Big Chicks

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5024 North Sheridan RD

Google Map 773 728 5511

Men and men; women and women; men and women: all are welcome here at the Uptown Bar.

Upcoming Events

Totally Diva!!

By special request,Totally Friday Night at Big Chicks...

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Totally 80's

Totally 80's returns this Friday with your favorite...

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Open EVERY Day! Kitchen open late.

Come on down and join us for drinks and a good time. We open at 8:30am with Tweet, so if you are in the mood for some food we have you covered there as well. Also, don't forget to join us at night for...

MONDAYS BUCK BURGER

Extra seating in Tweet Mondays for Buck Burger nights (board games out to play)!

 ~ Welcome Birthday Parties! ~ 

Kitchen opens @ 4pm Monday - Saturday, 6pm Sunday 

Call 773 728 5511 for pick up food orders! 

Not available Mondays,  all specials dine-in only. 

Free* Sunday Buffet Menu

David is serving up the Free Buffett at 4pm every Sunday!                                                                                      *Drink purchase required to participate in the buffet.

Fall Buffet Menu:

11/17 Gyros and Falafel , Served with your choice of fries or salad! 

11/24 Pulled Pork and Homemade Mac & Cheese, Served with salad! 

12/1 Burgers, Veggie Burgers, Dogs and Brats, Served with choice of fries or salad! 

Don't be late, this food goes fast!

Stuart and Don are behind the bar serving cocktails and those delicious $4 Vodka Lemonades

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Now on tap for a limited time - Southern Tier Pumking!!

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All Hallow’s Eve is a time of the year when spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is most potent. It is thought that we harness this magic to brew our powerful pumpkin ale. Not so, but it is with great respect to the magic of their trade that our brewers produce this fine beer. Take a whiff of this complex ale and your journey has just begun. At first sip, a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds, yet another victim enraptured by the Pumking.

FERMENTATION: ALE YEAST, TWO VARIETIES OF HOPS, TWO VARIETIES OF MALTS, PUMPKIN & SPICES

AROMA: PUMPKIN, PIE SPICES, BUTTERY CRUST, VANILLA, ROASTED PECANS

FLAVOR: MALTY SWEETNESS, VANILLA, CLOVE, ALLSPICE, CINNAMON, NUTMEG, PIE CRUST

Deep Copper ABV 8.6%

#ontap #cocktails #comfortfood #freshfaces #allwelcome #instagay #cocktailspecial #foodspecials #seasonal
#pumking #southerntier

Now at Big Chicks for a limited time!

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COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE COME TOGETHER IN THIS BREW

Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter is the perfect beer for a mocha mashup. The addition of coffee and cocoa plays perfectly off the roasty, chocolaty flavors of this English porter, white a hint of vanilla smoothes it all out. It’s full-bodied, but not too sweet; try it for breakfast…or dessert.

ABV 6%

#newbeeralert #new #can #porter
#mocha #allwelcome #instagay #cocktailspecial

Now at Big Chicks!!

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Galactic Space Haze
The latest in Brickstone’s Haz’d Up Series. Double dry hopped with Galaxy and Amarillo.

#hazdupseries #galacticspacehaze #juicy #beer #neipa #haze #craftbeer #brickstonebrewery #drinklocal #illinoisbeer #can #newrelease #instagay #cocktailspecial #foodspecials #allwelcome

You love the 2 Towns Pineapple cider so much we have added 2 new flavors!!

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MADE MARION BLACKBERRY HARD CIDER

Ripe and juicy, Made Marion unites Northwest apples with whole locally grown Marionberries. The crown jewel of all blackberry varieties, Marionberries are a true testament to the bounty of Oregon.

MADE WITH MARION BLACKBERRIES

GINJA NINJA GINGER HARD CIDER

Tropical and exotic, the Ginja Ninja’s training is complete when raw ginger root collides with Northwest apples to deliver a balance of sweet and spicy.

MADE WITH GINGER ROOT

ALC/VOL 6.0%

#cider #2towns #2townsciderhouse
#blackberry #ginger #pineapple

New Half Acre Tuna Session IPA

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Why is the beer called Tuna? We don’t know. Just say it, “I’ll take a Tuna.” It feels good. The ocean is a magical place.

The antipode to Navaja, Tuna is rife with attributes that make for ongoing pleasure without the heft. Too much weight while exploring the ocean is dangerous.

Watermelon, peach, guava. A denser body to hold up to the sweeter finish. Lemon lime citrus zest, tropical fruit juices.
4.7% ABV

#halfacre #ipa #halfacretuna #can #newbeeralert

New ACE Perry Cider for the fall!

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ACE Pear Cider NOW at Big Chicks!

First released in 1996 ACE Perry is the first Perry cider to ever be made in California. This thirst quenching cider is refreshing and light.
Apple and pear juices 5% ABV

Semi-sweet with dry finish Unique ingredient Madagascar Vanilla

#cocktails #comfortfood #cider #pear #pearcider #aceperrycider #aceperry

WHITE CLAW NOW AT BIG CHICKS!

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The White Claw trend has hit Big Chicks! We now have 4 flavors available Raspberry, Mango, Black Cherry and Ruby Grapefruit. 

White Claw Hard Seltzer is made using a blend of seltzer water, our gluten free alcohol base, and a hint of fruit flavor. With 100 calories, 2g carbs, and 5% alc/vol. Discover the refreshing taste of White Claw Hard Seltzer.

Using the unique BrewPure process, White Claw starts with an alcohol base that's naturally gluten free and clean tasting, for you to enjoy life without compromise. This allows our fruit flavors to come through, for a hit of epic refreshment. It's like nothing you've tasted before.

Virtue Cider's Now In Stock!

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Brut, Rosé and Apple all gluten free! Cherry Cider is now available on TAP!!

A seemingly simple drink; apples plus time.
They say patience is a Virtue, it just so happens that Virtue requires patience.
Virtue, It’s at our core.

Brooklyn: Bel Air Sour (NY)

Brookly Bel Air

Brooklyn Bel Air Sour is full of surprises. Our sour ale starts up with bright notes of tropical fruit yet finishes crisp and gently tart. It's a trip that's laid back, breezy, and completely refreshing.

Bell's: Oberon (MI)

Bells Oberon12oz Btl
Seasonal Wheat Ale

** Definitely a local favorite!!

Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with our signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.

Lagunitas Hop Water 2

Lagunitas: Hop Water (Non-Alcoholic!)

NOW ON TAP Bodem!! 

Half Acre Bodem Ipa

Half Acre Beer Co. announces its newest core beer:

Bodem IPA, a New American IPA smack in the middle of West and East Coast styles, with a flavor profile that marks a new note for the brewery. Bodem—Dutch for “soil”—is a reference to earthiness, to the creation of new landscapes and the transforming potential of hop varietals. Bodem IPA (6.8%)

Open 4pm daily, Sat 9am, Sun 10am for brunch

Reminder...we no longer have the ability to park in the second lot. Uber, bike, CTA, street park.....thank you x michelle

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The Chicago Reader Best Of 2019 results are out!

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Best Gay Bar and Best Lesbian Bar 2019!!!
And our Sister restaurant Tweet Let's Eat got best brunch!!

Thanks to all our wonderful patrons for joining us on our journey and for showing your continued love and support!

Click HERE for the complete list.

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New Wine Of The Month!!

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Shannon Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This is a classic, everyday drinking Cabernet. Great fruit upfront, balanced complexity on the mid-palate and a kiss of oak on the lingering, yet soft, finish.

#wine #wineofthemonth #brunch
#brunchtime #cocktails #food #comfortfood #shannonridge #shannonridgewines #cabernetsauvignon #fall #fallwines #winebytheglass #winebythebottle #winter #winterwine

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New This Week!

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Virtue Honey Cider!

Michigan Honey is our homage to the bees, which are imperative for pollinating the new blossoms on fruit trees in the spring. Fresh apple and honeysuckle aroma, finishing crisp with just a hint of sweetness from local honey.

#mondaymotivation #cocktails #foodspecials #cocktailspecials #instafood #instagay #allwelcome #uptown #uptownentertainmentdistrict #virtue #virtuecider #virtuehoneycider

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Two new Bell's products are now available!

Bright White Ale

An alternative to dark and heavy winter warmers and stouts, Bright White (formerly Winter White) is a stylish and refreshing Wheat Ale.
Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley and wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas, all without the use of any spices.

Best Brown Ale

A smooth, toasty brown ale, Best Brown is a mainstay in our fall lineup. With hints of caramel and cocoa, the malt body has the depth to stand up to cool weather, but does not come across as heavy. This balancing act is aided by the generous use of American hops.

#mondaymotivation #cocktails #foodspecials #cocktailspecials #instafood #instagay #allwelcome #uptown #uptownentertainmentdistrict #christmas #winter #winterale

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2 new items available!

Virtue Cherry Cider Now on TAP!

Available 9oz, pint and pitcher!

Virtue cherry cider is a blend of hand-pressed heirloom Michigan apples and local cherries aged in French oak barrels. The final cider is tart and rich with a touch of sweetness.GLUTEN-FREE: Naturally gluten-free ABV: 5%

We have also added a new Stiegl Radler Himbeere Raspberry!

#newbeeralert #new #ontap #tallboy #cans #cherry #cider #virtue #stiegl #raspberry

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Big Chicks Hoodies ARE HERE!!! Just in time for the Holidays! 

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Big Chicks zip up hoodies in sizes sm to xl.
$40!!

Get them while they last!!!
Pick one up at the bar! Remember cash only.

#hoodie #fall #autum #bigchicks_theuptownbar #gaybar #lgbtq #allwelcome #instagay #swag #limited

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Thank you to GayCities.com for picking Big Chicks as one of the top 5 patios in Chicago!

GayCities.com Top 5 Chicago outdoor spots for ‘patio season’ cockails

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Big Chicks : Enjoy Illinois

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"Big Chicks in Uptown, Tweet’s boozy sibling, has an amazing back patio, fun atmosphere, and well-priced drinks. If that’s not a winning combination we don’t know what is, which is why this place is a sure-fire favorite of locals. Don’t miss the free summer BBQ on Sundays and their oh-so-delicious vodka lemonades! This LGBTQ staple also features DJs and dancing after dark in the adjoining Tweet space."

Check out the full article on EnjoyIllinois.com

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Check out our feature in "bon appétite"! 

I Think We Have A Gay Bar

Big Chicks Lead Bon Appetit

A big shout of thanks to everyone who made these past years so wonderful! I am truly grateful for all we have shared! To David Tamarkin from Bon Appetit, a terrific writing piece, thank you! 

- Love Michelle

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/i-think-we-have-a-gay-bar

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Logo Voyage Chicago

Learn a bit more about our fabulous owner - Michelle Fire, Big Chicks, & Tweet in this write up from VoyageChicago!

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GET YOUR BIG CHICKS T Shirt, just in time for the Holidays! They make the perfect stocking stuffer!

Orange on black Tomcat shirt is in stock in all sizes including xxl.

Back in stock are both colors of "Strength and Health","Bar at the end of the Universe", "Ursine Desires", and finally the reissue of TOMCAT!
All shirts are $20 (Sm-XL) $22 Larger sizes can be ordered.


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Bc Ursine Desires ShirtTomcat Magazine Copy

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Big Chicks Peeking Bon Appetit

Come enjoy cocktails and good company in a cozy, welcoming place. x michelle

Food and Drink specials every day

KITCHEN OPEN 4 PM DAILY! ( 6pm on Sunday after BBQ)

Cocktails - Music - Food - Culture - Art

Experience the many artists in our collections by stopping in to look or go to our gallery for a preview.