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Manhandler Saloon *

Cruise bar with an active patio/backroom
The Manhandler is an old-school mainstay from the days when that area of Lincoln Park was the gay strip. It's a throwback to a different time and attracts a crowd looking for cheap drinks and cheap thrills. Its outdoor patio accommodates up to 40 people on nice nights.

Tags: Mostly Men , 30-somethings , 40-something , Over 50 crowd , Country Western , Cruise Bar , Backroom , Outdoor Patio

1948 N Halsted St (Armitage)
Chicago, IL 60614

(773) 871-3339


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  • Niceeyes69 loves

    Monday at 12:20am ·

  • Niceeyes69 gave this place *
    What a pleasant surprise
    I came in on a slow Sunday afternoon on a complete lark. The bartender and bouncer were quite sociable, they indulged me in searching for then making a specialty cocktail. Then I made my way to the secluded patio and was treated to an impromptu show by two amorous gentlemen, who were eventually joined by one of the more adventuresome spectators. The establishment from the street is rather non-descript, but once you enter it is quite the liberating experience.

    Monday at 12:20am ·

  • SaintlyNYC was here

    ""Randy" night brings out the boys and friends. Fun times. Now home to bed."

    Jun 7 at 7:07am via foursquare ·

  • PLeMaster was here

    Jun 7 at 5:03am via foursquare ·

  • SaintlyNYC was here

    "Oh lord. It is Matt's first time."

    May 26 at 3:14am via foursquare ·

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    May 24 at 5:24am via foursquare ·

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    May 3 at 4:56am via foursquare ·

  • DiscoverMe reviewed
    Small bar with a back patio that gets very active, good drinks, friendly guys, fun.

    Jan 17 at 1:57am ·

  • DiscoverMe is now a fan

    Jan 17 at 1:56am ·

  • SaintlyNYC was here

    "We had to stop in for one beer. It is always someone's first time coming here."

    Nov 13 at 5:16am via foursquare ·

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