Roll up! Roll up! The Grand Cabaret is hosting a series of brilliant brunches and succulent 3-course dinners accompanied by unforgettable live entertainment right here in Chicago. BBQ Drag Brunch at The Grand Cabaret and Grand Cabaret After Dark are all geared up to dazzle audiences in a speakeasy performance space hidden away in West Loop’s Porkchop restaurant.
Celebrate that Friday feel with a scrumptious hearty meal served with electrifying live music performances or beat the dreaded Sunday scaries and try out a booze-filled brunch topped with a drag queen extravaganza taking place every Sunday afternoon in downtown Chicago.
Fill your tank at this fantastic bruncheon offering cocktails, mimosas and southern breakfast dishes with a side of drag queen realness. You can indulge in traditional Southern delights as well as mouth-watering brunch classics such as southern fried chicken, waffles, scrambled eggs, shrimps and grits, pulled pork, smoked bacon and more!
From porn star martinis to moscow mules, you can also choose from a wide selection of craft cocktails to help wash down your hefty breakfast. If you want to really loosen up before the world-class drag queens take to the stage, you can pay an extra $20 for an unlimited supply of mimosas to truly get you in the drag mood.
Please note: a standard admission ticket does not include food or drink – BBQ brunch and drinks will be available for purchase at the venue.
See Chicago’s Fiercest Queens In Action
The city’s finest drag queens will be bringing their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to the stage at The Grand Cabaret to keep audiences on their toes as they sip away on their heavenly craft cocktails and cheeky mimosas.
This BBQ Drag Brunch at The Grand Cabaret series will be hosted by the fabulous Rita Tarot – a straight-talking seasoned queen who’s no stranger to these alcohol-infused brunches. From hilarious comedy acts to out-of-this-world performers who’d give Beyoncé a run for her money, you’ll get to experience a rotating cast of the most talented and entertaining stars that Chicago’s drag scene has to offer.
Picture this: a delectable 3-course dinner complemented by fabulous live music performances in a self-described party spot better known as Porkchop’s not-so-secret speakeasy. You’ll hear the best of contemporary and classical jazz, bluegrass and country performed by the sensational Chris Ussery Trio while tucking into the best Southern dishes that Porkchop has to offer.
For starters, choose between a vegetarian gumbo or house salad before devouring one of the delicious mains that add a whole new meaning to the Deep South. Fried chicken and waffles, fried catfish, pulled pork sandwiches and more are all just waiting to be guzzled down while a talented musical trio work their magic on stage. To finish off, indulge in the house-made bourbon bread pudding or take your pick from the impressive dessert menu that offers old-fashioned banana splits, peach cobbler shakes and yummy cheesecakes at an additional cost.
Please note: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and live music and dinner service starts at 6:45 p.m.
The Grand Cabaret Series Reviews
This incredible series hosted by The Grand Cabaret has been met with countless 5-star reviews since arriving in Chicago, and they certainly speak for themselves.
“Absolutely amazing! 💯”
“Kind, respectful and excellent service.”
“Amazing experience! Will definitely be returning!”
“Fantastic all around!”
When the weekend comes around, it’s time to log off from the worries of work and head over to Porkchop to enjoy Grand Cabaret After Dark. Taking place every other Friday of the month, each spectacular evening offers an unforgettable experience featuring a talented trio of musicians and a mouth-watering 3-course meal inspired by the goodness of traditional Southern dishes.
Want to give those lazy Sunday afternoons a bit of oomph? BBQ Drag Brunch at The Grand Cabaret is the perfect way to enjoy a classic southern BBQ brunch while sipping on delicious craft cocktails and taking in the finest drag queen performances in town.