Sister

Sister

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Lots of people are bashing this bar on FB. Yay. Sister Bar totally deserves it!!!
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It sounds like your staff needs to be educated on what a disability is. It's sad my brother has been to your establishment twice and called "weird" by staff and told they thought he was drunk because he has speech problems,(Because of his disability). He got kicked out on New Years Eve because he was dancing by his self. Guess what, he does that, he doesn't care what anyone else thinks of him. That's part of what makes him special. It's disgusting and sad that a huge city such as Albuquerque, which you would think would be diverse, has made my brother feel so isolated. We're from a small town in Louisiana and it is way more inclusive and understanding. Which is odd given the lovely stereotypes. He has Asperger's in case you want to educate your staff. The discrimination is pretty disgusting.
I hate to complain about sister because seems like they have a nice staff but I didn't do anything at all. I was just minding my business not doing anything but dancing on dance floor trying just have a good time by myself. I am not sure if other guy worked there or not but he called me creepy and pushed me. I didn't do anything. I am like just trying to enjoy myself know it wasn't much for event but I just wanted to have good time, I even tipped the bartender because my friend used be a bartender and know how tough it can be. Anyway sorry this is so long like I said I don't know what I did get kicked out, it just doesn't make sense to me and am sorry complaining so much I am just really upset. I do hope the staff has a good new year but like I said I just find it ridiculous I get kicked out for just trying to enjoy myself.
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I have never in my nearing 70 years of life gotten tossed out of a bar. Over the years, I have been a regular well paying customer at Sister Bar over a hundred times. I have performed there with my band. Having paid for our tickets Friday night, September 13, 2019, after spending more than a couple of hours at Sister Bar, 20 minutes before Baracutanga was scheduled to play, the manager asked us to leave after we complained that the servers had picked up our nearly full glasses of pinot grigio when we got up on the dance floor and returned to find the drinks gone. The manager at Sister bar said it is the "industry standard," that they are not responsible for unattended drinks. (That explains why so many fools dance with their sticky drinks in hand, sloshing onto the floor.) Well, no one ever told us we had to hold our drinks or rest a napkin (that was never supplied to us) over the drink so the servers would not take them. I have never witnessed such an industry standard. I suppose it was also industry standard to toss ticket paying loyal and well behaved customers out on the street because we politely and calmly complained. A proper response would have been, "Here is a complimentary glass of wine and a napkin. Please follow the protocol of industry standard and place the napkin over the drink if you leave it to go to the dance floor." No customer satisfaction here and buyer beware. Yes, we missed the 10 year celebration of our beloved Baracutanga. The worst of it was our friend Jesse and his companion were also tossed out for simply sharing the table with us. They had knowingly covered their drinks that remained on the table when we all got ejected together. We will never step foot in Sister Bar, that immensely rude denizen of drink thieves, again.
I have never in my life gotten tossed out of a bar. Having paid for our tickets, after spending a couple of hours or more at Sister Bar, 20 minutes before Baracutanga was scheduled to play, the manager asked us to leave after we complained that the servers had picked up our nearly full glasses of pinot grigio when we got up on the dance floor and returned to find the drinks gone. The manager at Sister bar said it is the "industry standard," that they are not responsible for unattended drinks. (That explains why so many fools dance with their sticky drinks in hand, sloshing onto the floor.) Well, no one ever told us we had to hold our drinks or rest a napkin (that was never supplied to us) over the drink so the servers would not take them. I have never witnessed such an industry standard. I suppose it was also industry standard to toss ticket paying customers out on the street because we complained. A proper response would have been, "Here is a complimentary glass of wine and a napkin. Please follow the protocol of industry standard and place the napkin over the drink if you leave it to go to the dance floor." No customer satisfaction here and buyer beware. Yes, we missed the 10 year celebration. The worst of it was our friend Jesse and his companion were also tossed out for sharing the table with us. They had knowingly covered there drinks that remained on the table when we all got ejected together. We will never step foot in Sister Bar, that immensely rude denizen of drink thieves, again. Please copy and repost to this page.
Only recommended for a good show worth paying the cover for, don't bother going if you just want to eat the food they pride themselves on. Just wanted to sit on the patio at 10pm on a Sunday night to have a burger. Door guy SUPER short and rude because we interrupted his cigarette and bro time(?). Would not let us sit on the patio to have a meal. No interest in the show that start 4 hours ago and only had an hour left that we looked up to see why we needed to pay $5 cover to eat food outside no where near the show. Never have we been charged to go have a meal on the patio at Sister. Downtown is dead. Sister is dead. And we have to pay to pay to eat?? I guess we won't be eating at this neighborhood spot anymore. We either go for a show and are happy to pay the cover OR we want to have a meal. So rarely both. Why turn paying customers away?
Legit thought I was at Dicks, where the staff gets paid to be rude to you. The service here is terrible!! The little dude with the little man syndrome is the rudest bartender in town!! I highly don’t recommend going here!

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Mission: To bring love and passion to everything we do.

Elder will be playing at Sister on May 19th with special guests Bask. Tickets on sale now, link in story.

The Shivas are gonna psych out Sister tonight! Here's the schedule! 🎠🎪🎡 Doors - 7
Nizhonniya - 8
Sh*tty and the Terribles - 8:45
The Shivas - 9:30 $10 for entry. See you there!

Cocktail special: Paradise Punch
Made with Caravedo Mosto Verde pisco, strawberry vodka, fresh papaya, pineapple, and lemon.
Missing summer?! Come try this delicious punch. Available tonight from 8-close. ✨🏝🍹
#jayoscocktailpopup #sisterbar #caravedopisco

Australian dream popsters, Good Morning, play Sister on Saturday, March 14 with support from Fad Vandals and Sweet Roll. 🤤🥞 Advance tickets are $12 at sisterthebar.com.

Cursive and Cloud Nothings play Sister this Friday, January 31! Support from Criteria. Get your advance tickets at sisterthebar.com 🧩🎹 Today!

Happy taco Tuesday. 🖤
We will be serving $2 tacos and $2 pints of Tecate from 11am-1am. #rollthrough #veganoptions

Black Marble is playing at Sister on April 20th. Tickets are on sale now. They’re only $12 and you can buy them at sisterthebar.com 🎟

The honorable DJ Boogaloo B will be presiding over this week's Taco Tuesday proceedings, with a spicy mix of disco, funk, soul, etc. No cover. Music from 6pm-10pm. 💥🌮💥

Blockhead returns to Sister on Thursday, March 5! Having laid the bedrock for jammers by Aesop Rock, Slug, Murs, and more, Mr. Head is a vision of producer savvy. Support from Tone Ranger and 1960sfe. 🛀🧼 Advance tickets available at sisterthebar.com.

Excellent turnout for our pinball tournament yesterday! Thanks again to @newmexicopinball for running and organizing these monthly tournaments. We would also like to thank @meow__wolf and @marblebrewery for their sponsorships. 🙌🏽💜
#sisterbar #geekonabq #downtownabq #newmexicopinball

We serve brunch every Sunday from 11am-3pm. Stop by for a mimosa and breakfast burrito. ✌🏽🥂 #downtownabq

Thursday, Jan 30! The Shivas deliver a blissful mix of 'verb'd out vocals and sizzling guitar that really gets us psych'd. Support from Sh*++y & the Terribles and Nizhonniya. Advance tickets are $10 at sisterthebar.com. 💋 #downtownabq

Tonight at Sister! Adobe Disco commemorates 1 year of moving bodies in Albuquerque! The AD crew is joined by Alexis Tucci for a night of 4-to-the-floor ruckus.🧯☄ $5 for entry with doors at 8pm.

Pranom Pop-up will be at Sister this Saturday serving up some delicious Thai food on our patio. Available from 4pm until sold out.
Khao Man Gai: chicken over seasoned garlic Jasmine rice topped off with a spicy cilantro chili sauce and crispy chicken skin with a side of daikon soup OR vegan Massaman Curry! 😋
#pranompopup #popuptour #thaistreetfood #albuquerque

Join us this Saturday, January 25th for our next pinball tournament: Multiball Mayhem!
Signup starts at 2pm and game play starts at 3pm sharp. ⚡️
-2 strike knockout
-$5 entry + coin drop
-21+
-IFPA ranked event
-Prizes!
@marblebrewery is sponsoring this months tournament and will giving away a bunch of cool swag! Players of all skill levels welcomed. 🤘
#downtownabq #newmexicopinball #marblebrewery @ Albuquerque, New Mexico

On Wednesday, March 25 @quantumyob will return to Sister. Tickets are on sale now at sisterthebar.com $16 advance.

OM is playing at Sister on Saturday, March 21st with Wovenhand. Tickets are $20 at sisterthebar.com and going fast.

Cocktail special: Golden Remedy
Made with Rye whisky, turmeric, yellow curry, cardamom, cream and a squeeze of fresh orange.
Available tonight from 8-close. 💛😊 #jayoscocktailpopup #sisterbar

This Saturday at Sister, Adobe Disco celebrates 1 year of moving bodies in Albuquerque with performances by the Adobe crew and special guest DJ Alexis Tucci. Doors at 8. $5 cover. 🍝👌

Netherfriends performs tonight at Sister with DJ Bryan Davidson on the decks! Music starts at 8:30. No cover!

Russian Girlfriends and Redbush will be at Sister on Friday, January 24, celebrating the re-release of their split 7" on Orange Whip Records. Support from Rock Jong Il and Crushed!? 🕷🍻🦂 $5 entry. Doors at 8pm.

STAFF LOVE 💗
Our cocktail guru, @jayo_bee took 1st place @hollowspiritsnm’s annual bartending competition last night, AND our general manager Ben took 2nd place in the first New Mexico State Pinball Championship @505pinball on Saturday. 🙌🏽
#welovewhatwedo #downtownabq #sisterbar @ Albuquerque, New Mexico

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TONIGHT 🤡
Darlin’ and the Rodeo Runners play at Sister on Sunday, January 19th with John King Cave and The High Desert Playboys. Tickets are only $5 and doors start at 7pm. #downtownabq

No show tonight. Perfect time to get in a few games of Ms Pac-Man and some tacos.
👾🌮🍺 #downtownabq #sisterbar
Mural by @tigrebailando 🖤

TONIGHT AT SISTER🚨
Six of Burque’s most illustrious DJs combine forces to celebrate DJ Clout’s 44th rotation around the sun. Featuring DJ sets by NTOX, CELLO, ZMO, TOM NICE, SHAKEDOWN, and JUSTIN CREDIBLE! 🔥
Hosted by the one and only, @theofficialspeedone
music from 9pm-1am / $5 cover
#downtownabq

Darlin’ and the Rodeo Runners play at Sister on Sunday, January 19th with John King Cave and The High Desert Playboys. Tickets are only $5 and doors start at 7pm.

TONIGHT🛸
Calling all freaks! Lowlife Vids'n'Vinyl will be returning to Sister on Thursday, January 16, this time celebrating 9 years of breaking yolks in Albuquerque. DJs Caterwaul and Unhinged present oddball musical selections and projection collage with a little help from Ren Adams. No cover! Music from 6-11pm.

Attention, lovers! Come celebrate Valentine's Day with us at Sister for a very special event entitled Rumpshaker. DJs Flo Fader and Ohm will be spinning 90's Hip Hop and R&B all night while the rest of us zoom-zoom-zoom-zoom and a poom-poom. 8pm doors. $5 for entry. 💕 #downtownabq

Black Flag returns to Sister this Wednesday, January 15th! Support from The Linecutters. Doors at 7pm. 🌊 #downtownabq
Tickets are still available at sisterthebar.com . . . but running low. 🚨

Sister will be closed from 6-7pm today for a private sound check. We will also have 20 tickets available at the door for tonight’s show with @reverendhortonheat! 🤠 #downtownabq
Doors at 7pm/ 21+ only

Thursday, Jan 30! The Shivas deliver a blissful mix of 'verb'd out vocals and sizzling guitar that really gets us psych'd. Support from Sh*tty & the Terribles and Nizhonniya. Advance tickets are $10 at sisterthebar.com.

Hyperbella is a jazzy neo-soul outfit from Phoenix that caught our attention with their fantastic new album that evokes Hiatus Kaiyote, Solange, and Brainfeeder vibes. Roll through on Thursday, January 23rd to catch this exceptional *free* show with support from our favorite cosmonaut @thegalaxyvibes #danceallnight @ Sister

Come through this Friday night to party and bullsh*t with some of the 505’s tenured tastemakers and crate diggers. Tickets are only $5; hip-hop, r&b, and other dance floor classics from 9pm-1am

Netherfriends plays a free Taco Tuesday at Sister on January 21! Perpetually composing, recording, and touring, Netherfriends is a testament to the magic of the DIY ethic. Check out his vast discography on bandcamp. Vibes start at 9pm. Netherfriends on at 10pm.

January’s @moonstonepopup is today from 4-8pm. Close out the weekend shopping vintage with a cocktail. 🍸💜 #downtownabq

Tonight! Come celebrate the life of David Bowie and help raise money for Children's Cancer Fund of New Mexico. Doors and music at 8. Live performances begin after 9. $10 at the door.

Calling all freaks! Lowlife Vids'n'Vinyl will be returning to Sister on Thursday, January 16, this time celebrating 9 years of breaking yolks in Albuquerque. DJs Caterwaul and Unhinged present oddball musical selections and projection collage with a little help from Ren Adams. No cover! Music from 6-11pm.

Cocktail special: Toscana del Peru
Made with @caravedopisco Torentel, Aperol, Cocchi Americano, orange & lavender bitters with an orange twist. Available tonight from 8pm-close. 🦇
#sisterbar #jayoscocktailpopup #everydayatsister

Windhand returns to Sister on Wednesday, June 3. Secure your advance tickets today to see one of the most influential doom bands on the scene. 🧙‍♂️🐉 Only $12 at sisterthebar.com.

Black Flag returns to Sister on Wednesday, January 15. Support from The Linecutters. Advance tickets still available at sisterthebar.com.

join us on Saturday, January 25th, Adobe Disco is celebrating 1 year of super fun party action! Featuring dj sets from Alexis Tucci (St. Louis), Boogs, Haloe, Dave 12, LNSC Rob, and De La Rosa.
$5
21+ with valid ID
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📸: Nathaniel Paolinelli

It’s taco Tuesday! Stop by for $2 tacos and $2 pints of Tecate from 11am-1am. 🍺🌮🌮
All 8 of our tacos are gluten free and 6 of them can be made vegan. #downtownabq

On Sunday, January 12th; Dudley returns to the decks with some modern bop, swingin’ jazz, and bossa nova grooves from 11a-3p. Enjoy our special brunch menu and especially chill vibes.
no cover, no 📐’s

The next @moonstonepopup is Sunday, January 12th at @sisterbar ... come out for a laid back afternoon of socials and shopping. 3-8, no cover. 📸 of @_trash_witch_ doing her ✋🧐✨ last month - pc: @roxford

Sister: The Bar

Opened in 2012, Sister Bar has established itself as Albuquerque’s premiere, independent live music venue and nightlife destination. With a fearless booking policy, Sister curates a diverse calendar with some of the most exciting national touring acts, established dance parties and breakout local bands. In addition to a vibrant live stage, Sister takes service seriously. With an extensive tap system, some of Albuquerque’s best bartending talent and a full-service kitchen, Sister serves up coveted craft beers, exquisite handmade cocktails and refined local cuisine. Throw in an ever-rotating menu of classic arcade/pinball machines, and Sister sets itself apart as a can’t-miss Albuquerque experience.

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407 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM
87102

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Monday 11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 02:00
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Friday 11:00 - 02:00
Saturday 11:00 - 02:00
Sunday 11:00 - 23:45
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