True cabarets are a rare breed. They need worldly, smart performers, preferably of a certain age but still willing to vamp. Davenport’s, popped into the Wicker Park night scene four years ago, has the formula down. What’s more the club mixes it right night after night despite the most rapidly changing program in town. The front room is a noisy but friendly piano bar. The back room hosts Chicago’s best musical theater performers and songwriters performing the stuff they really want to sing.
1383 North Milwaukee (773)278-1830
Best of Chicago 2002