Gay Bars in Boystown, Chicago, IL

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minibar Ultra Lounge & Café - Café | Gay Bar | Lounge in Chicago.

Party Earth Review Situated in the epicenter of Lakeview’s gay scene, minibar Ultra Lounge & Café caters to a higher-end clientele with swanky décor, intricate drinks, and bartenders who could double as Abercrombie & Fitch models. A narrow, sexily-lit bar takes up part of the U-shaped front lounge, whose intimate low banquettes and VIP sections ... more


3341 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60657

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Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club - Gay Bar | Gay Club | Restaurant in Chicago.

Party Earth Review Located in Chicago’s famous Boystown neighborhood, The Kit Kat Lounge is a lively spot where stylish gay men and large groups of straight girls sip colorful drinks and enjoy over-the-top tableside drag performances. A throwback to the boisterous supper clubs of the 1940s and old Hollywood glamour, the classy bar and restaurant ... more


3700 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60613

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Jacqueline's - Dive Bar in Boystown, Chicago

Are there non gay bars in Boystown? Well, plenty of bars do not specify orientation, though all spots in this neighborhood are inclusive. But so many joints self-identify as “gay bars” to make these this area one of the top LGBT nightlife zones in the country. Gay bars along Halsted and Broadway are so varied that everyone from jocks to club kids has a place to call home.

Those looking for a rave scene can dance all night at super club Hydrate, while their more laid-back buddies can mingle over a game of billiards at neighborhood tavern Roscoe’s. Boys and girls looking for one and the same find easy conversation at intimate The Closet, and massive Sidetrack lets dancers get lost in a friendly crowd spanning multiple levels, including a rooftop space.

New lounge-y spaces minibar and Scarlet have brought sophistication to the rainbows-and-heavy-beats stretch of Halsted. The model-like servers and candlelit décor do not indicate aloof, stuffy scenes, however. At minibar, for example patrons are known to enter bathing suit dance-offs and graffiti parties that invite guests to write on each others’ clothing.

Boystown gay bars offer crowds for all types, and their high concentration means that the versatile can experience an entire range in one bar-hopping night.

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