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Tommy Gun’s Garage Roaring Twenty’s Speakeasy

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Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays at 6:30

Call 800-461-0178

Dinner & show $50 – $55 – $60

Unlimited run since 1989
Enter through da “El” tracks, open da heavy metal door and give “Gloves” da Password.  You will be transported back to Tommy Gun’s Garage, an audience interactive “speakeasy’ which offers a musical comedy revue wit da gangsters’ da flappers and YOU!
While in Chicago, You must see, Tommy Gun’s Garage, “Chicago’s only original Speakeasy Dinner Theater”. You’re an actor too when you come to Tommy Gun’s Garage. We’ll get raided by da cops, complete wit raid sirens and flashing lights and you’ll act like you’re at a south side revival meeting, udderwise, you may get pulled up on stage to perform a hilarious sobriety test given by Officer Murphy and den get “interviewed” by Vito.
Da mugs and da dolls dance and sing da Charleston and udder musical selections from Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and more…All played by Chicago’s Sinfully Orchestra. Da history is on da walls, a 1928 Model “A” Ford in da room, and more. You will be transported back to da 1920’s complete wit da gangsters and da flappers, roaring twenties music, silent movies , memorabilia from da twenties,  a replica of the St. Valentines Day Wall, and pictures of da gangsters and da coppers from da times. You’ll also be served great food and great hooch (uh, dats liquor) by da gangsters and da flappers.
A roaring good time at Tommy Gun’s
Fellow critic, Richard Eisenhardt has told me several times about Tommy Guns Garage. He told me it’s a fun place with great food featuring some of Chicago’s terrific Equity song & dance talents performing. When they’re not working a Lincolnshire Marriott or Drury Lane Oakbrook, they’re probably gunning them down at Tommy Gun’s Garage. The floor show was outstanding. It featured a nice mix of Roaring Twenties numbers, cute comedy bits and some nice jitterbug and tap numbers. The audience interactive was clever and inclusive. This is the perfect couple’s night out. With easy parking and a nice 90 minute show, it’s a fun time. And, let me add, the dinners are amazing! I had the prime rib with baked potato. It was a generous portion. The talent double (in character) as our wait staff. I’ve not seen an audience enjoy a night out more. Sixteen years in business tells. A rotating staff of talented musical comedy players gives Tommy Gun’s Garage a workable formula for success. And da’ chef ain’t so bad either!
Tom Williams

Tommy Guns Garage, 2114 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL, call 800-461-0178, Thursdays thru Sundays at 6;30 pm, diner & show $50 – $60, 2 hours, 30 minutes, unlimited open tun–since 1989

2 thoughts on “Tommy Gun’s Garage Roaring Twenty’s Speakeasy

  • bonnie gray

    looking for a hotel near Tommy guns dinner show. Can you help?

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