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
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
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 Robert S. at Judy's Book
This is a great little bar in Chicago. It's officially a gay bar, but it's the kind of joint to which you could bring your mother. Decent drink p... Read More