Admiral Theater

Admiral Theater

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3940 W. Lawrence Ave
(between Harding Ave & Pulaski Rd)
Chicago
IL
60625
Albany Park
(773) 478-8263

There was a time, not too long ago, that theaters like the Admiral Theater - actual movie theaters - showed X-rated movies to creepy dudes in trenchcoats and boyish children’s actors. Mob ties and the realization that the porn theater business model was flawed led to the transformation of this classic 1920s building into the Gentlemen’s Club it is now.

The most important thing to know about the Admiral is that it is full nude - and that means there’s no booze at all (either served or BYOB). But once your bachelor party finds a way around that (via pre-gaming and/or the bar two doors down), find a spot for your group in the VIP area (we recommend calling ahead) and enjoy a sinful little X-rated evening.

Venue Tip: 

Booze up at 240 Lounge two doors down. They have no problem with patrons coming in and out of the place as long as you have your hand stamped (and are not completely wasted).

The Good: 
The private dances are actually pretty private, table dances are cheaper than almost anywhere, and the architecture geeks will have something to talk about when they get home.
The Bad: 
The complete lack of booze can be a logistical nightmare - either you’re loading up heavy before or running out every 30 minutes for a drink.
Vote Up/Down:
Vote Up/Down

Cover: $20

Miles from Downtown: 9.2

Parking: Street or Valet

Hours: Monday - Sunday 7PM to 6AM

Booze Before, BYOB or Bar: Booze Before