Big Chicks

Visit TWEET restaurant

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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 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...


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 the Summer BBQ menu rain or shine! When the weather permits,  we will set up outside. If the weather is not cooperating we will move it to the salon.

Don't be late, this food goes fast!

Stuart and Don are behind the bar serving cocktails 

Summer Buffet Menu:

Burgers, Brats, Hotdogs and Veggie Burgers. Served with choice of fries or salad, drink purchase required.

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.

Newbrews Header is that time of the year! Samuel Adams Octoberfest is now on tap!

Malt Varieties: Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Munich-10, Samuel Adams Octoberfest malt, and Caramel 60

Hops Varieties: Tettnang Tettnanger, Hallertau Mittelfrueh

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Summer Shandy is BACK!

Summer Shandy

As the Dog Days of Summer are here, Summer Shandy is back for a limited time!

Crisp weiss beer with natural lemonade flavor.

A unique take on Franz Kugler’s original Munich tavern tradition. Leinenkugel’s® Summer Shandy® is our traditional weiss beer with refreshing natural lemonade flavor that makes it the perfect summer beer.


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The White Claw trend has hit Big Chicks! We now have 3 flavors available, 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, Cherry and Apple all gluten free!

A seemingly simple drink; apples plus time.
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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%)

Krankshaft Kolsch Larger

Krankshaft is BACK on Tap now! Drink Up!

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

News flash...we no longer have the ability to park in the second lot. The new business in the building wanted the spaces. We have loved it for many years! 

Uber, bike, CTA, street park.....thank you x michelle

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We have many new wines, by the glass, by the bottle, lovely wines. Try them,  you won't be sorry!


Big Chicks is once again participating in TAP INTO CHANGE!

The program, formerly known as "Great Cents," will contribute up to $50,000 to local groups and agencies focused on LGBTQ and HIV/Aids related issues.

Thank you MillerCoors.

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2018 Malene Rosé

The 2018 vintage is the cuvée most reminiscent of Provence to date. The wine's texture declares its California origins with opulence, plenty of mid-palate texture and an elegant finish.

Sweet or Dry?
Like white and red wines, rosés can be sweet or dry -- or somewhere in between -- depending on how they’re made. Malene Rosé, and most of the fine rosés of Provence, are fruity yet dry, with no detectable residual sugar. They’re akin to a dry white wine, made for enjoying with a wide variety of foods.

Rosé, which means “pink” in French, has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. Its captivating color and versatile, easy-sipping style make it a natural companion for today’s casual entertaining and varied cuisines. Like white and red wines, rosé is considered a category of wine, and can be made from a number of different grape varietals. With rosés, primarily red grapes are used, although some, like Malene Rosé and many of the rosés of Provence, are also blended with a small percentage of white grapes for flavor and complexity.

Elite Wine

We have many new wines, by the glass, by the bottle, lovely wines. Try them you won't be sorry!

Rosé all day! 

Perfect for a hot summer day we have added new Rosé wines from all over the world.

Enjoy them by the glass or by the bottle!

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

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

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"! 

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 

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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