Chicago

Chicago is famous for many things: Michael Jordan, deep-dish pizza, the first Ferris wheel, the worlds largest public library and busiest airport, and now, being one of the most active, friendly and growing gay and lesbian communities in the world.

In 2006, Chicago was host to the Gay Games with Mayor Richard Daley reinforcing in his speech at the opening ceremonies Chicago's commitment to inclusion and the GLBT community. This accepting attitude really makes Chicago a great place to live if you're gay.

Aside from the friendly atmosphere, with its breathtaking lakeside skyline and twenty-mile lakefront park, its celebrated scientific and cultural communities, its myriad of shopping, dining and recreational opportunities, Chicago is unquestionably a spectacular destination.

Hotels

  • Allegro Chicago, A Kimpton Hotel
  • 171 West Randolph Street
    Chicago, IL 60601
  • Website: www.allegrochicago.com
  • 866-672-6143
  • Ashland Arms Guest House
  • 6410 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL 60626
  • Website: www.ashlandarms.com
  • 312- 498- 9979
  • Avenue Crowne Plaza Hotel Chicago
  • 160 East Huron
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Website: www.avenuehotelchicago.com
  • 312-787-2900 or 877-AVE-5110
  • Best Western Hawthorne Terrace
  • 3434 North Broadway
    Chicago, IL
  • 888-860-3400
  • Candlewood Suites Chicago - O'Hare
  • 4021 N. Mannheim Road
    Schiller Park / Chicago, IL 60176
  • 847-671-4663
  • City Suites Hotel
  • 933 West Belmont Avenue (Belmont & Clark)
    Chicago, IL 060657
  • Website: www.cityinns.com
  • 773-404-3400
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown Chicago
  • 15 East Ohio Street
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Website: www.chicagocomfortinn.com
  • 888-775-9223
  • Courtyard Chicago Downtown
  • 30 East Hubbard
    Chicago, IL
  • 312-329-2500
  • Courtyard Magnificent Mile Downtown Chicago
  • 165 East Ontario Street
    Chicago, IL
  • 312-573-0800
  • Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center
  • 5440 North River Road,
    Rosemont, IL 60018
  • Website: www.crowneplazaohare.com
  • 847-671-6350
  • Dana Hotel and Spa
  • 660 North State Street
    Chicago, IL 60654
  • Website: www.danahotelandspa.com
  • 888-301-3262 or 312-202-6000
  • Days Inn Chicago
  • 644 West Diversey Parkway
    Chicago, IL 60614
  • Website: www.daysinnchicago.net
  • 888-LPN-DAYS or 773-525-7010
  • Hilton Chicago
  • 720 South Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL
  • Website: hilton.com
  • 312-922-4400
  • Inn At Lincoln Park
  • 601 West Diversey Parkway
    Chicago, IL 60614
  • Website: www.innlp.com
  • 773-348-2810

Bars

  • 3160
  • 3160 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-327-5969
  • Atmosphere
  • 5355 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-784-1100
  • Berlin
  • 954 West Belmont Avenue
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-348-4975
  • Big Chicks
  • 5024 North Sheridan Road
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-728-5511
  • Bobby Love's
  • 3729 North Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-525-1200
  • Circuit
  • 3641 North Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-325-2233
  • Closet
  • 3325 North Broadway Avenue
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-477-8533
  • Cream Chicago
  • 16700 South Halsted Street
    Harvey, IL 60426
  • Website: www.creamchicago.com
  • 312-884-WHIP
  • Crew Bar & Grill
  • 4804 North Broadway
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-784-2739
  • Davenport's
  • 1383 North Milwaukee Avenue
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-278-1830
  • Granville Anvil
  • 1137 West Granville Avenue
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-973-0006
  • Hydrate
  • 3458 North Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-975-9244
  • Little Jim's
  • 3501 North Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-871-6116
  • Lucky Horseshoe Lounge
  • 3169 North Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL 60657
  • 773-404-3169
  • Manhandler Saloon
  • 1948 North Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-871-3339

Shops

  • Beatnix
  • 3400 North Halsted Avenue
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-281-6933
  • DavidBartonGym - Chicago
  • 600 West Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60610
  • Website: www.davidbartongym.com
  • 312- 836-9127
  • Early to Bed
  • 5232 North Sheridan Road
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-935-1219
  • Gay Mart
  • 3459 North Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL 60657
  • 773-929-4272
  • Gingiss Formalwear
  • 542 West Roosevelt Road
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-637-4550
  • His Stuff Inc.
  • 5314 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-989-9111
  • Hollywood Mirror
  • 812 West Belmont Avenue
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-404-2044
  • Northstar Medical Center
  • 2835 North Sheffield Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60657
  • Website: www.nstarmedical.com
  • 773-296-2400
  • Pleasure Chest Ltd., The
  • 3436 North Lincoln
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-525-7151
  • Unabridged Bookstore
  • 3251 North Broadway
    Chicago, IL
  • 773-883-9119

Attractions

  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • 111 South Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
  • Website: www.artic.edu/aic
  • 312-443-3600
  • Bailiwick Arts Center
  • 1229 West Belmont Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60657
  • Website: www.bailiwick.org
  • 773-883-1090
  • Chicago Black Lesbians & Gays
  • 5828 North Winthrop Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60660
  • Website: www.blk.com/resources
  • 773-275-8669
  • Chicago Gay Men's Chorus
  • 2936 North Southport
    Chicago, IL 60657
  • Website: www.cgmc.org
  • 773-296-0541
  • DuSable Museum of African American History
  • 740 East 56th Place
    Chicago, IL 60637
  • Website: www.dusablemuseum.org
  • 773-947-0600
  • Field Museum, The
  • 1400 South Lake Drive
    Chicago, IL 60605
  • Website: www.fieldmuseum.org
  • 312-922-9410
  • Historical Society of Chicago
  • 1601 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL 60614
  • Website: www.chicagohs.org
  • 312-642-4600
  • Leather Archives & Museum
  • 6418 North Greenview Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60626
  • Website: www.leatherarchives.org
  • 773-761-9200
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications, The
  • 400 North State Street
    Chicago, IL 60610
  • Website: www.museum.tv
  • 312-245-8200
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 220 East Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, IL
  • Website: www.mcachicago.org
  • 312-280-2660
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago
  • 600 South Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60605
  • Website: www.mocp.org
  • 312-663-5554