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4 out of 5 stars
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Best gay bars in Chicago: Wangs

After Henry Chang got a liquor license for his formerly BYOB eatery Wakamono, he promptly built Boystown’s best bar. The intimate space is, like all of Chang’s projects, highly stylized, employing lush, floral wallpaper and woodwork the likes of which you’ve seen only in an opium den. It might be a restaurant bar, but it has a style, vibe and–thanks to refreshing pear martinis–a taste all its own.


Venue name: Wang's
Address: 3317 N Broadway
Cross street: between Aldine Ave and Buckingham Pl
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 5pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 5pm–2am
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont. Bus: 36, 77, 152.
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I will say not being allowed to enter as women was a little jarring, but it is a gay bar. Once they saw I had a male companion, I was allowed in and that when it good a weird and I love everything about it. I can't spill the details of how inappropriate it got, because its like a vegas rule. However I can saw its very entertaining and you will indeed have memorable situations that you can never tell your grand kids about.