The New 411
Drag Queens, dinner and glam to hit the South Loop in late summer 2019
Lips, the ultimate drag show and dining experience, recently announced plans to open its first Chicago location in late summer 2019, joining its lineup of show stopping spaces in New York City, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale and Atlanta. The upscale dinner theater, located at 2229 S. Michigan Ave., will feature Chicago-based talent serving up top-notch drag looks along with a full food and beverage menu.
Their grandest location yet, Lips Chicago will feature a kaleidoscope of bejeweled mirrors, four eight-foot crystal chandeliers and sconces, pink leopard tufted walls, velvet curtains, an embellished stage, state-of-the art club lighting and even a glamourous onstage throne to create a one-of-a-kind experience, never before seen in Chicago.
“At Lips, we pride ourselves on creating a party from the moment customers walk in the door,” said founder Yvonne Lamé. “From the world-class drag entertainment to the delicious food and signature drinks, Lips will transport you to a fabulous world full of glamour, glitz and great fun.”
Featuring primarily local talent, Lips’ queens will not only serve up a great show – they will also serve you dinner. Doubling as lively waitresses, the entertainers will take orders and deliver meals with a special side of camp, giving every audience member a front-row seat to the nightly show, which will include lip syncing, live vocals, bawdy humor, choreographed numbers and campy comedy.
Offering guests the ideal venue for a celebration, Lips caters especially to audience members celebrating bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversaries and even the occasional divorce party. Special guests of honor will enjoy time onstage with the performers and a commemorative photo.
Lips Chicago is slated to open at 2229 S. Michigan Ave. later this summer. Applications for entertainers are now open, with auditions taking place in mid-June. For more information, visit www.lipsusa.com.
Lips is the ultimate in drag dining, with show palaces in Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, New York City, San Diego and, most recently, Chicago. Its unique brand of entertainment pairs Las Vegas style drag shows with delicious food and signature cocktails in a whimsical, fairytale setting for a winning combination. Lips draws an eclectic crowd and has seen celebrity guests including Cyndi Lauper, Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Barrymore, Liza Minnelli, Toni Braxton, Jewel, Missy Elliot, Richard Dreyfuss, Tyra Banks, Anderson Cooper and more. Additionally, its palaces and shows have enjoyed international media attention as the setting for a variety of popular films and TV shows. Since the brand’s inception in New York City in 1996, it has experienced steady growth for more than two decades. For more information, visit www.lipsusa.com.