With a range of clientele--business professionals after work, locals sauntering in at any time and the younger crowd that appears after the sun goes down-there are no worries about a dress code: Show up in jeans and a nice shirt, and you're good to go.
While seated at the bar, look up: The large second floor hangs overhead like a loft. The ceiling is super-high with exposed piping giving it an industrial feel, while large, black-and-white canvas photos on the brick walls give off an artsy vibe.
Next to the bar is a high stage. The bar brings in some local acts, The Turkeys, The Modulators, and Noisewater, to name a few.Keeping up that high energy usually means more than just a couple Monsters: The bar keeps its kitchen open late (2 a.m. every night!) for those with the munchies. The full menu of appetizers (big enough to share), burgers, wings and specialty pizzas is available anytime, day or night, and they are really well-priced, especially when it comes to 40-cent wings on Wednesday's wing night.
Sidebar also boasts some serious drink specials every night of the week, plus $1 off all menu items for happy hour 11am to 8 p.m. Monday thru Friday. If you're a daredevil, try the Sidebar Challenge: 50 hot wings and a pitcher of beer, all consumed in one hour. If you can stomach the whole thing, you won't have to pay for it. Weekly specials include $5 cheese pizza on Mondays and $1.50 tacos on Tuesday. Wednesday is wing day with $.40 wings, Thursday has $4 wraps, Friday is $5 fish sandwitch. Sunday come in and enjoy an excellent Bengals atmosphere with 13 flat screens and the NFL package, specials TBA. If you are going to either a Reds or Bengals game, there is limited free parking (call for details) and YOU ARE ABLE TO WALK ACROSS THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE! Come in and have fun!