Big Chicks

Visit TWEET restaurant

Free Wifi · Cash Only

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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

Open EVERY Day! 


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 BBQ Menu

(4-6pm - dine in only - drink purchase required)

David is serving up a rotating menu for the season. Summer BBQ starts Memorial Day Weekend (weather permitting)

Don't be late, this food goes fast!

Stuart and Don are behind the bar serving cocktails 

Buffet Menu:


May 19th

Meatball Sandwiches and Veggieball Sandwiches, fries and salad

And don't forget  our $4 Vodka Lemonades

Experience the many artists in our collections by stopping in to look or go to our gallery for a preview. Dawoud Bey has a huge show at AIC. You can go to our featured artists to find out more.

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Brooklyn: Bel Air (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. Made with only 4 ingredients, and without the use of any spices or fruit, Oberon is the color and scent of sunny afternoon.

Lagunitas Hop Water 2

Lagunitas: Hop Water (Non-Alcoholic!)

New on Tap:

21st Amendment:

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Blood Orange Brew Free! or Die IPA

Blood Orange Brew Free! is brewed like our original west coast style Brew Free! or Die IPA, but with an abundance of fresh blood orange puree and a twist of citrusy dry hops. Refreshingly different. As Abe would say, “Whatever you are, be a good one.”


May brings us back to the lovely Pine Ridge California Chenin Blanc & Viognier....a "lively blend of Chenin Blanc & Viognier" New York Times pick, goes well with chicken and salads.....I personally love it michelle

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

Half Acre Bodem Ipa

NOW ON TAP!!  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. Since its founding in 2007, Half Acre has been synonymous with bone-dry West Coast IPAs. Bodem IPA is different, balanced with a soft, welcoming mouthfeel that plays to the sticky citrus and tropical fruit qualities of the hops.

In developing Bodem IPA, Half Acre found an opportunity to diversify its approach to hoppy beers and offer beer drinkers a reliable year-round IPA. Bodem IPA is accessible for classic craft drinkers and intriguing for those intimately familiar with Half Acre’s portfolio of pioneering brews.

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%)

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

Looking for something new, refreshing? 

Lagunitas Hop Water 2

We've got a new option for you! Lagunitas Sparkling Hop Water!

                   Ø ALCOHOL  - Ø CARBS - Ø CALORIES - Ø SUGAR !!

Light - Citrusy - Floral - Refreshing! Great base for Mocktails. Ask us to mix it up for you

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Kitchen open til midnight.

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Have you tried our wine of the month?

Ask your bartender about the wine of the month and our new house wines.


Fridays and Saturdays are all about friends, cocktails, good food, conversation and dancing! 

Start with Jenn and Brandon (he's back for Fridays) and Suzanne and Mauricio on Fridays.  

Then put those dancing shoes on with Don at the turntable starting at 10pm. Lots of fun happenings at Chicks...look for them! Mauricio, Suzanne and Brandon are behind the bar Fridays....and Stuart is behind the bar on Saturdays! 

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

KITCHEN OPEN 4 PM DAILY! ( 6pm on Sunday after BBQ)  Cheese plates available from bar til close.  Includes a vegan cheese tray which is great btw. Makes a great snack after midnight!

Check out our feature in "bon appétite"! 

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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

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Swing by Big Chicks for some eats and drinks!

Food specials every day

Music - Food - Culture

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

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

You have been asking for them and now they are back in stock!!!


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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