Campy and fun neighborhood bar.
Michelle Fire runs one of the most successful and oldest gay bears (oops, we meant bars) in all of Chicago. Every square inch of wall space is dedicated to her extensive art and photography collection. This bar is a favorite for locals and out-of-towners alike of all ages. Big Chicks hosts a free (yes, free) BBQ every Sunday, $1 Burger nights on Mondays and Bear Den cocktail hour every Thursday. The first Thursday every month is host to the trans*-inclusive queer dance party FKA (Formerly Known As). Big Chicks has a pretty mixed crowd with a heavy bearish presence. Make sure to check out Michelle's restaurant next door, Tweet for brunch the morning after.