Join us this Monday, August 17, for Musical Monday with a TWIST! While we are currently only able to offer Outdoor Seating on our Front Patio and Rooftop Deck (with limited views of our HD Video Screens), we are excited to present a new spin on our classic Musical Monday. We'll test your Broadway and Movie Musical knowledge with Trivia Games on the half hour (starting at 9pm).
Enjoy your favorite Sidetrack Show Tunes this Monday from 8-11pm plus show us your brain power for your chance to win fun prizes!
Outdoor Seating is at tables spaced 6 feet apart, with a limit of 6 or less people per party. You must wear your face mask when not seated at your table. We look forward to seeing your smize!... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday, August 19, All Things Gaga is BACK and we're still celebrating Chromatica! Enjoy an abbreviated Phase 3 Version of ATG from 8-11pm. Wear your most fabulous face mask and follow all our Phase 3 Guidelines (as posted throughout the bar).
Get Sidetrack'd the 3rd Wednesday of each month for All Things Gaga! We'll spin a mix of Gaga Party Music for you to Just Dance-In-Your-Seat to all night long.
You were Born This Way to join us for a night of Gagariffic FUN! 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 be bringing back our Friday Edition of Show Tunes starting this week. Join us Friday, August 14, in our current Outdoor Seating Only set-up and enjoy your favorite Show Tunes Videos. Arrive early for window/door seating that has TV Viewing Access. And you, and you, and you, you're gonna love IT!... 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. Break Free for a night of dancing and drinks with today's Pop Princesses!... See MoreSee Less
Due to Phase 3 Restrictions that don't allow us to hold events inside Sidetrack we are now presenting OUTspoken via Zoom. Join us Tuesday, September 1, at 7pm via Zoom (the Zoom login will be posted Monday, August 31) to hear 4 stories from our September storytellers.
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.
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."
When we are back to normal and holding OUTspoken at Sidetrack, 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
When we are able to welcome back our canine friends, 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 give away. Bring your pooch and come grab a drink and treats.
No cover. No dog required. People must be 21 with ID.... See MoreSee Less
We are currently unable to confirm our next All Things Bey due to the Mayor's decision to return Chicago Bars to Phase 3 "Outside Only" Guidelines. When we have an Inside Reopening Date we will let everyone know.
Once we are able, join us to 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.
No cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less
You're not HALLUCINATing, we have to move our celebration of All Things Dua Lipa at Sidetrack (tentatively) to Wednesday, September 23 (due to the Mayor's decision to return Bars to Phase 3 Outdoor Seating Only starting 7/23/20)!
Once we reopen inside, and confirm this party's date, come get PHYSICAL (from your socially distanced seats) with your host Sapphire Feliciano! Create some FUTURE NOSTALGIA with the new Princess of Pop whose new album helped get us all through Quarantine. Follow the NEW RULES of wearing your Face Mask and get Sidetrack'd! We had a fabulous time at our last Dua Lipa Night in December and we're excited to do it all again!... See MoreSee Less