Scott's Gay Guide to Chicago

7.2.2009

By OUTTraveler Contributer

Guides to great cities by the locals who know them best!

Originally published on Gay.com

Name: Scott Cramer
Age: 27

Profession: Publicist, Talent Buyer, Promoter

City: Chicago

Relationship Status: Single

Sexuality: Gay

What are some of the things you love most about Chicago?

HOTDOGS!

What are some of your least favorite things about Chicago?

If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all... right?

What gym do you like most in Chicago? Why?

I actually just joined this gym by my house today, I think it's Gold's, maybe it's World? Who knows, but I should be beefy soon.

What are some great restaurants for a night out with gay friends in Chicago?

Pingpong is a great place; I also fancy Alice and Friends: I'm not vegetarian but they make a damn good almond unchicken; otherwise, I'm easily found stuffing my face at Pick Me Up.

What are some great restaurants for a romantic gay date in Chicago? What about these restaurants appeals to you?

Lula Cafe, if I want low-key and casual because it has a comfy atmosphere and light food. Geja's Cafe, if it's more of an upscale rendezvous, because it is lit by candles and is a little more intimate.

What are your favorite gay bars and/or dance clubs in Chicago? What do you like about them?

I would have to say Berlin, because it's the only place with a raunchy personality and attitude. I don't really care for most of the gay bars, because it's the same old story with the same tired people. I'm more a fan of the gay events held on off nights at 'straight' bars.

What are your favorite gay parties or events in Chicago, if any? What is the crowd or scene like at those places?

ChancesDances (third Monday of every month at Subterranean), Off Chances (some Tuesdays at Dannys), and FKA (first Thursdays at Big Chicks). To describe in a couple words... it's dark, with dancing, minus gaybots.

Where is the best public place for a gay person to make out in Chicago?

That depends on how drunk you get me.

Tags: Chicago
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