Kathy Osterman Beach
This beach is great for LGBTQ guests. The beach has a great vibe, small restaurant, bathrooms, and some activities are available. This is the place to go if you want to be among the locals in the city.
Urban beach offering golden shores & seasonal lifeguards, plus city vistas. Recreational activities include paddle boarding, bike rentals, walking/running and dining at the beach front bar and grill.
One of my fave local beaches. Pretty quiet during week days. Hoppin' on the weekends. Has a bar, patio, and food stand. Also has paid parking and bathrooms. (Park a little farther south and go running/walking/biking on the lakefront trail!)
“If you stay on a Monday, Big Chick's dollar burgers are a MUST! Rex is the best waiter in town and will make you feel like family! Big Chick's is rated one of Chicago's BEST gay bars and is a welcome place for everyone! Be sure to snag a seat on one of their two patios on a nice day!”
“100+ beers, tons of whiskey & specialty cocktails are paired with comfort food at this relaxed bar.”
“Great neighborhood coffee spot serving Intelligentsia, handcrafted coffee drinks, pour-overs, craft beers and wine, light food menu-I love the Salmon flatbread and the Almond Croissant (heated)! ”
“Easily pick-up your prescription or any other miscellaneous items after-hours.”