. and New York-style hotdogs are served…