The Machine Shop

3704 N. Halsted

Is This Your Business?

Small shop in front, video booths, gloryholes, and large room in rear. Some group action can be had there.
Crowd: A mix of guys, usually some overflow from Cellblock next door, but a good group of guys.

Neighbourhood: Lakeview

Red Line to Addison, walk north one long block to Waveland. Also accessible via Halsted and Broadway buses.
Cross street: Waveland
  • Crowd:A mix of guys, usually some overflow from Cellblock next door, but a good group of guys.
  • Hours:I usually go on Friday or Saturday nights, but it's open nice and late.
  • Cruising Info/ Tips:Don't go expecting a large crowd like at other venues, but know that a lot of guys are open to play with more than one trick.
    Cruisiest Spots: The video arcade in the back is the best place. Lots of gloryholes.
  • Nudity / Policy:Some sucking, , and plenty of gloryholes
  • Wheelchair Accessible:Yes / It seems like it is wheelchair accessible, though I'm not certain about door widths.
  • Warnings:It's a bit small and a bit run-down seeming, but I'm not looking for a lot of people in crowds or fancy digs anyway.
whos coming to The Machine Shop
  • I went by this 4 times last trip and was locked up with old newspaper in front . IT appears to have been closed..gone longer in business .

    Commented on 6/8/2009 1:52:47 AM

  • Going to head over tonight...would be hot to meet a bunch of guys there!

    Commented on 2/4/2009 9:30:23 AM

  • Let's make this place great again. the word is' it's all god'

    Commented on 11/9/2008 2:12:48 AM

  • This is an incredibly lame place. I've been here on a few occassions, and it's ALWAYS dead...ALWAYS. Of course, it isn't helped any that CELL BLOCK sucks now too.

    Commented on 11/8/2008 8:29:25 AM

  • Thinking of stopping by tonight...anyone going??

    Commented on 10/27/2008 9:22:42 AM

  • In chicago july 7th - july 10th looking for some action around the city. Is this a good place to visit, how far from Michigan Avenue aand NAvy Pier?

    Commented on 7/7/2008 7:33:35 AM

  • Stopped in there last week around bar close, There was only one guy there, but he gave great head. A few other guys came in while I was there, Some hot latino guys that may have been at Circuit. At $5 its worth a try. The guy up front is cool and he'll tell you if there's no one there.

    Commented on 6/12/2008 7:00:10 AM

  • I went there at about midnight last night but the guy at the front told me there was nobody in the back. The place was empty, but he said guys usually start rolling in at about 1am. Its not closed, its very much open. Theres a lot of hot guys walking around that area. Too bad it was empty when I went.

    Commented on 5/7/2008 3:53:01 AM

  • this place is closed

    Commented on 5/2/2008 12:56:24 PM

  • So does anybody really know how this place is?
    Seems like no one thats been there can give a decent description of it.
    How much do they charge to get in?
    What kind of guys go in there?

    Commented on 5/1/2008 10:42:10 AM