Looking to add a certain je ne sais quoi to your weekend routine? Speakeasies have just the right kind of mystique to make your night out one-of-a-kind.
Once upon a time, when the Feds put a ban on alcohol, Chicago was the nation’s breeding ground for speakeasies. Even though giggle water is totally kosher now (when handled responsibly), there are a handful of secret bars and taverns around town that are so on point, they still manage to make you feel like you’re doing something kinda naughty.
Featuring Prohibition-style cocktails, burlesque shows, and a warm-lit ambiance that takes you back to the early years of the 20th century, Bordel is one of the most authentic-feeling speakeasies in Chicago. You’re almost convinced this place really has been here for 100 years, but this modern concept is just a seriously good disguise for a great cocktail bar.