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Best Spots For Cabaret In DFW

Dallas and Fort Worth have a large variety of cabaret events and clubs. Some venues have a supper club feel while others have underground 1950's jazz club vibes. There are revues with classy burlesque that remind us of famous musicals like "Cabaret." You can take in a dance club with vibrating electronic music or enjoy laugh-out-loud comedy improvs. 
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Ad-Libs at Mouth
2626 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 754-7050‎

Ad-Libs, a well-known and popular improv group, now performs at its new sister venue Mouth. This cabaret-style theater has entertained and delighted Dallas residents for 25 years with shows every Friday and Saturday evening. Mouth is also home to some of the best up-and-coming comedy troupes from Ad-Libs School of Improv. Located just a few blocks east of downtown Dallas on Main Street in Deep Ellum, Mouth offers limited free parking in the lot just next to the building.

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Scat Jazz Lounge
111 W 4th St, Suite 11
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 870-9100

Located in the historic Woolworth building in Sundance Square, the art deco-style Scat Jazz Lounge has a cool New York City 1950's vibe. The lounge almost feels like a movie set where you expect the Rat Pack of Frank Sinatra, Joey Bishop, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. to come waltzing in. Scat is a live-music venue featuring local and national talent with mostly straight-ahead jazz. Check its website for upcoming events, reservations, free cover charge nights and hours.

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Sambuca Uptown
2120 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 744-0820
sambucarestaurant.comSambuca is a popular supper club with tasty foods, excellent live music and a fun clientele who love to dance. Located in the trendy uptown area of Dallas across from the Ritz and Crescent Hotels, it has a sophisticated eclectic European design. Self-described as a "Rockin' Dinner Club," Sambuca features live music every night along with a high-energy dance band that plays every Friday and Saturday night.

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The Rose Room
3911 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 526-7171

The Rose Room is the most famous gender-illusion show bar in the southwest with nationally-known female impersonators. The witty impersonators spoof beauty pageants and glamour plus everything in between. The Rose Room Theatre and Lounge are located upstairs at Station 4 in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas. Showtimes are at 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Station 4 is one of the largest gay dance clubs in the country with a nightclub vibe. It features 24,000-square-foot area including a huge dance floor, major sound system and moveable light show.

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The Velvet Kittens of Le Cabaret Burlesque
Various locations

The Velvet Kittens are sexy, classy and highly entertaining performing their fun-filled bump and grinds. Award-winning playwright Mark-Brian Sonna now has a cult following for his wacky play "The Beulaville Baptist Book Club presents...A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker" that features the Velvet Kittens. Just like in the "Rocky Horror Show," returning fans dress down in torn fishnet hose. Dallasites look forward to performances each holiday season. Another popular upcoming event where the Velvet Kittens are performing is Ricki Derek's "A Merry Little Christmas Show" in the historic Lakewood Theater in Dallas. Derek also performs in the Scat Jazz Lounge in Fort Worth in his big band, Rat Pack style.

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Marilee Vergati, is an international award winning art director and writer. As a native Dallasite and fifth generation Texan, she brings a unique insight to her beloved state, its events, arts, ecology and people. Her work can be found on

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