Gay Cruising Areas in Chicago
Chicago is the nation's third largest city and boasts a large gay community. Like New York or Atlanta in their regions, Chicago serves as the Midwest's cosmopolitan hub and attracts young and old alike. Gay life (and gay bars) in Chicago is mostly concentrated in two areas: Boystown (really "East Lakeview") and Andersonville which is farther up the city's north side. Most bars and clubs close at 2am (3am on Saturdays). But if you're up for a late night, you'll find the after-hours bars packed.