The Aviary

Cocktail Bar · Fulton Market
955 W Fulton Market (at Morgan St.), Chicago, IL 60607, United States
Closed until 6:00 PM Wednesday (Show more)
  • Wed–Sun
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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  • What you need to know
    Jason M.
    "Or get the slingshot cocktail."(4 Tips)
    Jennifer L.
    "Order the prix fixe and try The Hallows and the Rum Manhattan."(7 Tips)
    ali h.
    "The "in the rocks" rendition of the old fashioned is legit."(5 Tips)
    Kelly W.
    "Grab yourself an expensive foie gras snicker bar."(9 Tips)
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  • cocktails
  • prix fixe menu
  • good for dates
  • fancy
  • trendy
  • whiskey
  • slingshot
  • lavender air
  • good for a late night
  • chartreuse
  • lively
  • tasting menu
  • cozy
  • romantic
  • foie gras
  • scotch
  • outdoor seating
  • stylish
  • great value
  • desserts
  • JC G.

    Try the beer quiz. Get $500 in beverages! Read more

    JC Garcia · 1 week ago
  • Mouni R.

    The Aviary is a fantastic place. Very pricey but definitely worth it. The Netflix cocktail was amazing. They greeted us all with a shot!

    Mouni Reddy · 2 weeks ago
  • Foxxy B.

    By far the most elaborate cocktail lounge I've ever been to: NYC, SF or otherwise.

    Foxxy B · 3 weeks ago
  • Cristina D.

    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

    Cristina Dordas · November 2
  • Chet M.

    The In the Rocks is the classic. You probably want to do the prix fixe.

    Chet Mancini · October 13

    Aviary exhibits dedication to innovation & theater, delivering cocktails in unexpected forms and flavors. This may not be your average bar, and that’s exactly the point. Read more

    PUNCH · September 25
  • Emily L.

    the prix fixe is great since you try a bunch of different drinks -- and you can't really go wrong with anything here!

    Emily L · September 13
  • D. E. M.

    Wow! The cocktail menu is meticulously crafted. The service was outstanding and the presentation was brilliant.

    D. E. Merritt · September 13
  • Amy R.

    The cocktails are good, but it's more about the show than the drinks

    Amy Robertson · September 12
  • Rafi R.

    recommend: Manhattan in a bag. levels. green chili in a bottle. foodwise: octopus croquettes, mushroom fries, chicharron. everything was excellent but these especially stood out

    Rafi Romero · September 6
  • lanamaniac

    Give it a go. Try pretty much anything. You won't regret it or believe your senses!

    lanamaniac · August 15
  • Federico F.

    I had a good experience but be careful with the prices.

    Federico Felix · August 14
  • Kristina M.

    Everything was amazing. Splurge for the tasting menu

    Kristina M · August 12
  • Paula F.

    Amazing Cocktails! The Hollow was my favorite. Try the Pork.Salt.Vinegar snack. It's huge and very good!

    Paula Freire · July 27
  • Katherine M.

    Cocktail lounge -- no bar, just couches. Curious and fascinating drinks -- like an old-fashioned in a globe of ice, which you break with a slingshot so that it all falls into your glass.

    Katherine M. · July 14
  • Jennifer L.

    Order the prix fixe and try The Hallows and the Rum Manhattan. For snacks try the fish and chips and salt + vinegar pork rinds.

    Jennifer Louie · July 4
  • Jennifer L.

    Incredible artisinal cocktails

    Jennifer Louie · July 4
  • Amy S.

    Absurd. I imagine this is how people from The Capital in The Hunger Games live.

    Amy Sherman · June 26
  • Jason

    It's a cocktail bar focused on very light snacks. Be prepared if you don't drink often.

    Jason · June 22
  • Daniel C.

    Ask for the seasonal drink prepared in a porthole; the profile changes every pour.

    Daniel Choe · June 18
  • Sonja P.

    Perfect cocktail evening with the ladies. You have to book a table and it's not cheap but it worth it

    Sonja Pamminger · June 11
  • Chris P.

    Come mid-week, Spring or early Summer, and sit outside. Order The Hollow. Repeat.

    Chris P · May 28
  • Jorge C.

    famous cocktail bar - 17 for drinks

    Jorge Chavez · April 3
  • Noah W.

    The most imaginative, and expensive, cocktails you will ever drink. Boozy as hell, too. Every drink served with flare, like a sealed bag filled with truffled smoke. Seriously.

    Noah Weiss · February 27
  • Kelly W.

    Amazing creative cocktails and great ambiance! Grab yourself an expensive foie gras snicker bar.

    Kelly Wong · February 17
  • Tom

    Waste of money and time. Douche central

    Tom · December 22, 2014
  • Stefanie K.

    Definitely worth a visit. Cocktails are pricey but experiential so try one! Check out the speakeasy-like downstairs bar, too.

    Stefanie K · November 29, 2014
  • sydney o.

    swanky and cozy, this bar does take itself and its cocktails a little too seriously... order the tasting menu and you won't be disappointed

    sydney overlie · November 18, 2014
  • Clayton J.

    Killed it tonight

    Clayton J · November 1, 2014
  • R P.

    Flavor infused cocktails

    R P · October 16, 2014
  • Richard S. G.

    Great, innovative cocktails. Pricey, but worth it.

    Richard S. Goods · October 5, 2014
  • Luiz E.

    Their special selection of Evil Twin barrel aged brews is a great surprise. Yes, it's a great cocktail bar, but you won't find a Laphroaig barrel aged beer anywhere. beer blah? Get a Van Winkle then.

    Luiz Eduardo · September 8, 2014
  • Esther S.

    Must visit if you're in Chicago! Flavor changing drinks, cocktails lot on fire, and the best "snickers" bar you'll ever have

    Esther Shamie · September 4, 2014
  • Ainsley F.

    Great atmosphere and delicious drinks

    Ainsley Faux · August 24, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Anita Jaisinghani, chef of Indika, eats here on her nights off. She loves the The Chai. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Tiffany L.

    Secret code: the further the birds fly on the menu, the more showy the drink presentation.

    Tiffany Lin · August 21, 2014
  • st

    the turista is the best drink of all time. micahlada, not michelada, is also amazing.

    st · August 17, 2014
  • Srey W.

    Great drinks! Presentation even better. I got the pre fixed menu and it was well worth it.

    Srey Waghray · August 16, 2014
  • Joyce S.

    The most involved cocktails I've ever had. Definitely a fun spot!

    Joyce Sohn · August 6, 2014
  • Tyler M.

    I prefer the ala carte menu to the tasting, more $ but more flexible.

    Tyler McPheeters · August 6, 2014
  • CNN

    The attention to presentation verges on the ridiculous. Ask for the Blueberry, and it comes out in a custom-designed clear cylinder that’s expertly packed with fruit, herbs and edible flowers. Read more

    CNN · August 6, 2014
  • AFAR Media

    Those who want the total Aviary experience should reserve the chef's kitchen table for a 10-course cocktail tasting menu paired with inventive bites. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 4, 2014
  • Men's Health Mag

    Culinary explorer Grant Achatz reinvents everything from the ice (clove-infused cubes) to glassware (lightbulb-shaped glasses). Read more

    Men's Health Mag · August 3, 2014
  • Christopher

    Come with a group/few friends, and make sure you try this one - a rubberband is involved!

    Christopher · July 13, 2014
  • Jessica M.

    Loved the cocktails here. Each one is exciting and the presentation is fantastic. Definitely ask for your servers advise.

    Jessica Marhee · May 30, 2014
  • Eater

    Leslie Pariseau calls the drinks here "really beautiful, mindfuck cocktails." Not surprising considering Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas are behind the place, alongside beverage director Charles Joly. Read more

    Eater · May 28, 2014
  • Thiago R.

    Great place to enjoy a few cocktails after a hards day at work

    Thiago Ramos · May 2, 2014
  • Anthony

    If you visit one bar in Chicago, make it this one.

    Anthony · April 25, 2014
  • Matt W.

    Incredible cocktail lounge with great drinks and extremely friendly staff. Marco at the door made the wait worthwhile. Highly recommend.

    Matt Weinberger · April 19, 2014
  • Jesse S.

    Order the glögg, just do it! You'll be impressed.

    Jesse Salazar · February 21, 2014

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