How many lesbian bars are left these days, anyhow? There is a distinct shortage of places to haul out your lipstick gal-pal and engage in some stereotypical lezzie crooning together. So few straight karaoke joints, however, even come close to making the grade like Spyner’s on Western. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, this cozy hole-in-the-wall lined with its usual denizen of ladies magically transforms into a hipster haven of all sexual persuasions while owner Moe and brassy bartendresses Erma and Brenda sling the social lubricant at rock-bottom prices. Truly a hidden gem that we’re reluctant to out, but it’s so good we just have to share the love.
4623 North Western, (773)784-8719, spyners.com
Best of Chicago 2013