Cheer the Chicago Bears and Cubs — the ones on the field and the ones standing next to you — at this sports bar, where (ostensibly) watching the big screens is a relief from relentless cruising.
The theme is all that's retro at this Speakeasy-themed elegant spot, where exposed-brick walls, comfy couches and oversized black-and-white period photos provide a relaxing atmosphere for shmooze and booze.
Leather and Chicago go together like a horse whip and man-carriage, so a visit to the premier leather bar is a must. Check the calendar for themed nights like Bear, Dungeon Master and Gear.
Multi-leveled, multi-barred and multi-vodka concoctions make for multifarious fun. Three nights a week, it's a piano bar. There's nearly always somethig going on, it seems, but the humpy crowd digs it and you'll dig them.
Baton Show Lounge
If you want to take in some serious — really serious — drag, head over to the River North district, where three shows five nights a week offer glamor, high hair, boas, higher hair, cat mascara and sequins.