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BORDEL | Cabaret & Cocktail Bar 1721 West Division Street Chicago

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Throw Paris’ Bell Époque and the Prohibition era into the blender and you’ll get Bordel, a speakeasy with a French flair offering craft cocktails and cabaret shows. Unlike most speakeasies hidden below street level business, Bordel is concealed above Black Bull on Division Street and its like nothing you’ve experienced before. 

The vibe is set before you even enter the space as a red stairwell guides you to an unmarked door. Red velvet, curtains and pillows, torn wallpaper, and scantily clad sketches blanket the room. To say it provides a sensory overload is an understatement. If the décor doesn’t grab you the live shows will, Depending on the night you might get a DJ or you could get a “cabaret a go-go,” we’ll let you interpret that for yourselves. The Parisian Bohemian lifestyle is one that’s carefree and that’s exactly what you’ll get at Bordel.

Insider Tip

Seating is first come first serve, but if you’re coming with a big group be sure to RSVP beforehand. 

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