The Aviary

$ $ $ $
955 W Fulton Market (at Morgan St.)
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-0868
6:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 2:00am

With some of the best cocktails and customer service available in Chicago, The Aviary is worth the hype and its somewhat expensive cocktails.


  • Try the In the Rocks from our 100 Best list: It's our favorite drink at this high-concept lounge, for how it seamlessly integrates tactile pleasure (cracking the rock) into a beautifully made drink.
  • Charles Joly leads the beverage program and has been turning over the cocktail list. Sit on the patio on a nice night or try your luck and see if you can get into the exclusive Office underneath.
  • Expertly crafted cocktails and a quiet night out; go here for the upscale treatment.
  • This bar is built on theatrics: including a Rob Roy served in a vacuum-sealed bag of lavender air, an ice slingshot for the In the Rocks and more:
  • Thos one of the only bars in the world I can get pappy 23 bourbon. If you have never had it or just like bourbon....this is THE bourbon. Also try the old fashion and the potato.. amazing
  • Concoctions are served in glass containers that vary in shape to stimulate the palate in different ways, while filtered and flavor-infused ice cubes transform the taste of cocktails as they melt.
  • Make sure you meet the dress code, because the cocktails all look interesting and delicious.
  • Molly is such a delight
  • Some cocktails have amazing presentation, like the Rooibos, and some, like the Blueberry are remarkable in every way. But no matter what you order, you'll never think of a cocktail the same way again.
  • Must-try cocktail: Rum Manhattan. Pillow pretense aside, this is one of the smoothest sippers in town, if not the world.
  • Friday night. Beautiful weather. Just sit outside for drinks and appetizers.
  • Order the Blueberry and share with another person. Sip slowly and marvel in how the drink changes over time.
  • Aviary has the best and most creative cocktails (and bar snacks) in America. Everything's don't-miss, so do a cocktail tasting menu, then order everything not included.
  • Amazing cocktail experience and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Better book a table to enjoy the whole experience. Other than that you will be at the entrance,which is not so cool as the lounge
  • It's expensive, but no cocktail lounge in town comes close to matching the creativity on display here.
  • The lobster dish currently offered in a bag - concept mimicking a 'Frito pie'
  • The A5 Wagyu beef is slap yo mama good!
  • Just do the cocktail degustation. Trust me, you need to try everything. At the very least, get the school lunch - snickers foie gras and rum chocolate milk is the truth.
  • The place is amazing, a must if you're in Chicago. Innovative cocktails, nice nibbles, great fun. Full review...
  • Bring a bank roll

Nearby places

955 W Fulton Market (at Morgan St)
953 W Fulton Market (at Morgan St.)
837 W Fulton Market (at N Green St)