Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club

Gay Bar / Gay Club / Restaurant
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club Located in Chicago's famous Boystown neighborhood, The Kit Kat Lounge is a lively spot where stylish gay men and large groups of straight girls sip colorful drinks and enjoy over-the-top tableside drag performances. Chicago United States 41.9492444 -87.6496983
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Party Earth Review Located in Chicago’s famous Boystown neighborhood, The Kit Kat Lounge is a lively spot where stylish gay men and large groups of straight girls sip colorful drinks and enjoy over-the-top tableside drag performances. A... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Sa 5:30pm–2am, Kitchen closes at midnight; Su 11am–3pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club Videos

Katy Perry: ET & Peacock
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Katy Perry: ET & Peacock
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Kit Kat Lounge Performance
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Lady Gaga: Alejandro
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Heart: Alone
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Whitney Houston: I'm Every Woman
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Lady Gaga: Telephone
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Party Earth Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club Review

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Located in Chicago's famous Boystown neighborhood, The Kit Kat Lounge is a lively spot where stylish gay men and large groups of straight girls sip colorful drinks and enjoy over-the-top tableside drag performances.

Located in Chicago’s famous Boystown neighborhood, The Kit Kat Lounge is a lively spot where stylish gay men and large groups of straight girls sip colorful drinks and enjoy over-the-top tableside drag performances.

A throwback to the boisterous supper clubs of the 1940s and old Hollywood glamour, the classy bar and restaurant offers a celebrity-themed dinner menu and an impressive list of more than seventy martinis, including the Lava Lamp, served with a floating Jell-o shot, and the Peggy Lee, a mix of banana liqueur and cranberry.

Projectors display classic black-and-white films on the walls, interrupted every twenty minutes when the disco balls start spinning and a dolled-up female impersonator emerges from behind a white curtain. Boozy patrons leap from their snakeskin chairs and ivory booths to throw singles and dance along to the lip-synched beats, which can range from Dolly Parton to Lady Gaga, or trail the performer all the way to the tiled bar at the other end of the room, where they can pick up yet another martini.

In the warmer months, outdoor seating provides a quieter spot for those who want to enjoy a casual meal, though the wild action inside is really what makes this place stand out.

With incredible cocktails and dramatic performances by some of the prettiest men in town, Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club is anything but a drag.

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Tip from Emma:

Make sure you bring some singles for the divas. They perform for tips, and will come to your table and try to get you to put the cash in

  • Crowd

    Well-dressed gay men and couples, groups of fun-loving girlfriends, young professionals, and bachelorette parties, early 20s to mid-30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Drag shows nightly, performed tableside. Projection screens showing classic films, art, and 80s movies.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Upscale contemporary cuisine with a celebrity theme, including Cary Grant burgers and Rock Hudson couscous. Brunch Su 11am–3pm. Occasional two-hour time limit at tables on busy nights.

  • Prices

    Brunch menu $10–$16, appetizers $7–$10, entrées $17–$27, desserts $7–$8. Beer $5–$8, wine $7–$10, martinis and cocktails $10. Valet $12.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Smart casual to dressy: tight shirts, designer jeans, cocktail dresses, button-downs, party attire.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Fridays and Saturdays for a wild and energetic crowd, and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays for half-priced martinis.

  • Close By

    Cell Block (3702 North Halsted Street) is a leather bar with a reputation for welcoming everyone, gay or straight, leather-clad or otherwise.

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club User Reviews

Average rating:
For Drag Royalty: And All Their Faithful Subjects
Jalessa J. Apr 10, 2013
If you’ve had a long day and it started out as a drag, might as well end it with one. Nothing can lift your spirits higher than a queen strutting in a pair of sky high pumps topped with a full wig, than a visit to The Kit Kat Lounge. Nestled in the expertly stuffed bosom of Chicago’s famous Boystown neighborhood, The Kit Kat Lounge is the absolute place to be for the city’s most chic gay and straight population. An homage to the supper clubs of the far more glamorous era of the 1940s, dripping with decadent Hollywood enchantment, and cast in the amber glow of chandeliers and movie projectors; The Kit Kat Lounge is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the most deliciously over the top fashion imaginable. A prism of yummy cocktails and celebrity-themed entrées create a fun and unique dining experience, while showings of vintage black and white films are periodically peppered with tableside, intensely lip-synched drag performances. For those divas that simply can’t bear to see a spotlight unless it’s casting a beam atop their fabulous head, they will be thrilled to know that the performances are interactive. Engaging with the performer, dancing, and singing, unceremoniously stuffing singles wherever the performer obliges, and generally all other respectably raunchy behavior is deeply encouraged. With dinner, incredible drinks, classic movies, and live entertainment all under one roof, The Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club is wild fun in its purest form; without fail.
Best Drag I've Seen. The half priced drinks are swell, too.
Thomas J. Apr 5, 2013
It was not of my own volition that I spent an evening at the Kit Kat lounge in Boystown, but I will say this: it's one great place to celebrate someone's birthday. Known for it's world class drag queens, KKL is becoming known more and more to the locals as a place to get not only some great entertainment, but also some great eats as well. On certains days throughout the week, drinks are half priced (but just as strong) and this of course only makes the performances by the divas that much better. When not performing, the low lit space is akin to any other high class supper clubs throughout chicago; black and white movies are projected on the the walls, and music is up to date and relevant. As a straight male, i thoroughly enjoyed myself, and encourage those with an open mind and desire to consume martinis with names like "the Porn Star" to visit the Kit Kat Lounge. It's sure not to disappoint.
A hilarious and confident evening
Craig B. Dec 10, 2012
I say this as a straight male, but the night I went to the Kit Kat Lounge was one of the most amazing nights I've had in Chicago. First, of course, there's the drink specials. Several nights a week, drinks are half off, so your now-$6 cocktails arrive faster and seem to disappear at an ever-increasing pace. Next, there's the decor. The lights are kept low for the most part and old black and white films are projected on the walls, giving the lounge a sense of class that all but disappears when the divas come out. And that's what makes this place (and my night there) so incredible. I didn't spend much time in Boystown, but boy do I wish I did now. The divas really put on a show and they're good at what they do. It's fun, it's sexy, and it's all about letting loose with friends, straight or otherwise.
This place is amazing!
Christina W. Dec 8, 2012
This is by far the funnest, coolest, most amazing bar experience in Chicago. I'm into beer, I'm into good food, and I will admit that there are some amazing bars in this city. But Kit Kat Lounge will probably be the best time you've had in months. The drag performances are top notch, the cocktails are hilarious and delicious, and the energy is unbeatable. Ok, I"m sorry if that first paragraph was too much for you, so here's the deal. Every night at the Kit Kat Lounge, female impersonators do performances of popular music, be it Katy Perry, Whitney Houston, or Lady Gaga. And they interact with the people seated at the tables in the bar, and try and get you to put money in their oh-so-tight outfits. It is awesome. If you are not into drag shows, don't go here. If you are a female and are wondering where to go with your friends, go here! It's a perfect way to start, spend, or end your evening. Guaranteed.
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