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
3700 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60613
Red Line: Addison
M–Sa 5:30pm–2am, Kitchen closes at midnight; Su 11am–3pm
BOYSTOWN, CHICAGO –
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.
Well-dressed gay men and couples, groups of fun-loving girlfriends, young professionals, and bachelorette parties, early 20s to mid-30s.
Drag shows nightly, performed tableside. Projection screens showing classic films, art, and 80s movies.
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.
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.
Smart casual to dressy: tight shirts, designer jeans, cocktail dresses, button-downs, party attire.
Fridays and Saturdays for a wild and energetic crowd, and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays for half-priced martinis.
Cell Block (3702 North Halsted Street) is a leather bar with a reputation for welcoming everyone, gay or straight, leather-clad or otherwise.