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Isn’t it about time for a Cold Beer?

April 22, 2011

You've worked too hard to drink bad beer.

If you’re like us, you’ve been out doing your part this week by dutifully filing your taxes and cleaning up the environment for Earth Day. Isn’t it about time you made it down to the bar for a cold beer?

If you haven’t tried the Moylan’s line of beers yet, you’re missing out. We feature their Imperial Stout, a rich bold stout with a chocolaty/nutty finish.  We also have the Moylan’s Kiltlifter on tap, a Scottish style ale with an intense flavor owing to a high level of hops. The Moylans line has been a popular choice among the Sipsey regulars, try one on your next trip.

Also, as it’s Earth Day, a Sweetwater is always a good idea. They helped sponsor the Black Warrior Riverkeeper campaign earlier this year, and are releasing a new riverkeeper brew in the near future. We’ve got the 420, IPA, and Sweetwater Blue in bottles at the bar.

And the Good People Brown Ale is back on tap. Nothing is finer than a Brown Ale this time of year, and the Good People version is one of our favorites.

Come out Saturday for the High Fidelics plus Mississippi David Hornbuckle for a fine show from some Birmingham locals. See you this weekend in 5 Points!


Locals THIS WEEKEND! Rearvue Mirror + Those Charming Devils

April 15, 2011

Bob Marston of Rearvue Mirror is back at the Sipsey this weekend.

Great to have 2 solid Birmingham bands in the bar this weekend to celebrate your tax refund. Rearvue Mirror kicks things off on Friday, Bob and the band are back for another show of solid Southern music. The band always brings a lively crowd around, should be a good night on the Southside.

Those Charming Devils are playing Saturday night. The three piece outfit has been tightening up their rockabilly sound and playing some shows across town, we are glad they’re back in the Sipsey for another great round of live entertainment.

We’ll see you this weekend in 5 Points. Be careful out there kiddos.

Banditos + Anthony Concepcion

April 8, 2011

Big weekend of local music, kicking off with the Banditos Friday night, April 8. They have a big sound, check the video below for a preview of the band. Good mix of instruments, blending rockabilly with a straight rock edge. Good beats, Banditos are a good time.

Saturday, Anthony Concepcion is on stage. We’re your destination for quality local music, and we are open late. Plus, trivia night on Sunday with Ryan O’Connor, Birmingham’s premier trivia host. We’ll see you this weekend on the Southside.

Banditos from joshua shoemaker on Vimeo.

Celtic Friday + Redmouth Saturday

April 1, 2011

Should be another weekend of excellence, we get April kicked off with an impromptu Celtic Session tonight for a laid back night of music with the Vulcan Eegits. What’s a Vulcan Eegit? A majestic creature, usually spotted behind the bar at the Sipsey Tavern. Next time you’re at the bar, call the bartender a Vulcan Eegit, I’m sure he’ll appreciate it.

Saturday, Redmouth returns! He’s bringing the stomp box from his travels. Check the video below for one of Redmouth’s videos. And come out for the Reneages of Folk before Redmouth takes the stage.

See you soon on 5 Points!

St. Patrick’s Day–All Week!

March 15, 2011

Get to the bar and grab a pint. It's St. Patrick's Week

You’d trust that we’d have St. Patrick’s Day locked down. We’re celebrating all week with drink specials and Birmingham’s rowdiest pub bands.

Tuesday night, we’ve got an impromptu Celtic Session kicking off around 5pm. These musicians play traditional tunes and celebrate some tunes that have lasted generations. A very relaxed setting to raise a pint. The session usually plays on the last Sunday of the month, so we’re happy to squeeze in an extra session tonight.

On Thursday, we’ve got Irish tunes aplenty and drink specials on Guinness, Moylans and Jameson all night long. Celebrate St. Patrick’s in style at the back bar. The singing of Irish ballads is encouraged.

On Friday, we’re celebrating St. Bibiana, the Patron Saint of Hangovers, with Jasper Coal, the Ian Sturrock Memorial Pipe Band and the Alabama Academy of Irish Dance. If you missed the Parade After Party, you still have one last chance to get in some St. Patrick’s Day rowdiness. Click here for the facebook event page.

Come out and raise a pint this week!

Bearkat, Sparrow and the Ghost + St. Patrick’s Day Good Times!

March 11, 2011

Big weekend of entertainment. Austin’s ukulele playing sensation is on tap for Friday night. Check out the video below for Bearkat’s version of “Faded Love.” She’s joined by Sparrow and the Ghost, they’ve played the bar a few times and have a great sound.

Saturday is all about the celebration of St. Patrick, who–as far as we can tell–was the Patron Saint of Good Beer. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be wrapping up in 5 Points and the Ian Sturrock Memorial Pipe Band will lead the crew into the bar for the After Party. Jasper Coal, the Renegades of Folk and the Alabama Academy of Irish Dance will be celebrating St. Patrick’s good works all afternoon. Guinness is $3 a pint. Come out between 1-4pm for the celebration.

See you this weekend! Be careful out there.

St. Patrick’s Day Almost Here…

March 4, 2011

Don't forget to wear your green.

We’ve got a big afternoon of music lined up following the March 12th St. Patrick’s Day celebration in 5 Points. After the Ian Sturrock Memorial Pipe Band leads the parade, they are all heading into the Sipsey to keep the revelry going. Raise a pint as the pipes play, this is going to be an excellent Saturday afternoon.

The party is going to last all afternoon as Jasper Coal, the Renegades of Folk and Molly Hand & the Irish Academy of Dance will all be performing. Added bonus: we’ve got $3 pints of Guinness all day.

To join in the parade, they are kicking it off around 11:30am on Powell and 20th Ave. S. The parade will wind its way up the hill towards 5 Points.

Join in the parade and we’ll see you at the Sipsey!