Lake View

Best gay bars in Chicago: Berlin

Time Out says

This freak-friendly dance destination in Lakeview built its reputation back in the mid-’80s with a mix of German new-wave music, art installations and even drag shows. These days, it’s still quirky, blending modern electro with retro, with nights devoted to Madonna, Björk, Depeche Mode and Robyn. Goths and gays are extra welcome, but the scene here is made up of almost everyone. Thursday night's Stardust a major locus of creativity in nightlife, especially in its trippier monthly Total Therapy incarnation, the last Thursday of each calendar page.

Posted: Friday, May 1, 2015


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  • Address:
    954 W Belmont Ave

  • Cross street:
    between the El tracks and Sheffield Ave
  • Opening hours:
    Tue, Sun 10pm–4am; Wed–Fri 5pm–4am; Sat 5pm–5am (closed Mon)
  • Transport:
    El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont. Bus: 22,77.
  • Price:
    Average cocktail: $5