Jackhammer, located at 6406 N. Clark, has been serving the LGBTQ and Rogers Park communities for nearly 20 years, creating a safe space for nightlife, leisure and entertainment for visitors from throughout Chicagoland and across the globe. Comprising three distinct bar spaces (Dance, Sports & Fetish) and an outdoor patio, Jackhammer draws a diverse cross-section of Chicagoans and visitors.
Events at Jackhammer include local and international fetish events, headline DJs, go-go dancers, drag shows, and karaoke. With its late-night license, Jackhammer is the go-to bar for the LGBTQ community until 4 am (5 am on Saturdays).
Jackhammer is proud to be at the epicenter of Chicago’s fetish history and future. In the tradition of the great community bars, Jackhammer offers an environment that welcomes a diverse clientele through engaging and unique programming, a friendly customer-focused staff and a comfortable yet modern space. We deeply connect with and support our customers and community through our focus on the Gerber/Hart Library and Archives and The Leather Archives Museum and by supporting charitable organizations within our customers’ community. Our guests are a diverse mix of the global LGBTQIA fetish community seeking a safe and no-attitude bar. We are and always will be a place for people to come and be themselves.
The Hole at Jackhammer creates a unique environment that offers the fetish community a safe and welcoming space. We engage with our diverse clientele through knowledgeable team members, modern fetish and kink education and supportive programming. The Hole embraces the history of the leather and fetish community while fostering and encouraging what it can become. Guests at The Hole are a diverse mix of the global LGBTQIA fetish community seeking a safe and no-attitude bar.
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