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Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

TollFree: (800) 745-3000

Payment method
cash only, master card, no credit cards, visa, cash
Price Range
$
Neighborhoods
North Side, Uptown
Categories
Gay & Lesbian Bars, Dance Clubs, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Below Average

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tbagger

08/14/2007

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Overall
FUN BAR!

I love Big Chicks. As others have mentioned here, they have a great Sunday afternoon FREE bar-b-que (rain or shine, summer or winter). The staff is always super friendly and eager to please. The girl that works weekday afternoons makes the best cosmos in the city!!! I like to go on Wednesdays or Saturday nights to play euchre with the euchre club!

glamrocket16

01/22/2006

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Overall
Awesome local bar

See me here for Mon. noght $1 dollar burger specials, straight friendly for those gals who need a night out without any sleazy straight men trying to pick u up. Great atmosphere.

stickfire

06/10/2005

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Overall
Changes underway

2 years ago I wrote a review for this place. To sum it up, I went midweek to find about 20 regulars and 2 bartenders. All men. My g/f and I were stared at, ignored, then treated rudely. We have both worked service industry and that night was her birthday. We were not going to let a bunch of pretentious gay boys ruin our night, so we left and vowed to never go back.
Fast forward almost 2 years to now... The place is definitely changing. My guests from out of town begged me to re-visit this place and I was pleasantly surprised with the changes.
There is at least 1 night per week geared towards women and transgender folks and there is now a qweer woman manager. There are female bartenders even. There are still lots of pretentious gay boy regulars, but they are much more tolerable when there are hot women in the same room.
I now have only praise for this place. It's always packed, but you can still push up to the bar for a draft beer. This is becoming a great Qweer hangout. Nice Job!

kookie_kelly

08/16/2003

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Overall
Even non-drinkers love Chicks!!

Being a rabid teetotaler, I don't go to bars often, but there is something about Big Chick's that is definitely appealing...Yes, it is the friendliest gay bar in town...nothing prissy here...just good fun!

Dommer

06/17/2003

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Overall
I have to rate it

There was a time, when me and my friends were single, that we would go to Big Chicks 3 days a week and have great fun. I go every now and then, and the best part about this bar is the fact that real people go there. If you need a break from the superficialities of boystown, this is the place.

sephia3

01/15/2003

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Overall
Michelle is the best!

By far my favorite bar in the world! It's always homey...the bartenders are awesome. If you take care of them they'll take care of you. I rarely ever see other bar owners working the crowds to make sure everyone is doing ok. Free shots at midnight! Free food and cheap booze on the weekends. You won't regret a visit to Chicks!

cjchicago70

11/21/2002

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Overall
Neighborhood Pub

Best gay bar in the city. normal people hangout out. no attitude. stiff drinks, friendly service. what more do you want.

bstarzynski

11/04/2002

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Overall
Fabu!

I've never felt so at home and so comfortable at a bar before. The staff is totally attentive, and Michelle is the most generous owners out of any of the Gay Bars in Chicago. (Yes, I've been to every one!) She's there most of the time to ensure that everyone is always taken care of! The staff, is curteous and attentive. They even serve the martini's with ice crystals floating on top! It's not a pretty bar, but if you're they're to meet friends (gay or straight) everyone is welcome. AND THERE'S NO ATTITUDE!!!!!!!!

crumms1

08/26/2002

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Overall
Blissful Sundays

Big Chick's is a relaxing way to hang out with your closest (and soon to be closest) friends on Sunday afternoons. Their vodka lemonades are tops and the burgers are among my favorites. This is the only bar I choose to commute in from the 'burbs for on a regular basis!

U278

08/21/2002

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Overall
Big Chicks for everyone!

I have been here several times with my boyfriend. Met a lot of people and enjoy going there. The bartenders are great and the music is good too.

bil_ingraham

07/26/2002

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Overall
Neighborhood Joint

Big Chicks is by far the easiest, most casual, unpretentious gay bar in our city. It is filled with lots of gay urban men and women who are out to enjoy the good company of friends, great value on drinks, eclectic dance music, and on Sundays the BEST free bbq in the city...literally. There's a pool table for fun and euchre nights throughout the week. Join their email list and enter to win everything from gift certificates to Vertel's to theatre tickets to shows around town. For the price and atmosphere this place is unparalleled.

skriker77

07/24/2002

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Overall
Free Sunday Barbeque!

The is one of the bars in the city, period! Wonderful mix of people, great drinks, lots of fun. This is the gay bar that I would take anyone to, gay or straight. Be careful of the neighborhood--the bar is friendly, but sometimes Uptown is not.

gffeltmann

07/22/2002

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Overall
gay but no attitude

It's nice to go to a gay bar on a Sunday afternoon and see guys that havn't primped, at least not that much, from the softball diamond or the beach. Great bartenders, soothing lemonades, and the BBQ make for a great stop to wind up your weekend and forget that you have to be back at work on monday.

jameswevley_citysearch

05/21/2002

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Overall
weird stuff happens here

On Halloween, a group of friends and myself ended up playing ""Spin the Bottle"" with half of the bar...The Sunday bbqs are also great fun!

jpanderson_citysearch

05/13/2002

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Overall
free sunday cookouts

It's not your typical gay bar, and that's a good thing. Big Chicks feels much more like a neighborhood place, though there are cute guys here. Much more laid-back, good music, gets very crowded weekends. And Sundays at 3:30pm, Michelle (owner) has a free cook-out (burgers, brats, etc). She's great, and her customers are loyal. Everybody's welcome.

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