Violet Hour on N. Damen Avenue is a great place to go for an elegant evening out. The bar is fashioned after the traditional English clubs and French salons, as those establishments pioneered the social drinking scene way back when. The tall, throne-like chairs and sectioned off bar are arranged in a way to encourage conversation, and there is no cell phone use in the lounge. This high-end bar serves creative cocktails, separated by liquor type on the menu. Violet Hour does not take reservations and the attire is dressy; no baseball hats.