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Dark little neighborhood bar
One of the only gay bars downtown, this dingy dive bar just steps off Michigan Avenue is, predictably enough, up a flight of stairs and miles away from the upscale shopping below. Cheap drinks and cruisy looks abound.

Tags: Mostly Men, 40-something, Over 50 crowd, Cruise Bar, Neighborhood Bar, Pub/Tavern, $ - Budget, Dive Bars

157 E Ohio St (Michigan)
Chicago, IL 60611
River North

(312) 923-9536

  • Daily 2:00pm-2:00am
  • Sat 2:00pm-3:00am

Opens at 2:00pm


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  • April 21

  •   Downtown's Best Secret
    cavalier ·

    April 6

    I come to this bar every time I'm in Chicago. I love a good, unpretentious, divey gay bar (an endangered species), and Second Story is as good as it gets. This last time I took my husband, who is NOT a dive bar fan. He wasn't loving the fact that the entire bar is smaller than our living room (he has space issues), but after a couple of strong drinks and after noticing how diverse the crowd was (old men, young boys, big lesbians, lipstick lesbians, etc), he let his hair down and had a great time.

  • April 6

  • PLeMaster was here

    April 2 via foursquare

  •   Fun bar but too cold
    rb60614 ·

    March 26

    Fun vibe and crowd, stong drinks, good music ; but it's always way too cold ... bartenders keep the air on cold because they are hot behind the bar. Hint: when your customers are donning their winter coats, it might be time to think of their comfort vs your own
  • Chilake1 was here

    March 17 via facebook

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    December 30 via foursquare

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    December 9 via facebook

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