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Gay and Lesbian Bars in Chicago Suburbs

Chicago's suburbs host a wide variety of bars and clubs catering to gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders. Friendly straights are welcome as well. Other gay-friendly bars are emerging as well.

North Suburbs

Firewood Bar & Restaurant
2314 W Rt. 120, McHenry
Gay Happy Hour Tuesdays from 7 pm to 10 pm

Hunters Nightclub
1932 E. Higgins Rd, Elk Grove
Gay bar frequented primarily by gay men & transgenders, dance floor

The Office
513 E State St, Rockford, 815.965.0344
Gay bar frequented by gay men and lesbians


West Suburbs

Bocadillos Restaurant
6739 W Ogden, Berwyn, 708-484-0520
Bocadillos has a Gay Night on Wednesdays from 8 pm to 1 am

Estebans-Expression Nite
1550 N. Rt. 59, Naperville
GLBT night with drag shows every Thursday from 8 pm to 1 am

Forest View Lounge
4519 S. Harlem, Forest View (just south of Berwyn), 708-484-9778
Lesbian-owned bar frequented primarily by lesbians, grill menu

Sevilla's Tapas
6543 W Cermack, Berwyn
GLBT night every Thursday at 9 pm

10235 W Grand, Franklin Park, 847.455.0008
Lesbian bar with dance floor, stage shows, pool tables & air hockey.

Velvet Rope
728 West Lake, Oak Park
Restaurant and bar with cocktails, martinis, & wines serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender community

South Suburbs

19081 Old LaGrange Rd, Mokena, 708.326.4121
"Pride Night" every Monday, 6 pm - 1 am

Club Krave
13126 S. Western, Blue Island
Gay bar frequented by gay men, lesbians & transgenders, karaoke, online drink menu

118 E. Jefferson St., Joliet
Gay bar frequented primarily by gay men & transgenders, dance floor, female impersonator shows

Stonewall Inn
8143 W 47th, Lyons
Stonewall Inn is a high energy nightclub with high tech lighting system, superb sound system, well stocked large bar, dance floor and leather couches in the V.I.P. area.

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