A new gay bar named Hard Wood is slated to open in the Chicago suburb of Forest Park later this month, according to the Forest Park Review.
Hard Wood will be at 7414 W. Madison St., replacing Chalk Craft Beer House Bar. Chalk owner Matt Mathey and David Lipka, who runs bars in nearly cities, are collaborating on the rebranding. ( Mathey will be the owner, with Lipka the general manager. )
Lipka said Oak Park and Berwyn, along with Evanston, have some of the largest gay populations in the Chicago areaand that there are few suburban gay bars, creating an opening for this new spot.
The article is at ForestParkReview.com/News/Articles/7-3-2017/'Hard-Wood'-is-Forest-Park's-newest-gay-bar/.