Chicago’s “The Aviary” is widely believed to be one of the best bars in the world. They treat cocktails as if it were a fine-dining experience. All cocktails are prepared by “liquid chefs” (bar tenders and ice sculptors) in their kitchen, then brought to your tables like a plated meal.
Open since 2011, and appearing as one of the worlds 50 best bars, the aviary isn’t exactly your spit-and-sawdust dive bar, their 3-Course Cocktail Progression can run you about $65 per person, where as their “7-Course Kitchen Table Experience” can run anywhere between $165 and $195 per person. …at least they wont have a problem making that pesky NYC rent.
The Aviary will be found on the 35th floor of Mandarin Oriental hotel in the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle when it opens this summer.
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