5 great Chicago bars for go-gos, happy hours, and roof decks

Boystown's main drag is home to some of Chicago's most popular gay nightlife destinations. And with the myriad of options, there's something for everyone.

From the campy drag bar scene to the multi-room, multi-level dance complex, Halsted Street is a must when you visit Chicago.

Check out this quick roundup of gay Chicago's best.

Sidetrack

A mega-bar with multiple rooms packed with attractive guys, Sidetrack is an area favorite. Grab a frozen cocktail and make your way to the roof deck. It's a must!

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Sidetrack

Premiere bar since 1982
3349 N Halsted St Chicago

Roscoe's

Under the spinning strobe light, spend a few hours with hotties on the packed dance floor. The heavily poured drinks shouldn't be a problem for you.

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Roscoe's

A Halsted favorite
3356 N Halsted St Chicago

Hydrate

Stumbled onto a drag show or maybe end up in a compromising position with a male stripper. Anything can happen at Hydrate.

Hydrate

Lounge with popular DJs
3458 N Halsted St Chicago

Cellblock

Popular for darts and pool, this is a dive bar that caters to a leather/fetish crowd. It's a chill place to escape from the busier crowded Halsted haunts. Be sure to check out the back room..

Cellblock

Notorious leather bar
3702 N Halsted St Chicago

Lucky Horseshoe Lounge

Lucky Horseshoe is a combination of bear bar and male strip club where you can actually hear yourself talk. Fun place to start (or end) the night.

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Lucky Horseshoe Lounge

Getting lucky since 1989
3169 N Halsted St Chicago
By Chris Bull