Aviary

entertainment-nightlife / Other

Lonely Planet review

The Aviary won the James Beard Award for best cocktails in the nation. The ethereal drinks are like nothing you've laid lips on before. Some arrive with Bunsen burners, others with a slingshot you use to break the ice. They taste terrific, whatever the science involved. It's wise to make reservations online.

The man behind the booze is Grant Achatz. Aviary sits beside his hot restaurant Next , though the bar is more in spirit (pun!) with his Lincoln Park restaurant, Alinea . Drinks cost around $20 each.