A cabaret and a piano bar in the style of some of NYC’s finest venues (complete with singing waitstaff), Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret brings some of the finest (and occasionally, the cheapest) cabaret-style entertainment to be found in the Windy City. The schedule in the piano bar is filled out with open-mic nights, by-request songsters and tribute acts. Check for which nights have drink specials and head down to perform your favorite Cole Porter tune.
In the cabaret theater, there is a constantly revolving schedule of shows of every shape and size. Bear in mind, you will pay considerably more for the cabaret shows ($10–$50 plus a two-drink minimum), so go if the artist that night is your absolute favorite, but stick to the piano bar for similar fun on the cheap.
Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret Information
- Public Transportation: Good
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 700 performances are presented each year. Nightly sets Wednesday–Monday in the Lounge (See online schedule for cabaret dates and times)
- Ticket Prices: No cover; $5 for the Chaise Lounge depending on the performer. Cabaret prices range $8–25 plus a two-drink minimum.