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Big Chicks

Gay Bar and Bar$$$$
Uptown, Chicago
  • Has a stamp of approval from Time Out Chicago and Chicago Tribune
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  • Patrick Jay M.
    "$1 burger night and the crowd..."(6 Tips)
    Chicago Tribune
    "possibly beat $1 burger night"(4 Tips)
    Trish D.
    "Buck Burger Monday and $2 off pitchers!"(2 Tips)
    Nathan K.
    "Hey big chickers!"(3 Tips)
84 Tips and reviews
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  • Rachel C.
    Rachel CJuly 30
    Great vibe. I went bc I thought it was a lesbian bar but it isn't really -- that's only during the FKA party.
  • Francisco P.
    A Chicago original. Good beer selection and the interior is amazing . You must check it out!
  • Can A.
    Can AyterSeptember 6, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Very friendly and cozy neighborhood bar atmosphere always.
  • Steven V.
    Steven VanceAugust 31, 2016
    Cheap burgers are on special quite often
  • Tessamaria C.
    Tessamaria CrumpAugust 8, 2016
    Their burgers are on point
  • Irem U.
    Irem UnluApril 17, 2016
    They usually have 80's or 90's nights on Fridays! A lot of fun!
  • Martin H.
    Martin HeckoNovember 8, 2015
    The fries have an awesome texture but have a corn oil aftertaste. The food is competent, but not amazing. Good value. Vegetarian selection is OK – the bean burger is a bit bland.
  • Will A.
    Will AndersonNovember 7, 2015
    Hey Big Chicks, you should join Freebie! It’s pretty rad and the benefits are great for both you and me. Check it out!
  • Mark P.
    Mark ParkerNovember 3, 2015
    1 dollar burgers
  • Patrick Jay M.
    Patrick Jay MalinowskiOctober 20, 2015
    $1 burger night and the crowd... Definitely loved all the times I come here I must say..
  • Andre W.
    Andre WilliamsMay 11, 2015
    $1 burger nite!!!
  • Adam Scott S.
    Adam Scott SmithApril 21, 2015
    Hey Big Chicks, join Freebie! Read more
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneFebruary 11, 2015
    If you're looking for the cheapest of cheap eats, there's no way you could possibly beat $1 burger night here. Gay bars aren't exactly known for their value, but the burgers here are fairly solid. Read more
  • Tracey S.
    Tracey SwansonDecember 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good veggie dogs if you're into that. Slices of cake are huge and delicious.
  • Markus V.
    They are playing the never-ending story!
  • Theo E.
    Theo EstesAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    You can drink here, dance here and then the next morning you can have brunch and the hair of the dog here. What more could you want from a bar?
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    Make happy hour plans to take advantage of stellar weekday specials like $1 burger night. Read more
  • Scot M.
    Scot MinceyMay 11, 2014
    One of the best bars I've been to!!!! Make sure to dance at least once on the platform!!!
  • Unknown
    UnknownMarch 17, 2014
    Totes fun. Especially Sunday
  • Jinna H.
    Jinna H.March 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Any night is a 'good' night here.
  • William O.
    William OngenaeJanuary 26, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Best place ever!!
  • Nisai M.
    Nisai MeknitiDecember 15, 2013
    It's a great place for breakfast , lunch and brunch. Everyone's very friendly, especially Michelle, got to try,Tweet !!!!!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WilliamsOctober 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite places to kick it with great friends
  • Chris D.
    Chris DuhaimeSeptember 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Of all the gay bars in Chicago, this is one of my favorites! Great people, great/sexy bartenders, and a fun atmosphere.
  • John C.
    John C.August 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Check your bun on Free Food Sundays! Ugh
  • Joseph S.
    Joseph S.August 25, 2013
    Always a fun time! And Juan the bartender is soooo nice (and hot)!
  • Sir S.
    Sir SupremeAugust 25, 2013
    Love this place so friendly
  • Jeff Y.
    Jeff YorkJuly 7, 2013
    Great place and food!
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PhelpsMay 25, 2013
    Monday has $1 burgers. 'Nuff said.
  • Anna A.
    Anna AmeliaMay 10, 2013
    Get there early for dollar burgers on on Mondays
  • Andrew I.
    Andrew InmanApril 17, 2013
    Irony is gay men rocking out to cheap beer and good food surrounded by pictures and paintings of large women. That said, I really recommend this place.
  • James T.
    James TyrchaMarch 3, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Mayor's Tip: Tip with paper not coins! Such an insult to a bartender! If your that cheap you shouldn't be at a bar!
  • Lindsey M.
    Lindsey McNamaraFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    $7 hurricanes on fat tuesday! And they are strong!
  • Cj V.
    Cj ValentinoFebruary 6, 2013
    Good night lots of fun.. Relax not for the uptight....
  • Vincent J.
    Vincent JamesJanuary 20, 2013
    Older crowd... But come here for brunch (connected to tweet)
  • James T.
    James TyrchaDecember 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Happy Birthday Big Chicks!!!! Best bar!
  • J. C.
    J. ChicagoOctober 10, 2012
    dollar burgers rock my world.
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JusticeMay 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicks, man....chicks.
  • MafiaHairdresser J.
    MafiaHairdresser Jon-DavidApril 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best French fries!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 30, 2012
    Come here for the very fresh, very generous Mediterranean salad, crisp fish and chips and huge slices of chocolate layer cake—the same cake you ogle on the host stand every time you brunch at Tweet. Read more
  • Anna
    AnnaMarch 18, 2012
    Such a friendly positive atmosphere. Great people r working there. U can easily pick up lovely conversation with patrons. Good eveningsalway
  • Forrest K.
    Forrest KrugerFebruary 29, 2012
    Give Rex a big kiss on the way in the front door!
  • Tom B.
    Tom BellinoDecember 24, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Free veggie-friendly barbecue and $2 vodka lemonades on Sundays at 4pm and $3 bourbon drinks on Mondays.
  • Nick G.
    Nick GDecember 3, 2011
    This dive bar looks like a prime place to find a sugar daddy.
  • Jillian
    JillianOctober 30, 2011
    If you want to have a really fun night, this place is epic. Dance your heart out and hang with the cool kids. Dollar burgers on Monday nights. Just go.
  • William L.
    William LorcaOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Remember your cash because they don't take cards :(
  • Edward S.
    Edward SteinbeigleSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    All I can say is: delicious!
  • Joey M.
    Joey MetlerSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    God damn jager
  • Remmington V.
    Remmington VanAllenSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Red Velvet cake is to die for
  • Michael F.
    Michael FettersSeptember 14, 2011
    A hometown gay bar with sexy men. Hmmmm, count me in...
  • James T.
    James TyrchaSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Bow chic a wow wow!!! Now serving American Honey!!! Thank you Michelle!!!!
  • Trish D.
    Trish DoranAugust 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Buck Burger Monday and $2 off pitchers! 2 burgers w/fries 1 pitcher of miller = $10 Delicious Dinner! and if you aren't a meat fan you can sub for a tofu dog!
  • Veggie C.
    Veggie ChicagoAugust 26, 2011
    One of the best vegetarian menus in the city despite being a bar. Plenty of vegan options too!
  • Brad R.
    Brad Robben-VanAllenAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If coming on Monday's get here early and stay late
  • Jason M.
    Jason McAllisterAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Guy who checks your ID on Dollar Hollar night is a jerk.
  • Marquise N.
    Marquise NealAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Free BBQ and $2.50 Vodka Lemonades on Sunday Read more
  • Brian M.
    Brian MinceyJuly 11, 2011
    This bar is always a great crowd and good time on Sunday afternoons.
  • Tracey S.
    Tracey SwansonJuly 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Just try to finish a piece of red velvet cake with two people. Just try.
  • Carlos R.
    Carlos RiosJune 30, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Dollar burgers on Monday nights is a great deal at this Uptown neighborhood GLBT bar. Cheese is an extra dollar but so worth it!
  • Dennis D.
    Dennis DireJune 3, 2011
    This bar is hipster lesbians gone WILD.......
  • Bart C.
    Bart CrouchMay 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best gay bar in Chicago! No attitude, great staff and wonderful guests. (via Scoville) Read more
  • Jason T.
    Jason TMay 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Please know what you want on dollar burger night don't hold up the line. They have burgers. Its not that hard.
  • Keith D.
    Keith DeWeeseApril 10, 2011
    Bumptious place!
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LorenMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the Best Nights out of the week that happens only at Big Chicks!!!
  • Scott F.
    Scott FreeFebruary 23, 2011
    my Homolatte series is here the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm
  • Es K.
    Es KeKayDecember 26, 2010
    It's almost 2011, time to accept credit cards!?!?!?!
  • Ross G.
    Ross GuthrieDecember 25, 2010
    What a great article about Michelle & Big Chicks! Read more
  • Jared H.
    Jared HatchSeptember 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Babe Watchin'
  • Chris H.
    Chris HarveySeptember 15, 2010
    The patio out back is a nice place to chill and socialize.
  • Donnell W.
    Donnell WilliamsSeptember 4, 2010
    1st Thursdays are FKA dance parties, bitches! (Formerly Known As)
  • Kyle N.
    Kyle NAugust 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Thursdays make for a busy bear week night.
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly Carlson 😷August 17, 2010
    Amazing gallery!!
  • Jack L.
    Jack LambertJuly 2, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Parmizone garlic potato chips. Homemade. Yummy
  • Tyger
    TygerJune 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are overserved, hug a street person on the corner of Sheridan and Argyle, but don't drive!
  • Eric D.
    Eric DrainApril 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    What everyone said is true! Saturday night, Sunday brunch, Mon. $1 burgers. But also every 1st Thursday for FKA dance party! Saaaaweet!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoApril 8, 2010
    Who’s there: Despite the names, it's mostly guys at this gay bar. Read more
  • John N.
    John NussbaumApril 4, 2010
    Try the Yahtzee! Delicious.
  • Nathan K.
    Nathan KraftJanuary 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for the great music, no attitude and free shots at midnight. Hey big chickers!
  • Thomas H.
    Thomas HillardJanuary 10, 2010
    This ain't no Bellini but still pretty tasty.
  • David B.
    David BDecember 18, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Buck Burger on Monday Nights
  • Sean D.
    Sean Doe-SimkinsDecember 17, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to Big Chicks on Mondays for dollar burgers and cheap pitchers!
  • Bill D.
    Bill DaleyNovember 20, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best art collections in the city. Try to find portrait of owner Michelle Fire.
  • Ross G.
    Ross GuthrieOctober 21, 2009
    great dancing late on Saturday
  • Mel K.
    Mel KleveApril 28, 2009
    Dollar burgers on Monday nights!
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