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 Free Buffett at 4pm every Sunday!

Don't be late, this food goes fast!

Mauricio and Don are behind the bar serving cocktails 

Fall 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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New Half Acre Tuna Session IPA

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Why is the beer called Tuna? We don’t know. Just say it, “I’ll take a Tuna.” It feels good. The ocean is a magical place.

The antipode to Navaja, Tuna is rife with attributes that make for ongoing pleasure without the heft. Too much weight while exploring the ocean is dangerous.

Watermelon, peach, guava. A denser body to hold up to the sweeter finish. Lemon lime citrus zest, tropical fruit juices.
4.7% ABV

#halfacre #ipa #halfacretuna #can #newbeeralert

New ACE Pumpkin Cider for the fall!

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First produced in the fall of 2010, Ace Pumpkin cider is a seasonal favorite. Its unique orange color and full rich flavor will leave you craving more. Ace Pumpkin is perfect for the pumpkin lover that just can’t get enough.

#cider #cocktails #comfortfood #buckburger #cider #pumpkin #pumpkincider #acepumpkincider

Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest is now on tap!

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Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest is an amber similar to the brew introduced at the first Munich Oktoberfest in 1810.

Full-bodied and flavorful, copper/amber in color with a rich creamy head that laces nicely down the glass. Robust, hearty flavor. A beer for all seasons.

100% natural. Brewed with pure spring water, Hacker-Pschorr’s centuries-old, exclusive yeast strain, Hallertau hops and dark and light-colored malt from two-row Bavarian summer barley.


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The White Claw trend has hit Big Chicks! We now have 4 flavors available Raspberry, 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.
They say patience is a Virtue, it just so happens that Virtue requires patience.
Virtue, It’s at our core.

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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The Reader Best Of Chicago 2019 survey is out!

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Big Chicks and Tweet Let's Eat are both nominated in the this final round of voting! 

Click on the link below to cast your vote!

Reader Best Of 2019

Big Chicks Hoodies ARE HERE!!!

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Just in time for fall, for a very limited time!!

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

New Wine Of The Month!!

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Pali Riviera Pinot Noir 2017

As fall comes creeping in, we are featuring a delicious new Red Wine, for the October Wine of The Month. Ripe, with mocha and espresso accents to the concentrated dark fruit and Asian spice flavors. Dark chocolate notes lengthen out nicely on the finish.

"Riviera" is crafted from Pinot Noir grapes sourced from two vineyards in the Sonoma Coast AVA: The wine is a blend of approx 75% Pinot Noir grapes from the Pali Vineyard in Sonoma Coast (Southeast corner of the AVA) combined with approx 25% Pinot Noir grapes from a vineyard in the Russian River Valley that we source from each year. Grapes are hand harvested and fermented separately in small lots. Barrel aged for 10 months using roughly 25% new French Oak. Blended and bottled Summer 2017.

#wine #wineofthemonth #brunch
#brunchtime #cocktails #food #comfortfood #paliriviera #pinotnoir

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."

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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