Club Tropicana | PenCities Chicago

Club Tropicana
February 19, 2017

Sultry, hip new Havana-inspired cabaret bar The Flamingo Rum Club, in River North, cleverly combines three of our favourite things: a dance-till-you-drop hot spot with perky pink decor and Cuba’s numero uno quaff...

A softly lit, split-level Art Deco lounge with seductive performers, this cheeky newcomer’s tropical heatwave is warming up Chicago’s chilly nights. Regular troupe The Flamingelles bring their saucy brand of sequined, feathered, fabulous cabaret, with singing, dancing and burlesque.

Natty bartenders mix over 100 kinds of rum in vintage glassware. Alongside classic Cuban cocktails including the mojito, daiquiri and Cuba libre (rum n’ coke), you can order house specials such as Catch A Fire, a racy mix of Pyrat XO rum, blood orange, lime and cinnamon. If you’ve brought a posse, go for the Booty Collins, a heady concoction catered to groups starring green tea-infused Elyx vodka, passionfruit, lemon and spicy cayenne. Tableside carts and bottle service bring goodies direct to your booth.

Cute mini Cuban sandwiches and salsa verde-doused oysters get our vote. The kitchen also dishes up tableside Food Towers for a Caribbean feast, such as the Tropicana Royale, sporting plantain and malanga chips, and shrimp and octopus ceviche. Havana is hot right now, as is this glam 1950s vibe. Club Tropicana, here we come…

The Flamingo Rum Club / 601 N Wells St / River North / +1 312 929 0060 / 6pm-2am Wed-Fri, 7pm-3am Sat /