Bachelorette Party Must: Seattle’s Can Can

A unforgettable ladies' night out for the vintage-loving bride (or any bride, really)
Flamingo, Photos courtesy of Can Can

It’s no secret that “vintage” is here to stay, with the Roaring Twenties theme still in full swing. The glitz, the glamour, the Prohibition-era parties; it’s positively intoxicating. If you’re the bride who longs for the by-gone era of speakeasies and sophisticated cocktails, you’ll want to set aside the traditional bachelorette party games and tacky party paraphernalia and head to Seattle’s Can Can for your ladies' night out.

We were recently invited to see Can Can’s latest burlesque show, Flamingo, convincing us this underground venue is one of the top spots in the city for celebrating your remaining days of single life. The cabaret-style show, inspired by some of your favorite summer hits (Cry Baby, Grease, Hairspray), is expertly performed by a truly talented troupe of three ladies and two gentlemen. It's engagingly funny, sophisticatedly sexy and perfectly over-the-top. While the routines were refreshingly modern, the entire atmosphere was evocative of a 1920s Paris.

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…Did we mention the cocktails? Choose from a bevy of house-crafted libations both before (at the bar) and during the show (hand-delivered). The Can Can also serves up a full menu of seasonal fusion food inspired by both the Northwest and the European cabarets of yesteryear.

Side note for those looking to bring along mom: the show definitely has a provocative side, including barely-there costumes, but the overall entertainment stays classy.

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Catch Flamingo all summer long Wednesday-Sunday nights through mid-October. Other performances include Junk Yard and the Friday/Saturday Midnight Show. For the best seats you’ll want VIP tickets ($85). General Admission ($40). Preferred Seating ($60). For a little extra Bachelorette attention, add-on the Celebration Package ($100).

Interested in carrying the theme elsewhere before or after the show? Check out these speakeasy-style Seattle watering holes:

Bathtub Gin & Co.

Needle & Thread / Tavern Law

Knee High Stocking Co.