Chicago's Boystown neighborhood is home to one of the most vibrant LGBTQ communities in the world. In fact, it was the country's first officially recognized gay 'hood. Beyond hosting annual Pride celebrations and being a safe haven for the best gay bars in Chicago, Boystown has much to offer locals and out-of-town visitors. Cruise its vibrant selection of vegetarian restaurants, see a show at a storefront theater or comedy club, or shop the area's top-notch thrift stores. Boystown is conveniently accessible by way of the Brown or Red Line, bus or a quick drive up Lake Shore Drive. Here's the best of the neighborhood.
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