Lips Drag Queen Show Palace Chicago Announces Grand Opening Date and Hostesses


CHICAGO – Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, today announced the Grand Opening date of their long-anticipated Chicago location. Beginning Friday, August 23, Chicago audiences will be able to experience Lips’ one-of-a-kind glitz and glamour, located at 2229 S. Michigan Avenue, joining its lineup of successful venues in New York City, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale and Atlanta.

Featuring a leading cast of nationally-recognized drag talent including Chicago drag legends Mimi Marks, Ruff N’ Stuff and Angel LeBare; Atlanta’s Shavonna Brooks; and New York City’s Delilah J. Brooks; coupled with a menu by leading Chicago chef Tom J. Schmitt and a variety of signature cocktails, Lips aims to give Chicago audiences a show like they’ve never seen before.

“For more than 25 years, Lips has set the bar for the drag dinner experience, and our fifth and largest location will be no exception,” said Yvonne Lamé, Lips founder. “With the addition of Tom J. Schmitt and our fabulous cast of queens, including incredible local talent, we can’t wait to introduce Lips to the great city of Chicago.”

The grandest location yet, Lips Chicago will feature a kaleidoscope of bejeweled mirrors, four eight-foot crystal chandeliers and sconces, pink leopard tufted walls, velvet curtains, an embellished stage, state of the art club lighting. There will even be a glamorous onstage throne to create a one-of-a-kind experience, never before seen in Chicago.

Lips’ talented queens will not only serve up a fabulous show – they will also serve salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts. Doubling as lively waitresses, the entertainers will take orders and deliver meals with a special side of camp. Every audience member enjoys a front-row seat to the nightly performances, which will include lip syncing, live vocals, bawdy humor, choreographed numbers and campy comedy.

The best place to celebrate any occasion, Lips caters to bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversaries and even the occasional divorce party. Special guests of honor will enjoy time onstage with the performers and a commemorative photo.

Lips Chicago is slated to open on Friday, August 23 at 2229 S. Michigan Avenue. With themed evening seatings Wednesday through Sunday evening plus Sunday brunch, Lips Chicago
serves something for everyone. For more information on reservations and themes, visit

About Lips
Lips is the ultimate in drag dining with show palaces in Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, New York City, San Diego and most recently, Chicago. Its unique brand of entertainment pairs Las Vegas style drag shows with delicious food and signature cocktails in a whimsical, fairytale setting for winning combination. Lips draws an eclectic crowd and has seen celebrity guests including Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Barrymore, Liza Minnelli, Toni Braxton, Jewel, Missy Elliot, Ricard Dreyfuss, Bananarama, Big Ange, Tyra Banks, Anderson Cooper, Dennis Rodman and Cyndi Lauper. Additionally, Lips has enjoyed international media attention as the setting for a variety popular films and TV shows. Since the brand’s inception in New York City in 1996, it has experienced steady growth for more than two decades. For more information, please visit

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