Bus: 6, 14, 15, 67, 71(773) 363-855541.773764 -87.576407 7041 S Jeffery Ave (between 70th and 71st Sts) South Chicago, Chicago
Sun–Fri noon–4am; Sat noon–5amAverage cocktail: $5
The entry process is rather rigorous (we had to be buzzed in and then patted down), but it’s worth it for strong drinks and a friendly LGBT vibe. On a recent visit we watched the crowd groove to hip-hop and house while also chatting and canoodling on the sidelines. For a glimpse at what could be the next RuPaul, pony up the $7 cover for amateur drag shows Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.