The Uptown Underground is Chicago’s premiere entertainment destination dedicated solely to the works of Burlesque, Cabaret, Music, Magic and Comedy.

Visitors may see shows or attend events in one of two different themed performance spaces; The Moonshine Mainstage and the Starlight Lounge.

The Moonshine Mainstage

The Moonshine RoomThe Moonshine Mainstage holds 185 patrons (135 seated, 50 standing room) and surrounds our glorious, proscenium-style stage. Patrons can escape to the elevated VIP seating area, enjoy a smooth adult beverage from our beautifully restored mahogany bar or collect with friends in our gallery seating area to enjoy one of our classic entertainment shows!

Visitors to the Moonshine Room can…

  • Hear a jazz standard performed on our 1922 Lyon & Healy baby grand piano.
  • Search the room for one of our fabled absinthe fairies. (Drinking absinthe from the bar often aids the search!)
  • Take up residence in the elevated VIP booth!

Patrons can stroll down the Grand Promenade to catch a show in our second stage, the Starlight Lounge.

The Starlight Lounge

The Starlight Lounge

Don’t be surprised if things get a little more intimate in the Starlight Lounge. We designed it to be that way!

The Starlight Lounge seats 50 patrons and offers a small support bar in the back of the room. Seating in the Starlight Lounge puts the patron right next to the stage to see every smile, wink, and wiggle for maximum effect. You can see it all in the Starlight Lounge.
The Uptown Underground is your one-stop destination for robust and scintillating entertainment in an intimate and inviting atmosphere.

We look forward to your first visit!

 The Bar


Our beautiful reassembled and restored vintage bar is full service serving speakeasy-style cocktails. Check out the menu

 Bar Menu

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