D-hops wrote:Uh, did someone say boystown excursion? I have some experience in that area if someone has questions...
I have many questions. Even if we don't end up in boystown on Friday, I've never been there and I REALLY want to go before I leave this time!
Here is my breakdown of the main bars in boystown (starting from the south and going north on Halsted):
Lucky Horseshoe: gay strip club, dirty...fun, but dirty.
Spin: tends to skew younger, huge club but often times there is a cover for the shows (dancing is downstairs)
Scarlet: small bar, good music, no real dance floor but the whole bar turns into one at some point
Minibar: a little pretentious for my taste, but it just depends on who you are there with, attractive bartenders
Sidetrack: Largest gay bar in Chicago (one of the largest in the country), go on Sunday or Monday for showtunes, soooo many people.
DS Tequila: good margaritas and some decent food (a little pricy), tends to skew on the lesbian side (but a decent mix)
Roscoe's: suburban wonderland, young crowd, covers on Saturday, dance floor in the back, usually fun
Cocktail: no, just don't
Hydrate: more of a circuit club, late night bar, wooo meth?
Circuit: see cocktail
North end: sports bar, darts and pool
A couple of off halsted gay bars:
The Closet: lesbian bar until sidetrack lets out, then becomes after hours gay bar
Charlie's: country bar until sidetrack lets out, then becomes after hours gay night club
Berlin: mixed crowd dance club until sidetrack lets out, then becomes after hours gay night club