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! Specials dine-in only.

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

 ~ Welcome Birthday Parties! ~ Holiday 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.

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Thanksgiving Day


(kitchen closed)

Xmas Eve

(kitchen closed)

Xmas Day

(kitchen closed)

No $1 Burgers New Years Eve - Monday Dec 31st.  

** $1 Burger Night, will be on TUESDAY January 1st, for this week only!!

We'll resume our normal Monday Burger Night, Monday Jan 7th.

Free* Sunday Winter Buffet Menu

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

David is serving up a rotating menu for the Fall.

Don't be late, this food goes fast!

Stuart and Don are behind the bar serving cocktails

Nov. 25
Pizza and salad, its Thanksgiving weekend!

Dec. 2
Italian Beef/Mostaccioli

Dec. 9
Pulled Pork/BBQ Tofu Sandwiches

Dec. 16
Gyros/Falafel (New Years Eve)

Dec. 23
Burgers, Veggie Burgers, Dogs and Brats 

And don't forget  our $3 Vodka Lemonades -

Experience the many artists in our collections:

FEATURED ARTISTS: Zuleyka Benitez, Coleen Plumb, Hollis Siegler, Diane Arbus, Lisette Model, Cunningham   Cuirej & Lochman,  Patty Carroll, Flor Garduno, Laura Volkerdink,  Mary Lou Zelazny, Phyllis Bramson, Ruth Bernhard, Graciela Iturbide,  Thorne-Thomsen,   Deborah Bright, Jane Calvin, Jen Davis and many more!   


Henry Clay Anderson.

Separate, but Equal, Images from the Segregated South, by Henry Clay Anderson   "Separate, but equal is an extraordinary treasure: Rediscovered photographs that document a virtually ignored and neglected chapter in African-American history - the proud, dignified community of middle-class blacks that existed throughout the South at the dawn of the civil rights movement" with an essay by Clifton L. Taulbert    Enjoy photos from this collection at Big Chicks.

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

Happy Thanksgiving! It's almost here. 

We will have a huge party Wednesday night before Thanksgiving with DJ & dancing. Kitchen is open til 10pm

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Check us out in the Michelin Guide's:

"10 Outdoor Bars in Chicago to Hit Up This Summer"

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Check out our feature in "bon app├ętite"! 

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

Big Chicks Peeking Bon Appetit 

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Thank you to TimeOutChicago - and to all YOU for your patronage, love and support!!

Runner-up for Chicago's Best LGBTQ Hang Out!

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America's Top 10 Cities for LGBTQ Travelers - AMEX Essentials

Check out the full article HERE

Swing by Big Chicks for some eats and drinks! Food specials every day.

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Vander Mill: Totally Roasted (MI)

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Seasonal Cider

Metropolitan: Flywheel (Chicago)

German Lager

Metro Flywheel

Delirium: Tremens - (Belgium)

Delerium Tremens

Belgian Strong Ale

Lagunitas: Maximus (Chicago)


Strong IPA

Bell's: Best Brown Ale (MI)

Bells Best Brown Ale

Brown Ale

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!

Chicago Reader: Best of Chicago 2017!

Best Gay Bar & Best Lesbian Bar

And congrats to our sister restaurant: Tweet, Let's Eat for winning Best Brunch!! 

Thanks again to all our wonderful friends, family, and patrons for your support!

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We made the list!
"The 50 BEST Gay Bars In the USA, According To Yelp!"

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

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Currently On Tap:

"Blue Moon"

"Miller Lite"

Half Acre: "Gone Away"

Metropolitan: "Krankshaft" 

Vander Mill: "Totally Roasted" cider

Check it out: 

According to TimeOut Chicago - we host one of "Chicago Best Inclusive Dance Parties"! 

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Chicago's Best Inclusive Dance Parties

Visit  Facebook or Flickr to see pictures from the celebrations.  #BIGCHICKS30TH

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And check out this nice article by the Windy City Times, covering our journey!

And also some great photos they took of our celebrations!

Sheridan Road became Big Chicks Honorary Way. Very cool

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

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 (2X-3X)

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Spread the news tell your friends, the T Shirts make great gifts!

Big Chicks in the news:
Check out some of our write-ups and list-makings

The Chicago Tribune: Best Place for a First Date in Chicago! Feb. 2018

The Culture Trip : Best LGBT bars in Chicago! 
The Culture Trip: The Best 10 Gay Bars in Uptown, Chicago

Chicago Reader!

Big Chicks voted Best Gay Bar in Chicago!!
2 Years in a row! Thanks EVERYONE!

Make that 3 years in a row! Best Gay Bar 2017

And Best Lesbian Bar 2017

TimeOut Chicago!

The Most Inclusive Dance Parties in Chicago 2017 - FKA! Article

The Best LGBT parties and nightlife in Chicago 2016 - FKA!! Full Article

Best Gay Bars in CHICAGO 2016 -  HERE


Best 15 Gay Bars in Chicago - Article

Windy City Times:

Stewpendous Trivia - Article


Top 50 Gay Bars in the USA - according to Yelp! Article