It’s okay if you show up looking like the morning after, the staff is quite friendly and the environment is chill. The breakfast is always a solid choice, and I enjoy their milkshakes and desserts. Clarke’s is great for those times when it’s 3AM, my code won’t compile, and I really want some Swedish pancakes. Located on the north edge of Boystown, this IHOP is open 24 hours and almost always packed full of queers with the munchies, especially after the bars close.(Chistraddler Editor Note: Let’s be real, WCF is really kind of a parody of a feminist bookstore.
It’s open late, which is nice, but IMO it’s not worth the (weekend) cover price. I’ve never been to any of the events myself, but I’ve heard a bit about it. Stop in for a burger and some beer, and then dance the night away! Oh, and while you are eating, a hilarious female impersonator comes out and performs for you.
That being said, I encourage you to check it out for yourself, preferably on a Thursday night for the Stardust party or bring your friends to Robyn night on Sunday. I’ve never been to any LGBTQ bars/clubs on the South Side or in the suburbs, but it’s definitely on my to-do list (after Natalie Portman, of course). Halsted St.) A good choice after a night of partying in Boystown, the Chicago Diner is completely vegetarian and mostly vegan. Pick Me Up Cafe (3408 N Clark St) For a laid-back dining experience, stop by Pick Me Up Cafe. Belmont Ave.) The menu here is really diverse, and they serve booze, too. Halsted St.) Speaking of pancakes, yes, I’m serious on this one.
It wasn’t until five years ago when I actually moved to Chicago that I came to appreciate its diverse, albeit segregated, culture.
Queers of all flavors reside comfortably in many different places all over the city, with a lot of the backlash coming only from within the queer community itself.
Yoly walks around serving up $1 Jello shots as the go-go dancers shake it atop the bar. Western Ave.) Definitely a dive bar, Spyners is usually frequented by an older crowd and/or CMSA players. I’ve been here quite a few times with (older) friends for karaoke and had a good time. Belmont Ave.) It’s had a fair share of drama, and I don’t really enjoy it (I’m not one to pay a cover unless it goes toward charity), but there are $1 drink nights on Wednesdays! Sapphic Adventures Lady-loving-ladies-only events, organized by other Chicago gay ladies.
Recently, the Dolls started Sunday Night Sex Talks at The Dragon Lady Lounge (3188 N. And if you’re into it, there is a shower contest on Fridays. Belmont Ave.) The environment seems to be a little cliquey, so go with a big group of friends. The majority of the group is 36 , and it includes lots of non-bar activities. Clark St.) Located in Andersonville, this restaurant and bar is always hoppin’ with some LGBTQA-flavored event. You can get totally wasted on a Sunday morning for , and the food is good.
We will be in a private room near the back of the bar. Meet & mingle with an upscale, social group of about 20 singles in their mid 30's - late 40's. We'll be speed dating, mingling and networking with an upscale, social group of about 20 singles.
Tonight’s event will be at the Sedgwick Stop, a very popular bar in the Old Town neighboorhood of Chicago. Tonight’s event will be at Fork, a very popular restaurant with a bar in Lincoln Square, Chicago.
Personally, this is my favorite dance party because of the completely welcoming (and nice) environment, regardless of gender identity. Halsted St.) has recently been taken over by lesbians.
If you want to meet Effingdykes writer, Krista, you can usually find her here. Chicago Ave.) There used to be bi-weekly Saturday parties, but so far this year, there has only been one. They serve great margaritas and yummy tacos (that’s what she said), and it can get really crowded really fast so sit on the patio for more space.
We will be in a private room near the back of the bar.…Smash a Pinata.