Chicago has been flying its rainbow flag for long enough to earn a reputation for being a gay destination. These days, it hosts the third largest pride festival in the U. A mile or so north of it is Andersonville , which was historically home to large Swedish and subsequently Middle Eastern populations but began gaining popularity with lesbians and gays back in the s. It has remained one of Chicago's alternative community hubs ever since, and over the years has been home to everything from feminist bookstores to one of the country's oldest gay bathhouses which is no longer open.
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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. We went to Sidetrack twice during our trip and loved it!
Best gay bars in Chicago
The space is bright and minimally decorated, with low lounge chairs and simple tables scattered down Party Earth Review Popular with an amiable bunch of grad students and young professionals bent on conversation, the modest Hopleaf Bar harbors an intense dedication to beer, and lots of it. Every night, the worn wooden tables and booths on the first floor quickly fill up with easygoing patrons pouring over the selection of more than two hundred
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