3349 N. HALSTED • CHICAGO

EVENTS

Fierce Friday Glow Party

May 26, 2017, 9:00pm - May 27, 2017, 2:00am

Fierce Friday Glow Party

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Team Sidetrack is turning down the lights and getting our GLOW ON to kick-off Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago. After TGIF Show Tunes (4-7pm) and our Rupaul's DRAG RACE Official VH1 Chicago Viewing Party (7-9pm), the lights will go low and Sidetrack is going to GLOW till 2am.

DANCE with our GoGo Boys and be here to grab Glow Sticks, Memorial Day Weekend Camp Sidetrack Merit Badges and fun swag! No Cover ... it's Sidetrack!
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Official Grabbys Closing Party Tea Dance

May 29, 2017, 1:00pm - May 29, 2017, 5:00pm

Official Grabbys Closing Party Tea Dance

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Doors open at 1pm for Memorial Day fun with our friends from the new VIGR Dating App at the Official Grabbys Award Show Closing Party. We'll be playing a mix of fun throwback and new music videos all day.

Meet many of your favorite Grabby nominees and winners during the day and grab some fun swag from your host Dixie Lynn Cartwright. Join us on our BIG DECK all day for Rooftop Realness! No Cover...it's Sidetrack!

Stay for Musical Monday Show Tunes from 8pm-2am.
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R & Bey Night at Sync It!

May 31, 2017, 9:00pm - June 1, 2017, 2:00am

R & Bey Night at Sync It!

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Get in Formation for a Special R&Bey Edition of Sync It!

Join us for a Sync It! version of our Beyoncé night featuring your favorite R&B Dance music from Bey, Bruno, RiRi, The Weeknd, Janet, Whitney, Jason, Ariana and many more. Hosted by Chicago's Favorite R&B Queen Dixie Lynn Cartwright, with Drag performances by resident Diva DiDa Ritz.

Get on stage and lip sync to your fave R&Bey jams for fun prizes - no drag required. No Cover...it's Sidetrack.
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Monthly Comedy & Music Video Thursday Night

June 1, 2017, 8:00pm - June 2, 2017, 2:00am

Monthly Comedy & Music Video Thursday Night

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Get ready to laugh with Team Sidetrack! Now happening the first Thursday of the month, laugh along to your favorite Sidetrack Comedy clips from 8pm-1am (with music videos after from midnight to 2am) in Main and Cherry Bar. Or, enjoy Music Videos all night in Glass and Side Bar from 8pm-2am.

Come laugh this Thursday, and make plans to dance along with music videos the other Thursdays this month. No Cover...it's Sidetrack!
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Rupauls DRAG RACE Official VH1 Chicago Viewing Party

June 2, 2017, 6:25pm - June 2, 2017, 9:25pm

Rupaul's DRAG RACE Official VH1 Chicago Viewing Party

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

It takes one HUGE screen & dozens more to truly deliver all the Realness that is RuPaul's Drag Race! Watch and Win with Team Sidetrack Fridays at 7pm.

Join your hostess Dixie Lynn Cartwright and her Sidetrack Pit Crew for Chicago's Official VH1 Viewing Party. We are pleased this week to also feature Resident Sidetrack Diva The Vixen and some of Chicago's favorite Queens serving you special Ruformances.

Bring us your Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, & Talent every Friday and we'll Start Your Engines with games, exclusive RuPaul's Drag Race swag & lots of fun surprises!

Doors open at 3pm every Friday. Start your weekend with song at TGIF Show Tunes from 4-7pm (during Season 9) with Untucked in Back Bar at 6:25. "Shantay you Stay" for Friday night fun after Ru with party music till 2am!

Special thanks to our sponsors: Cointreau, Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, The Botanist Gin, Piper Sonoma Champagne, Remy 1738 and Remy V.
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Dog Day Saturday Afternoon

June 3, 2017, 1:00pm - June 3, 2017, 5:00pm

Dog Day Saturday Afternoon

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Dog Day at Sidetrack is a fun opportunity to meet new pups and people, so join your hostess Dixie Lynn Cartwright Saturday, June 3 for a fun day with the pups from 1-5pm. In conjunction with our friends from STONEWALL DODGEBALL we are pleased to announce a very special program with Tito's Handmade Vodka to raise money for Fred Says + When Dogs Heal. For every Tito's drink sold at Sidetrack in the month of May, Tito's will donate $1 to Fred Says (up to a total of $5000). Cocktails for a cause!

Super Dog-Friendly Tito's Vodka will have fun doggy swag on hand to pass out to our canine customers, so join us for Dog Day the first Saturday afternoon of each month! Bring your pooch and come grab a drink and treats.

No cover. No dog required. People must be 21 with ID.
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OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack

June 6, 2017, 6:00pm - June 6, 2017, 9:00pm

OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Join us for the June edition of OUTspoken LGBTQ Stories, a monthly storytelling event at Sidetrack celebrating handcrafted LGBTQ stories. Doors to MainBar open at 6pm. Stories from 7pm. No cover.

OUTspoken! has met with rave reviews:

“The room was abuzz after. People introduced themselves to the storytellers, hugged them, and thanked the emcees... It was truly great to be a part of it, even just as an audience member.”
-Parker Stockman Chicago Literati

“Consistently great stories and it’s ground-breaking.”
-WBEZ Afternoon Shift

Grab a beverage from the bar and join us for a night of storytelling. Stay after OUTspoken! and enjoy TRL TUESDAY where VJ Bryan will spin everything you love from the 90's & early 00's.
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