For over 35 years Sidetrack Video Bar is where Chicago comes to celebrate and serve Northalsted (AKA Boystown) a unique mix of music, comedy & show tune videos, and our world-famous Frozen Cocktails.
Sidetrack has expanded from a tiny one room pub established in 1982 to a sprawling multi-level complex with rooftop patio deck, cavernous main bar, giant video screens and more, with a capacity approaching 1,000 guests! Sidetrack specializes in thrice a week showtunes, singalongs and occasional preview performances by Broadway in Chicago cast members. There’s regular theme parties hosted by resident drag queen Dixie Lynn Cartwright and a cadre of other entertainers. Always an amazing time and no cover at Sidetrack.
Don’t forget to try a signature frozen cocktail or stop by with your dog the first Saturday afternoon of the month for Dog Day Saturday! Stop by and get Sidetrack’d!
Northalsted Business Alliance is the chamber of commerce working to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in our district through programming, services, and events that celebrate our LGBTQ+ history, promote tourism and foster a welcoming, safe community for all.
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