Want to have an absolutely fabulous time on Valentine's Day? The gays have fun and romance at the best gay bars in Chicago and you have to be there to see and be seen. Here's the fantastical list that will fill you with glittery unicorn happiness.
While Cell Block is not known as the best cocktail bar in town, it is a Boystown must-go just to check it out and say you have been. Why? The kink, my friends, the kink. Blue jeans are typical in the front bar - and if you wear an item of leather you get to go to the "Holding Cell" in the back. Notorious for the porn vids they show in the back, this bar is not for the light-hearted gay clubber.
Spin is known as the gay nightclub place to be on Wednesday nights. While the drinks are average, the place gets totally hoppin' after 10 PM every Wednesday night with all types of people from freaks, bi, straight, to gay. Friday night is "shower night" - don't miss it.
Berlin is a classic gay club in Boys Town where you can find both gays and straights hanging out together. The atmosphere is decidedly naughty and the drinks are spectacularly strong. A perfect place to spend a racy evening with friends.
Gay go-go boys and strippers are the feature of this Boys Town stop. Lucky Horse Shoe encourages private events and parties and is known for its au natural display of skin from the patrons and dancers alike.
This Boys Town bar is filled with music. Go-go's perform three times a week and the bar has a reputation for being happening and cool. Dramatic chandeliers and original DJ's make this the place to hit it for an entertaining evening of late night classiness.
Sidetrack is a fantastic gay bar for the 20 to 30 year old set. Bartenders here are absolutely famous for their fun attitude and there are multiple deliciously decorated rooms for dancing, chatting, and meeting friends. Also a fantastic place to get your Valentine's Day on.
Known as the first gay bar to open in Boys Town and the last place to stop for the night. Open most of the evening. Totally a late night hang-out; very gay and very cruisey with good cocktails at reasonable prices.
A young and fun gay bar that's a popular hangout for people watching. The space is small, but you can stretch out on the dance floor and move back to the pool hall area for private conversation.
Classic gay leather bar filled with a 30 to 40 year old crowd. Good drinks, theme nights (think dungeons), and a very risque back room where all the fun is happening. A definite must-go gay bar.
Delicious wine list and attractive, shirtless bartenders make this an interesting stop in Boys Town. The crowd is most typically young, gay, and career-centered. If you love the fun crowd, this is the place to hang out and have a few cocktails.