We know this all too well: the Taylor Swift Concert is happening in Chicago on June 2 to June 4. To level up the festivity and celebration, plenty of bars and restaurants in Chicago are hosting Swift-themed activities. From karaoke sing-alongs, trivia nights, to drag parties, our city is ready to make some noise! So take notes, plan your day. Even if you didn’t get the concert tickets, these Taylor Swift events in Chicago during the concert week will guarantee you a fun time!
TS Month at Replay Lincoln Park
2833 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Join the celebration of Taylor Swift’s return to Chicago at Replay Lincoln Park, as the bar transforms into a Taylor Swift haven with their newest pop-up; Tay Tay Partay! fans can enjoy Taylor’s iconic eras, dance to her tunes, and take Instagram-worthy photos at Chicago’s favorite pop-up bar. Replay Lincoln Park will also be offering themed cocktails, shots, a raffle for a chance to win a pair of tickets to her upcoming concert, and so much more.
Themed Drag Brunch Buffet at Offshore Rooftop
1000 East Grand, Chicago, IL 60611
In celebration of Taylor Swift’s residency in the city of Chicago this June, Offshore Rooftop is offering the perfect place to celebrate your favorite Era, with a drag brunch from some of the nation’s top queens. Celebrate your inner-swiftie self on Sunday, June 4, with a gourmet brunch buffet and bottomless mimosas while singing your heart out to your favorite track alongside Queen Utica from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13, Miss Toto, Mimi Marks and Bell DeBalle. Two shows are available on Sunday, June 4, at 11 a.m. and 2pm. Offshore Rooftop will also be donating $1 from every signature cocktail sold to the Chicago Therapy Collective.
Taylor Swift Drag Brunch at Ina Mae Tavern
1415 N Wood St, Chicago, IL 60622
Calling all Swifties! Ina Mae Tavern will host Taylor Swift Drag Brunch on Saturday, June 3, in honor of the queen herself being in town for her Soldier Field Eras Tour performance. There will be two shows taking place, the first show happening at 12 PM and the second show taking place at 3 PM.
Each $30 ticket includes a Taylor Swift themed drag show hosted by Kitty Banks in addition to a family-style brunch/lunch menu with a cocktail included! While indulging in Southern brunch classics, such as shrimp & grits and fried chicken & pancakes, guests can also experience Ina Mae Tavern’s exclusive Taylor Swift themed cocktail menu.
Taylor’s Afternoon Tea at Alma at Hotel Zachary
3630 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
All are invited to visit Alma at Hotel Zachary for an Afternoon Tea (Time) in honor of our favorite female musician in town – taking the stage at Soldier Field all weekend. On Sunday, June 4 at 1 pm, Alma will be spinning the iconic artist’s music for the afternoon tea and offering a selection of teas inspired by her best songs like – Earl Too Well, You Need to Chamomile Down and more. Guests can also purchase vinyl selections from the prolific songwriter and other female band and singer options, with a pop-up hosted by Val’s halla Records. The Alma’s Afternoon Tea (Time) will feature a selection of luxury teas from Rare Tea Cellar, a glass of prosecco for each attendee, and passed appetizers.
All Too Well Taylor Swift Pop Up at Time Out Market
916 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
In celebration of Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour stop at Soldier Field this June, All Too Well in Lincoln Park will have an additional pop-up shop in TimeOut Market along with specials at both locations all month.
All Too Well’s sandwich of the month for June will be dubbed “Taylor’s Version”, a specialty creation in honor of the singer featuring a Tuscan grill-pressed bread sandwich loaded with shaved turkey, thin-sliced ham, tomatoes, cucumber yogurt, smoked provolone, and artichoke & white bean hummus (a nod to Taylor’s love for hummus). Patrons who order “Taylor’s Version” will also be entered to win a prize pack with All Too Well and Taylor Swift swag.
Customers who show proof of ticket from any Taylor Swift concert will receive 20% off the specialty “Taylor” sandwich. Additionally, concert-goers who tag @alltoowellchicago in their photos from the show will receive a free sandwich at All Too Well on their next visit.
Taylor Swift Cocktails at Venteux
224 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
In a true celebration of Midwest charm, Venteux, Michigan Avenue’s glitzy French brasserie, is extending a warm welcome to the illustrious Taylor Swift as she graces Chicago with her presence from June 2nd to June 4th with ‘The Cocktail Tour’, an Era-inspired menu crafted exclusively for the special occasion.
The featured artisan cocktails are a symphony of taste and visual delight, with each signature drink representing a different era of Taylor Swift’s music. The Lavender Haze, a sparkling sensation of lemon, lavender, Champagne and Empress 1908 Gin is perfect for dancing to Midnights in a summer dress; the Bad Blood kicks up the heat with Casamigos tequila, hibiscus, grapefruit soda, lime and spicy serrano peppers; and for a truly Enchanted experience, indulge in a glittering glass of Strawberry Smash Sipsmith Gin, paired with Fever Tree Sicilian lemonade, St. Germain mist and edible glitter.
Taylor Swift Takeover at Radio Room
400 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
Visit Radio Room for a pre-concert celebration that the queen herself would be proud of with specialty Taylor Swift cocktails, all Taylor Swift music, music videos, photo ops, games, and more! Kick the concert weekend off with a Taylor Swift Trivia on Wednesday, May 31st, and come back for the pop-up on Friday, June 2, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 3, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 pm.
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