The first officially recognized gay village in the United States, Boystown in Chicago, Illinois is the commonly accepted nickname for the eclectic East Lakeview neighborhood that is home to Chicago's visible and active LGBT community. Boystown Chicago is situated just southeast of Wrigleyville in Lakeview. Go Cubs!
The two main (north-south) avenues of Halsted and Broadway dominate the heart of this commercial district. Both avenues cater to a lively nightlife with more than 30 different bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Not a night owl? Don't worry! Boystown is home to some of Chicago's premier shopping including apparel, art galleries, and more. Stay as long as you like, there are more than enough salons and places to pamper yourself day or night. Immerse yourself in Boystown Chicago!