Baton Show Lounge
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In 2019—following 50 years of rising rents in its original River North location—the Baton Show Lounge made a new home in Uptown and has since settled comfortably into the neighborhood's nightlife scene. The legendary drag bar hosted the likes of RuPaul, Joan Rivers and Madonna (among other entertainment luminaries) over the course of its storied history and features near-nightly shows from a cast of drag performers. In the pandemic era, guests can catch socially-distanced performances from a new patio decked out with a stage and professional lighting.