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Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner and Show


During winter in Chicago, some of the best things to do are found ... inside! A second city can be found hidden under the roads in the pedway or behind the tracks of the El. If you enjoy the stories on our Lincoln Park Blues Tour, you'll love a visit to Tommy Gun's Garage.

A night on the town at Tommy Gun's Garage doesn't just transport you indoors, it brings you back to the roaring 20s. spot001A time of flapper girls, zoot suits and speakeasies. With prohibition in place those seeking libations had to do it in secret. Hidden bars and clubs were accessible only by password, with secret entrances and exits should the police get too near. When you knew about one, you spoke easy about it.

When you buy a ticket to the dinner show at Tommy Gun's Garage, you'll get the password to sneak into this secret event. As to be expected, amongst the dancing girls and honest patrons you'll find gangsters and their hired guns.

An evening complete with a full course dinner (vegetarian options available), comedy, singing, dancing and even a police raid! Audience participation is encouraged and sometimes required.

While children are allowed, the nature and theme of this evening event is best for older children, teens and adults.


TOMMY GUN'S GARAGE: 2114 S Wabash Ave., Chicago, Il 60616

Only a few blocks from the Red Line stop Cermak-Chinatown or McCormick Place Metra


PARKING: available on site at no charge and for those who imbibe too much, there are taxis available outside.

About The Author

Canden Arciniega

Canden is a historian and tour guide in Washington DC with 4 published books about the city. She has written for HuffPost Travel and has been featured in the Washington Post, WTOP, and numerous other DC papers. She's also been interviewed by the BBC, NPR, Travel Channel and Discovery Family Channel. Canden is the producer of our podcast, Tour Guide Tell All With a M.A. in History from University College London and a B.A. in History from Elon University, she is an authority on D.C. history, and has led tours in the city for over 10 years. She currently resides in DC, but has also lived in London and South Korea, and has travelled to 28 countries. Her two children (both under the age of 4) have their passports and own frequent flier accounts.
Updated: September 26th, 2021
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