Sidewinders Bar

 
80% love it
  63
Friendly, unconventional bar
This country western bar caters to the leather crowd, with drag queen bingo, karoake and retro dance nights.
  • 8900 Central Ave SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87123
    Near: East of Wyoming
  • Nob Hill
  • Monday thru Saturday 4pm to 2am Sunday 4pm to midnight
  • (505) 554-2078
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    • tbrewbaker
      tbrewbaker 1 year ago

      Something for everyone.
      A great place to meet new friends and have a good time. Drag shows, pool tournaments, dance nights, hot gogos, themed nights are common too. Love this place!

    • TomasSinclair
      TomasSinclair Over a year ago

      This place features drag shows, at times, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays. Otherwise the crowd is somewhat sparse. Atmosphere lacks .. cold in the winter too. If you're Caucasian, you might want to avoid the male bartenders who seem to pour drinks with NO ALCOHOL in them at all. Try the girls bartenders instead. Cheers :)

    • jerry.ritchey2
      jerry.ritchey2 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      "the better place"
      i have performed here on several occasions and still do dispite the owner changes Sidewinders has been through alot and keeps hanging on and i hope it still does!!

    • Joaquinm
      Joaquinm Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Lame!

    • MachoNachoABQ
      MachoNachoABQ Over a year ago
      Hates it

      LAME? SAD? SICK? ALL OF THE ABOVE?
      IT WOULD BE KIND TO CALL THIS DUMP A DIVE. THE STAFF IS FRIENDLY BUT THE CUSTOMERS ARE HARDCORE DRUNKS, WHORES, DRUG DEALERS, AND MENTAL CASES. I WENT TO GEAR NIGHT EXPECTING TO MEET SOME TOUGH GUYS. THERE WERE MORE DRAG QUEENS THAN LEATHERMEN. WHY? BECAUSE THERE WAS A FREAKIN' DRAG SHOW LATER! WTF? WHO HAS A LEATHER NIGHT AND DRAG SHOW AT THE SAME TIME????

    • Gillyhickss
      Gillyhickss Over a year ago
      Loves it

      from CA. Is this an 18+ club or 21+?
      Hi, might be visiting Albuquerque. any 18+ gay clubs? i dont turn 21 till nov 4??? let me know thanks'

    • Silverback
      Silverback Over a year ago
      Hates it

      All things to everyone = Nothing to anyone
      Jon Taffer, the host of the TV show "Bar Rescue", says "Bars can’t be something to everyone, they need to be everything to someone." Sidewinders needs to take the hint. The owner/operator Koi Le has succeeded in making his bar nothing to anyone. Is it western? Dance? Twink? Leather? Sports? Drag? Well, it's a little of everything but not enough to have a defining personality. Or personality of any kind. And it's amazingly inconsistent for a bar that's trying to cover all bases. There may or may not be a cover at the door on any given night. Your bartender may be prompt or completely absent. Your drink may be over-poured or under-poured (sorry, has never been dead on for me). The music may be selected for the night, or cable feed, or a random MP3 library. The leather event you attend may be followed immediately by a drag night. The professional drunks who won't leave you alone may be belligerent, or trashy, or just tacky. You roll the dice when you go to Sidewinders, but rest assured, it'll never be more that merely average.

    • nmrob
      nmrob Over a year ago
      Hates it

      horrible
      Paid 8 dollars for two sodas. Do Not Go Here!

    • albuquerqueboy
      albuquerqueboy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      WOOHOO!
      Glad they are back! Fun and happening on the weekends!

    • sidewindersabq
      sidewindersabq Over a year ago
      Loves it

      We are open!
      Come by while we work with Gaycities.com to update our info!

    • peaceforall
      peaceforall Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not what I expected
      Bar is ok, owner is smart but very conceited and arrogant. My suggestion, buy American

    • NMBRAT
      NMBRAT Over a year ago
      Loves it

      THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE, HOW CAN ANYBODY GO ANYWHERE ELSE.
      HELLO SIDWINDERS, I AM SO HAPPY THAT I AM GOING TO BE ONE OF YOUR BEST CUSTOMERS. I REALLY LIKE YOUR BAR. IT'S SO APPEALING AND FRIENDLY. YOUR DOOR STAFF IS SO FRIENDLY, YOUR DRINKS ARE SO AWESOME, CHEAP AND VERY COLD, THE WAY A BAR SHOULD BE. . THE MUSIC IS SO GREAT, I LOVE TO DANCE AND MINGLE WITH ALL MY FRIENDS.. I HOPE THIS BAR WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR A LONG TIME. IF YOUR GOOD TO THE PEOPLE, THEY WILL BE GOOD TO YOU. I ALSO LIKE ALL THE DRAG SHOWS, IT'S AWESOME TO SEE RU PAULS DRAG SUPER STARS COME TO YOUR BAR, BUT IT SUCKS THAT EFFEX HAS TO COPY YOUR STYLE, THATS HOW STUPID AND IGNORANT THEY ARE, THAT IS NOT EVEN A SHOW BAR, IT'S A LOOSER BAR. THE STAFF THERE AT EFFEX ARE VERY RUDE AND TACKY, AND CARRIE IS NOT SO HUMBLE ANYMORE, SHE IS EVIL FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY, LIKE A DRUG DEALER. MONEY CHANGES PEOPLE, DONT BE FOOLED BY STRAIGHT PEOPLE THAT WORK AT EFFEX THEY WILL HURT YOU, THAT IS WHY THEY OVER CHARGE PEOPLE TO HAVE FUN THERE, THAT IS NOT BEING FRIENDLY, THERE RIPPIN\G YOU OFF. PLEASE DONT GO THERE, IT IS VERY DANGEROUS, YOU WILL GET HURT.

    • KeithwH
      KeithwH Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Scheduled for a relaunch!
      Sidewinders is scheduled for an August relaunch! The LGBT/S community could not be happier!

    • JonEBbad
      JonEBbad Over a year ago
      Loves it

      boys in cowboy boots
      yummmmmm love this bar ... spacious and always hot men in some tight jeans... good ol country music...

    • junquey1
      junquey1 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      A little Something for everyone - (EDIT) Not Really
      UPDATE: As of September 2012, Sidewinders no longer has Country Dancing. PROS: There's always someone there. Nice Bartenders. Large place, good for meeting people (if you make yourself available for meeting). It is a "Mixed" bar (in every aspect). CONS: The music can get a little loud in the evenings. It's in a seedy neighborhood.

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