Inside the lounge-like bar, the high-ceiling spaces flow into one another to create a sexy maze-like effect. The main room hosts a sleek long bar, coffered ceilings and wood paneling, but the scene changes dramatically as you turn to corner to find silver industrial-style walls that you'd find inside a flashy gay club.
On top of that, video screens pop out of nearly every wall and play pop hits like E.J.'s "Beautiful," giving sections of this bar more of a club feel. Inside the Cherry Room, which is attached to the main bar, an octagon-shaped structure pops out of the ceiling, playing at least three videos at once.
Multiple rooms make it easy to get lost, either deliberately or accidentally, and give the impression that this place is even bigger than it already feels. And at any given moment, expect to smell studly cologne wafting up toward the ceiling — I definitely got a whiff of Jean-Paul Gautier, and this was early on a Monday evening.
After getting an eyeful of man meat in the wood-paneled lounge feeling room with film noir-style blinds covering the windows, drift over to the Glass Room. Living plants, high ceilings and a glass facade might trick you into thinking you're actually in Miami Beach. On a warm summer day, it's the perfect place to park it, enjoy a mojito and watch people cruise down the street — especially on the rooftop deck. The crowd here is predominantly gay men, but when I stopped in I spotted a table of lesbians and a few meandering straight women — because it would be impossible not to enjoy all the aesthetic perks of Sidetrack.
Centerstage Reviewer: Alicia Eler