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Nice place for drinks and people watching

Good moscow mules and fun people watching. Easy going place, laid back. Fun music and music videos... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
Beverly R
Chicago, Illinois
Always a fun time

Great place for either happy hour or come late to dance the night away. A real club classic in... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

Good moscow mules and fun people watching. Easy going place, laid back. Fun music and music videos. Small outdoor area with seating - nice on a hot day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Beverly R
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great place for either happy hour or come late to dance the night away. A real club classic in Chicago!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pierre1999
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Showtunes, showtunes, showtunes. If you are at all inclined to enjoy Musical theater, this is a MUST visit! They play some of the biggest show tune video's around and the Crowd is INTO IT! Victor/victoria: "Don't know whether it's Morning or night" and the raucous...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jwsfun
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

In London we used to have this kind of venue, now they're a dying breed. This is a middle of the road, easy going, no specific crowd type of place. Absolutely loved it as you could talk (music wasn't crazy loud), you could move (not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Disgusted by the racist slur my friend experienced as he walked through the door. Mgmt made excuses.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

Come one - Come All. This is the place to go with the fun and exciting atmosphere! Everyone is welcome here and it is the place to go in Lakeview for drinks before and after dinner. The deck is a great place for people watching...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

Not so much a bar as a theme park, Sidetrack is the gay blob which keeps growing by adding space from its neighbors. It says it's a video bar, and the main bar does have a huge projection screen, but there's at least 5 other...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank mrkevin
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Sidetrack in my opinion is the best gay bar in chicago. The staff and variety of spaces to the venue create an amazing atmosphere and ensure a great time. The varied music formats from night to night are very entertaining.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank chiarch
Reviewed June 27, 2017

Came in countless times with of my best friends. This bar is versatile and with different rooms resembling different party modes. Big bar means multiple set ups. My favorite room is located in the middle of the bar where you see hanging pine trees and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ivonne M
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

Always a fun time. I visited this place every time I come to Chicago. The many bars within the complex allows for many different experiences under their roof. Or patio on the roof😄. Good drinks and music.

Date of experience: May 2017
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No, everyone gets carded regardless of how old they look.