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Talk of the Town, 1159 N Clark (at Division), 1951, Chicago.
One of the first bars where gay men and women felt comfortable to openly visit, it was often raided by the police for the very same reason.

Talk of the Town, 1159 N Clark (at Division), 1951, Chicago.

One of the first bars where gay men and women felt comfortable to openly visit, it was often raided by the police for the very same reason.

Souvenir booklet from Heinegabubler’s Boose (booze) Shop, 536 S State Street, 1905, Chicago.

Heinegabubler’s (For Men Only) was a famous bawdy saloon in the Loop, well known for it’s comedian bartenders and hokey interior.

The bartenders from Heine’s were so popular that they were often poached to go work in the “sporting clubs” of the Levee District to entertain the johns while they waited for their “turns.”

Looking northwest from the elevation at Franklin and Washington Streets, 1833, Chicago.

Note the ferry, which would take passengers from the Sauganash Hotel (foreground) across the river to each of the other taverns located at each corner of the intersection. Bar hopping!

Looking northwest from the elevation at Franklin and Washington Streets, 1833, Chicago.

Note the ferry, which would take passengers from the Sauganash Hotel (foreground) across the river to each of the other taverns located at each corner of the intersection. Bar hopping!

The beloved Marie Wuczynski stands behind the bar at her tavern, Marie’s Riptide Lounge, 1745 W Armitage,  St. Patrick’s Day, 1984, Chicago.

The beloved Marie Wuczynski stands behind the bar at her tavern, Marie’s Riptide Lounge, 1745 W Armitage, St. Patrick’s Day, 1984, Chicago.

Tom Wolfe and Roger Ebert enjoy drinks at O’Rourke’s, 319 W North Ave, 1971, Chicago.

Tom Wolfe and Roger Ebert enjoy drinks at O’Rourke’s, 319 W North Ave, 1971, Chicago.

T.J. O’Donnell’s South Chicago Hotel and Bar, 1895, Chicago.

T.J. O’Donnell’s South Chicago Hotel and Bar, 1895, Chicago.

Tavern at Noble and Blackhawk, 1910, Chicago.

Tavern at Noble and Blackhawk, 1910, Chicago.

A crowd surrounds a makeshift bar set up in the Loop on the day Prohibition is repealed, 1933, Chicago.
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A crowd surrounds a makeshift bar set up in the Loop on the day Prohibition is repealed, 1933, Chicago.

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At the local tavern, 1949, Chicago. Henryk
via American Suburb X

At the local tavern, 1949, Chicago. Henryk

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Matchbook from Mabel’s “Where the Customer Comes First,” Rush Street, 1950’s, Chicago.

Matchbook from Mabel’s “Where the Customer Comes First,” Rush Street, 1950’s, Chicago.

Neighborhood Tavern, 1946, Chicago. Wayne Miller

Neighborhood Tavern, 1946, Chicago. Wayne Miller

Dry agents clean up a “wet spot” in the Loop, 1924, Chicago.

Dry agents clean up a “wet spot” in the Loop, 1924, Chicago.

View looking north west from the roof of the Seneca Hotel, 200 E Chestnut, 1935, Chicago.
That’s the Palmolive Building hovering across the street.
The hotel’s current rooftop bar, Drum Bar, is still a great spot to grab a drink.

View looking north west from the roof of the Seneca Hotel, 200 E Chestnut, 1935, Chicago.

That’s the Palmolive Building hovering across the street.

The hotel’s current rooftop bar, Drum Bar, is still a great spot to grab a drink.

Drink menu for Henrici’s, 67 W Randolph, 1945, Chicago.
A 50 cent martini…

Drink menu for Henrici’s, 67 W Randolph, 1945, Chicago.

A 50 cent martini…

Chez Paree, 610 N Fairbanks, 1943, Chicago
Arguably the most popular nightclub of it’s time.
My father-in-law had his high school prom there.

Chez Paree, 610 N Fairbanks, 1943, Chicago

Arguably the most popular nightclub of it’s time.

My father-in-law had his high school prom there.