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Although Chicago has among the greatest selection of gay nightspots in the country, the majority of these hangouts - from bars and discos to LGBT-popular restaurants - are in popular mixed residential-commercial neighborhoods on the north side of the city. Additionally, on the city's South Side, you'll find a pair of gay bars that cater predominantly to African-American patrons, Club Escape and Jeffery Pub. It's also a bit of a distance to reach these bars, but they're both legendary nightspots that are well-worth checking out, especially given that many of the nation's gay African-American hangouts have steadily disappeared over the years. Here's a more in-depth look at these Downtown and South Side Chicago gay social establishments. Also take a look at the Chicago Gay Bathhouse and Sex Club Guide , which has plenty of advice on where to meet guys looking to hookup around Chicago.
Chicago's lesbian nightlife
With a rich history of LGBT activism and a flourishing community, Chicago offers one of the best gay nightlife scenes in the country, particularly in Boystown. Although its formal name is Lakeview, Boystown is the more commonly used named for this famous gay neighborhood. Located on the north side of Chicago, this historic neighborhood has been the center of the city's LGBT community since the s.