In fact, more and more LGBTQ collectives and event series have emerged over the years to provide more inclusive spaces for those with intersecting identities, including trans and non-binary people, women, and people of color. With this evolving scene in mind, this list includes some of the best LGBTQ bars in Chicago, along with recurring parties and events from some of our favorite queer collectives who party with intention. Dance, belt out a few show tunes, or sit back and simply bask in the scene. Kit Kat Lounge Lakeview Dinner with a side of drag The nearly year-old supper club is a prime destination for bachelorette partygoers and we understand why. This is the place to be when you want to be entertained in comfort. Party Noire Citywide Where Black joy reigns supreme The energy generated at a Party Noire function is palpable -- stepping into an event is like stepping into the embrace of your favorite auntie.
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Although gay bars have suffered some setbacks the past few years with longstanding venues shuttering nationwide due to mainstreaming, the rise of hookup apps, and an invasion of bachelorette parties, LGBT establishments still play a vital role in preserving gay culture and offering a safe space to patrons. And, many are still thriving. This list of the most popular gay bars comes from data collected by Gravy Analytics , a location-based marketing platform, that tracks mobile data to verify attendance at places and events throughout the United States. This list tracks gay bar attendance from September 1, , through the last day of
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The ingredients for the perfect gay bar are not as obvious as the ingredients for a perfect cocktail. The best bars mix ambience, a frisson of energy, and the right vibes. Data collected by Gravy Analytics , a location-based marketing platform, tracks mobile data to verify attendance at places and events throughout the United States. This list tracks gay bar attendance from November 1, , through October 31,