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Sisters Restaurant & Nightclub

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1320 Chancellor St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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(215) 735-0735
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Sisters Restaurant & Nightclub - Philadelphia, PA

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Best

sisters is the only lesbian bar in philly that is open every day of the week. c'mon, where else can a single lady go on a monday night and not get harassed by some creepy guy tryi...

Worst

I've been to worse places, and I've definitely been to better. It's a good place to get lost and just drink when you're not looking for anything but intoxication.

cheap drinks and women! 1/8/2009

sisters is the only lesbian bar in philly that is open every day of the week. c'mon, where else can a single lady go on a monday night and not get harassed by some creepy guy trying to pick her up? the crowd is young on thursday nights. the drink special--$10 cover gets you a bunch of drink tix for the bar--caters to the binge drinking/ partying crowd. the rest of the nights of the week are pretty chill. the dancefloor is one of the biggest i've seen in the city and the djs played our requests. my friends and i didn't have any issue with staff. our bartender was really cute and friendly. actually, everyone was really cute and friendly. i've been to sisters a bunch of times and have a really great time. Pros: cute staff, strong drinks Cons: young crowd on thursday more

cheap drinks and women! 1/8/2009

sisters is the only lesbian bar in philly that is open every day of the week. c'mon, where else can a single lady go on a monday night and not get harassed by some creepy guy trying to pick her up? the crowd is young on thursday nights. the drink special--$10 cover gets you a bunch of drink tix for the bar--caters to the binge drinking/ partying crowd. the rest of the nights of the week are pretty chill. the dancefloor is one of the biggest i've seen in the city and the djs played our requests. my friends and i didn't have any issue with staff. our bartender was really cute and friendly. actually, everyone was really cute and friendly. i've been to sisters a bunch of times and have a really great time. Pros: cute staff, strong drinks Cons: young crowd on thursday more

Uhh. 11/29/2008

I've been to worse places, and I've definitely been to better. It's a good place to get lost and just drink when you're not looking for anything but intoxication. more

Uhh. 11/29/2008

I've been to worse places, and I've definitely been to better. It's a good place to get lost and just drink when you're not looking for anything but intoxication. more

Disowning Sister 9/19/2008

This was our first trip to Philadelphia and we were looking for a relaxed lesbian friendly bar. We read the reviews on this bar and despite some negative feedback we decided to give it a shot. What a terrible idea! I'm pretty sure that if you wanted to score some good illegal substances, the door girl could have provided them, given she not only smelled like a freshly used bong, but also acted like it. Because we were visiting from out of town we were unaware of the fact that this bar is a cash only bar. When we requested to use the ATM (4 steps inside the door) the door nazis held one of us plus both licenses hostage till the other one returned with cash. We were annoyed by this but dealt with it. It wasn't until after our 30 minute wait to get a drink at the bar when we knew we made a bad choice in bars. The bartender was one of the rudest people we have encountered since we arrived! Apparently when you ask for a specific type of beer she just shakes her head and leaves it up to you to figure out that means "we are out". When we asked her about another beer she grew increasingly aggravated with our questions. I guess next time we should be mind readers. Slamming our drinks down once we finally were able to order wasn't appreciated either. This is a bar I DO NOT recommend you waste your money or time in. Pros: spacious Cons: service personnel more

Good Lesbian Fun!! 9/4/2008

The girls were, I guess you could say, diverse. I was with a bunch of my friends, so, MY GIRLS WERE HOTTIES! The bartenders weren't the nicest, but they did their job. Good music! The overall atmosphere was great, especially if you want to mingle and meet people. I can't wait to go back....I just moved near NY and I would still go to Sister's before any place in NY. GOTTA LOVE PHILLY NO PLACE LIKE IT!!!!! more

Good Lesbian Fun!! 9/4/2008

The girls were, I guess you could say, diverse. I was with a bunch of my friends, so, MY GIRLS WERE HOTTIES! The bartenders weren't the nicest, but they did their job. Good music! The overall atmosphere was great, especially if you want to mingle and meet people. I can't wait to go back....I just moved near NY and I would still go to Sister's before any place in NY. GOTTA LOVE PHILLY NO PLACE LIKE IT!!!!! more

My girlfriend was drugged. 8/24/2006

My girlfriend and I recently moved to Philadelphia and went to Sisters for the first time. Unfortunately, it was the worst bar experience I've ever had. Someone slipped a Rohypnol into my girlfriend's drink. The beginning of the night was great. However, after our last beer, my girlfriend seemed much more drunk than me, which is unusual, as I'm the lightweight. She insisted that we leave, which we did. It was 12:15, which I recall precisely, as I was kind of irritated to be leaving so soon. I didn't realize at that point how serious the situation was. Shortly after, we were walking on a side street when she passed out on the sidewalk. I was unable to wake her, and I called 911. When the paramedics arrived, she was foaming at the mouth, her pupils were pinpricks and she was completely unresponsive. They were convinced that she'd intentionally taken a narcotic, such as heroin. In the ambulance they gave her a shot of Narcan, which sent her body into shock. Bloodwork and urine tests ruled out the presence of illicit narcotics and indicated the presence of Rohypnol. We were finally able to leave the hospital at 6:30am.  Needless to say, she feels awful today, but she's alive and was not violated or robbed. This evening, we called Denise Cohen, the general manager, to inform her of this so that she would be aware of what had happened in her bar. She was extremely dismissive, saying that this is the first report in all the years that Sisters has been open. She alluded that it was in some way our fault for not watching our drinks carefully and encouraged us to come back. We don't believe that it's the fault of the bar, but you'd think the manager would be more concerned. We're two girls and we know we need to be careful. Our drinks never left our hands and we never left each other. We're both 24, and we've had plenty of bar experience. This is something that could happen to anyone at any bar, but the point is, it happened to us at Sisters. We will not be going back. Pros: Great drink special, great atmosphere Cons: Wasn't worth the trip to the ER. Men aren't the only who use try to violate women. more

My girlfriend was drugged. 8/24/2006

My girlfriend and I recently moved to Philadelphia and went to Sisters for the first time. Unfortunately, it was the worst bar experience I've ever had. Someone slipped a Rohypnol into my girlfriend's drink. The beginning of the night was great. However, after our last beer, my girlfriend seemed much more drunk than me, which is unusual, as I'm the lightweight. She insisted that we leave, which we did. It was 12:15, which I recall precisely, as I was kind of irritated to be leaving so soon. I didn't realize at that point how serious the situation was. Shortly after, we were walking on a side street when she passed out on the sidewalk. I was unable to wake her, and I called 911. When the paramedics arrived, she was foaming at the mouth, her pupils were pinpricks and she was completely unresponsive. They were convinced that she'd intentionally taken a narcotic, such as heroin. In the ambulance they gave her a shot of Narcan, which sent her body into shock. Bloodwork and urine tests ruled out the presence of illicit narcotics and indicated the presence of Rohypnol. We were finally able to leave the hospital at 6:30am.  Needless to say, she feels awful today, but she's alive and was not violated or robbed. This evening, we called Denise Cohen, the general manager, to inform her of this so that she would be aware of what had happened in her bar. She was extremely dismissive, saying that this is the first report in all the years that Sisters has been open. She alluded that it was in some way our fault for not watching our drinks carefully and encouraged us to come back. We don't believe that it's the fault of the bar, but you'd think the manager would be more concerned. We're two girls and we know we need to be careful. Our drinks never left our hands and we never left each other. We're both 24, and we've had plenty of bar experience. This is something that could happen to anyone at any bar, but the point is, it happened to us at Sisters. We will not be going back. Pros: Great drink special, great atmosphere Cons: Wasn't worth the trip to the ER. Men aren't the only who use try to violate women. more

For for in the life folks! 8/16/2006

I went on a Thursday...which is karaoke, eight free drinks (before 11:30pm), sometimes free buffet, $7.00-$10.00 bucks to get in and plenty of people to dance with night. I took my bestfriend who is "homophobic" and she loved it because everyone was just enjoying themselves and being free spirited. The staff were friendly and the drinks were good. I like the fact that there are three floors. Main level has a huge bar and stage, bottom level has a pool table and was not crowed at all when i went down there. I guess not too many people know about it. Upstairs is a hot DJ spinning a good mix of hip-hop, dance, house ect...all night...(they do take requested songs)! I love it! Pros: Atmosphere, Drinks, Music... Cons: Parking in Center city is impossible! more

For for in the life folks! 8/16/2006

I went on a Thursday...which is karaoke, eight free drinks (before 11:30pm), sometimes free buffet, $7.00-$10.00 bucks to get in and plenty of people to dance with night. I took my bestfriend who is "homophobic" and she loved it because everyone was just enjoying themselves and being free spirited. The staff were friendly and the drinks were good. I like the fact that there are three floors. Main level has a huge bar and stage, bottom level has a pool table and was not crowed at all when i went down there. I guess not too many people know about it. Upstairs is a hot DJ spinning a good mix of hip-hop, dance, house ect...all night...(they do take requested songs)! I love it! Pros: Atmosphere, Drinks, Music... Cons: Parking in Center city is impossible! more

Thursday Nights Girls 2/17/2005

Honestly, Thursday and possibly Saturday nights are the ONLY nights to go to Sisters. Thursday is always more packed than Saturday though unless there happens to be some really special promotion or theme night going on. If you go on any other night you're bound to be disappointed because the only people in there will be the bartenders. The bar staff aren't the nicest bunch and getting a drink can take a very very long time. Plan to stand at the bar waving your cash for a while. The crowd is diverse and leans towards the younger set but, there are always a good number of over 30 ladies there as well. Pros: crowded on Thur night, Dance floor Cons: Not so pleasant staff, Long wait 4 drinks more

Thursday Nights Girls 2/17/2005

Honestly, Thursday and possibly Saturday nights are the ONLY nights to go to Sisters. Thursday is always more packed than Saturday though unless there happens to be some really special promotion or theme night going on. If you go on any other night you're bound to be disappointed because the only people in there will be the bartenders. The bar staff aren't the nicest bunch and getting a drink can take a very very long time. Plan to stand at the bar waving your cash for a while. The crowd is diverse and leans towards the younger set but, there are always a good number of over 30 ladies there as well. Pros: crowded on Thur night, Dance floor Cons: Not so pleasant staff, Long wait 4 drinks more

o.k. for the only game in town 7/25/2003

moved to philly from nyc. Have been to sisters twice. Main complaint is the lack of beer selection. Not all lesbians drink crappy Coors and light beers. Would not say that bar maids are super friendly either. Like the upstairs downstairs split and large bar. Not too loud downstairs so you can talk and the music/dance floor is o.k upstairs. The decor is a little 80's - dry ice machine??Overall crowd fairly diverse. Best thing are the bathrooms- plentiful! Pros: size, not crowded, number of bathrooms Cons: beer selection more

o.k. for the only game in town 7/25/2003

moved to philly from nyc. Have been to sisters twice. Main complaint is the lack of beer selection. Not all lesbians drink crappy Coors and light beers. Would not say that bar maids are super friendly either. Like the upstairs downstairs split and large bar. Not too loud downstairs so you can talk and the music/dance floor is o.k upstairs. The decor is a little 80's - dry ice machine??Overall crowd fairly diverse. Best thing are the bathrooms- plentiful! Pros: size, not crowded, number of bathrooms Cons: beer selection more

Best of Philly 1/11/2003

Sisters is the certainly Best of Philly.. the Staff, atmosphere and energy. Simply the best. more

Best of Philly 1/11/2003

Sisters is the certainly Best of Philly.. the Staff, atmosphere and energy. Simply the best. more

had a ball 8/27/2002

i had a nice time at sisters. it was my first time there and i felt at home. i partied the night away. i didnt get to meet anyone new but i still had a ball. the barmaid was nice and she could make a drink lol... i danced for awhile i am going to go back again for sure more

had a ball 8/27/2002

i had a nice time at sisters. it was my first time there and i felt at home. i partied the night away. i didnt get to meet anyone new but i still had a ball. the barmaid was nice and she could make a drink lol... i danced for awhile i am going to go back again for sure more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Downstairs, pop-art portraits of lesbian icons like k.d. lang, Grace Jones and Marlene Dietrich overlook a central bar, a sit-down restaurant section and a corner stage for live bands and karaoke. Upstairs, mirrored walls and a mirror-backed bar reflect the flashing lights of a small, but very active dance floor. Sisters attracts a diverse female clientele, ranging from buzz-cut college women to glamorous lipstick lesbians to flannel-clad granolas.

  • 9/17/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Center City, Washington Square West

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