When Uptown Underground, at 4713 North Broadway, opened on New Year's Eve in the subterranean level of the historic Uptown Broadway Building, the City of Chicago put a stop to the proceedings. Seems it's illegal for a "strip club" to serve or sell liquor, and the City couldn't differentiate between a place like the Admiral Theater "adult playground" and the coy burlesque performed by Kiss Kiss Cabaret.
So it is very good news that they posted on their Facebook page today:
"We are very proud to announce that the State of IL has granted us a license to sell and distribute alcohol. Thus, ending our licensing delays. We look forward to lubricating Uptown residents and visitors for many years to come! First show with a functional bar is this Friday: The Kiss Kiss Cabaret @ 10pm. Tickets are available now."
You can see the schedule for the many acts that appear at the Underground by checking the calendar of events here. Besides Kiss Kiss Cabaret, there are plenty of other acts, including singing drag queens, magic shows (the Chicago Magic Lounge begins performances March 5th), improv, live bands, and lots more. We urge you to check out their website for a full list of performers.
Here are some photos from last November, at the "mid-construction sneak peek" at the space.
|One of the lovely and talented Kiss Kiss Cabaret Coquettes performing a fan dance.|
More flesh was revealed, but we're a family blog. There are sparkly bits hiding full nudity.
|Co-owner Chris O. Biddle with Alderman Cappleman|
|Plans showing how the entire space will be used. Half of the Underground is under the sidewalks|
in front of the Uptown Broadway Building, with the other half being under the building itself.
|Construction is now complete, come see the finished space for yourself!|