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T’s Bar & Grill
phone: 773.784.6000email: email@example.com
address: 5025 N. Clark
What kind of a site would be if we didn’t list good ol’ T’s first? “Where everybody knows your name…” this song comes to mind when you walk into T’s. Let’s be real, this is the equivalent to “The Planet”, “Central Perk”, or the “Peach Pit” for a lot of us. With good bar food, friendly atmosphere, and even better service you’ll never really be disappointed at this Northside hangout.
website: Hamburger Mary’s
address: 5400 N Clark
Good burger joint, but also known for it’s various activities in Mary’s Attic including MaryOke on Wednesdays and Sundays. Fun!
website: Kopi Cafe
address: 5317 N Clark St
Cute and cozy cafe with plenty of eye-candy, yummy veggie food, cool stuff, and LGBTQ people.
Joie De Vine
website: Joie De Vine
address: 1744 W Balmoral Av
Lesbian-owned and lesbian-loved intimate wine bar that is host to many exciting lesbian events.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org: 5020 N Sheridan
The epitome of a gay hangover brunch. Lots of eye-candy and A-MAY-ZING food.
website: Big Chicks
address: 5024 N Sheridan
Home to the queertastic FKA night, 1st Thursday of every month.
website: Uptown Lounge
address: 1136 W Lawrence Av
Open-mic night hosted by Kat Fitzgerald.
address: 4623 N Western Av
Neighborhood lesbian bar with a state-of-the-art karaoke sound system that boasts over 10,000 songs.
Lakeview / Wrigleyville
Center on Halsted
address: 3656 N Halsted
The heart of gay Chicago. Many great LGBTQ events hosted here including Women’s Movie Night and speed dating.
Rebel Bar & Grill aka Tempted Tuesdays
website: Rebel Bar & Grill
address: 3462 N Clark
Home to the much celebrated night of Tempted Tuesdays. LGBTQ friendly, mostly sexy latin women.
address: 954 W Belmont
Berlin features a little bit for everyone. Greg Haus throws down with artist features that include Madonna, Bjork, Robyn, and Lady Gaga as well other funky-themed nights. Thursdays is Stardust hosted by Chicago’s own DirtyGirl.
address: 800 W Belmont
Spin is the quintessential gay bar, but you will find lbtq-identifying women here on most nights.
website: The Closet
address: 3325 N Broadway
When you hear “last call” at your current bar, time to recruit the troops and head to The Closet. Rated #1 for last-minute hook-ups. Warning: Long lines on the weekend and pools of various liquids on the bathroom floor.
Wicker Park / Humboldt Park / Bucktown
address: Chances Dances happens at 4 different bars!
For all those people who love or support or have a general interest in Chances and Off Chances, sister monthly parties for the LezBiGayTransIntersexQueer communities and the people who love them/us.
Dollhouse Fridays at Cuna
address: 1113 w. Belmont
This is a hot lesbian night at it’s finest. You’ll find latin ladies and sexy studs here.
yelp: Filter Cafe
address: 1373-75 N Milwaukee
Interesting people and food. Comfy couches.
address: 960 W. 18th St.
Super LGBTQ-friendly bar in the SOUTHSIDE. Way.
Efebinas Internet Cafe
website: Efebinas Internet Cafe
address: 1640 S. Blue Island
Adorable, lesbian-owned internet cafe. Delicious Mexican food and snacks.
Watra aka Watra Thursdays
address: 4758 S Pulaski Rd
LGBTQ night, great music, awesome drink specials.
website: Heartland Cafe
address: 7000 N Glendwood Av
Very supportive of LGBTQ people. Yummy-organic food.
Parlour on Clark
website: Parlour on Clark
address: 6341 N Clark St
Two-words: Lipstick Thursdays.
Berwyn / Oak Park / Forest View
Forest View Lounge
website: Forest View Lounge
address: 4519 S Harlem Ave in Forest View, IL
A neighborhood lesbian bar.