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The Aviary

953-955 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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953-955 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great night, Fabulous cocktails, and most of all we had Fun! We tried several drinks: my favorite was the carrot cake: it could also be a dessert Smurfs, loaded to the gun walls and bunker pants. The pork rinds are a must: you can't stop...More

Thank Cale773
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reserved a party of four and each tried four cocktails. We were able to order all of the cocktails with a unique experience. Although fun we were disappointed that there weren't more complex presentations than what we were able to find on the menu....More

Thank terrasea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a wonderful night with my wife at the Aviary with front row standing table next to the mixing table. Very fun to watch them make the drinks. Plenty of "what's that drink?" to our server. Excellent drinks, we tried 6 different ones and were...More

1  Thank Ruths4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time experiencing a cocktail tasting menu. It was fun, unique and delicious. The Jungle Bird cocktail, my favorite, has 2 types of rums, campari, & pineapple - which all layer out at different heights giving it multiple colors. And within this concoction are...More

Thank Theofania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

everything on the menu is innovative, different and fun run by Alinea group, so expect the unexpected playing with food is always fun some drinks were a failure (beets...) some were amazing (smurf...) expensive, staff was ok, but noticed the beet drink was gross and...More

Thank switsquid
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was hard not to laugh at the snooty service and the gimmicky drinks at the Aviary. My favorite was when one of my colleagues asked to order a drink "off the menu" - just a dang G&T and was told by the waiter that...More

3  Thank Debra D
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Thats about it really, they have some truly amazing cocktails and clearly some amazing talent behind the bar and in the kitchen. I just wish the service staff understood their supporting role in that rather than thinking they are special because they got some job...More

2  Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Ive been here a few times and its an interesting experience for once in a great while. I recommend to get 2 drinks each and no more, as the experience leaves more memorable when not doughn out to the max. Its good to bring people...More

Thank Aiste B
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Came here with a project teammate who frequents here and I was so not impressed. Ok. I lied, I was impressed by the Papi flight offering. 6 different Papi's from different years was impressive. Other than that, the drinks were colorful but I would have...More

1  Thank richj22
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Good food and incredible drinks. We drank 7 drinks and ate shrimp tempura. It was amazing and the service was pretty good too

1  Thank CacauBarcellos
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and
Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is
best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo
Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an
up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several
sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique
neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and
warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of
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11 October 2017|
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Response from 606virajs | Reviewed this property |
I would account for 15-20 mins order, 20 mins for bar tender to make drinks, 10 mins for host to explain the process and about 45-60 mins for experiencing the flavors
22 May 2017|
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Response from Autumn B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, reservations recommended
4 November 2015|
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Response from Christian F |
My brother (18 years old) had no problem when he was with our party of 4. They checked his ID and we said that he was under 21, the host informed the waiter and that was all. They have an excellent selection of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 953-955 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: 312-226-0868
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