Chicago is the home of a growing gay population.
Chicago, Illinois is a diverse and interesting city, known for its history and culture. Pose with the famous statue of Michael Jordan at the United Center, shop in high-class boutiques on Michigan Avenue or explore local waterways, parks and famous buildings. Sports are also very popular in the Windy City. An already large gay population has been increasing in Chicago and many bars have cropped up to serve the demand.
There is nothing fancy about Big Chicks. The bar is located in a funky area of the city and it is not the cleanest place in the world. That, however, is not the point. The focus here is on allowing patrons to have fun in a non-threatening and exciting environment. Loud music plays on an old jukebox at Big Chicks and strong drink specials are always posted. An adjacent restaurant, also owned by the bar, is called Tweets. It serves pub-style dishes and offers a free buffet every Sunday to patrons. Big Chicks 5024 N. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60640 773-728-5511 bigchicks.com
Sidetrack is a massive space in the heart of Chicago, with indoor and outdoor party areas. Modern furnishings, exposed brick and dark hardwoods make up the decor here and thousands of small lights add to the romantic mood. Sidetrack also plays host to special events. On any given night you might find a sexy cabaret show, a live band, comedy or karaoke fun. The dance floors here are flanked by long bars that serve intoxicating treats known to be colorful and strong. Dress casual or go crazy and break out your best drag gear. Sidetrack 3349 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60657 773-477-9189 sidetrackchicago.com
Crew is a sports bar and grill in the Uptown neighborhood that serves a long list of imported beers on tap and pub-style food. The decor is modern and vibrant and you won’t have any trouble finding a television to watch your favorite sports. Bulls, White Sox, Blackhawks, Cubs and Bears fans throw huge parties here on a regular basis and specials are always offered. Enjoy thick steaks or grab a salad. Thick burgers and a number of appetizers are also offered. Crew was designed to accommodate gay sports fans looking for a friendly and safe place. Crew 4804 N. Broadway Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 773-784-2739.