Chicago and Tommy Gun’s…

We spent a great evening at a place called Tommy Gun’s Garage. A real step back into the 1920s booze-running gun-toting Chicago gangster days…

The venue was actually next to (or on the spot of) one of Al Capone’s hangouts on the Southside of Chicago, and we headed down there by subway, and had a short stroll through the neighborhood before going in. At the door was a guy dressed in 1920s style clothing complete with fedora and thompson machine gun… he let us into the “speakeasy” and we took our seats in a fabulously decorated replica of a 20s-era speakeasy.

Soon enough one of the girls, dressed as a flapper came to take our order…

What we didn’t know yet, was that the entire staff would be the performers for the show, and they stayed completely in character throughout the evening, making the ambiance loads of fun!!! “Deuce” took Silly Squirrel over to the corner and gave him a bullet!!!! (actually a real shell casing, from the blanks they fire out of those thompson machine guns during the show)…

After dinner the show itself began and was an excellent revue… song and dance and comedy… interrupted by a “raid” which required quite a bit of audience participation…

We had a blast!!! (pun intended) … and left in high spirits (bad pun intended again)!!!

All in all, an excellent meal and a fabulous show! I would highly recommend this to anyone passing thru Chi-town with an evening to spare!!!!

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