Big Chicks

Visit TWEET restaurant

Free Wifi · Cash Only

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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

All Upcoming Event have been postponed until further notice. 

Looking for something to do from home Wednesday Evening?

Stew Edit

From @stewpendousproductions

You can take the bar from me but you can’t take my trivia show away.

Wednesday at 8PM Central time get the snacks and pour the drinks.

Anyone in the country is welcome to join in on the trivia party.

Please feel free to share with your friends. ✌🏼💜🐻

Follow Stewpendousproductions to play, he will go live on Instagram at 8pm!! could be a total mess, but what else are you doing tonight?

#Instagram #instagramlive #trivianight #quarantinepasttime

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We will miss seeing all your faces and hearing all of your stories! We look forward to seeing everyone again happy and healthy, SOON we hope! Stay safe and sane, any questions or concerns you can message us on Facebook and Instagram. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram from up to date information. 


Victory Brewery Sour Monkey is now available!!

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Pucker up to a bite of citrus laden tang ending with a delectable experience.

Tastefully tart, born from the same imported malts, Belgian yeast, and a mix of magical spices, this monkey decided to take a walk on the tangy side. With a swirling citrusy, lemon bit and a delectable essence, you better pucker up and respect this monkey.

Pabst Blue Ribbon Hard Iced Coffee

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This java brew balances a rich creamy blend with a whipped vanilla flavor, AND its delicious!

Destihl Moonjumper Milk Stout!

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Fasten your space helmet because this stout will quickly have you orbiting the moon.
INGREDIENTS: chocolate malt, pale chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats, midnight wheat, caramel malt 90, r-row malt, lactose

Fat Pug Oatmeal Milk Stout!

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With welcoming notes of dark chocolate and coffee, this Oatmeal Milk Stout combines a variety of roasted grains to produce a complex yet mellow flavor.

Two new Bell's products are now available!

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Bright White Ale

Bright White (formerly Winter White) is a stylish and refreshing Wheat Ale.
Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley and wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas, all without the use of any spices.

Best Brown Ale

A smooth, toasty brown ale, Best Brown is a mainstay in our fall lineup. With hints of caramel and cocoa, the malt body has the depth to stand up to cool weather, but does not come across as heavy. This balancing act is aided by the generous use of American hops.

2 Stiegl Radler flavors now available!

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We have added a new Stiegl Radler Himbeere Raspberry along with the Grapefruit! Want to give it a little kick, ask your bartender about adding a shot of Vodka or Gin Now at Big Chicks for a limited time!

You love the 2 Towns Pineapple cider so much we have added 2 new flavors!!

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Ripe and juicy, Made Marion unites Northwest apples with whole locally grown Marionberries. The crown jewel of all blackberry varieties, Marionberries are a true testament to the bounty of Oregon.



Tropical and exotic, the Ginja Ninja’s training is complete when raw ginger root collides with Northwest apples to deliver a balance of sweet and spicy.


ALC/VOL 6.0%

#cider #2towns #2townsciderhouse
#blackberry #ginger #pineapple

Virtue Cider's!

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Brut, Rosé, Honey and Apple all gluten free! Cherry is BACK IN STOCK!!  

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.

Looking for something Non Alcoholic?

Lagunitas Hop Water 2 Hein00

Lagunitas: Hop Water and Heineken 0.0 are both available. 

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

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Posted March 16th 2020

To my Big Chicks and Tweet families……my son Michael, all our friends, customers and loyal patrons, employees, vendors, neighbors and all family members.

It is with firm resolve and much deliberation about the current public health crisis that I have come to the difficult decision to voluntarily do a self-imposed quarantine by closing both Big Chicks and Tweet for at least 2 weeks.

I believe this is in the best interest of our staff, customers, families and society. We pride ourselves on our personal relationships and the deep connections we have with each other and you.

We look forward to reopening as quickly and seamlessly as possible, to rekindle the spirit and the flames of friendship, community and love.
We will miss you all! Love Michelle and everyone

Please keep checking our websites,, facebook and Instagram to stay up to date.
(Both staffs will be on paid leave.)


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Come check out our elegant ALL NEW seating area! Perfect for sharing a bottle of wine and playing some board games!


Eat, Drink, Play!

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All the games you love from Tweet are now out at big chicks!
We have the games out to play every day. Come in and have some board game fun and food and drinks!


The Chicago Reader Best Of 2019 results are out!

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Best Gay Bar and Best Lesbian Bar 2019!!!
And our Sister restaurant Tweet Let's Eat got best brunch!!

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

Click HERE for the complete list.


Big Chicks Hoodies ARE HERE!!! Just in time for the Holidays! 

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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


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


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


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Learn a bit more about our fabulous owner - Michelle Fire, Big Chicks, & Tweet in this write up from VoyageChicago!


GET YOUR BIG CHICKS T Shirt, just in time for the Holidays! They make the perfect stocking stuffer!

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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Big Chicks Peeking Bon Appetit

Come enjoy cocktails and good company in a cozy, welcoming place. x michelle

Food and Drink specials every day

KITCHEN OPEN 4 PM DAILY! ( 6pm on Sunday after BBQ)

Cocktails - Music - Food - Culture - Art

Experience the many artists in our collections by stopping in to look or go to our gallery for a preview.