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The Aviary's Vacpot cocktail

Sample The Aviary’s signature style at an exclusive pop-up in Aspen.

Kristin Scharkey  – August 19, 2021

What do you get when you combine one of Chicago’s most renowned cocktail bars, a historic Colorado landmark, and an underground speakeasy? A one-night-only soiree that’s sure to surprise in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

Known for inventive presentations that are just as dramatic as the actual drinks, The Aviary team will travel from the Windy City’s West Loop to the western mountain town of Aspen to take over Hotel Jerome‘s subterranean bar Bad Harriet on Sept. 9. Guests have their choice of three seatings to indulge in a curated menu of five cocktails and three small dishes. Expect the libations to come with The Aviary’s signature flair, be it smoked or torched or more.

One of the Chicago bar’s most infamous cocktails, In The Rocks, is entirely encased a literal ice sphere that must be broken to drink.

The Aviary’s Loaded To The Gunwalls cocktail.

Courtesy of The Aviary/Hotel Jerome

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The event comes just ahead of the start of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, which runs Sept. 10-12.

Bad Harriet sits beneath the Aspen Times printing house adjacent to and renovated by Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection. The legendary 99-room hotel itself is on the National Register of Historic Places and opened way back in 1889.

Reservations are required for The Aviary’s seatings at 8 p.m., 9:45 p.m., and 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $150.

Hotel Jerome’s underground speakeasy Bad Harriet

Courtesy of Hotel Jerome