SON OF A NUTCRACKER! Get Sidetrack'd, Tuesday, November 29, when we celebrate the Holiday Classic ELF at Trivia Tuesday. Bring your besties and win fun prizes by showing us your ginormous ELF Trivia Skills! Grand prize is a Men's Room Chicago gift card.... See MoreSee Less
Get Sidetrack'd the last Wednesday of each month to celebrate 2 of our fave Pop Princesses - Britney & Rihanna. Dance to Brit & RiRi bops all night, get on stage to win fun prizes and slay to Chicago Drag. No Cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less
Jump start your weekend at "Let's Go Thursdays" hosted by Alex Kay and featuring a rotating line-up of guest performers giving us life with amazing Chicago Drag! Get on stage and play games to win fun prizes. The dance floor is open every Thursday till 2am. No Cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less
Start your weekend with Show Tunes! Doors open every Friday at 3pm. TGIF Show Tunes' Fall Hours are 4-9pm. After Show Tunes stay for our Friday Night Dance Party till 2am!
Join us Saturday, December 3rd, for the 11th Annual Santa Speedo Run! Don't miss the Party of the Season, benefiting Center on Halsted, Chicago’s LGBTQ community center. Join the more than 1,000 people that take part in this annual celebration of Chicago's LGBTQ+ Community.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Sidetrack opens early at
12pm for Sign-in and Registration
1:50pm We sing our very own Christmas Carol, “Jingle Balls!”
2pm 1-mile run through East Lakeview
2:30pm Awards, Entertainment and Door Prizes with Debbie Fox
3-8pm After-Party! Fun and Games with Zamora Love & Sasha Love.
To start your fundraising, register online as an individual or as a team.
Proceeds benefit Center on Halsted, Chicago’s LGBTQ community center. This year’s funds will support the Center’s youth housing initiative, providing a place to call home and crucial services to LGBTQ youth.
Go to for more information and to Register for the Run here: santaspeedorun.centeronhalsted.org/
If you can't run, you can still HELP by SPONSORING one of our Santas online, or join us before and after the race at Sidetrack to cheer, celebrate and help raise funds for Center on Halsted.
Our sponsors this year are Tito’s, Miller Lite, Perrier, Men’s Room Chicago, Sidetrack, Third Wing Business Strategies, Wellness Home at Northstar Healthcare, and American Airlines.
Sidetrack is open until 3am Saturdays, so the party continues into the night!... See MoreSee Less
Sunday Funday Show Tunes are a Sidetrack Tradition. Don't miss Sunday Funday Show Tunes from 4-9pm with your favorite Broadway and Movie Musical videos.
Enjoy Party Music in Back and Deck Bars all day. After Show Tunes, stay for our Sunday Funday After Dark Dance Party till 2am.
Sidetrack is open from 1pm-2am every Sunday!... See MoreSee Less
Enjoy your favorite Sidetrack Show Tunes Halloween Monday, October 31, from 5-7:30pm (early and abbreviated hours due to the Northalsted Halloween Parade at 7:30pm and our Annual Costume Contest after the Parade). Celebrate Broadway performances and Movie Musical videos on our Big Screens every Monday night! It's a Sidetrack tradition that you don't want to miss.... See MoreSee Less
Join us for OUTspoken LGBTQ+ Stories, our monthly storytelling event celebrating uniquely personal stories from a cross-section of the LGBTQ+ community. OUTspoken is held on the first Tuesday of each month at Sidetrack.
Doors to MainBar open at 6pm
Stories begin at 7pm
Typically there will be 6 storytellers and one intermission.
Sidetrack is open daily: Weekdays 3pm-2am, Saturday 1pm-3am & Sunday 1pm-2am. No cover. 21+
Visit our website to find out how YOU can tell a story at OUTspoken!
www.sidetrackchicago.com/outspokenchicago/... See MoreSee Less
Get Sidetrack'd the 1st Wednesday of each month from 9pm-2am to dance and sing to your favorite Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande music videos and concert performance.
Break Free with Drag Performances by Chicago's Best and get on stage to Shake It Off and Win in our Dance Contest. No Cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less
Get Sidetrack'd for our monthly Men's Room Glow Party Friday, December 10, hosted by Zamora Love! Join us for a night of Dancers, giveaways and games with our neighbors - Men's Room Chicago. Shop their Pop-Up Shop this night at Sidetrack. Glow sticks at Midnight, dancefloor open 9pm-2am after TGIF Show Tunes 4-9pm. Doors open at 3pm Fridays.... See MoreSee Less
You are invited to longtime Sidetrack bartender Ed Davis' Celebration of Life Memorial. Join Ed’s biological family, his Sidetrack family, and his chosen family for a celebration of Ed’s life Saturday, December 10, from 1-4pm in Main Bar.
Ed loved to cruise, so Hawaiian shirts, lei’s and Yacht Rock are encouraged.
Please click “going” so we have a good idea on attendance.... See MoreSee Less
Get Sidetrack'd Saturday, December 10, for our next playdate with the pups from 1-5pm. Normally the 1st Saturday of the month, due to Santa Speedo Run 2022 Dec 3, Dog Day in December will be the 2nd Saturday, Dec 10.
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
Get Sidetrack'd at All Things Beyoncé the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Dance to Beyoncé videos and concert footage, plus SLAY to Drag performances.
Join us every second Wednesday for Chicago's monthly Queen Bey Party! No cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less
Live for the Applause and Just Dance as if A Star Is Born when we spin a mix of your fave Gaga Music Videos the third Wednesday of each month.
Don't miss Perfect Illusion Lady Gaga Drag performances and get on stage to show us your moves and win fun prizes!
All Gaga music videos and concert performances from 9pm-2am. No Cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less
Get Sidetrack'd Thursday, November 17, in Main/Cherry/North Bars for our monthly ALL THINGS K-POP Dance Party. Dance to your favorite K-Pop Videos with your host Alex Kay, Jazz & Jay! Get on stage and show us your moves to win fun prizes!
Doors open for Glass/Side Bar at 3pm weekdays. Enjoy Pop Music Videos in Glass/Side Bar while K-POP happens in Main/Cherry/North Bars. No Cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less
Ring in the New Year at Sidetrack and don't miss Northalsted's Biggest NYE Party!
Join Sidetrack and The Legacy Project* for a spectacular New Year’s Eve 2023 Celebration!
$40 advance ticket guarantees your entry by 11:40pm (doors open at 7pm) and includes: Party Favors, delicious light bites from J&L Catering from 7-9, Sidetrack’s Chicago Drag Showcase hosted by Alex Kay, Sasha Love & Zamora Love from 8-10, and a complimentary Champagne Toast at Midnight!
Click this link to get your tickets!
Party on the Dance Floor before and after Midnight until 3am, or celebrate with your friends in one of our 7 Signature Bar Spaces. There’s something for everyone at Sidetrack! Doors open at 7pm. Coat check $2.
This event normally sells out in advance and presales will end at 8am on Saturday December 31. If there are additional tickets available, they will be sold for $45 each on a first come first serve basis beginning at 7p on Saturday, December 31, at Sidetrack's front door.
Thanks for spending NYE with Team Sidetrack and make plans to join us Saturday, January 1, for our annual all-day One One Onesie Party!
*A portion of the proceeds benefit the award-winning Legacy Project’s ongoing work to expand Illinois’s new LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum Public School Curriculum.
Doors Open at 7p
Must be 21+ with Valid ID... See MoreSee Less