The Gallery Cabaret has been operating in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood since 1988. According to owner, Ken Strandberg, the Gallery Cabaret harkens back to a time when “you could walk into a joint, buy a drink, and enjoy live entertainment like comedy or music just for being there and being a patron.” The Gallery has offered free entertainment 7 nites per week since it opened. Over time, many up and comers have graced the stage, like The Smashing Pumpkins, Urge Overkill, Material Issue and Liz Phair (while they were still up and comers!). The Gallery has also hosted numerous comedy acts and poetry readings and slams. Every month, local artists have their work on display at the Gallery. Currently, we also offer cable TV including your favorite sports, until prior to showtime. We also have Golden Tee Golf.
before they get too big!
Where stand up comedy, open mic and art make for a cocktail of gala entertainment! Admission is free, just bring a proper ID and your applause.
Live Stand Up Comedy!
The Gallery features clever well thought out humor by Chicago's upcoming comics. There's no drab boring SNL "humor" here. These folks tear it to pieces!
Now extended to Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays starting at 7PM!
Open Mics & Live Music
The Gallery is one of the last vestages of the old Wicker Park / Bucktown music scene. It was once a humble stage for the Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair, and Urge Overkill. and thousands of bands since.
It has become a home for just about every walk of life. From techy business types to hippie, punk, aspiring artist, uniquely strange, but interesting, persons you can find in the great city of Bucktown and greater Chicago!
An Art Gallery
What makes the Gallery Cabaret most unique is that it is a niteclub and an Art Gallery rolled up into one. It is a great place to start your exhibition careers, earn a reputation and sell a few choice pieces of art. For more info on exhibitions, contact Kenny 773-489-5471.
Big Screen TVs!
Only at the Gallery can you eat a buffet meal and watch the entertainment on stage from anywhere in the bar. Yes STEREOPHONIC TVs eliminate the need to battle the crowds near the stage. Why wear someone else's food? or vice versa.
The Gallery also has wifi, so bring favorite computors, and make sure they leave with you too! :)
at the Gallery...
Magic Freakout Open Mic 9pm
With the one and only Zak Violet
$5 Well Shot & Select Drafts
$11 Pithcer Sierra Nevada & Newcastle
$3.50 Drafts Sierra Nevada & Newcastle
Home of the Milestone Blues Band!
Blues is back with a vengence! and the Gallery hosts some of the best guitarists in the city of Chi-town USA. So, if you got the blues, here's the place to go!
and cheap beer!
Only at the Gallery can you get a buffet dinner fit for a broke college kid, and plenty of cost effective beer to boot.
REMEMBER! don't forget to tip your bartender, and don't drive while you drink!!!