Sidetrack is one of The 11 Best Gay Bars in Chicago.

1. Sidetrack

9.0
3349 N Halsted St (btwn Roscoe & Buckingham), Chicago, IL
Gay Bar · Lake View East · 157 tips and reviews

DavidDavid: Great slushie drinks. Really neat RuPauls drag race paintings throughout. Would visit next time in town, thanks to the friendly bartenders.

Joel M.Joel Morrow: Don't mess with the Showtunes Queens. This is their religion, cardio and lifestyle. They'll cut you!

jenny b.jenny benevento: slurpee drinks here rule

Replay Beer & Bourbon is one of The 11 Best Gay Bars in Chicago.

2. Replay Beer & Bourbon

8.3
3439 N Halsted St (at W Newport Ave), Chicago, IL
Gay Bar · Lake View East · 44 tips and reviews

Vincent J.Vincent James: Great Bourbon selection and nice new patio? Bucks, what's that?

steve z.steve zzz: Come for the games, leave with a boy!

James W.James Wright: Pretty good beer selection, better bourbon selection, jukebox, and FREE arcade games?! Come on...

Big Chicks is one of The 11 Best Gay Bars in Chicago.

3. Big Chicks

8.2
5024 N Sheridan Rd (at W Argyle St.), Chicago, IL
Gay Bar · Uptown · 88 tips and reviews

Veggie C.Veggie Chicago: One of the best vegetarian menus in the city despite being a bar. Plenty of vegan options too!

Sean D.Sean Doe-Simkins: Go to Big Chicks on Mondays for dollar burgers and cheap pitchers!

Ryan L.Ryan Loren: One of the Best Nights out of the week that happens only at Big Chicks!!!

Elixir Lounge is one of The 11 Best Gay Bars in Chicago.

4. Elixir Lounge

8.2
3452 N Halsted St (btwn N Newport Ave and N Cornelia Ave), Chicago, IL
Gay Bar · Lakeview · 40 tips and reviews

Mykie L.Mykie Lim: Try the strawberry basil lemonade and the Moscow/Michigan mule. Say hi to the friendly and best bartenders on halsted.

Daniel M.Daniel McCoy: Red Dynasty. End Scene.

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: A well-made cocktail was a hard thing to find in Boystown. Thankfully there’s Elixir, which not only shakes mean drinks, but also keeps the crowd in control and the music somewhat low. Read more.

SoFo Tap is one of The 11 Best Gay Bars in Chicago.

5. SoFo Tap

8.0
4923 N Clark St (at Argyle St), Chicago, IL
Gay Bar · Uptown · 38 tips and reviews

Joe V.Joe V: Great Andersonville bar. Love the ginormous Blue Moons!

Jorge V.Jorge Valdivia: Order em tall and order em now.

WoodyWoody: try showing up dressed like a giant furry animal...

Roscoe's is one of The 11 Best Gay Bars in Chicago.

6. Roscoe's

7.9
3356 N Halsted St (at Roscoe St), Chicago, IL
Gay Bar · Lakeview · 112 tips and reviews

Kevin L.Kevin L: Had both good and bad mixed memories here. But they're all great stories. You'll have yours too. #fav

Daniel M.Daniel McCoy: Great spot to observe the homosexual mating rituals of the intoxicated unattractive middle-aged homosapien.

Philip L.Philip Leodoro: Roscoes is the best bar ever! Good people good drink prices!

Touche is one of The 11 Best Gay Bars in Chicago.

7. Touche

7.4
6412 N Clark St (btwn W Devon Ave & W Schreiber Ave), Chicago, IL
Gay Bar · Rogers Park · 11 tips and reviews

Ken Q.Ken Quandt: Cruisy, leathery bear bar. Nice place to start the evening. Heavier action in back bar area, behind the fence. Theme nights and special events most weekends and holidays. Give it a try when in Chicago

Dereald M.Dereald M: Friendly bar staff and great drink special most days of the week.

Leather Archives & MuseumLeather Archives & Museum: The last of the Chicago Leather bars. Lots of history in this place.

Bobby Love's is one of The 11 Best Gay Bars in Chicago.

8. Bobby Love's

7.5
3729 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL
Gay Bar · Lakeview · 19 tips and reviews

David E.David Encizo: Definitely the strongest drinks I've had in Boystown so far! You'll get your money's worth for sure!

Damian D.Damian Denson: $12 for a long island iced tea?! Good and strong, but still...$$$

Jason T.Jason T: Great mixed drinks and weekend karaoke.

Progress Bar is one of The 11 Best Gay Bars in Chicago.

9. Progress Bar

7.3
3359 N Halsted St (at W Roscoe St), Chicago, IL
Gay Bar · Lake View East · 25 tips and reviews

Raymond A.Raymond Arturo: Great friendly service and chill atmosphere on Thursdays

Jesse S.Jesse Salazar: Quit complaining!

Audi G.Audi Glovsky: This bar is GREAT. GREAT music and GREAT people. Oh did I say GREAT!!!!

North End is one of The 11 Best Gay Bars in Chicago.

10. North End

7.4
3733 N Halsted St (at W Bradley Pl), Chicago, IL
Gay Bar · Lakeview · 22 tips and reviews

Dustin H.Dustin Haley: Love going here to play darts, watch college football, and hangout in a not crowded space.

Jonathan G.Jonathan Graves: If you want a drink without exorbitant prices and without boystown nonsense, this is your bar

Sean B.Sean Bush: That bartender Doug is awesome!

Hydrate is one of The 11 Best Gay Bars in Chicago.

11. Hydrate

7.2
3458 N Halsted St (at W Cornelia Ave), Chicago, IL
Gay Bar · Lakeview · 53 tips and reviews

Matt W.Matt Wilkison: Amazing club and atmosphere. Can't have a bad night at hydrate. And very lovely staff!

Austin D.Austin Duus: It wouldn't make my list at all, but they support TPAN once a month.

Derek K.Derek Kucynda: Amazing late night bar. This tip comes from a lifelong Chicagoan. Do it. Sweaty. Dance. Party. Best staff ever. What more does a queen need??