Why Start a Supper Club?

“We started Tortoise Supper Club because it has all the ingredients we love in a night out – Great Food, Craft Cocktails, Live Jazz in a sophisticated, lively atmosphere.

We wanted a restaurant where you could start your night, come for a nightcap or spend the entire evening. We were inspired by Holly Go Lightly’s swanky cocktail party in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” 

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A night of endless possibilities

Live Jazz in Chicago

Experience the sounds of Jazz Age elegance.

No two jazz shows are alike. No two nights at the Tortoise Supper Club are the same. With live jazz on the weekends, you’ll be treated to a night of classic Sinatra style jazz in the background as you clink your glasses. Our house trio is part of your experience: never too loud, never too soft, and always inventive.

Where Chicago’s Secret Stories Come to Life

“Never a lovely so real.” That’s how Algren described Chicago, and that’s what you’ll get at Tortoise. Come in for a glimpse at Chicago’s hidden history, and get secret stories of this one-of-a-kind city alongside your meal.

  • Rogues: Chicago’s rogues, the scoundrols, the dreams and schemers, the builders and the bunko. Ask your staff about the caricature near your table.
  • Restaurateurs: Our lobby is filled with wood from the famed Pump Room, and there are elements of Chicago’s past everywhere. Just ask about ‘em.
  • Readers and Writers: Want to learn more? Check out our library filled with books borrowed from Chicago’s famed Newberry Library, and leaf through some stories.

Start or end your night with us. Make us your night.

Come for some apps. Come after your show. Come spend your night in Chicago with us. Our doors are open.

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