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

Open EVERY Day, Kitchen Winter Hours!

Monday thru Thursday 4 pm until 11:45 pm

Friday and Saturday 4 pm until 9:45 pm

Sunday 6 pm until 9:45 pm

Join us for comfort  food, cocktails and a good time. 

Tweet opens at 8:30am 7 days a week, so if you are in the mood for breakfast, brunch or lunch, we have you covered.


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:

12/8 Italian Beef and Mostaccioli, Served with choice of fries or salad!

12/15 Meatball and Veggie Ball Sandwiches, 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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Two new Bell's products are now available!

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Bright White Ale

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.

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2 Stiegl Radler flavors now available!

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We have added a new Stiegl Radler Himbeere Raspberry along with the Grapefruit! Want to give it a little kick, ask your bartender about adding a shot of Vodka or Gin!

Now at Big Chicks for a limited time!

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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.

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

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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.



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.


ALC/VOL 6.0%

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

Virtue Cider's!

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Brut, Rosé, Honey and Apple all gluten free! Cherry is currently cold out for the season.  

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.

Looking for something Non Alcoholic?

Lagunitas Hop Water 2 Hein00

Lagunitas: Hop Water and Heineken 0.0 are both available. 

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.


Guess who is back and joining us behind the bar Sunday for our L Word and Work in Progress premiere!?

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Gather your friends and join us for the return of The L Word and for the Premiere of Work In Progress!

We want to celebrate the premier of one of Chicago's own!
Created and written by Chicago improv-mainstays Abby McEnany and Tim Mason, and co-written by Lilly Wachowski (The Matrix, Sense8), WORK IN PROGRESS is a funny and uniquely human comedy. Filmed mostly in Chicago!

Come early to grab a table and order you dinner and drinks!
We will have the sound and show on in the Salon!

First up the return of the “L Word” Generation Q at 9:00 pm.
Followed by the Premier of “Work in Progress” at 10:00 pm

We have a special surprise guest behind the bar from 9pm until 11pm. JANADA IS BACK!!!

The kitchen will be open until 10pm and Michael and Jack will be serving up $4 vodka lemonades all night!

#hothothot #bartender #bartenderreturns #chicago #workinprogress


New Wine Of The Month!!

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Planeta Frappato 2017 Served chilled

A rare and exclusive grape variety cultivated on only a few hectares, it is best expressed in the red sands of Vittoria, not far from the sea. An aromatic and pleasant red wine as few others, a perfect synthesis between tradition and innovation.

Ruby red with mauve reflections. The notes of rose and candied violet are typical, with a elegant smokey tone. In the mouth much red fruit with balsamic tones.

#wine #wineofthemonth #brunch
#brunchtime #cocktails #food #comfortfood #planeta #winebytheglass #winebythebottle #winter #winterwine


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Great Lakes Brewing Company - Christmas Ale’s now on tap!

Christmas is right around the corner and we now have Christmas Ale on tap!

Fresh honey, cinnamon, and ginger flavors. A Yuletide’s worth of holiday spices and sweet honey to keep you a-wassailing all season long.


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Now Available Hofbräu Original!

Luminous golden yellow with foamy white crown – you can already taste the refreshment: Slightly malty, full-bodied, mature and with an elegant finish. A beer with character for connoisseurs with character.

#germanbeer #hofenbrau #hofenbraumünchen #original #beer #bottle #uptownchicago #uptown #gaybar #lgbtq #allwelcome #instagay #cocktailspecial #foodspecials


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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


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.

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


Thank you to for picking Big Chicks as one of the top 5 patios in Chicago! Top 5 Chicago outdoor spots for ‘patio season’ cockails


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."

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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


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


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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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.