Drink This: Kit Kat Martinis


The Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club, located in the Boystown section of Lakeview, is a bit of a mixed bag. On weekday summer nights, you’ll find a relaxed lounge atmosphere on the outside patio  – complete with sparkling lights and low-slung seating – and a swank lounge and restaurant inside. But come on a Friday and Saturday night, and you’ll find the place echoing with screams of tipsy bachelorettes who’ve come to start their night with cocktails and a drag show.

Though on weekends the drag queens take center stage, the food still shines. Seared Scottish Salmon, marinated skirt steak, and Berkshire pork chops are among the dinner offerings, and it seems every day of the week, there is a great special that helps lower the cost. On Mondays everything is half off, and on Wednesdays, buy one entree and get one free.

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But the real reason most people come to Kit Kat are the amazing martinis. Several dozen varieties are on offer – from classic and strong to light and fruity to rich and decadent. The peanut butter cup, chocolate raspberry truffle and snickerdoodle will satisfy any sweet tooth, while working up a might buzz. Come on Sunday, Tuesday, or Wednesday and they’re knocked down to half price – just $5 each.

Photo by Nick.Allen