Party Earth Review Situated inside the massive 88,000-square-foot Flat Iron Arts Building, Debonair Social Club features a roster of rotating theme nights and performances that aim to blend art, music, and fashion. Splashed in hot pink and... ... read full review
1575 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
Blue Line: Damen
M–F 9pm–2am, Sa 9pm–3am
Wicker Park / Bucktown, Chicago –
Situated inside the massive 88,000-square-foot Flat Iron Arts Building, Debonair Social Club features a roster of rotating theme nights and performances that aim to blend art, music, and fashion.
Splashed in hot pink and electric blue lights, along with dizzying black and white stripes painted on most of the walls, the club draws a rambunctious crowd of rockers and ravers for DJs, live music, video art installations, and a very popular burlesque show.
Tattooed head-bangers and hipsters cheering to a favorite song and munching on pizza crowd around the ample bar that splits the main room, while trendy singles toast to a night of mayhem as projected video art washes over their roomy black vinyl booths.
Most of the action takes place around the modest stage that might feature bands like Disturbed and My Chemical Romance one night and then be transformed into a 60s motel room for the burlesque show the next night.
Weekends see the dark and spacious red basement open up to provide unrestricted dance space, where attractive hipsters and clubbers groove to a DJ before heading to the bar for a round of shots.
Upstairs or down, an energetic vibe and outgoing crowd ensure that a night at Debonair will definitely be a memorable social experience.
Chic hipsters, new age goths, lively rockers and punks, trendy college kids, artists, and grad students, early 20s to 40+.
DJs and bands playing a varying lineup of music. Six projectors featuring video installation art. Rehab electro night on Mondays, No Tell Motel burlesque show on Wednesdays, plus various Lollapalooza parties and celebrity guest DJs and bands. Free Wi-Fi.
Bar menu including pizza, sandwiches, and salads.
Cover charge free before 11pm/$10 or less thereafter. Pizza $5, sandwiches $8, salads $8. Beer $2–$6, wine $6–$8, mixed drinks $6–$8, shots $5–$7.
Casual to nice casual: hoodies, studded leather jackets, fitted jeans, knee-high boots, black dresses, button-downs, miniskirts.
Mondays and Wednesdays for the extremely popular Rehab and burlesque nights, or Fridays and Saturdays for general end-of-week rowdiness.
Double Door (1572 North Milwaukee Avenue) hosts popular live music acts just steps away.