The Institute of Art’s impressionist collection is stunning. The bar at the top of the Hancock Tower is a must also. Just got back from there tonight in fact!
Also on Halsted Street is the LGBT community’s Center on Halsted, a beautiful facility that has just celebrated their 5th anniversary.
Nice article, but if you’re on a budget, there are gay bars, clubs and bathhouses just about everywhere. Boystown is located on the northern-most end of Halsted Street to about Belmont Ave (map goo.gl/maps/lFI18 ).
The center of the universe is at Roscoe and Halsted (goo.gl/maps/uKDf6), and they all look much like other big city gay bars, but if you want to do some drinkin’ or two-steppin’ with very friendly cowboys, head to “Charlie’s” on Broadway (“A” on map, goo.gl/maps/qz5Yy).
One of chicago’s oldest and most popular resources for everything gay in town is the weekly publication “Windy City Times” at windycitymediagroup.com
I suppose if you’re on a very tight budget and you like the taste of seamen, you can just hangout at one of the bars near the US Navy’s central training base at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, about 35 miles north of Boystown (goo.gl/maps/0ecIb). The drinks and boys are much cheaper, younger and without the attitude.