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A new dance club and bar is scheduled to come to K street by spring.
The 2,500-square-foot night spot will be built atop the Hot Rod’s hamburger restaurant, 2007 K St., and will be the first bar and dance club on the corner to feature food, according to owner T.J. Bruce, who also owns nearby night spots The Depot and Badlands.
“The main difference is we’ll have real local DJs instead of the video jockeys we have in the other clubs,” Bruce said.
The venue will be called Sidetrax, and like other bars in the area, it will cater to the gay and lesbian community, but Bruce was quick to say it’s not exclusive.
“It’s a bar for everyone in Midtown,” he said.
Bruce added that he plans to keep the club open to the 18-and-over crowd Friday and Saturday nights.
“They don’t have anywhere to go on Friday and Saturday nights, especially not gays and lesbians,” Bruce said.
The building had three stories, but Bruce said the top floors were torn off and will be rebuilt for the club, including a rear balcony and rooftop area where food and drinks will be served.
Access to the club will be via a staircase next to G Spot, an adult store.
In order to distinguish Sidetrax from the other dance clubs he owns, Bruce said it will likely have karaoke and country music at times.
“I just think it’s unique,” Bruce said. “Plus, we’ll be providing a place for local DJs to come and perform.”
Opening another gay-friendly bar and dance club in an area already dominated by them will, Bruce said, help “anchor the LGBT community to this area and provide a really strong (alternative) to San Francisco.”
Brandon Darnell is a staff reporter for The Sacramento Press.