Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins Tea Shop is for Hardcore Tea Addicts

On stage, Billy Corgan (front man of 90’s rock icon – Smashing Pumpkins) is a towering god of rock, all sound and fury. But in between tours, he takes on a different persona: that of the tea and bingo-loving owner of Madame Zuzu’s Tea Shop.

Nestled just off the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago’s Highland Park area, Madame Zuzu’s has built up a reputation as one of Chicago’s most stylish destinations for tea, cakes, and entertainment.

Madame Zuzu’s mirrors Corgan’s eclectic tastes. Bingo nights, for example, take place alongside art and music events. Bingo’s popularity may now center around online gaming portals that offer everything from automated Iron Man games to actual live dealers, but the games at Madame Zuzu’s have introduced the more communal aspects of the game to a whole new generation of players.