“The Insider's Guide” Of Where To Go And What To Do In Chicago
Say Bonjour to a Parisian night at Bordel Chicago, where prohibition era and Paris’ Belle Époque comes to life. An atmosphere like no other, the bar features endless entertainment with jazz musicians, burlesque performers, cabaret dancers, and magicians. The speakeasy is located above the Black Bull restaurant where you will enter through an unmarked door and go up a red staircase.
The concept of this bar is an experience on its own, yet the old-school craft cocktails are each served with vigilant touch to the perfection. Not many speakeasies have perfected the romance flare but Bordel gives you a "Midnight in Paris" in the early 1900s atmosphere. The so-called hidden speakeasy is decorated by unique and characteristic interiors, which were designed by Daniel Alonso, who is also the founder of the Bohomme Hospitality Group. To set the exact mood of the Prohibition era, their punches, such as the southside and Daiquiri, are served in a Royal Albert tea set where the drinks are kept undercover, just as the rebels of the prohibitions era kept their poison a secret from the public.
While are indulging yourself with fine cocktails, you will be entertained by weekly theatricals such as Jazz musicians, burlesque, and cabaret dancers. Every night is a different themed night so just check out their website to see what is happening that day. Despite being a speakeasy, Bordel has received a lot of attention from publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Urban Matter, and Chicago Eater. Bordel is open every day of the week at 7 PM but is closed on Sundays and Mondays.