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A complete guide to the Boystown neighborhood

Explore the North Side neighborhood with our guide to Boystown's best bars, restaurants and things to do

By Kris Vire

Posted: Tuesday May 30 2017

Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Boystown is home to one of the most vibrant LGBTQ communities in the world. The neighborhood offers much more than gay bars, though. It also boasts great restaurantsthrift stores and, naturally, men’s clothing shops. 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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Things to do in Boystown

The best restaurants in Boystown

From several vegetarian restaurants to great places for brunch, Chicago residents have their pick of where to eat in Boystown

Best bars in Boystown

Whether you're looking for the best gay bars in the city or a quiet place to grab a craft beer, here's where to drink in Boystown

The best attractions in Boystown

Boystown is a lot more than just fun gay bars and gay parties. You'l also find a slew of theaters and comedy clubs in the neighborhood

Where to shop in Boystown

Boystown is a fabulous area for shopping, whether you're looking for cheap thrift stores or fashionable boutiques