3349 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 477-9189

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Sidetrack is the mecca of gay bars in Chicago. With more than eight store fronts and two levels, outdoor patios and tons of TV's, Sidetrack is always packed. The bar appeals to all age groups and never has a cover.

Editor's Review   Sidetrack is probably Chicago's largest gay club without a dance floor. Shining woods and exposed brick contrast against the silvery polished steel stools and metallic wall coverings. Screen after screen lines the wall of this modern and ultra-clean video bar,... Read the full review and individual reviews

Hours   1pm-2am sunday; 3p-2a monday - friday; 1pm-3am saturday

Amenities   atm, coat check, full bar, mostly men, neighborhood, neighborhood parking, outdoor/patio, pop music, valet parking, video

Sundays   open at 1pm, sunday funday show tunes 4-10pm, sing & dance to the best of sidetrack 10pm-2am.   Mondays   open at 3pm. musical monday show tunes 8pm-2am.   Tuesdays   open at 3pm, outspoken lgbtq storytelling 1st tuesday of month from 7-9pm, trl tuesday: mix of 90's, 00's & today's music videos 9pm-2am, schitt's creek viewing party 8pm.   Wednesdays   open at 3pm, men's room chicago wednesday 1st wed of the month, monthly all things beyoncé and syncit! parties other wednesdays 9pm-2am.   Thursdays   open at 3pm, pop rocks 9pm-2am dance to pop songs, slay to drag & get on stage to win with dixie lynn cartwright.   Fridays   open at 3pm, t.g.i.f. show tunes 5-9pm, friday night fun after till 2am.   Saturdays   open at 1pm, dog day afternoon 1st saturday of the month from 1-5pm, sidetrack video mix 1-9 pm, high energy 9pm- 3am.  

Video Gay/Lesbian Mostly Male Nightlife

Feature Lists   Reopened LGBTQ bars in Chicago (Feb 2021), Best Overall Nightlife (Jun 2002)

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