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Welcome to the Best Gay Neighborhood in the World!


Northalsted (or "Boystown," as it is popularly known, was recently called "the best gay neighborhood in the world" by Out Traveler Magazine. And its easy to see why: our collection of fabulous shops, delectable restaurants, famous nightlife, and proud LGBT legacy gives us a sense of community spirit unlike any other neighborhood!

Northalsted Wins Big at the 46th Ward Awards

Northalsted Business Alliance Security Team: Leader in Safety award

Noteworthy NotesBest Storefront Display award

 Lakeview PantryBest Non-Profit award

Thank you for your support!

You can visit Alderman Cappelman's website for a full list of 46th Ward winners.

Northalsted Gift Cards are still available! 

To purchase a Northalsted Gift Card, click here!

Please note: The 20% bonus on Northalsted Gift Cards is no longer available, but you may still purchase Northalsted Gift Cards for their face value.

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Lakeside Pride Jazz Ensemble presents 3rd Annual Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, Inc.
The Call Bar Chicago, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL  
Monday, May 5, 2014 (8:30pm-11:00pm)

Get ready to shake your maracas with host Senorita Ashley Morgan during this celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. Audiences will recognize Jorge Ben Jor's Mas Que Nada, which has...


Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents A Rainbow Rhapsody - Annual Pride Concert

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, Inc.
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL  
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (7:30pm-9:30pm)

Sappho, the poet of Ancient Greece, proclaimed 'Love has the sun's splendor and beauty,' and in June, we feel the same: what could be more lovely and splendiferous than sunny...


Chicago Pride Fest®

Northalsted Business Alliance
3656 North Halsted, Chicago, IL  60613
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - Sunday, June 22, 2014 (11:00am-10:00pm)

Join the Northalsted Business Alliance for the 2014 Chicago Pride Fest - the Midwest's largest and best celebration of Gay Pride. Please note that this year's event is once again...


Northalsted Market Days®

Northalsted Business Alliance
3656 North Halsted, Chicago, IL  60613
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - Sunday, August 10, 2014 (11:00am-10:00pm)

The Midwest's largest two-day street festival is back for 2014! Northalsted Market Days® will take place August 9-10. Entertainment announcements are coming, so stay tuned!