The Closet is a neighborhood bar for the whole neighborhood.   A staple in the Boystown community, the Closet walls have been a second home to many.  The bar was established in July of 1978 by two women, Judi and Rose.  This was quite the accomplishment especially when you consider…2 women…2 lesbians…starting a business in the 70’s.  

The Closet is a great place to kick back with friends or meet new people.  

Relax while watching the newest releases in music videos, as well as, enjoying a walk down memory lane with our massive collection from earlier decades.  

The Closet is a place to take in “the best view on Broadway” while sipping


Whether you are looking for a nice wind-down after work, a kick start for your night, or a destination to hang-out and have fun…THIS IS YOUR SPOT!!!

*Ranked #3 in Best Gay Bars in Chicago

Critics Pick in Time Out Chicago