If you want to meet Effingdykes writer, Krista, you can usually find her here. Chicago Ave.) There used to be bi-weekly Saturday parties, but so far this year, there has only been one. They serve great margaritas and yummy tacos (that’s what she said), and it can get really crowded really fast so sit on the patio for more space.
Hopefully the parties come back because they were always a good time. Their dance floor is a joke, but when you get drunk enough, take your friends next door to Roscoe’s (3356 N.
Queers of all flavors reside comfortably in many different places all over the city, with a lot of the backlash coming only from within the queer community itself.
However, Chicago is a large city, and there are many experiences to be had, so I’ve enlisted the help of some of my fellow Chicagostraddlers. Unfortunately for my liver, you can find lesbians out and about each night of the week.
Logan Boulevard) and afterparties at the Cobra Lounge (235 North Ashland Avenue).
The Outfit is a trans* friendly league, with bouts at The Windy City Fieldhouse (2367 W.
Sangamon St.) A weekly 18 LGBTQ dance party that serves alcohol (if you’re 21 )! Clark St.) Located in Lesbianland (Andersonville), T’s is a good choice on pretty much any night.
The best times are after CMSA softball on Sundays and on Saturdays for the newly instated “Tease Her at T’s” dance parties.
The Sirens (DII) have only been around for 5 years, so they’re a good team to choose if you’re just starting to play rugby but don’t want to automatically get put on a B-Side (although everyone I’ve met from all these teams is super friendly to newcomers! Throughout the spring and summer, some teams also have clinics if you think you’re interested but want to learn more before committing to one.
If you’re wondering whether rugby is a good way to meet ladies in the Chicago area…yes. If you’re going to school in Chicago, Loyola, De Paul, Northwestern, and UChicago all have teams!
Some are more intense/better at winning than others and some are gayer.