Prepare for a lineup of majestic Fall fun, entertainment and dining, that you’ll only find in Boystown! Rated The Most Incomparable Gay Neighborhood by Out Traveler.
Coming up: Howard Brown Mural Unveiling, Fall Flavor Tour, Boystown Bar Bounce, Halloween Pup Crawl & the 22nd Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade. Read on for more…
A free restaurant food tasting event and neighborhood crawl. Try Fall menu items from Boystown’s best restaurants at fun neighborhood shops.
Starting at 12pm at Space Park (815 W. Roscoe), grab a tour map, event cup and complimentary apple cider courtesy of Whole Foods Market.
Fall Menu Item Sampling & Locations*
Earth’s Kitchen at Crosstown Fitness Northside
Antelope Canyon sweet potato tempura pickled radish roll
Pizza Paninos Lakeview at Knecht Chiropractic & Trickery Chicago
Italian Sausage and Peppers, Meatballs Marinara
Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club at Noteworthy Notes
Coconut curry marinated Chicken Satay with Thai peanut sauce
Lark at Men’s Room Chicago
Pesto Arancini Risotto Balls with marinara sauce
D.S. Tequila Company at Double Trip Press
Sweet & spicy Bourbon Glazed Chicken Tacos with jalapeno ranch
The Chicago Diner at Chicago Male Salon & Universal Wellness Source
Vegan Jalapeno Poppers & Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Salsita Mexican Restaurant at CBD Kratom
Cheese quesadilla with roasted pineapple habanero salsa
Drew’s on Halsted at The Leigh Gallery
Bacon Wrapped Dates with marcona almonds and piquillo pepper sauce
Signature Smoothies at FFC Boystown
Pumpkin pie smoothie and other energizing treats
*details subject to change, COME EARLY – QUANTITIES LIMITED
No purchase necessary.
Howard Brown Health
The Boystown Bar Bounce is new pub crawl with a portion of proceeds benefiting Howard Brown Health. It’s an afternoon of fun with friends, good beer, great whiskey and full of shenanigans. This year’s fall sponsors include Miller / Coors and Tullamore D.E.W.
Tickets are only $10! Each ticket purchased includes a $5 donation to Howard Brown Health and awesome giveaways at all participating bars. Upgrade to the $20 ticket which includes a Howard Brown Queer AF Tshirt and water bottle! ($15 donation included in this ticket).
There will be drink specials, happy hours, drag shows, games and unique beers and cocktails at each location throughout the day.
The bar crawl locations are: The North End, Progress Bar, Lucky Horseshoe Lounge, Lark, Roscoe’s Tavern & Sidetrack The Video Bar.
This event is 21+ only. Photo ID required.
Kick-off is Sat Oct 6 at 2:00pm at The North End, 3733 N. Halsted St.
Lakeview Halloween Pup Crawl
Join us Saturday Oct 20, 10am-12pm for the Lakeview Halloween Pup Crawl hosted by Miss Foozie presented by A Dog’s Best Friend and Northalsted – a fun pre-Halloween dog party and neighborhood walk with prize raffle, gift bag, treats and After Party at Lark featuring Alaskan Brewing Co. Oktoberfest sampling. Dog costumes optional but encouraged!
$5 registration per dog includes raffle entry and goodie bag/treats.
Participating locations: The Leigh Gallery – FFC Boystown – Chicago Male Salon – Double Trip Press – Trickery Chicago – Men’s Room Chicago – Universal Wellness Source – Ricci Kapricci – Sapphire Nail Salon – Little Jim’s on Halsted St
Thanks to vendor participants: Countryside Bank – TheK9PT – Canine Rehabilitation & Wellness – Children’s Learning Place – Drew’s on Halsted – Live Like Roo Foundation
Get to work on your costume! The 22nd Annual Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade & Costume Contest returns Wednesday October 31, 7:30pm bigger and scarier than ever! Brought to you MB Financial Bank.
The Parade will be led by a lit AF glowing party bus with a 10,000 watt sound system! Followed by the always spectacular Chicago Thriller dancers, Lakeside Pride Marching Band, and more.
The Costume Contest has total of $4,000 in cash & prizes in four categories: Theme, Group, Drag & Scary. Featuring a panel of drag queen judges and spectator Instagram hashtag voting! Winners Ceremony presented by Circuit Mom. More details at HauntedHalsted.com
The Leigh Gallery
Furious Spoon – Coming in October