Chicago's Fetish Headquarters

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The Jackhammer complex is the new north LGBT destination in Chicago. Comprising three distinct bar spaces (Dance, Sports & Leather) and an outdoor patio, there is also an attached adult shop (Leather 6410) and a gay bed and breakfast located on the third floor of the building (The Ashland Arms).

The Jackhammer Complex draws a diverse cross-section of Chicagoans and visitors. Nightly events may include: drag shows, karaoke, live musical performances, gogo dancers. international fetish events, headline DJ's or the infamous monthly underwear party & contest.



Based on 155 reviews
Stoney Chicago
06:53 27 Jan 23
Omg. More coat check please. Y’all ran out of space at 10pm 😱💀
John V.
18:11 19 Oct 22
Not sure if it's going to open or not. If someone knows differently, please post something. Thank you.
Eric L.
09:25 10 Aug 22
I usually make stop here when in Chicago. This visit, it was closed down for renovations. Hopefully next time it'll be open.
Bill Smith
05:42 05 Jul 22
Open again!! Come on!
Jorge Lira
13:53 05 Dec 21
They should give a real explanation. All the bars and the sauna have been open for a long time. They have been liars with people.
jason black
03:47 07 Nov 21
There's a lot of fluid around. 😀
Krissta Campbell
17:39 02 Nov 21
POV: You're here from tiktok.Krissta_lc
Youssef Kanaan
03:56 30 Oct 21
There was a lot of fluid around
Ilya Royf
19:46 19 Oct 21
Great experience. One of the best male dancers in town!!
Feggy D.
09:41 19 Jul 21
Nice people all around. The bartenders and staff are great! What more can one ask for?
Jake D
00:51 19 May 21
Awesome seedy bar, a place for locals and tourists alike
Roger P.
22:04 04 Dec 20
Be sure to read the dates on the reviews.Very beige clientelleLotta drunksLotta TinaLotta men downstairs in Andrew Christian briefs who are unfamiliar...
Turtle Sea Squirtle
05:16 23 Feb 20
Loved It
Giles S.
19:06 07 Jul 19
Not a bar for black people. I was there and the bar tender was not cordial at all. There was no one at the door and I proceeded to the rest room and the...
Mitchell D.
10:30 05 Jul 19
This place is awesome. The vibe is grungy but sexy and surprisingly clean. Great drag shows. Kink-It with Mickey Mirage and Maureen San Diego's shows are my...
Dane Peplinski
12:54 04 Jul 19
The place is very interesting but the cover to get into the parties is a huge waste of money and especially if you’re trying to get laid. The downstairs basement “the hole” is very sketchy but it’s hot watching what goes on down there. A lot of the guys there seem to only go with their friend group to play with each other in front of others which is weird but it’s cool to watch. It’s usually the sketchy guys that hang out in the swings but it’s definitely a one time experience. The shop downstairs has some cool stuff there too. Only come here if you’re looking to play though and don’t get nervous, otherwise it’s just a waste of money.
Dishar (Sang)
22:23 27 May 19
I called just to politely ask about my lost debit card, to get someone who was overall rude. I get the place is busy but coming at me a customer simply cause I'm trying to call which took multiple calls to find out about my debit card with sass and unneeded attitude is not a way to promote business. Won't be spending my money there again anytime soon.
Gavin Williams
23:34 16 May 19
Great little bar. We are a couple 29/30 year old. Don’t think it gets busy at all upstairs, but downstairs is a lot of fun with one huge sex room with a wide mix of people!
Leon Huerta
16:09 06 Mar 19
It’s a big space but it gets very slippery so you have to be extremely careful walking around. The events are usually okay. Drinks are so-so decently priced, like going to any other gay club in Chicago. The monthly make out party is the event to attend here free Jell-O shots and fun DJ/hosts.
Geoff Trimpol
01:40 19 Mar 18
Great music, friendly staff. Dance floors upstairs and downstairs on weekends. Theme nights downstairs, dress code like leather or underwear parties. Beware of pickpockets! One of my favourite no attitude clubs, younger and more polished than Touche’ next door (although most go for a drink to start at Touche’ and then head over to Jackhammer...).
wade esser
15:57 11 Aug 16
my first time at this bar was last weekend 8/5/16 the upstairs is nice and does not get busy until midnight. the upstairs bartenders were not very friendly or engaging in conversation even though i was only one of 5 guys in the bar… but I did get there at 10 pm . The downstairs bar is wild and fun clothes check for those that want to be wearing a jockstrap and boots or leather or nothing!! The bartenders down there were super friendly and way hotter (more what you expect from a leather bar) they were wearing jocks and boots etc the upstairs staff just had on shorts and tshirts which i thought was not appropriate attire for a leather bar. Drinks are strong and the type of Men that come there are very friendly and fun. There is a sling , which i was in and had loads of fun with some hot men (thanks guys). there is a group shower room for the WS guys and some dark cubby hole areas for other activities. Its open until 4am so take a nap and don't arrive until midnight have fun I sure did !!!
Blake H.
10:53 23 Mar 15
My partner and I were visiting Chicago over the weekend decided to check out this bar. Living in Utah, we don't have the opportunity to experience places...
Brian Stevens
21:59 29 Oct 13
Unique bar on Chicago's far north side catering to the fetish community. The bar consists of an upstairs, with a dance floor and bar in the front, and a back section with pool tables and a second bar, as well as a basement with a dress code. The bar is connected to the leather store next door and you can go between them during certain hours. The upstairs is a fairly regular bar, though they do sometimes host live music events, while the downstairs is more a hands on fetish destination. Unfortunately the bar has had issues of late with the City and keeps closing and reopening due to ongoing issues.

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