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2Bears Tavern Uptown

2Bears Tavern Uptown is your neighborhood, dog-friendly, late-night LGBTQIA+ bar. We are located in the former Nick’s on Wilson space at 1140 Wes...
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Atmosphere

Atmosphere is a neon-filled gay bar offering male go-go dancers, drag shows, DJs, stripper bingo & other events
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Berlin

Cavernous nightlife mainstay with a diverse, no-attitude, all-orientations crowd on the dance floor.
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Black Sheep @ Berlin

An alternative punk drag show spotlighting Black drag performers. Hosted by Bambi Banks-Coulee, Black Sheep features a different lineup of alternat...
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GAG @ Berlin

A monthly comedy and camp drag show with the wild and gimmicky numbers that make Chicago drag legendary! A core cast and rotating guests compete ea...
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Strapped @ Berlin

Berlin's monthly party and drag show celebrating lesbians and WLW. Hosted by Siichele and Irregular Girl, with a new lineup of drag performances ea...
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The Saturday Night Drag Show @ Berlin

The Saturday Night Drag Show! Every Saturday night at Berlin featuring rotating hosts Lucy Stoole and Tenderoni!Featuring a different cast of loca...
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Big Chicks

Great welcoming neighborhood bar. Grab some food during the week or dance on the weekends
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Bobby Love's

Small bar featuring karaoke on the weekends.
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Cell Block

A laid back gay bar with pool, darts, and a more cruisey back bar that opens at 7pm daily.Refers to itself as "The Kinky Side Of Boystown."Nev...
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Sunday Bun-Day @ Cell Block

LGBT cruising party. No cover. Free clothes check. Find us in the backroom bar at Cell Block in Chicago
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Whiff @ Cell Block

Cum get a Whiff at the backroom bar at Cell Block. We're a party for LGBT folks who get off on pits, sweat, sweaty gear, feet, socks, and dude scen...
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Charlie's

A western-themed Boystown bar/dance club with drag shows and more.
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D.S. Tequila Co.

By day, a restaurant with tacos and burgers on the menu, as well as a variety of drinks made with their own brand of tequila. By night, becomes mor...
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Elixer Lounge Andersonville

Craft cocktails and small plate food.
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Elixer Lounge Boystown

Craft cocktails and small plate food.
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Hydrate

A high-energy club with 2 rooms. The weekend parties typically lean toward the circuit persuasion.
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Bubble Pop! @ Hydrate

We welcome Khloe Couleé and DJ Cashera to the Hydrate line up with BUBBLE POP!Never a cover and hot spot performances from special guests every we...
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DRAGLICIOUS @ Hydrate

Come get a taste of some of the best drag in Chicago!DRAGLICIOUS Saturday night drag revue is back every Saturday night!Featuring the Deliciou...
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Faces: A Drag Show By The Couleé sisters @ Hydrate

We are excited to welcome the Couleé sisters as they revamp the show Shea Couleé brought to Hydrate years ago!Join us for FACES!Featuring ...
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House Collective @ Hydrate

House Collective is back at Hydrate every Sunday night!House Collective is glad to welcome one of the brightest names in house music in Mexico… D...
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Lipstick and Mascara @ Hydrate

Lipstick and Mascara is back!Hosted by Mz Ruff n StuffBeats by DJ Laura BWith special guests every week!$5 Cover2 Drink Minimu...
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Sunday Funday @ Hydrate

Boystown's Official After Brunch Party is on every Sunday! Come out and party with the hottest go-go boys in Chicago and the best beats on the stri...
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Jackhammer

Jackhammer is currently closed temporarily for renovations.Jackhammer, located in Chicago’s diverse Rogers Park neighborhood, has been ...
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Jeffery Pub

The Jeffery Pub is a black-owned welcoming alternative lifestyle bar open to everyone; and it's open 7 days a week offering a very warm atmosphere ...
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Lucky Horseshoe

Lucky Horseshoe Lounge offers the hottest male dancers on the Halsted strip, friendly bartenders, and a comfortable atmosphere.
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Meeting House Tavern

Meeting House Tavern offers a unique gathering place in Andersonville providing multiple types of interactive and passive entertainment along with ...
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Nobody's Darling

Nobody's Darling is a black women-owned queer cocktail bar
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North End

Sports bar featuring darts and a pool table, plus juke box and popcorn.
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Roscoe's

Neighborhood gay & lesbian bar dating back to 1987 with a dance floor, pool table & outdoor spaces. It's also where most of the RuPaul's drag race ...
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Be Our Guest! @ Roscoe's

Roscoe’s Dinner & Disney Musical Bingo hosted by Ricky & Tyrone! All your favorite Disney music starts at 7PM! Bingo starts at 7:30PM! Walk-ins w...
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Britney Sundays @ Roscoe's

Monthly Britney-themed music video party with DJ Riley York.
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EggsYZ @ Roscoe's

That's What Roscoe's Calls Brunch! Celebrating all the hits of the 90's and 00's.Come enjoy bottomless mimosas while watching performances by loca...
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F#ck It Up Fridays @ Roscoe's

Weekly drag performances by Roscoe's hosts and weekly guests from RuPaul's Drag Race. Shows immediately follow Roscoe's legendary drag race viewing...
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Madonnarama @ Roscoe's

Roscoe's monthly all-Madonna video dance party with DJ Riley York.No Cover.
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MAYHEM: Mutilation of the Mind @ Roscoe's

Roscoe's take on alternative drag. Rotating hosts with a new special guest each month. $2 well drink specials and no cover charge.
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Monster Rave @ Scarlet

A monthly Lady Gaga-themed dance and drag party! Hosted by Miranda with rotating special guest performances at 10:00 and 11:00, with DJ Bryce Fersh...
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NO SKIPS @ Scarlet

Each Friday, dance to a different full album (or two!) at Scarlet! Check their IG to see which album of the week will be spinning. $5 well drinks u...
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Party Like It's... @ Scarlet

Scarlet's weekly throwback night focuses on the top bops from a different year each week! $5 well drinks until 9:00 PM.
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Sunday Funday @ Scarlet

Billed as Northalsted's brunch after-party, this day party features drink specials including $10 champagne bottles, $3 well drinks until 3 PM, and ...
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Taylor Swift Takeover @ Scarlet

A monthly Taylor Swift-themed drag and dance party. Hosted by Miranda with rotating guest performers. DJ Bryce Fersher spins Taylor all night. $5 w...
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Sidetrack

Chicago's token gay video bar. With multiple bars and floors, this club hosts a plethora of drag shows, fundraisers, showtunes nights, and dance pa...
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All Things Beyonce @ Sidetrack

Dance to Beyonce videos and concert footage, plus SLAY to drag performances from queens like DiDa Ritz, Saya Naomi, Sasha Love, Bambi Banks & Corve...
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All Things Gaga @ Sidetrack

One of Sidetrack's legendary Wednesday video dance parties featuring the music of Lady Gaga!
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All Things Taylor & Ariana @ Sidetrack

Sidetrack's Wednesday pop diva spotlight shines on Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift! Music videos
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Dog Day @ Sidetrack

Super Dog-Friendly Tito's Handmade Vodka will have fun doggy swag on hand to pass out to our canine customers. Bring your pooch and come grab a dri...
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FUN DMC: All Things Dua Lipa, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion @ Sidetrack

Sidetrack closes out each month with their Wednesday night video dance parties with a special FUN DMC edition featuring Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stalli...
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Musical Monday @ Sidetrack

A very popular weekly show tunes and sing along night at Sidetrack. No cover.
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OUTspoken @ Sidetrack

Join us for OUTspoken LGBTQ Stories, our monthly storytelling event celebrating uniquely personal LGBTQ stories. Doors to Main and Cherry Bars open...
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Sunday Funday @ Sidetrack

Showtunes from 4-9 followed by the "Best of Sidetrack" til 2am.
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T.G.I.F. @ Sidetrack

Show tunes from 3-8, then Sidetrack's usual music videos and dance music until 2am.
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Trivia Tuesdays @ Sidetrack

Different pop culture themes each week with prizes for winning teams.
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Queen! @ Smart Bar

Queen is back at SmartBar! A weekly underground house and disco party.Every Sunday at Smart Bar Chicago!Looks STRONGLY encouraged.Resident...
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SOAKED Brunch @ Splash

Weekly drag brunch with two separate seatings for shows at 12 PM and 2 PM. Food and drink packages for $45 or $60. Reservations required.
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The Closet

Small unpretentious afterhours dive playing music videos from the 80s until today, an institution in Boystown. Was originally more of a lesbian han...
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The SoFo Tap

Neighborhood bar with a great patio. Come Fridays for bears, 1st Saturdays for Daddies
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Bear Night @ Touche

Bears, cubs, and otters! Welcoming all hairy or big men.
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BLUF Gear Night @ Touche

Leather, rubber, uniform dress code in the club room. Barber and bootblack on duty.
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Dungeon Master Night @ Touche

S&M demos at midnight
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Jockstrap Night @ Touche

Weekly jockstrap night at Touche.
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M.A.F.I.A. Club Night @ Touche

MAFIA Fisting club night at Touche.
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