Chicago’s Best Burlesque

Looking for the best burlesque talent in Chicago? These spots not only have amazing performers, but creative concepts and chic atmospheres.


via Flickr user Jason Ernst

via Flickr user Jason Ernst

From pole dancing to singing, these performers have more on their resume than the usual striptease. The intimate space is lit by candles and has plenty of couches for you to get comfy on as you watch these performers light up the stage with fabulous feats and incredible costumes.

You can find Vaudezilla at 3614 W Belmont Ave.

Gorilla Tango

via Flickr user Fellowship oftheBoobs

via Flickr user Fellowship oftheBoobs

Calling all nerds! This spot puts a creative twist on burlesque with tongue-in-cheek parodies like “Star Wars: A Nude Hope,” “Ghostbusty,” and “Game of Thongs.” Grab a drink and watch your favorites in ways you’ve never seen them before. This show has been around a long time, so you know it’s gotta be good!

You can find Gorilla Tango at 1919 N Milwaukee Ave.

Unbridled at Untitled

If you’re looking for that classic old-school burlesque vibe, this place has got it. The show is cabaret-style, with fire-twirlers and gymnasts accompanying the burlesque acts, and in between the three sets, the DJ will spin some tunes while you mix and mingle.

You can find Unbridled at Untitled at 111 W Kinzie St.