Chicago’s SoFo Tap and Thicc London are reopening their doors this weekend!

Nightlife is returning this weekend on both sides of the pond!

Some of the BEARIEST and THICCEST nightlife events are returning this week in Chicago and London, and we are truly excited for their return!

The SoFo Tap (Chicago) 

One of our favorite Bear bars, Chicago’s SoFo Tap, has announced its big reopening weekend! The weekend will kick off this Thursday, August 19! They have many popular parties lined up for the weekend, including GRRR on Friday the 20th, Doggy Days and DILF on Saturday the 21st, and Bear Beer Blast and the all new Bearaoke on Sunday! 

In addition to a BEAR-rific party weekend, they will also be serving daily specials and Happy Hour specials, as well as a few other tricks that they have up their sleeves. So, if you’re in Chicago, don’t miss this beary special weekend at the SoFo Tap! 

Please Note: Proof of vaccination is required at The SoFo Tap and all 2Bears Tavern Group establishments. 

Visit and follow The SoFo Tap on Facebook and Instagram for more information. 

THICC (London, UK) 

Get ready for one of the THICCest nights in the city of London! One of the city’s most popular queer club nights is back, and we are so excited! 

Thicc London: Summer of Love will be happening this Saturday, August 21 at one of London’s queerest spots, The White Swan, from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. 

Think Disco, free love and flower power! Thicc is back with all of their gorgeous Thicc gogo dancers and an incredible performance from Lady Noelia. Expect to be moving those sexy bodies to some awesome tunes from the Thicc DJs! If you’re in London, Thicc is the place to be this weekend! 

Please Note: As a mandatory condition of entry, they are asking all attendees to provide one or more of these requirements: 

  1. You are fully vaccinated against Covid, having received your second dose more than two weeks ago.
  2. You have proof of a negative covid test taken no longer than 48hrs prior to arriving (ideally a few hours before the event). 
  3. You have natural immunity — This means you have tested positive for Covid in the last 180 days and have now finished isolating.

When providing proof at the door, they will be accepting the NHS Covid Passport App (App Store, Google Play). Lateral flow tests are free and available via the NHS, online, and at pop-up locations and pharmacies. 

Anyone unable to provide proof on the door will unfortunately be denied entry without a refund.

They will also be taking everyone’s temperature at the point of entry. Anyone exhibiting a fever will unfortunately be denied entry and their ticket will be fully refunded.

For tickets, go here. Follow Thicc on Facebook and Instagram for more information.

Kyle Jackson

Kyle Jackson (He/Him) is Senior Staff Writer at Gray Jones Media, and additionally works as a writer, editor and theatre artist/actor. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he studied at Dillard University, received a BA in Theatre from Morgan State University, an MS in Arts Administration from Drexel University, and completed the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer in Oxford Programme in 2017. Having lived in Baltimore, the Washington, DC area, Philadelphia and New York City, he now resides and works in London, United Kingdom.