what about sidetrack, hydrate, circuit, northend, eagle, big chick's, berlin... there's tons of clubs. pick up a copy of gaychicago magazine or better yet - log onto gay.com go into chicago citywide chat and ask the guys. plus, the guys at the gyms in and near boystown are a good place to start making friends. and hollywood beach is ideal for manwatching ;-)
Forget the BARS!.. Market Days this weekend and the gay beach on Saturdays and Sundays...and the gay friendly restaurants to choose from....damn....too many....make the bars a place to hang with friends or a last resort...lol....If you play sports this city offers a gay league for every sport out there from kickball to football. So many great ways to meet people besides wasting money and getting drunk....yea, that might be a little stereotypical but stereotypes exist for a reason. What ever you do...just have fun.