Vol. 39

4.5
19 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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Located on the second floor of The Kimpton Gray Hotel, Vol. 39 raises a glass to timeless elegance, while introducing a sense of contemporary innovation and cleverness to its sophisticated cocktail bar atmosphere. This neighborhood favorite in Chicago’s Loop offers up a menu of bespoke cocktails with a nod to the classics, an extensive list of fine wines and spirits as well as a tempting menu of small plates. And, for anyone with a taste for the finest things, silver-cart champagne & caviar table service is available.
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4.4
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4.9
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3.9
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Jason
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nice ambiance. Good service. The drinks were meh. Definitely had better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

VERY slow. It took about 20 minutes between ordering and the arrival of our cocktails, each time.

They only seem to have one bartender

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AnkitC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Decent place!
Chic interiors, good drinks!
Was there with a few friends and had a nice time!
Huge selection of drinks, esp whiskey.

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BryanC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding ambiance and atmosphere w/great drinks.

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vipc669226
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Did not eat, only drinks, can not continue without assigning food stars.

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Kevin
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great & unique spins on drinks.

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vipAnneJ
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great place to spend a rainy cold Chicago afternoon. The place is quiet and cozy. The seating is just right and it's small without feeling cramped. I enjoyed the rose wine and nibbles. Our waiter was also very nice and kept checking on us to make sure we were ok. Can't wait to go back.

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GregD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Service was really off. We’ve been a few times before and that wasn’t the case, so maybe an off night. One of the martinis came out with nothing in the glass. Weird. Still a great room and atmosphere, but it was just off during our visit.

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ManfredR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Drinks totally overpriced and not special. The Old Fashioned is better almost anywhere else.
Had luke warm chips with parmesan. The most awful thing we can remember. This really made our stomachs turn around.
Service not friendly and kind of slow.
Cheque finally was wrong but we paid and ran away.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The atmosphere and dacor is a bad try.
Place was completely dead on a Thursday night. Highly overpriced, I had a cheese plate that was very expensive for three pieces of cheese. Wasn't the cool experience I was hoping for.

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JustGo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Perfect place for a nice special occasion, drinks only! They have various snacks, but the crab dip was ok. The staff was great and attentive. Ruben was awesome! We went on a Thursday night and loved that it was not loud. They are also great with paying attention to special requests on your reservation. I had asked for a specific seating location and they provided us with 3 seating options, one being the perfect option (which they had already saved the table to begin with). Will be back for another special occasion indeed!

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SNOOP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience5

The ambiance is lovely. The chairs can be closer to each other for a more intimate feel. The prices can be more reasonable. There are better cocktail places in the area with reasonable prices, but the ambiance is what sets this place apart.

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vipCarmishaF
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Had drinks before dinner on NYE. Drinks were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Volume 39 executes flawless craft cocktails, period. Their Old Fashioned is the benchmark by which all others are measured. Their non-melting ice cubes defy thermodynamics. I work across the street. I sit in Vol 39, and give my employer a one finger salute, as I raise my glass to LIFE.

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vipmandy7
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Cocktails here are too sweet and service was not good. I couldn’t choke the drink down but I stupidly paid for it anyway. Nice place but just get something on the rocks or neat and sit at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is not a place for dinner and should not come up under a search for restaurants. They have a limited selection of small plates that our waiter described as “bar food”. The staff felt a bit pretentious as well.

On the plus side, their drink menu is great and our waiter was very knowledgeable about their whiskey.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food. Seating and service are a little slow, but great ambiance

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AndreaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Bartender was pretty good. However, Meredith is the best! We wished she was working that night.

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vipFoodie162
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music was really loud towards the end of the night, especially for the 5 people that were in the bar. Other than that, our server and bartender and host was excellent.

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Vol. 39 is rated 4.5 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.