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The Violet Hour

Normally, it might not make sense to review a bar so far out of the Twin Cities jurisdiction, but I decided to make an exception for The Violet Hour. This place is so unique it's worth describing, especially since it's not completely unrealistic to consider Chicago a good weekend getaway with the possibility that someone reading this might add it to their itinerary.

Probably the first thing you notice about The Violet Hour is the fact that its hard to notice—the first floor of this building is decorated in tasteful graffiti that looks more like an unfinished construction site than an exclusive den of mixology. The only indication that you have the right location is the address numbers on the side. Without that, you might actually miss the door which is camouflaged against the painted wall. This "hidden" effect is an homage to the speakeasies of the Prohibition

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