Oh, youave got to love the black and Latino boys at this place! The bare-bones all-wood decor can be easily ignored (but do check out the homoerotic art lining the walls), acause itas the friendly, upbeat twentysomething to thirties crowd that steals the show. Swing through to play games like chess, backgammon, or cards if youare a little over drinking yourself silly.
Way down toward the river, past the run-of-the-mill boîtes that pop up in all of the gay guidebooks, Chi Chiz provides an upbeat hangout filled with people of color and their admirers, all lifting their slushie-type drinks (with alcohol, naturally) to the back of the room for pool, card games, and interpersonal relations. The crowd is friendly (and talented on Monday, karaoke nights) and the whole scene is very real, with no dread whatsoever in the dreadlocks. And there's usually... More »