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itryalot Aug 6, 2012 05:11 PM

Any great ones?

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    kathryn Aug 6, 2012 06:00 PM

    Happy hours were prohibitied in Chicago in the 1980s.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/854227
    http://www.state.il.us/lcc/basset/law...

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      jbontario Aug 6, 2012 07:42 PM

      are you looking for cheap drinks or great drinks?

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        itryalot Aug 11, 2012 12:42 PM

        Great more than cheap. Since we're kind of on a last minute trip bec of husband's work schedule, getting in at Aviary is most likely out of the question unless they take walk ins.

        1. re: itryalot
          Gonzo70 Aug 11, 2012 12:56 PM

          They do take walk ins; on Tuesday and Wednesdays the waits often are short (or possibly no wait). Thursdays and especially Fridays and Saturdays are very busy. The earlier you arrive (they open at 6:00pm) the shorter the wait usually as well. They do take reservations on short notice - so you can try e-mailing them morning of the evening you want to go to try and make a reservation. They are closed Sundays and Mondays.

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            itryalot Aug 11, 2012 02:22 PM

            Well OK then! There is still hope. Thanks

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              kathryn Aug 11, 2012 02:30 PM

              Yes, they will always try to accommodate. You might end up at a standing table by the kitchen but that's kind of fun, since you can see all the action inside. Don't give up!

              Right now they also have an outdoor patio, too.

              I've heard that prime dinner time (8pm) is slowest, if that helps.

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                itryalot Aug 11, 2012 05:41 PM

                Liquid dinner might be it then! Thanks for the tip. I am assuming later on, say 10ish would be busy?

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                  kathryn Aug 11, 2012 06:11 PM

                  Yes, sometimes I've not been able to get in around 9:30-10pm, and that has been on a Weds or Thurs.

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