One of Lakeview's swankier mixed gay-straight lounges and eateries, Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
(3700 N. Halsted St.
, 773-525-1111) is a swish, retro-hip hangout that's ideal for sipping fancy cocktails or for a full meal. The kitchen turns out commendably prepared international fare (Thai spring rolls with lobster and rock shrimp, wasabi shu-mai pork dumplings, pumpkin-seed-encrusted halibut with a spicy cilantro-cream sauce), and many of the glamorous staffers dress in drag. Kit Kat also has a popular branch
in the Mexican gay resort of Puerto Vallarta, and there's also a gay-popular Kit Kat Toronto
. It's close to the GLBT Center on Halsted
, and at the northern end of a strip of Halsted Street hangouts that include Scarlet
, and Hydrate