Big Chicks

Big Chicks

5024 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL
(773) 728-5511 serving: Uptown, Far North Side
open:Sunday To Friday From 12:00 PM To 02:00 AM Saturday From 12:00 PM To 03:00 AM

Sidewalk Score: 9 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Bars & Pubs, 21 & Over, Cash, Mastercard Accepted, Visa Accepted, Bars & Clubs, Nightclubs, Beer Gardens, Singles Bars, Taverns, Restaurants, Gay & Lesbian Bars,

The Low Down


Parking: Enter via the alley behind the bar, where there's plenty of free parking in a lot across the alley. It fills up, so arrive before 10pm Friday-Saturday, before 4pm Sunday.

Know Before You Go: Big Chicks went smoke-free as of Jan. 16, 2006, two years before the official smoking ban for Chicago bars.

The Extras: Check out the bar's sibling restaurant, Tweet, a homey nook next door.

When to Go: This is the place to be on Sunday at 4pm, when owner Michelle Fire serves free food. Burgers, brats and dogs in summer; fried chicken and pizza during colder months.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

This Uptown tavern is one of the most straight-friendly gay taps you'll ever encounter.
by Contributor at Citysearch

The Scene
A world away from the primped-and-posing Boys Town scene, Big Chicks attracts a laid-back, all-ages crowd of regular guys and a few gals, clad in suits and ties, shorts and Tevas, and everything in between. Sit at the…
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Big Chicks is great!
By Christine T at Insider Pages

Love the free buffet every Sunday. On Mondays they have the Buck Burgers starting at 5 p.m. and $2 off all pitchers. The food is great. They also... Read More

Scantily clad women of all shapes and sizes on the wall
By Elisa C at Insider Pages

Photos of scantily clad women of all shapes and sizes all over the bar. Always a good crowd (at least when I've been there) and the service, thoug... Read More

Great for everyone
By Stephanie U at Insider Pages

My husband and I love going to Big Chicks and here's why: the servers and bartenders are so awesome and make everyone feel at home; they have great... Read More

Friendly Bar
By Joann S at Insider Pages

This gay tavern has a "neighborhood bar" feel that lacks the bells and whistles of the trendier Halsted Street gay bars. They do 50-cent midnight s... Read More

By tbagger at Citysearch

I love Big Chicks. As others have mentioned here, they have a great Sunday afternoon FREE bar-b-que (rain or shine, summer or winter). The staff ... Read More