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More inclusive Chicago bars to check out

Jeffery Pub

LaSaia Wade, executive director of south-side LGBTQ+ center Brave Space Alliance and a Black transgender woman, told the Chicago Reader that a large part of her work involves educating LGBTQ+ people of color about safe spaces outside of Boystown, including Jeffery Pub, which Wade says is “the oldest-running gay club on the south side.”


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Club Escape

Another spot Wade recommends: Club Escape describes itself as a “Black, gay alternative club.” This South Side bar usually has an even mix of genders.

The Closet

Opened as a lesbian bar in 1978, The Closet is popular with the whole LGBTQ community. However, it still mainly caters to women who love women.

Big Chicks

One of the oldest gay bars in Chicago, Big Chicks caters to all people. With an iconic photography collection and a full food menu, this cozy bar is a great place to fill up on comfort food before burning it off on the dance floor.

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