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Bars & Nightclubs

Atmosphere

5355 N. Clark, Chicago | 773-784-1100

Neon-filled gay bar offering male go-go dancers, drag shows, DJs, stripper bingo & other events.
www.atmospherebar.com

2nd Story Bar

157 E. Ohio, Chicago | 312-923-9536

Small, old-school, cash-only local gay bar tucked away in low-lit digs above Sayat Nova restaurant.

Baton Show Lounge

4713 N. Broadway, Chicago | 312-644-5269

Drag queens take the stage at this long-standing nightclub popular for bachelorette parties.
www.thebatonshowlounge.com

Berlin

954 W. Belmont, Chicago | 773-348-4975
Cavernous nightlife mainstay with a diverse, no-attitude, all-orientations crowd on the dance floor.
www.berlinchicago.com

Big Chicks

5024 N. Sheridan, Chicago | 773-728-5511

Lively, colorful, cash-only LGBT-friendly bar with basic eats & weekend DJs amid art-lined walls.
www.bigchicks.com

Bobby Loves

3729 N. Halsted, Chicago | 773-525-1200

Drinks and Karaoke... who could ask for more?
www.bobbyloves.com

Cell Block

3702 N. Halsted, Chicago | 773-665-8064

Laid-back gay bar with billiards, Wii & darts, plus theme nights & drink specials.
www.cellblockchi.com

Charlies

3726 N. Broadway | 773-871-8887

Western-themed Boystown bar & dance club with drag shows, karaoke, bingo & late-night hours.
www.charlieschicago.com

The Closet

3325 N. Broadway, Chicago | 773-477-8533

Opened in 1978, this tiny, unpretentious lesbian & gay bar features dancing, games & karaoke.
www.theclosetchicago.com

Elixir Andersonville

1509 W. Balmoral, Chicago | 773-975-9244

Nestled in the heart of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, Elixir is an inviting, intimate lounge that celebrates the art of the cocktail.
www.elixirandersonville.com

Elixir Lakeview

3452 N. Halsted, Chicago | 773-975-9244

Our small plates and sophisticated bar snacks perfectly complement and enhance our beverages.
www.elixirchicago.com

Fantasy Nightclub

3641 N. Halsted, Chicago | 773-325-2233

The biggest nightclub in Boystown with themed events.
www.fantasynightclubchicago.com

The Anvil on Granville

1137 W. Granville, Chicago | 773-973-0006

Unpretentious gay bar offering beer, cocktails & patio seating in a warm atmosphere.
www.theanvilbar.com

Hydrate

3458 N. Halsted, Chicago | 773-975-9244

Hydrate Nightclub is Chicago's premiere destination for shows, music, dancing, and the best late-night party in the city!
www.hydratechicago.com

Jackhammer

6406 N. Clark, Chicago | 773-743-5772

Multilevel club with dance floor & many bars offers pool, drink specials, entertainment, patio area & everything between.
www.jackhammerchicago.com

Jeffery Pub

7041 S. Jeffery Blvd, Chicago | 773-363-8555

The Jeffery Pub is a welcoming alternative lifestyle bar open to everyone; and it's open 7 days a week offering a very warm atmosphere playing the hottest Hip-Hop, House, R&B and live entertainment.

Jeffery Pub Facebook Page

LIPS

2229 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago | 312-815-2662

Showy nightlife spot with opulent, Vegas-style decor, drag performances, creative eats & cocktails.
www.lipschicago.com

Lucky Horseshoe

3169 N. Halsted, Chicago | 773-404-3169

Multiple rooms and male dancers 7 days a week.
www.luckyhorseshoelounge.com

Marty's Martini Bar

1511 W. Balmoral, Chicago | 773-561-6425

Chic, low-lit lounge serving classic cocktails amid Toulouse-Lautrec-inspired decor.

www.martysmartinibar.com

Meeting House Tavern

5025 N. Clark, Chicago | 773-696-4211

Meeting House Tavern offers a unique gathering place in Andersonville providing multiple types of interactive and passive entertainment along with a rotating selection of reasonably priced cocktails, beers and frozen drinks, nightly drink specials and specially-themed nights.
www.meetinghousetavern.com

Progress Bar

3359 N. Halsted, Chicago | 312-815-2662

The hottest new bar in boystown, staffed by some very familiar faces, designed to be like nothing you have ever seen before.
www.progressbarchicago.com

Ravenswood Tavern

1829 W. Montrose, Chicago | 773-528-3253

The Ravenswood Tavern is an easygoing neighborhood bar with darts, a jukebox, and a variety of beers & cocktails.
www.theravenswoodtavern.com

Replay Lakeview

3439 N. Halsted, Chicago | 773-975-9244

Your neighborhood hangout with free vintage arcade games,extensive rotating craft beer list, with 26 beers on tap.
www.replaylakeview.com

Roger's Park Social

6920 N. Glenwood, Chicago | 773-561-6425

Industrial bar offering craft beers & seasonally inspired cocktails, plus a lounge with board games.

www.rogersparksocial.com

Roscoes

3356 N Halsted, Chicago | 773-281-3355

Chicago’s leader in nightlife and entertainment located in the heart of boystown for over 30 years.
www.roscoes.com

Scarlet

3320 N. Halsted, Chicago | 773-348-1053

DJs & drink specials fuel the early bar & late-night lounge scenes at this vintage-inspired gay bar..
www.scarletchicago.com

Shakers on Clark

3160 N. Clark, Chicago | 773-327-5969

A neighborhood bar where everyone can hangout with friends watching sporting events, listen to live music, play pool and shoot darts.
Shakers on Clark Facebook Page

Sidetrack

3349 N. Halsted, Chicago | 773-477-9189

Sidetrack has welcomed Chicago's LGBTQ+ community, and the world, for 38 years with a unique mix of your favorite music videos. Join us for our famous Frozen Cocktails, Show Tunes 3 times a week, our fabulous rooftop deck and our fun nightly parties..

www.sidetrackchicago.com

SOFO Tap

4923 N. Clark, Chicago | 773-784-7636

Enjoy a game of darts, hang out on our spacious outdoor patio, play your favorite song on the jukebox or check out the videos on our flat panel TVs. Our friendly staff is here, ready to pour your favorite drink.
www.thesofotap.com

Splash

3339 N. Halsted, Chicago | 773-904-7338

Narrow, dimly lit gay bar with a diverse crowd open late & serving mixed cocktails & dancing.
www.splash-chicago.com

The Call

1547 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago | 773-334-2525

Andersonville's neighborhood video and dance bar.

www.callbarchicago.com

The North End

3733 N. Halsted, Chicago | 773-477-7999

Chicago's neighborhood gay sports bar since 1983!  Offering cold drinks, a great beer selection, pool, darts, and all the games on TV.
www.northendchicago.com

Touché

6412 N. Clark, Chicago | 773-465-7400

Neighborhood gay leather bar open since 1977 offering draft brews, a pool table & darts.
www.touchechicago.com

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(Suburbs & Beyond)

Bars & Nightclubs

 

Club Krave

​​13126 Western Avenue, Blue Island, IL | 708-597-8379

We are Chicago's premier, South Side Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender bar.  We feature monthly drag shows, the hottest exotic dancers, weekend entertainment, along with the BEST drink specials in town!!! 

www.clubkrave.com

The Office

513 E. State Street, Rockford, IL | 815-965-0344

The Office is an LGBTQ+ night club, bar and entertainment lounge in the heart of the historical River District of downtown Rockford..
www.theofficeniteclub.com

Maneuvers

118 E. Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL | 815-727-7069

Longtime gay bar featuring drag shows, drink specials & DJ music in a lively atmosphere.

www.maneuvers.business.site

Dicks RU Crazee

1221 E. 150th Street, Hammond, IN | 219-852-0222

Drag queens take the stage at this long-standing nightclub popular for bachelorette parties.
www.dicksrucrazee.com

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Restaurants

 

​​F.O'Mahony's

3701 N. Broadway, Chicago | 773-549-0226

Neighborhood Irish pub with classic eats & decor, brunch service, late hours & a seasonal patio.

F.O'Mahony's Facebook

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club

3700 N. Halsted, Chicago | 773-525-1111

The Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club is a premier destination venue for every type of occasion and every demographic. With an innovative martini and cocktail list of more than 200 offerings, upscale contemporary cuisine, entertainment by the world famous Kit Kat Divas and sleek “South Beach meets Hollywood” inspired decor, Kit Kat is truly a world-class entertainment hotspot.
www.kitkatchicago.com

Lark

3441 N. Halsted, Chicago | 773-799-8968

Pizza, sandwiches, burgers & snacks pair with house cocktails in a pub setting with a patio & DJs. Lark’s dining experience is hip, friendly and fun.

www.larkchicago.com

Red Rover Cafe

1535 W. Devon Avenue, Chicago | 773-262-0414

Red Rover, Red Rover bring yourself right over for delicious sandwiches, soups, salads, Intelligentsia Coffee, freshly baked yummy desserts, gourmet cookies, Rice Krispi Treats, New York Bagels, Muffins & Pastries.
www.redrovercafe.com

Replay Andersonville

5358 N. Clark, Chicago | 773-6654-1369

Arcade bar with retro games & flat-screen TVs, plus craft beer, bourbon & American comfort food.
www.replayandersonville.com

Wood

3335 N. Halsted, Chicago | 773-935-9663

Since 2012, Wood restaurant has served as an upscale casual dinner and drinks destination in the heart of Chicago’s Boystown. Wood is a 6-time Michelin Bib Gourmand winner.
www.woodchicago.com

Conn's Catering

1535 W. Devon Avenue, Chicago | 773-262-2666

Helping Chicago Entertain since 1993. It's Personal. We will work with you to create a menu that fits your taste, budget and style.
www.connscatering.com