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3349 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL
+1 773-477-9189
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Can we say the best bar in Chicago - Tito's, Stoli or a Slushy? Anyone?

Come one - Come All. This is the place to go with the fun and exciting atmosphere! Everyone is... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Doug S
Chicago, Illinois
The Bar that Swallowed Boystown

Not so much a bar as a theme park, Sidetrack is the gay blob which keeps growing by adding space... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Gurnee, Illinois
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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“gay bar” (14 reviews)
“multiple bars” (3 reviews)
“a lot of fun” (2 reviews)
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3349 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL
+1 773-477-9189
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Reviewed 7 December 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

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 4 November 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

Thank mrkevin
Reviewed 3 August 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.

Thank chiarch
Reviewed 27 June 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

Thank Ivonne M
Reviewed 25 May 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.

Thank stephen s
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

My favorite thing about this bar is the fact that they have multiple bars in different rooms and they all have a different feel to them. My favorite is definitely the rooftop bar.

Thank nickis89
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I had an unexpected overnight layover in Chicago so I decided to go out and check out Boystown...I went to many of the clubs there, but this one stood out to me the most. It was really cool how large the bar was and how...More

Thank BZornes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

CHOICES.... Not on the top of my list I really have mixed feelings mostly due to a majority of the staff. Please don't get me wrong but most seem to extreme and unhappy. There are some few seasoned tho whom make up for those troubled...More

Thank Drew W
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Sidetrack is definitely my favorite gay bar in Chicago and we always visit whenever we are in town. The bar is quite big inside with several levels and multiple bars. The first floor bar has great spiked slushies. Great place to hang out with friends.

Thank ElliePaige12
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Spouse and I visited Chicago for a long weekend and found this to be the most popular and happening bar. Several bars in the building so drink wait time is minimal.

Thank JohnW44671
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7 June 2016|
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Response from Alejandro G | Reviewed this property |
No, everyone gets carded regardless of how old they look.