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View Map5355 N. Clark St., Chicago
Tel: (773) 784-1100
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Editorial Review of Atmosphere

While this bar draws a mostly gay/lesbian crowd, the friendly bar staff and patrons are warm and welcoming to all. The drinks are reasonably priced and the atmosphere is you'd hope, with such a name.

The interior boasts exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, a huge bar that's just as long as the dance floor and additional cushy (quiet) seating in the rear lounge. With candles flickering on tables displayed in the front window and a DJ booth overlooking a sizeable dance floor, you can come here to sit and chat or to dance the night away to house music and popular dance hits. On off nights, videos from the '80s to the present are shown, and complimentary bar snacks abound.

You'll find a pretty good selection of beers on tap, including Blue Moon and Guinness. But go for the hard stuff: The bartenders make some of the most sinful shots I've ever tasted. Think Frangelico, Bailey's, Godiva...mmm.

Saturday and Sunday nights come complete with male dancers, and your average Tuesday gets better with $4 cosmos. If that's not enough, stop by on Wednesday, when pitchers (yes, pitchers) of Stoli drinks are just $12 and are sided by a sort of song/comedy cabaret by Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen.

Centerstage Reviewer: Shelly Burton

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6 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday; 3 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday; 3 p.m.-3 a.m. Sunday; closed Monday

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