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 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.

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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.

Lagunitas Hop Water 2

Lagunitas: Hop Water (Non-Alcoholic!)

New on Tap:

For a limited time, Brooklyn Brewery Stonewall IPA

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The Stonewall Inn IPA is a Citra-hopped session IPA. It features a hint of grapefruit and citrus peel on the nose, with a crisp yet mellow finish. We partnered with The Stonewall Inn to brew this beer to celebrate their history and to support the continuing work of The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative.

The Stonewall Inn has stood as a global icon for LGBTQ rights since the Stonewall Riots in 1969 kicked off the modern movement. It was declared a national monument by President Obama in 2016. The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative channels these decades of activism towards supporting and advancing LGBTQ communities in the US and around the world through events, fundraisers, social media campaigns, donations, and more. To support and learn more about The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, visit

We are honored to link arms with The Stonewall Inn and #pourproudly for LGBTQ people everywhere.

Style: Session IPA
Malts: 2-row
Hops: Citra
Yeast: Our House Ale Yeast
Alcohol by Volume: 4.8%
Food Pairings: Tacos, fiery hot sauces, tropical fruit, parties, sharp cheddars, hard work and raised voices.

#ipaontap #brooklyn #stonewallinn #pride

21st Amendment:Blood Orange Brew Free! or Die IPA

21st Blood Orange B Fo DBlood 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.  As Abe would say, “Whatever you are, be a good one.”


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June Wine of the Month!!
Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2018.

Intense tropical and stone fruit aromatics with delicate citrus and floral notes, full flavored and textured. The wine has fine mouthwatering mineral acidity on the finish that refreshes the palate, leaving you longing for more. 

$6 Glass $22 Bottle
New Zealand Wine of the Year Wine Awards 2018 - Gold

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


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 and Chicago Beverage Systems, L.L.C.!

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New wine by the bottle!!

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. Limited time. $31 bottle.

Stonewall Ipa New on tap for June, Brooklyn Brewery from NYC makes this fine Citra-hopped Session IPA for Pride. They partnered with the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative. 

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. 

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

Have you tried our wine of the month?

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

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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"! 

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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