Hey all! We're going to make a trip to the Aviary on Monday. I'm going to
try my best to get reservations for us, but if we don't, let's assume we'll
head out there aiming to get there sometime around 9-10. We'll also save on
hospital bills and not be aiming for 10-drink flights. Since reservations
are made the afternoon of, I'll update the C4L list as we get/don't get
reservations with a more concrete plan.
On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 11:14 AM, James Stuart <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Chicago is my favorite city to visit, and one of the reasons is the
> absolutely amazing food/drink scene, and at the head of that bar scene is
> Aviary, a bar which has a potential claim on the best cocktail bar in
> America, and at the very least, it's certainly the craziest.
> Fueled by a lot of fancy molecular gastronomy techniques, they make
> cocktails you pretty much couldn't get anywhere else in the world:
> Two main ways we can do that (which aren't exclusive):
> One is that we can just go some night for cocktails. They serve single
> cocktails and flights, as well as some food. It's tricky but not too
> difficult to get reservations (although they're only day-of), although for
> anything more than 6-8 people, it's nigh impossible. I think the best way
> is to just have a rough idea which day works, and which people might be
> interested, and then grab people and go when the mood strikes.
> Two is the crazier, awesomer approach. They have a tasting flight, either
> 7 or 10 drinks long, with food all along the way. It's pricey ($125 /
> $165), and yes, that's really seven cocktails, but I think it'll be
> amazing. This, as far as I can tell, it is possible to get advance
> reservations for.
> So, I've created a little section on the social activities wiki. Add if
> you're interested!