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An under-the-radar hideaway, a refuge for locals and tourist

Second Story Honors Streeterville’s Queer Past


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Location: IL-Chicago

Story Date: 6/28/2019

Publisher: Chicago Magazine   

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Opening its doors in 1984, Second Story (157 E. Ohio St. #2) is perched above Sayat Nova in Streeterville, steps from the Magnificent Mile. But decades earlier, the area was considered part of Tower Town, a neighborhood named for its proximity to the Water Tower that formed the city’s queer epicenter until the 1960s and ’70s.

Place Category: Food & Drink

Story Category: Editor Picks

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