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LGBTQ+ Bars and Restaurants To Check Out in Chicago During Pride Month

The annual Chicago Pride Parade is traditionally the last Sunday in June, but if you’re coming to Chicago anytime during Pride Month, you’ll undoubtedly end up on North Halsted. Formerly dubbed “Boystown” and renamed to be more inclusive to the entirety of the LGBTQ+ population, the Northalsted neighborhood is one of the most vibrant and lively areas in Chicago, and it’s no wonder why. With a plethora of trendy restaurants and bars, there’s always something exciting to do in this LGBTQ+ haven.

Here are a few restaurants and bars on North Halsted that are sure to please (in no particular order):

Sidetrack – 3349 N Halsted

Sidetrack is one of the most iconic bars on North Halsted, and for good reason, they have been there for 30+ years. This massive bar features multiple rooms, each with its own theme and music. They’re known for their music video nights, rooftop patio, and always have amazing drink specials.

Roscoe’s – 3356 N Halsted

Roscoe’s is another classic Chicago bar that’s been around since the 1980s. They have an amazing dance floor, and are always a busy spot on the weekends. Keep an eye out for special events, they bring out national talent regularly.

Charlie’s Chicago – 3726 N Broadway

Charlie’s Chicago is popular club with country western music in the evenings and high-energy dance after midnight. Located on Broadway Avenue, just east of North Halsted, Charlie’s features drag shows, karaoke, bingo & late-night hours until 4am.

Hydrate Nightclub – 3458 N Halsted

Hydrate Nightclub is one of the most popular clubs on North Halsted with amazing DJs and incredible drag shows. The dance floor is always packed, and their drink specials make it easy to have a great time until 4am.

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club – 3700 N Halsted

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club is a fun and flirty bar that combines delicious food with drag shows. Their menu is full of tasty dishes, and their shows are always entertaining. Every evening and weekends for brunch the world famous Kit Kat Divas take the spotlight for a floorshow you’ll never forget. Book your table early, Kit Kat fills up quick!

Replay Beer & Bourbin – 3439 N Halsted

Replay Beer & Bourbon is a hip and laid-back bar that specializes in, you guessed it, booze and arcade games. They have a rotating list of craft beers plus plenty of games and activities to keep you entertained.

Elixir Lounge – 3452 N Halsted

Elixir Lounge is a trendy cocktail bar with a martini shaker vibe. Their drinks are creative and delicious and it’s a perfect spot for a quality martini to get your night started.

Scarlet Chicago – 3320 N Halsted

Scarlet Chicago provides some of the best music and unique themed nights on the North Halsted strip.  With great drink specials and friendly bartenders, you will always have a fantastic time at Scarlet.

Progress Bar – 3359 N Halsted

Progress Bar is a sleek and modern bar that’s perfect for a night out with friends. They have a great DJ lineup and keep the energy high all night long.

Lark Restaurant & Bar – 3441 N Halsted

Lark Restaurant is a cozy and intimate spot with delicious comfort cuisine. Lark has a ton of great specials almost every night and is the perfect spot to hang with your friends. Check out the back patio, it’s a relaxing oasis in the summer.

Drew’s on Halsted – 3201 N Halsted

Drew’s on Halsted is a cozy but elevated restaurant that serves up delicious food with a side of charm. For a special event or romantic evening, this is the spot.

The North End – 3733 N Halsted

The North End is an easy going bar that serves up classic cocktails and beer. They have a variety of self-served entertainment, including pool tables and darts.

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