Davenport's is a unique, eclectic musical entertainment venue with honestly talented singing servers, diverse, high quality entertainment and a welcoming feel. Thankfully, in a time when DJs are the norm, Davenport's still provides live music 6 nights a week, and it's consistantly good. How wonderful that there is still a venue where Chicago's talented Cabaret performers can share their talents in a true 'listenning room.'
Meanwhile, in the outer chamber, you can put your talent to the test most nights at the piano bar, but if you do only one thing this summer, go on Friday or Saturday night to The Nitz & Howe Experience. These guys are brilliant! Daryl and George are laugh out loud funny, clever, adorable 'comedians', but don't kid yourself; they are gifted, talented singers/musicians as well. Part of what makes it so hilarious and fun to be a part of is George's expert musicianship. He makes it look so easy; he can accompany anybody on anything because he has a million great songs in him. And listen to these voices for a second in between the hilarity; George has a tenor that's a gift from God, and Daryl has a deep mellow baritone of which he has just begun to plumb the depths. Throw a party at Davenport's, or just end your evening with a cocktail at this late night Chicago treasure. Daryl and George will make you feel like family!
Pros: Easy street parking, great entertainment
Cons: High drink prices