Sidetrack is an event. It’s the standout spot in Northalsted, a neighborhood full of great LGBTQ bars, and that’s partly because it keeps the party going all week long with a lineup of show tune sing-alongs and drag shows. It’s usually packed here, but even on its clubbiest nights there’s more than enough space to find a change of scenery if you need to.
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