I'm a total geek/nerd/dork, and my favorite thing for entertainment is a good old fashioned cabaret. Thankfully, I live in Chicago, and can have my fill Sunday through Saturday.
Mary's Attic is a musical theatre lover's paradise. Par-a-dise.
Shake your groove thang in typical Chicago fashion w overpriced drinks and the best piano player this side of the Chicago River.
Want to feel like Frank Sinatra or any of the good old boys? Just head to Jilly's Too after your big dirty martini and steak at Gibsons across the street.
Thank goodness the Backroom opened in Le Passage's wake. There is no sexier bar in the Goldcoast for a strong cocktail and some excellent jazz or cabaret. See ya later to all of the velvet-rope hanging 20-somethings waiting for Le Passage, and hello to old school Chicago...in an updated way.
The Baton Show is the country's largest drag show, and it shows. The professionalism and quality of the "ladies" is far above par. If you're looking for a fun, different and off-color evening, you can't miss this infamous drag club.
I just can't get enough of Chicago's piano/cabaret bars, and this one located in Wrigleyville/Boystown comes from the glittery genius of Jim Flint, founder of the Baton.
In every tip I write about Chicago's illustrious theatre scene, I say, "This is why I live in Chicago." Royal George is no exception and what makes it unique is that so much of its work is...HILARIOUS.