Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy

4.6
539 reviews
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A 1920s style speakeasy restaurant --offering hand crafted whiskey, gin and bourbon cocktails, specialty beers and wine...with salmon, steak, flatbreads, charcuterie boards, Italian favorites, all served by flapper girls and newsies! In this historic Arcada Theatre in downtown St. Charles!
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GS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed ourselves very much. Jack D'Amico was teriffic!

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IS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a blast! Great atmosphere, great service. Overall, a stellar night.

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RG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lot of fun. Very different and complete entertainment.

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GK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

I was very impressed with the food and the restaurant had an incredible feel to it with all the 1920's clothing and furniture, but I was charged 10$ extra per person for the live entertainment when I arrived at 6:30, and by the time I left at 8:30, the band still hadn't started playing.

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KJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second Valentine's Day I've been here and they still exceed expectations. I love this place from the moment you arrive till the moment you leave. It truly feels like you go back in time. Our server Jackson was awesome, very friendly with a personality that makes you feel like you've been friends for years. if you're reading this and have never been here find a good reason to go and go! 5 stars all the way

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J
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Club Arcada Speakeasy for a few years now and we have never been disappointed. A lot of fun and good food.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Not really a place for good food. Two choices only, steak or salmon (mediocre)

Go for the entertainment not the food.

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OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. Great ambience. Small dinner menu but the salmon and filet were both wonderful. We'll be by back!

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D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great music, dancing. Wide variety of cocktails, food is ok.

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DW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Unique and well presented. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will be adding this spot to our rotation of favorites.

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JW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner before the concert. Third time eating there, wish they would expand their menu. Very unique and interesting restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great music and such a great atmosphere.

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AW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place visit the second time. Recommend highly!!

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AG
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place! Beautiful surroundings, great atmosphere, and the entertainment was amazing! Definitely would recommend to anyone!

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SD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice atmospheres and a great band, Everett Dean and the Lonesome Hearts. A great venue for a date.

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RA
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there numerous times before !
Our server Daniel was very nice :)

Everett dean and the lonesome hearts were fabulous :)
We love the speakeasy !!

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X
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere. Food was just "ok". Live music and entertainment was fantastic by Everett Dean. Go early to find parking. Only problem was upstairs break during downstairs theater letting out and in. Couldn't get through massive amounts of people. Fun place though!

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D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Really loved our server, Riley! Great music! Always a good time!

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EW
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

EVERETT DEAN AND BAND WERE AWESOME! STAFF WAS GREAT!

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. We love to go here .
Love tha atmosphere, costumes & drink selection.

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OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Definitely a different and fun experience. A great time to get away from the regular restaurants and experience something new. Food and drinks were good.

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JT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great craft cocktails, tasty food, fun atmosphere. Cocktails, dinner and music were fantastic. A touch loud for the second and third set.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Be careful - the chairs are as old as the cocktail glasses. One patron fell over backwards in his and was caught by person at an adjacent table.
Food was good but I would be just as happy eating one of Ron’s meatball sliders downstairs.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Strong smokey food odor throughout the building. Clothes smelled like it after dining. Ventilation issue? Other than that I liked it a lot. Cool concept, cool decorations, cool period clothes for employees. All in all really great experience.

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MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were extremely pleased with Club Arvada. The decor and 20’s costumes made the evening enjoyable. The food and variety of drinks was great.

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KL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Not a lot of choices but was very good. Many options to choose from for cocktails and a decent selection of craft beers. Waitstaff was very friendly and helpful through out the evening. The restaurant decor itself was very nice and true to the period

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DJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great night. So much fun and something I would definitely do again and again.

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L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The Speak easy was a very fun interesting place. The service was very good and the ambiance was great!! The food could have been a bit better. The penne pasta was overcooked and there was not enough sauce on all the pasta dishes. In my opinion, the music needed to be at a bit quieter as I was yelling at the people I was with. Of course it was not Rock and Roll which should be cranked up, but it was a Frank Sinatra cover, so a bit quieter would have been nice.

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l
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks are different and fun. The food is tasty, although a little pricey. The ambiance is terrific, and our waiter was very knowledgeable.

If you enjoy the blues and get a chance to see The Nick Bell Band, take it. He's talented!

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DR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time at Club Arcada. This is the 1st time we went for entertainment and dinner. It was fabulous and would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

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KM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a blast! Great atmosphere! So much history! Food was outstanding. Music was awesome.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Instagram-worthy ambiance. Excellent food. Lovely service. Cool stories about the creation of the place.

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b
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had tickets to a Motown show downstairs so it only made sense to eat there. The murals on the wall we’re gorgeous! The flapper dress and gangster suits were cute for a 1920’s speakeasy. The service was attentive. I knew the menu was limited and was prepared for that

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MT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place! It sells like asheep back in time! Limited menu... but, good food!

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TK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place to go before the show. Good food even if it is a tad pricey. The price is offset by the ambience. Good service, great atmosphere. Then walk down one flight of stairs and watch a show in a small intimate setting, not a bad seat in the house.

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AM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised to find such a gem hidden above the Arcada Theater...a Downtown experience without the drive. A full 1920's decor and staff in costume to match the "SpeakEasy" theme. The menu has heavy appetizers; flatbreads; only two entree selections: beef or fish; and many desserts and hand crafted cocktails...nice selections for the entertainment venue. The food and service was excellent. We will return.

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s
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Ron O had done it again. GREAT service in A REALLY cool speakeasy. A throwback to another time. A small but top notch did menu, and a nice selection of top shelf bourbon, rye and gin. We didn't try any of the house specialty cocktails, but I am willing to bet they are also tasty. We will be back. Maybe next time we will catch some music too!

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AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here twice and both times were outstanding. Not to heavy on the food portions before the show, we liked that.

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AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff that stepped in and delivered each others drinks as needed. The manager was very sincere and personable as well.

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H
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great venue for live music. If you want conversation come early before the show or request to sit in side rooms. Food and drinks are great, service can be slow when they are very busy. Very unique ambience.

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