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T’s Bar & Grill

T's Barwebsite: http://www.tsbarchicago.com/
phone: 773.784.6000email: info@tsbarchicago.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.

Hamburger Mary’s

Hamburger Mary'swebsite: Hamburger Mary’s
phone: 773.784.6969
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!

Kopi Cafe

Kopi Cafewebsite: Kopi Cafe
phone: 773.989.5674
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

Joie De Vinewebsite: Joie De Vine
phone: 773.989.6846
email: joiedevine@mac.com
address: 1744 W Balmoral Av
Lesbian-owned and lesbian-loved intimate wine bar that is host to many exciting lesbian events.


Tweetwebsite: Tweet
phone: 773.728.5576
email: michellefire@tweet.bizaddress: 5020 N Sheridan
The epitome of a gay hangover brunch. Lots of eye-candy and A-MAY-ZING food.

Big Chicks

Big Chickswebsite: Big Chicks
phone: 773.728.5511
email: michellefire@tweet.biz
address: 5024 N Sheridan
Home to the queertastic FKA night, 1st Thursday of every month.

Uptown Lounge

Uptown Loungewebsite: Uptown Lounge
phone: 773.878.1136
address: 1136 W Lawrence Av
Open-mic night hosted by Kat Fitzgerald.


Spynerswebsite: Spyners
phone: 773.784.8719
email: maureen@spynerspub.com
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

Center On Halstedwebsite: http://www.centeronhalsted.org/home.cfm
phone: 773.472.6469
email: mail@centeronhalsted.org
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

Tempted Tuesdayswebsite: Rebel Bar & Grill
phone: 773.975.2010
email: danny@rebelchicago.com
address: 3462 N Clark
Home to the much celebrated night of Tempted Tuesdays. LGBTQ friendly, mostly sexy latin women.


Berlinwebsite: Berlin
phone: 773.348.4975
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.


Spinwebsite: Spin
phone: 773.327.7711
address: 800 W Belmont
Spin is the quintessential gay bar, but you will find lbtq-identifying women here on most nights.

The Closet

The Closetwebsite: The Closet
phone: 773.477.8533
email: theclosetbar@gmail.com
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

Chances Dances

Chances Danceswebsite: http://www.chancesdances.org/
email: chances.dances@gmail.com
address: Chances Dances happens at 4 different bars!
The Subterranean

The Hideout


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

Dollhouseyelp: Dollhouse
address: 1113 w. Belmont
This is a hot lesbian night at it’s finest. You’ll find latin ladies and sexy studs here.

Filter Cafe

Filteryelp: Filter Cafe
phone: 773.904.7819
address: 1373-75 N Milwaukee
Interesting people and food. Comfy couches.



Simoneswebsite: http://simonesbar.com/
phone: 312.666.8601
email: info@simonesbar.com
address: 960 W. 18th St.
Super LGBTQ-friendly bar in the SOUTHSIDE. Way.

Efebinas Internet Cafe

Efebinaswebsite: Efebinas Internet Cafe
phone: 312.243.9790
address: 1640 S. Blue Island
Adorable, lesbian-owned internet cafe. Delicious Mexican food and snacks.

Watra aka Watra Thursdays

Watrafacebook: Watra
phone: 773.927.0710
address: 4758 S Pulaski Rd
LGBTQ night, great music, awesome drink specials.

Far Northside

Rogers Park

Heartland Cafe

Heartlandwebsite: Heartland Cafe
phone: 773.465.8005
email: brettly@heartlandcafe.com
address: 7000 N Glendwood Av
Very supportive of LGBTQ people. Yummy-organic food.

Parlour on Clark

Parlourwebsite: Parlour on Clark
phone: 773.564.9274
address: 6341 N Clark St
Two-words: Lipstick Thursdays.

Western Burbs

Berwyn / Oak Park / Forest View

Forest View Lounge

Forest Viewwebsite: Forest View Lounge
phone: 708.484.9778
address: 4519 S Harlem Ave in Forest View, IL
A neighborhood lesbian bar.


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