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Mondays 5pm–11:50pm

Buck Burger Night

Monday Nights are Buck Burger Night at Big Chicks! 

Tweet side is open for more seating during fall and winter.

Stop in and grab a burger (or veggie dog) and fries for just $1!! 

$5 Well Vodka + mixer

$2 Off All Pitchers of Beer

Currently on Tap:
Miller Lite
Blue Moon
Half Acre - Gone Away (IPA)
Metropolitan - Krankhaft (Kölsch)
- And a rotating season tap too!

Up next: 21st Amendment's: "Brew Free or Die! Blood Orange IPA"

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Wednesdays 8pm–10pm

STEW-PENDOUS Trivia

A hilarious night of fun and trivia - for parties of ALL sizes!

5 rounds of 3 questions each - plus 2 bonus questions!

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Drink Specials
$1 Off All Craft Beers
$2 Off Pitchers
$7 Humpday Highball feat. Makers Mark

Food Specials
Veggie Quesadilla $6
Chicken Quesadilla $7
Steak Quesadilla $9
Artichoke and Bleu Cheese Quesadilla $7

Plenty of Boozy Prizes!

Stew Jamesson has been in Chicago for 5 years and loved every minute of the adventure. Yes, even those arctic days in January he thought he was living out scenes from Day After Tomorrow. The days before Chicago he performed professionally for the Walt Disney World Company in Orlando Florida. During the day he teaches U.S. History to teenagers at a local Chicago High School. With his wide variety of interest and background you are sure to get an entertaining night.

https://www.facebook.com/StewpendousTrivia/

Other Events

Tuesday 15 January 7pm— 9pm

Homolatte w/ Owen Keehnen, Manny Petty

Join us on Tuesday January 15th at 7:30pm for another edition of Homolatte,

 as we welcome to our stage writer Owen Keehnen, and musician Manny Petty!!

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 Hosted by Scott Free. 

 Free admission / all ages / great food & drinks!!

Friday 25 January 9pm— 2am

All Requests Friday!

It is going to be so cold you will not want to come out, don't let a little wind chill factor keep you home!

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Big Chicks is here for a good time and will warm you up!
Grab your friends come early for Drag Race All Stars 4 and stay late to dance and hear your favorite request!

Big Chicks is one of a few bars that still take request. We have a couple of tips, for requesting a song that will get played and will keep the dance floor packed!

#1 This is not a slow dance and we will not be re-living your high school dance by playing My Heart Will Go On!
#2 If Beyonce is playing, do not rush up and request Beyonce again.
#3 Listen to what is playing and keep with the beat. If you are hearing Robyn, Madonna, Kylie, Dua and Ariana stick with that. All though we all love Toto, Journey, Nirvana and Siouxsie they do not always make for a great dance song.
#4 Most important, remember it is a REQUEST, not a requirement or a demand!

Dance songs from the 70's to today! What will be your request? Will your request pack the dance floor!?

Thursday 31 January 7pm— 9pm

The L Word Trivia NIGHT

It's happening again!

Your girls of The L Word Made Me Gay are hosting a trivia night all about our favorite show THE L WORD. 

The show just turned 15 years old and with a reboot (supposedly) on the way, what better way to celebrate!! 

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We will have amazing prizes for the winning team, as well as some goodies to raffle off and drink Tix for some lucky peeps!

Assemble your team of Know-it-All BOs and let's do it!

$10 suggested donation- part of all proceeds going to CNOW.

NO RESERVATIONS-Tables are first come

Don't forget: Big Chicks is a cash only bar.

Thursday 31 January 9pm— 2am

ALT:Bear Grrls & Guitars

Come warm up with us at Bear Den, For this month's ALT:Bear - Grrls & Guitars - We're rocking to the Lady Bears! 

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Micheal is putting togther a playlist of some of the best females in rock and alternative!

Micheal and Kyle will be slinging your Bear Den specials all night:

$5 Pints:
- Miller Lite, Blue Moon
- Half Acre Beer Company's: Gone Away (IPA),
- Metropolitan Brewing: Krank Shaft (Kölsch),
- 21st Amendment Brewery's: Brew Free! Or Die - Blood Orange IPA

$5 Absolut Cocktails
$5 Jack Daniel's Cocktails

Suzanne will be serving up eats from the kitchen!
Kitchen is open til Midnight!

Friday 1 February 9pm— 2am

Totally 90's Night!

It's Friday night and Totally 90's is back!

90s Now

DJ Don B returns with a night of Totally 90's

All of your favorite 80's Dance hits, all night long!

Tuesday 5 February 7pm— 9pm

Homolatte w/ J Sea Like the Ocean / Deep Fake

Homolatte w/ J Sea Like the Ocean / Deep Fake

Join us on Tuesday, February 5th at 7:30pm at Big Chicks/Tweet for another edition of Homolatte, 

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as we welcome to our stage spoken word by J Sea Like The Ocean, and music by Deep Fake!! 

Hosted by Scott Free. 

Free admission / all ages / great food & drinks!!

Fridays 19:00–21:00

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4 Viewing Party

Grab your best squirrel friends and head out to Big Chicks!

The Emmy-winning reality competition series IS BACK!

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We are going to bring it to you live with the sound on every Friday! If you did not join us for the viewing parties last season you missed out! Join us for great food, fun, prizes and some great Drag Race cocktail specials!

Following Drag Race Dj Don B will starting playing all your favorite music starting at 9pm!

Who is your favorite? Who will win? How will our hometown girls do??

All will be RuVealed FRIDAY!

Friday 22 February 12pm— 1pm

All Request Friday!

Big Chicks is one of a few bars that still take request!

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We have a couple of tips, for requesting a song that will get played and will keep the dance floor packed!

  1. This is not a slow dance and we will not be re-living your high school dance by playing My Heart Will Go On!
  2. If Beyonce is playing, do not rush up and request Beyonce again. 
  3. Listen to what is playing and keep with the beat. If you are hearing Robyn, Madonna, Kylie, Dua and Ariana stick with that.... Although we all love Toto, Journey, Nirvana and Siouxsie they do not always make for a great dance song. 
  4. #4 Most important, remember it is a REQUEST, not a requirement or a demand!

Dance songs from the 70's to today! What will be your request? Will your request pack the dance floor!?

Thursday 28 February 7pm— 9pm

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 Premire

Grab your best squirrel friends and head out to Big Chicks!

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The Emmy-winning reality competition series IS BACK on TURSDAYS!

We are going to bring it to you live with the sound on every Thursday! If you did not join us for the viewing parties last season you missed out! Join us for great food, fun, prizes and some great Drag Race cocktail specials!

Who is your favorite? Who will win?

Thursdays 8 pm–10p

Drag Race Season 11 - Happy Hour

Join us every week for new episodes of Ru Paul's Drag Race Season 11 and stick around for Untucked, too!

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Check out our new RPDR inspired cocktails!

Tuesday 5 March 7pm— 9pm

Homolatte w/ Lars Ebsworth / Ronen Kohn

Join us on Tuesday March 5th at 7:30pm for another edition of Homolatte

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As we welcome to our stage spoken word artist Lars Ebsworth and musician Ronan Kohn! Hosted by Scott Free. Free admission / all ages

Great food & drinks!

Wednesday 6 March 5pm— 2am

Robyn Takes Over Big Chicks

SOLD OUT! Robyn at Aragon Ballroom March 6th.

Big Chicks is your Pre/Post show place to be!

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Join David for cocktail hour for dinner and a few cocktails before the show.
After the show Suzanne will be behind the bar serving your favorite cocktail and the kitchen will be open until midnight for those of you that danced up an appetite!

Of course ALL day we will playing Robyn and other artist she loves and are influenced by her!

See you March 6th as Robyn takes over Big Chicks!

**** in honor of this gay holiday, we will not have Stewpendous Trivia on this night!

Friday 8 March 10pm— 2am

All Request Friday!

Big Chicks is one of a few bars that still take request. 

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We have a couple of tips, for requesting a song that will get played and will keep the dance floor packed!

#1 This is not a slow dance and we will not be re-living your high school dance by playing My Heart Will Go On!
#2 If Beyonce is playing, do not rush up and request Beyonce again.
#3 Listen to what is playing and keep with the beat. If you are hearing Robyn, Madonna, Kylie, Dua and Ariana stick with that. All though we all love Toto, Journey, Nirvana and Siouxsie they do not always make for a great dance song.
#4 Most important, remember it is a REQUEST, not a requirement or a demand!

Dance songs from the 70's to today! What will be your request? Will your request pack the dance floor!?

Tuesday 12 March 8pm—11pm

The L Word Made Me Gay Trivia Night

Your girls of The L Word Made Me Gay are hosting a trivia night all about our favorite show THE L WORD. 

We will have amazing prizes as well as some goodies to raffle off and drink tix for some lucky peeps!

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$10 suggested donation- part of all proceeds going to CNOW.
NO RESERVATIONS-Tables are first come
CASH ONLY BAR

Thursday 14 March 9pm— 2am

St. Patrick's Day Bear Den

Kick off your St Patrick’s Day with us Thursday night at Bear Den at Big Chicks!

St Pats Bear Den 2019

DJ Bill Pfeiffer kicks the house beats at 10pm

Kyle and Micheal will be slinging drinks!

Kitchen Open Late

$5 Draft Pints -
Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Gone Away, Krankshaft, and Brew Free! or Die Blood Orange IPA

$5 Jameson

$5 Guinness Bottles

Friday 15 March 10pm— 2am

Totally 90's Night!

Join us for a night of Totally 90's, Now starting at 9pm!!

90s Now

Guest DJ Mike Rytie will be spinning your favorite 90's tunes - all night long!

Stop by the DJ booth and request your favorite 90's tracks!

Tuesday 19 March 7pm— 9pm

Homolatte w/ Brian Bouldrey / Anthony Whitaker

Join us on Tuesday March 19th at 7:30pm for another edition of Homolatte:

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As we welcome to our stage spoken word artist Brian Bouldrey, and musician Anthony Whitaker!! 

Hosted by Scott Free. 

Free admission / all ages / great food & drinks!!

Friday 22 March 9pm— 2am

Totally Madonna - 7th Anniversary!

TOTALLY MADONNA

 7th Anniversary!

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Totally Madonna has been happening at Big Chicks for 7 years!
We are going to celebrate all this Madonna!!
We will have a cake and hopefully with NEW MUSIC?

Thank you to Madonna and all her fans for making Totally Madonna night a success! With all the love and support from her fans, this has become one of the funnest nights at Big Chicks!

Mark your calendar, ask for Saturday off and get a disco nap in on Friday! You will not want to miss this night!

Tuesday 2 April 7pm— 9pm

Homolatte w/ JJ Accrocco / Nikk Selik & Corey Cochran

Join on Tuesday April 2nd at 7:30pm at Big Chicks for another edition of Homolatte

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As we welcome to our stage spoken word artist JJ Accrocco and musicians Nikk Selik & Corey Cochran!!

Friday 5 April 10pm— 2am

Totally 80's

One of your favorite parties is back: It's Totally 80's!

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DJ Don B returns with a night of all of your favorite 80's Dance hits, all night long!

Thursday 25 April 4pm—11am

Dining Out For Life at Big Chicks

Save the Date!

We invite you to take part in the return of the annual dining and fundraising experience!

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Big Chicks and Tweet are partnering with TPAN to generate much needed funding for programs designed to educate communities and stop the spread of HIV, hepatitis, and related conditions right here, in Chicago.

Follow our Facebook event for more info!  

https://www.facebook.com/events/310508899818240/

Friday 3 May 10pm— 2am

Totally 80's Night

One of your favorite monthly parties is back, Totally 80's!

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DJ Don B returns with a night of all of your favorite 80's Dance hits, all night long!

Tuesday 7 May 10am—11am

Creating Trans-affirming Business Spaces

Creating Trans-affirming Business Spaces

Join us for a discussion led by Howard Brown Health's Center for Education, Research and Advocacy (ERA) on how to make your business more trans-affirming! The ERA conducts rigorous community-based medical and behavioral research, and advances policies that affirm the lives of LGBTQ people and their families.

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Help us shape the conversation by answering a few questions. Click here to take our business survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S7WBSP7

Thank you to our generous sponsor for this event:
The Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital

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TICKETS
$10 for Chamber Members
$15 for non-members

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https://www.facebook.com/events/805833643106849/wym-1556716370045

ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: 

Howard Brown Health's Center for Education, Research and Advocacy (ERA) conducts rigorous community-based medical and behavioral research, cultivates responsive healthcare professionals, and advances policies that affirm the lives of LGBTQ people and their families. ERA seeks to transform the world beyond our clinics, making exceptional and affirming LGBTQ healthcare accessible everywhere. Through Howard Brown, ERA develops and disseminates community-driven, high quality best practices in LGBTQ health.

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ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:
The Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital is ready to help make transitions complete. We’re one of only a handful of centers in the country that offers a comprehensive approach to gender confirmation surgery. We invite you to discover how the expert, compassionate staff at Weiss works with people as they embark on a new beginning.
https://www.weisshospital.com/gender-confirmation-surgery/

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ABOUT OUR HOSTS:
Big Chicks - your local neighborhood bar. Men & Men, Women & Women and Women & Men, ALL are welcome! Serving the uptown neighborhood for over 30 years!

Born in 2003 as the sister restaurant to Big Chicks and nestled within a vintage art deco building, Tweet Let's Eat serves you a wide range of both classic and non-traditional dishes made from fresh, organic-when-possible ingredients. As you dine within this jewelbox of an interior, designed by artist Zuleyka Benitez, you'll notice that the walls are filled with Michelle Fire's personal art collection favorites. Look closely at the menu and you'll find that many of these artists' favorite dishes are also on the menu.

Friday 10 May 10pm— 2am

Totally Hits!

ALL HITS, ALL DECADES, ALL NIGHT LONG!

Dj Don B will be playing all your favorite hits old and new this Friday night. 

You love his 80's, 90's and Madonna nights, check out his spin all your favorites from the 70's to Today!

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Tuesday 14 May 6pm— 6pm

RENT 20th Anniversary Discount Ticket Offer

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May 10-19

Thanks to our friends Broadway In Chicago, we have a fabulous discount ticket offer.

$69 MAIN FLOOR TICKETS! *
Use offer code CHICKS when ordering.

*Offer valid on all performances (excluding Saturday mat/eve) through May 17. Offer ends Friday, May 17th at 7:30PM. Valid on orchestra, dress circle, and loge seating locations. Subject to availability. Not valid with any other offers or previously purchased tickets. No exchanges or refunds. Normal ticketing fees apply. Other restrictions may apply.

Friday 17 May 10pm— 2am

Totally 90's Night!

Totally 90's Returns!

Totally 90s

Join DJ Don B for a night of your favorite 90's hits!

Stop by the DJ booth and request your favorites!! 

Saturday 18 May 6pm— 6pm

4 Chords & A Gun Discount Ticket Offer

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4 Chords & A Gun
Broadway Playhouse
May 18 – June 2

$49 TICKETS! *
Use offer code CHICKS when ordering.

Thanks to our Friends at Broadway In Chicago, we have another fabulous discount ticket offer for Big Chickers!

*Offer valid on May 21, May 22, May 23, May 24, and May 26 evening performances. Offer ends Sunday, May 26 at 7:30PM. Valid on regular seating locations. Not valid on premium or rear seating locations. Subject to availability. Not valid with any other offers or previously purchased tickets. No exchanges or refunds. Normal ticketing fees apply. Other restrictions may apply.

Tuesday 21 May 7pm—10pm

Homolatte

Join us on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:30pm at Big Chicks/Tweet for another edition of Homolatte, as we welcome to our stage, live lit artist Charles Russell Price, and musician Andrew Sa!! Hosted by Scott Free. Free admission / all ages / great food & drinks!!59988274 2471463596211408 6032386583477354496 O

Friday 24 May 10pm— 2am

Memorial Day Weekend All Request Friday!

Memorial Day Weekend All Request Friday!

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Big Chicks is one of a few bars that still take request. We have a couple of tips, for requesting a song that will get played and will keep the dance floor packed!

#1 This is not a slow dance and we will not be re-living your high school dance by playing My Heart Will Go On!
#2 If Beyonce is playing, do not rush up and request Beyonce again.
#3 Listen to what is playing and keep with the beat. If you are hearing Robyn, Madonna, Kylie, Dua and Ariana stick with that. All though we all love Toto, Journey, Nirvana and Siouxsie they do not always make for a great dance song.
#4 Most important, remember it is a REQUEST, not a requirement or a demand!

Dance songs from the 70's to today! What will be your request? Will your request pack the dance floor!?

Tuesday 28 May 6pm— 6pm

Falsettos Discount Ticket Offer

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Falsettos
James M. Nederlander Theatre
May 28- June 9

$59 MAIN FLOOR SEATS! *
Use offer code CHICKS when ordering.

Thanks to our friends at Broadway In Chicago, we have a fantastic discount ticket offer for Big Chickers! This offer is good for ALL performances including matinees!

*Offer valid on all performances. Offer ends Sunday, June 9th at 2:00PM. Valid on orchestra, dress circle, and loge seating locations. Subject to availability. Not valid with any other offers or previously purchased tickets. No exchanges or refunds. Normal ticketing fees apply. Other restrictions may apply.

Friday 14 June 9pm— 2am

Totally Madonna - Madame X Release PARTY!

Madonna-Madame X is out June 14th and what a perfect night to celebrate the new era of Madonna at Totally Madonna!!

Join Madonna Lover Dj Don B as he will be playing all the Madonna classics old and new all night long!

#madonna #madamex #medellin #irise #crave

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Saturday 29 June 7pm—11pm

Brandi Carlile at Northerly Island Ticket Giveaway

Brandi Carlile at Northerly Island Ticket Giveaway

Don’t miss the fabulous Brandi Carlile at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Saturday, June 29!
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

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Thanks to our friends at Live Nation Concerts we will have a pair tickets to give away! 

 Check back for details on how to win the tickets!