Plus, there’s nothing better than a martini and manicure! Halsted St.) to dance the night away to some great mixes. Belmont Ave.) Frequented mostly by lesbians of color, this weekly party will have you dancing every Friday.
It wasn’t until five years ago when I actually moved to Chicago that I came to appreciate its diverse, albeit segregated, culture.If you want to meet Effingdykes writer, Krista, you can usually find her here. Chicago Ave.) There used to be bi-weekly Saturday parties, but so far this year, there has only been one. They serve great margaritas and yummy tacos (that’s what she said), and it can get really crowded really fast so sit on the patio for more space.Hopefully the parties come back because they were always a good time. Their dance floor is a joke, but when you get drunk enough, take your friends next door to Roscoe’s (3356 N.Recently, the Dolls started Sunday Night Sex Talks at The Dragon Lady Lounge (3188 N. And if you’re into it, there is a shower contest on Fridays. Belmont Ave.) The environment seems to be a little cliquey, so go with a big group of friends. The majority of the group is 36 , and it includes lots of non-bar activities. Clark St.) Located in Andersonville, this restaurant and bar is always hoppin’ with some LGBTQA-flavored event. You can get totally wasted on a Sunday morning for , and the food is good.It’s open late, which is nice, but IMO it’s not worth the (weekend) cover price. I’ve never been to any of the events myself, but I’ve heard a bit about it. Stop in for a burger and some beer, and then dance the night away! Oh, and while you are eating, a hilarious female impersonator comes out and performs for you.And for those interested in maybe dipping a toe into derby before diving literally headfirst into the full contact sport, there is Derby Lite at various city and suburban locations.Not to leave anyone out, there is a men’s derby league getting started back up, The Chicago Bruise Brothers, and they are also comprised of straight and gay skaters.CMSA also sponsors parties throughout the year (with no cover for CMSA players! I could go on forever about CMSA, but I have to save room for roller derby.Roller Derby (Elli knows all about this) While not technically queer, roller derby is very inclusive and queer-friendly.Sangamon St.) A weekly 18 LGBTQ dance party that serves alcohol (if you’re 21 )! Clark St.) Located in Lesbianland (Andersonville), T’s is a good choice on pretty much any night.The best times are after CMSA softball on Sundays and on Saturdays for the newly instated “Tease Her at T’s” dance parties.