And now…the moment we’ve all been waiting for.
The folks behind everyone’s favorite cocktail speakeasy, Violet Hour, have opened a new space. And it’s a stunner.
Close out the year in style at Analogue, the new Logan Square hotspot that packs experimental mixology and New Orleans cuisine into an intimate room that only holds 50.
If you are one of the chosen few, you’ll find the sleek black countertops, dark hardwood floors, and exposed brick the perfect environment for something we like to call “adventure drinking.”
That means a rotating cocktail menu inspired by different themes that currently includes the Good Morning Captain, which combines Ed Hamilton Jamaican Gold with molasses, tobacco, and a whole egg.
It also means a new way of doing shots. Instead of licking salt off your palm and sucking a lime following a tequila shooter, here you lick sugar and suck an orange wedge after doing shots of Old Fashioneds.
It’s also probably the only bar in the city to serve purls, an English beverage that dates back to the 17th century involving beer served over ice with a bittering agent.
If all that drinking makes you hungry, you’ve got the turkey/duck/chicken/andouille-stuffed Turducken gumbo and the Louisiana hot sauce with red beans-topped chaurice dog waiting for you.
Then, and only then, is it time for you to make your way onto the dance floor.
Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 3 (out of 4)
Subway: Blue Line to Logan Square
Scene: Logan Square hipsters, Violet Hour groupies, and Creole cuisine seekers
Best bets: Good Morning Captain; Radio/Flyer; Turducken gumbo
Nearby: The Owl; Lula Café; Telegraph Wine Bar
Photo courtesy Nick Murway