It could take you hours to decide which LGBT bar is the best. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.
From Andersonville to Boystown and across the rest of the Windy City, there is a wealth of LGBT bars of all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re looking to party hard or keep it low key, we have you covered.
One of Chicago’s premier gay and lesbian hangouts, Big Chicks is an Uptown bar with walls of busty lady photos and some of the nicest bartenders around. It’s usually packed with an energetic and awesomely diverse crowd looking to eat, drink, and be merry. Each night of the week brings a different special, and they serve an ever-changing list of craft beer and new cocktails.
Don’t miss out on: Free Dinner on Sundays
If a fun and lively gay bar is what you’re seeking, look no further than Sidetrack. The place is huge, and they have special events almost every night of the week. They have four different bars, one being on the rooftop, so you’ll never be far from or have to wait too long for a drink. It probably goes without saying, but this place has awesome dancing too.
Don’t miss out on: Musical Mondays
Classy and chic, Elixir Lounge is a low-key alternative to the rowdier nightlife spots in Boystown. This sophisticated spot focuses on expertly mixed craft cocktails—they have both the Prohibition-style classics and unique, modern blends, all made with freshly squeezed juices. Each person who comes to the lounge is guaranteed a seat, so you can cozy up to a new friend or someone special.
Don’t miss out on: The Lavender and Lace cocktail