Subway: Red to Loyola(773) 465-7400 touchechicago.com41.998628 -87.670923 6412 N Clark St (between Devon and Schreiber Aves)
Mon–Fri 5pm–4am; Sat 3pm–5am; Sun noon–4amAverage beer: $4
Among the city's collection of gay leather bars, this dimly lit establishment, free of the usual blinding lights and techno beats is perhaps the most laid-back and conversation-friendly of them all. Muted porn videos play on four out of seven TVs, while an older crowd drinks cheap beers (50-cent drafts on Sundays). Don't fret if you happen to waltz in on a day when your leathers are at the cleaners: Jeans and a T-shirt are just as common here as chaps and a vest.