Chicago is one of our favourite places in the US. We arrived with no expectations and were completely blown away. Not only does Chicago have a huge and vibrant gay scene, it is a beautiful city with incredibly friendly people and so much to do. For this mini guide, we are focusing on the best gay bars in Chicago broken down into the gay bars in boystown and the gay bars in Andersonville. Boystown and Andersonville affectionately coined MANdersonville are the main gay areas in Chicago and therefore where the majority of the gay nightlife can be found. You can find gay bars all across Chicago but the majority are found in Boystown and Andersonville.
South Side gay bars
Bitter Old Queen: Gay History Archives
Citing the Zoot Suit Riots as a seminal moment in the history of Los Angeles, the exhibition emphasizes a recirculation of shared experiences across time, reflecting recurrent and ongoing struggles and triumphs. Business was fading at Mr. The bar drew a local Mexican-American clientele, a smattering of self-identifying gay men and women, trans women and drag queens, and heterosexuals having a fling with someone not their significant other. Owned by the proprietor of the gay vaquero dance club, Tempo, the Score had a long, queer past. It was once a gay bar called The Keyhole, the front door surrounded by a large, wooden keyhole shape that remained when it was the Score and beyond. Chico was born.
Closed Due to COVID-19, Many Gay Bars – Already Struggling – Are Now on Life Support
Chicago nightlife history is full of fun and fascinating stories. The Tavern Club , located on the upper floors of N. Michigan Avenue , has catered to well-heeled revelers for nearly a century. Of course, Prohibition was long over by the s. In those days, The Tavern Club often represented stop number one in the moveable feast that was Chicago nightlife.