Side Navbar

Bootstrap 5 Side Navbar component

Responsive Side Navbar built with Bootstrap 5. Side Navbar is a navigation component providing a clear way for navigating complex websites with lots of pages.

If you need a more advanced Side Navbar and more options, see our main SideNav documentation. This component is sometimes also referred to as Drawer, Sidebar or Offcanvas navigation.


Basic example

Official Bootstrap documentation does not contain a Side Navbar component, but it's possible to create fully-functional side navigation from the existing components, and with the little help of Material Design for Bootstrap - free and powerfull UI KIT.

The Side Navbar will disappear when the screen size will be smaller than 992px. It can be launch by clicking a hamburger icon on the left side of the Navbar.

Live demo
        
            
          <!--Main Navigation-->
          <header>
            <!-- Sidebar -->
            <nav id="sidebarMenu" class="collapse d-lg-block sidebar collapse bg-white">
              <div class="position-sticky">
                <div class="list-group list-group-flush mx-3 mt-4">
                  <a href="#" class="list-group-item list-group-item-action py-2 ripple" aria-current="true">
                    <i class="fas fa-tachometer-alt fa-fw me-3"></i><span>Main dashboard</span>
                  </a>
                  <a href="#" class="list-group-item list-group-item-action py-2 ripple active">
                    <i class="fas fa-chart-area fa-fw me-3"></i><span>Webiste traffic</span>
                  </a>
                  <a href="#" class="list-group-item list-group-item-action py-2 ripple"><i
                      class="fas fa-lock fa-fw me-3"></i><span>Password</span></a>
                  <a href="#" class="list-group-item list-group-item-action py-2 ripple"><i
                      class="fas fa-chart-line fa-fw me-3"></i><span>Analytics</span></a>
                  <a href="#" class="list-group-item list-group-item-action py-2 ripple">
                    <i class="fas fa-chart-pie fa-fw me-3"></i><span>SEO</span>
                  </a>
                  <a href="#" class="list-group-item list-group-item-action py-2 ripple"><i
                      class="fas fa-chart-bar fa-fw me-3"></i><span>Orders</span></a>
                  <a href="#" class="list-group-item list-group-item-action py-2 ripple"><i
                      class="fas fa-globe fa-fw me-3"></i><span>International</span></a>
                  <a href="#" class="list-group-item list-group-item-action py-2 ripple"><i
                      class="fas fa-building fa-fw me-3"></i><span>Partners</span></a>
                  <a href="#" class="list-group-item list-group-item-action py-2 ripple"><i
                      class="fas fa-calendar fa-fw me-3"></i><span>Calendar</span></a>
                  <a href="#" class="list-group-item list-group-item-action py-2 ripple"><i
                      class="fas fa-users fa-fw me-3"></i><span>Users</span></a>
                  <a href="#" class="list-group-item list-group-item-action py-2 ripple"><i
                      class="fas fa-money-bill fa-fw me-3"></i><span>Sales</span></a>
                </div>
              </div>
            </nav>
            <!-- Sidebar -->

            <!-- Navbar -->
            <nav id="main-navbar" class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-white fixed-top">
              <!-- Container wrapper -->
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <!-- Toggle button -->
                <button class="navbar-toggler" type="button" data-mdb-toggle="collapse" data-mdb-target="#sidebarMenu"
                  aria-controls="sidebarMenu" aria-expanded="false" aria-label="Toggle navigation">
                  <i class="fas fa-bars"></i>
                </button>

                <!-- Brand -->
                <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">
                  <img src="https://mdbcdn.b-cdn.net/img/logo/mdb-transaprent-noshadows.webp" height="25" alt="MDB Logo"
                    loading="lazy" />
                </a>
                <!-- Search form -->
                <form class="d-none d-md-flex input-group w-auto my-auto">
                  <input autocomplete="off" type="search" class="form-control rounded"
                    placeholder='Search (ctrl + "/" to focus)' style="min-width: 225px;" />
                  <span class="input-group-text border-0"><i class="fas fa-search"></i></span>
                </form>

                <!-- Right links -->
                <ul class="navbar-nav ms-auto d-flex flex-row">
                  <!-- Notification dropdown -->
                  <li class="nav-item dropdown">
                    <a class="nav-link me-3 me-lg-0 dropdown-toggle hidden-arrow" href="#" id="navbarDropdownMenuLink"
                      role="button" data-mdb-toggle="dropdown" aria-expanded="false">
                      <i class="fas fa-bell"></i>
                      <span class="badge rounded-pill badge-notification bg-danger">1</span>
                    </a>
                    <ul class="dropdown-menu dropdown-menu-end" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdownMenuLink">
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Some news</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Another news</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Something else here</a>
                      </li>
                    </ul>
                  </li>

                  <!-- Icon -->
                  <li class="nav-item">
                    <a class="nav-link me-3 me-lg-0" href="#">
                      <i class="fas fa-fill-drip"></i>
                    </a>
                  </li>
                  <!-- Icon -->
                  <li class="nav-item me-3 me-lg-0">
                    <a class="nav-link" href="#">
                      <i class="fab fa-github"></i>
                    </a>
                  </li>

                  <!-- Icon dropdown -->
                  <li class="nav-item dropdown">
<<<<<<< HEAD
                    <a class="nav-link me-3 me-lg-0 dropdown-toggle hidden-arrow" href="#" id="navbarDropdown"
                      role="button" data-mdb-toggle="dropdown" aria-expanded="false">
                      <i class="united kingdom flag m-0"></i>
                    </a>
                    <ul class="dropdown-menu dropdown-menu-end" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdown">
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="united kingdom flag"></i>English
                          <i class="fa fa-check text-success ms-2"></i></a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <hr class="dropdown-divider" />
=======
                    <a
                      class="nav-link me-3 me-lg-0 dropdown-toggle hidden-arrow"
                      href="#"
                      id="navbarDropdown"
                      role="button"
                      data-mdb-toggle="dropdown"
                      aria-expanded="false"
                    >
                      <i class="flag-united-kingdom flag m-0"></i>
                    </a>
                    <ul class="dropdown-menu dropdown-menu-end" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdown">
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"
                          ><i class="flag-united-kingdom flag"></i>English
                          <i class="fa fa-check text-success ms-2"></i
                        ></a>
>>>>>>> 3b97d278bdf4e983a24310547faa334680f356f5
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="flag-poland flag"></i>Polski</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="flag-china flag"></i>中文</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="flag-japan flag"></i>日本語</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="flag-germany flag"></i>Deutsch</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="flag-france flag"></i>Français</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="flag-spain flag"></i>Español</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="flag-russia flag"></i>Русский</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="flag-portugal flag"></i>Português</a>
                      </li>
                    </ul>
                  </li>

                  <!-- Avatar -->
                  <li class="nav-item dropdown">
                    <a class="nav-link dropdown-toggle hidden-arrow d-flex align-items-center" href="#"
                      id="navbarDropdownMenuLink" role="button" data-mdb-toggle="dropdown" aria-expanded="false">
                      <img src="https://mdbcdn.b-cdn.net/img/Photos/Avatars/img (31).webp" class="rounded-circle"
                        height="22" alt="Avatar" loading="lazy" />
                    </a>
                    <ul class="dropdown-menu dropdown-menu-end" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdownMenuLink">
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">My profile</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Settings</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Logout</a>
                      </li>
                    </ul>
                  </li>
                </ul>
              </div>
              <!-- Container wrapper -->
            </nav>
            <!-- Navbar -->
          </header>
          <!--Main Navigation-->

          <!--Main layout-->
          <main style="margin-top: 58px;">
            <div class="container pt-4"></div>
          </main>
          <!--Main layout-->
          
        
    
        
            
          body {
          background-color: #fbfbfb;
          }
          @media (min-width: 991.98px) {
          main {
          padding-left: 240px;
          }
          }

          /* Sidebar */
          .sidebar {
          position: fixed;
          top: 0;
          bottom: 0;
          left: 0;
          padding: 58px 0 0; /* Height of navbar */
          box-shadow: 0 2px 5px 0 rgb(0 0 0 / 5%), 0 2px 10px 0 rgb(0 0 0 / 5%);
          width: 240px;
          z-index: 600;
          }

          @media (max-width: 991.98px) {
          .sidebar {
          width: 100%;
          }
          }
          .sidebar .active {
          border-radius: 5px;
          box-shadow: 0 2px 5px 0 rgb(0 0 0 / 16%), 0 2px 10px 0 rgb(0 0 0 / 12%);
          }

          .sidebar-sticky {
          position: relative;
          top: 0;
          height: calc(100vh - 48px);
          padding-top: 0.5rem;
          overflow-x: hidden;
          overflow-y: auto; /* Scrollable contents if viewport is shorter than content. */
          }
          
        
    

Collapse

By using the collapse component you can create a dropdown menu within your Side Navbar.

Live demo
        
            
          <!--Main Navigation-->
          <header>
            <!-- Sidebar -->
            <nav id="sidebarMenu" class="collapse d-lg-block sidebar collapse bg-white">
              <div class="position-sticky">
                <div class="list-group list-group-flush mx-3 mt-4">
                  <!-- Collapse 1 -->
                  <a class="list-group-item list-group-item-action py-2 ripple" aria-current="true"
                    data-mdb-toggle="collapse" href="#collapseExample1" aria-expanded="true"
                    aria-controls="collapseExample1">
                    <i class="fas fa-tachometer-alt fa-fw me-3"></i><span>Expanded menu</span>
                  </a>
                  <!-- Collapsed content -->
                  <ul id="collapseExample1" class="collapse show list-group list-group-flush">
                    <li class="list-group-item py-1">
                      <a href="" class="text-reset">Link</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="list-group-item py-1">
                      <a href="" class="text-reset">Link</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="list-group-item py-1">
                      <a href="" class="text-reset">Link</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="list-group-item py-1">
                      <a href="" class="text-reset">Link</a>
                    </li>
                  </ul>
                  <!-- Collapse 1 -->

                  <!-- Collapse 2 -->
                  <a class="list-group-item list-group-item-action py-2 ripple" aria-current="true"
                    data-mdb-toggle="collapse" href="#collapseExample2" aria-expanded="true"
                    aria-controls="collapseExample2">
                    <i class="fas fa-chart-area fa-fw me-3"></i><span>Collapsed menu</span>
                  </a>
                  <!-- Collapsed content -->
                  <ul id="collapseExample2" class="collapse list-group list-group-flush">
                    <li class="list-group-item py-1">
                      <a href="" class="text-reset">Link</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="list-group-item py-1">
                      <a href="" class="text-reset">Link</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="list-group-item py-1">
                      <a href="" class="text-reset">Link</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="list-group-item py-1">
                      <a href="" class="text-reset">Link</a>
                    </li>
                  </ul>
                  <!-- Collapse 2 -->
                </div>
              </div>
            </nav>
            <!-- Sidebar -->

            <!-- Navbar -->
            <nav id="main-navbar" class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-white fixed-top">
              <!-- Container wrapper -->
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <!-- Toggle button -->
                <button class="navbar-toggler" type="button" data-mdb-toggle="collapse" data-mdb-target="#sidebarMenu"
                  aria-controls="sidebarMenu" aria-expanded="false" aria-label="Toggle navigation">
                  <i class="fas fa-bars"></i>
                </button>

                <!-- Brand -->
                <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">
                  <img src="https://mdbcdn.b-cdn.net/img/logo/mdb-transaprent-noshadows.webp" height="25" alt="MDB Logo"
                    loading="lazy" />
                </a>
                <!-- Search form -->
                <form class="d-none d-md-flex input-group w-auto my-auto">
                  <input autocomplete="off" type="search" class="form-control rounded"
                    placeholder='Search (ctrl + "/" to focus)' style="min-width: 225px;" />
                  <span class="input-group-text border-0"><i class="fas fa-search"></i></span>
                </form>

                <!-- Right links -->
                <ul class="navbar-nav ms-auto d-flex flex-row">
                  <!-- Notification dropdown -->
                  <li class="nav-item dropdown">
                    <a class="nav-link me-3 me-lg-0 dropdown-toggle hidden-arrow" href="#" id="navbarDropdownMenuLink"
                      role="button" data-mdb-toggle="dropdown" aria-expanded="false">
                      <i class="fas fa-bell"></i>
                      <span class="badge rounded-pill badge-notification bg-danger">1</span>
                    </a>
                    <ul class="dropdown-menu dropdown-menu-end" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdownMenuLink">
                      <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Some news</a></li>
                      <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Another news</a></li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Something else here</a>
                      </li>
                    </ul>
                  </li>

                  <!-- Icon -->
                  <li class="nav-item">
                    <a class="nav-link me-3 me-lg-0" href="#">
                      <i class="fas fa-fill-drip"></i>
                    </a>
                  </li>
                  <!-- Icon -->
                  <li class="nav-item me-3 me-lg-0">
                    <a class="nav-link" href="#">
                      <i class="fab fa-github"></i>
                    </a>
                  </li>

                  <!-- Icon dropdown -->
                  <li class="nav-item dropdown">
<<<<<<< HEAD
                    <a class="nav-link me-3 me-lg-0 dropdown-toggle hidden-arrow" href="#" id="navbarDropdown"
                      role="button" data-mdb-toggle="dropdown" aria-expanded="false">
                      <i class="united kingdom flag m-0"></i>
                    </a>
                    <ul class="dropdown-menu dropdown-menu-end" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdown">
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="united kingdom flag"></i>English
                          <i class="fa fa-check text-success ms-2"></i></a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <hr class="dropdown-divider" />
=======
                    <a
                      class="nav-link me-3 me-lg-0 dropdown-toggle hidden-arrow"
                      href="#"
                      id="navbarDropdown"
                      role="button"
                      data-mdb-toggle="dropdown"
                      aria-expanded="false"
                    >
                      <i class="flag-united-kingdom flag m-0"></i>
                    </a>
                    <ul class="dropdown-menu dropdown-menu-end" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdown">
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"
                          ><i class="flag-united-kingdom flag"></i>English
                          <i class="fa fa-check text-success ms-2"></i
                        ></a>
>>>>>>> 3b97d278bdf4e983a24310547faa334680f356f5
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="flag-poland flag"></i>Polski</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="flag-china flag"></i>中文</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="flag-japan flag"></i>日本語</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="flag-germany flag"></i>Deutsch</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="flag-france flag"></i>Français</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="flag-spain flag"></i>Español</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="flag-russia flag"></i>Русский</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="flag-portugal flag"></i>Português</a>
                      </li>
                    </ul>
                  </li>

                  <!-- Avatar -->
                  <li class="nav-item dropdown">
                    <a class="nav-link dropdown-toggle hidden-arrow d-flex align-items-center" href="#"
                      id="navbarDropdownMenuLink" role="button" data-mdb-toggle="dropdown" aria-expanded="false">
                      <img src="https://mdbcdn.b-cdn.net/img/Photos/Avatars/img (31).webp" class="rounded-circle"
                        height="22" alt="Avatar" loading="lazy" />
                    </a>
                    <ul class="dropdown-menu dropdown-menu-end" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdownMenuLink">
                      <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">My profile</a></li>
                      <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Settings</a></li>
                      <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Logout</a></li>
                    </ul>
                  </li>
                </ul>
              </div>
              <!-- Container wrapper -->
            </nav>
            <!-- Navbar -->
          </header>
          <!--Main Navigation-->

          <!--Main layout-->
          <main style="margin-top: 58px;">
            <div class="container pt-4"></div>
          </main>
          <!--Main layout-->
          
        
    
        
            
          body {
          background-color: #fbfbfb;
          }
          @media (min-width: 991.98px) {
          main {
          padding-left: 240px;
          }
          }

          /* Sidebar */
          .sidebar {
          position: fixed;
          top: 0;
          bottom: 0;
          left: 0;
          padding: 58px 0 0; /* Height of navbar */
          box-shadow: 0 2px 5px 0 rgb(0 0 0 / 5%), 0 2px 10px 0 rgb(0 0 0 / 5%);
          width: 240px;
          z-index: 600;
          }

          @media (max-width: 991.98px) {
          .sidebar {
          width: 100%;
          }
          }
          .sidebar .active {
          border-radius: 5px;
          box-shadow: 0 2px 5px 0 rgb(0 0 0 / 16%), 0 2px 10px 0 rgb(0 0 0 / 12%);
          }

          .sidebar-sticky {
          position: relative;
          top: 0;
          height: calc(100vh - 48px);
          padding-top: 0.5rem;
          overflow-x: hidden;
          overflow-y: auto; /* Scrollable contents if viewport is shorter than content. */
          }