Join us this Monday, July 6, for Musical Monday at Sidetrack! Enjoy your favorite Show Tunes on the Sidetrack screens during our Special Phase 4 hours of 7-11pm. Indoor Bars are open with a 25% capacity and outdoor bars are open, weather permitting. Please wear your face masks. We can't wait to see your smile (behind your masks)!... See MoreSee Less
Bow Down to Queen Bey every 2nd Wednesday of the month at All Things Beyoncé. Watch your favorite Beyoncé videos & concert performances, and SLAY to drag by our Resident Queens.
This Wednesday, July 8, while we are in Phase 4, we will have an abbreviated version of All Things Bey from 8-11pm, hosted by Sasha Love. No cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less
Get Sidetrack'd every Thursday at 8pm for Chicago's Drag Race Canada Viewing Party, hosted by Saya Naomi.
We are excited to watch TV in Public with you again this Friday, July 3, for Episode 5 of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 5. Please note that we are allowed (limited) indoor seating at 25% capacity and it is best to arrive early as seating is first come/first serve. Please wear your face mask as we are following all Chicago Phase 4 Guidelines.
Arrive early for TGIF Show Tunes from 4-6:45pm, and then watch All Stars from 7-9pm with your host, DiDa Ritz. Get ready to start your engines and join us to cheer on hometown favorite Shea!... See MoreSee Less
Get Sidetrack'd the 3rd Wednesday of each month for All Things Gaga! Live for the Applause and get on the Sidetrack stage as if A Star Is Born to lip sync to your favorite Lady Gaga songs and win Fun Prizes with your hostess, Dixie Lynn Cartwright. We'll spin a mix of Gaga Party Music for you to Just Dance to all night long. Enjoy a Perfect Illusion with Gaga tribute drag performances by Krissy Feetface, Jasmine Phoenix.
You were Born This Way to join us for a night of Gagariffic FUN! No Cover...it's Sidetrack. 9pm-2am... See MoreSee Less
You asked for it and we're happy to bring you another night of JLo! Get Sidetrack'd for your favorite JLo videos and live performances mixed in with some of your favorite Latin Pop artists. Slay to Drag by Monica Beverly Hillz, Jasmine Phoenix & Evah Envy. Get on stage with the Queens to show us your JLo moves for your chance to win fun prizes. 9pm-2am. No Cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less
Look What You Made Us Do! Get Sidetrack'd for a night of Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande Pop Faves and Drag. Shake It Off and get on stage to win fun prizes with Dixie Lynn Cartwright. Break Free for a night of dancing and drinks with today's Pop Princesses!... See MoreSee Less
When we reopen, join us for our monthly Dog Day the 1st Saturday of each month. Super Dog-Friendly Tito's Handmade Vodka will have fun doggy swag on hand to pass out to our canine customers. Bring your pooch and come grab a drink and treats.
No cover. No dog required. People must be 21 with ID.... See MoreSee Less
OUTspoken LGBTQ Stories is Sidetrack's monthly storytelling event celebrating uniquely personal stories from across the LGBTQ community. Normally OUTspoken is held on the first Tuesday of each month at Sidetrack. Doors to Main, Cherry and North Bars open at 6pm (arrive early for Main Bar seating) with Stories from 7pm. Sidetrack is open from 3pm-2am Tuesdays. No cover. 21+
We are not sure when we will be able to resume presenting OUTspoken Live at Sidetrack, but we are pleased to now offer a Podcast that curates past OUTspoken stories for repeat listening. You can find the podcast here:
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
"Such a fun and generous crowd, a wonderful place to tune in and be human together. What GREAT stories!"
"The best story telling event in Chicago! I'd recommend it to anyone and everyone."
Grab a beverage from the bar and join us for a night of storytelling. Stay after OUTspoken! and enjoy TRL TUESDAY where we will spin everything you love from the 90's, 00's and today!... See MoreSee Less