DR. PATRICK’S POSTCARD ROADSIDE: Club Flamingo

Club Flamingo

DR. PATRICK’S POSTCARD ROADSIDE: Club Flamingo

Club Flamingo

Club Flamingo

The dinner-dance club was a staple in every urban entertainment district in the country from the 1930s into the 1960s.

It was celebrated in dozens of Hollywood movies of the same vintage where the young couple crowded at little, candle-lit table to see a floor show, a singing act and then dance. The favorite nightclub décor was anything tropical-exotic, like Chicago’s colorful Club Flamingo on Madison Avenue just west of the Loop.