A hundred years ago, Prohibition became the law of the land. It ushered in the dawn of a new era—The Roaring Twenties—and brought explosive innovation to art, music, literature, film, design, and fashion. The ideas and values of the era would have a profound impact on society for the next century.
In Uptown speakeasies, high society, intellects, artists and underworld kingpins converged in hidden clubs. Chicago became a hotbed for hooch, sizzling jazz and the epicenter of the intensity of the period. A century later, Chicago’s venerable speakeasy, Untitled Supper Club, ushers in a new decade of the 20’s.
For those not in the know, “Untitled” is a restaurant, bar and live entertainment space tucked away in the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood. True to speakeasy form, one has to look hard to find Untitled, with only large unmarked doors signaling that you have arrived.
With its vintage Prohibition-era design, the largest selection of American whiskies in the world, seven Michelin Bib Gourmand awards, live music and titillating burlesque performances, Untitled has been a darling of Chicago nightlife for nearly a decade.
“The Roaring Twenties was a time when Americans thirsted for fun after a very difficult period of history – including a terrible pandemic,” says Joe Manna, COO of Atomic Hospitality Group. “As we enter a new ‘twenties’ decade, we decided to slip into the sumptuous decadence of the era. The makeover of Untitled emphasizes the glamour and opulence of the period, featuring jewel-toned fabrics, flamingo feathers, velvet, tassels, mirrors, marble and a Gatsby-worthy crystal chandelier.”
Untitled features live entertainment, including music and captivating cabaret-style performances. The makeover emphasizes architectural elements that are reminiscent of supper clubs and cabarets from the twenties and thirties. Cozy red velvet booths in the Cabaret recall opera boxes from theater’s Golden Age. The Drawing Room and its champagne bar take subtle art deco cues with antiqued mirrored walls, a gilded ceiling and seven intimate private dining cabanas. The Library, with its unparalleled American whisky collection, is dressed in emerald velvet from floor to ceiling and features a pink marble bar as the centerpiece in the room.
Untitled will begin offering limited bookings for a prix fixe menu on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, starting October 23. There will be three seating options per night. Tickets may be purchased online at untitledsupperclub.com.