It's generally safer to avoid being listed in a phonebook, as evidenced by the number of prank calls Santa gets asking for unmeltable icicles. List your name among the VIP's instead with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of small gourmet plates and cocktails at Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge in Oak Park.
This LGBT-loving lair offers eclectic small plates, an extensive drink menu, and a full schedule of events and entertainment. A large selection of cheekily dubbed cocktails, such as daddies' root-beer float, which includes vodka, root-beer liqueur, and amaretto with a cream surprise, tickle tongues inside cheeks. Less rowdy rabble-rousers can relax with a glass of wine or champagne ($7–$12) while they munch flatbread pizza or small plates ($7–$16), such as a grilled filet mignon sandwich with blue-cheese sauce and caramelized shallots from the menu.
Check out Velvet Rope's calendar of events so you'll never again be forced to endure a Tuesday without dancing or a hump day sans karaoke.
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The LBGT-friendly Velvet Rope invites revelers with open minds and refined tastes to enhance their evenings with the lounge's slate of fine wines, international cuisine, and elaborate entertainment in the form of go-go dancers and drag shows. Beneath the suffuse lighting of tulip chandeliers, the bustling main floor hosts a full bar, where 35 specialty martinis brim with creative ingredients—such as cookie-dough vodka and absinthe—while the private VIP loft accommodates dozens with a dedicated server, a private television, and plush furnishings for late-night pillow forts. Food and drink packages deck out special events, and the nightclub's calendar overflows with karaoke nights, drink specials, and live performances.