I'm looking for an excellent jazz/blues/blues-rock bar in Philly. Grizzled old guys on their guitars, grizzled old patrons, bad lighting, laid-back bartenders and a relaxed atmosphere with a little bit of room to sway if you're feeling it. If you've ever been to the Cat's Eye Pub in Baltimore, something like that. [more inside]
Does anyone know of a nice quiet bar in Richmond Hill Ontario? [more inside]
I have just been invited to an open house to honor a distant relative that has just passed his Bar examination. Is a gift expected and if so what would be good for a new lawyer?
Where can I find a bar like Jacks? [more inside]
Where in Washington DC will I be able to watch el clasico (Barcelona v Real Madrid) this Sunday afternoon at 1pm? [more inside]
LondonFilter: Looking for a place almost exactly like Gordon's Wine Bar without the crowds. [more inside]
Someplace to read, write, relax alone at night in NYC. [more inside]
With Firefox 3 you could drag a tab from one FF window to the another with the tab bar closed. Is there any way to get 3.5 to do that? [more inside]
NYC Filter: I'm getting a financial windfall in a couple weeks, and have decided to treat myself: salon, massage, and then taking myself out somewhere. but...I've been broke so long I don't know where to go. Help? [more inside]
I'm going to Wootstock in San Francisco on Tuesday night, and will be craving a gin and tonic afterward - specifically Junipero, because of this thread. So, at the risk of turning MeFi into a gin palace: can anyone recommend a nice bar near the Swedish American Hall that serves a mean Junipero and tonic? [more inside]
Help me come up with an easy way to track members at the entrance to our "private club" [more inside]
Help-me-write-my-book-filter: Character is the current owner of a small (let's say it can hold 50 people at absolute maximum capacity, no food), family owned bar in a blue-collar but gentrifying neighborhood of a major U.S. city. What's their world like? [more inside]
I'm about to open a bar, and I need some guidance on how to market it during the pre-opening stage. Anyone recommend any books/blogs/websites/resources? [more inside]
Tangentially college sports-related food/drink question: At your school, was there a bar or restaurant where fans of your rival team would congregate? What I'm after is analogous to, say, a Bears bar in Green Bay, but for NCAA teams. [more inside]
Where can I see the Texas Tech v. Texas game (airing on ABC, I think) in San Francisco? [more inside]
Is there anywhere in Cork, Ireland to watch an American baseball game tonight? [more inside]
Are there any Indianapolis bars with Guitar Hero nights? [more inside]
Suggestions for birthday party locations to rent in San Francisco? [more inside]
Looking for a good bar/coffee/food place in the South Bay/Long Beach, CA that works for an unknown number of people with a wide variety of tastes... [more inside]
Brooklyn on a Wednesday night. What to do? [more inside]
what's the best birthday celebration you've been to? i need ideas, please! [more inside]
Looking for a serious Dive Bar in Los Angeles. In the Venice, Culver, Santa Monica region. Not an "LA" dive, a real dive please. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good bar in South Bend, Indiana? [more inside]
Where can I find out-of-town sports bars in Denver? [more inside]
suggestions for celebrating my 40th birthday in san francisco? [more inside]
I want to start a midnight movie night at the bar I work at. I would like to have a cheesy fun movie play(Flash gordon, troll 2, barbarella, heavy metal, etc.), and then have a band play. How can I do this legally? Who do I go to get permission from ? I need to do this as cheaply as legally can be done. Do I have to hop thru all the hoops that a real cinema has to, to show cult films from the 70's and 80's if there is a cover at the bar? [more inside]
Will ordering from online pharmacies ruin my chances for bar admission? [more inside]
Who holds the record for passing the bar exam in the greatest number of states, and what is that number?
I've landed a trial shift at a pretty busy bar this coming Saturday night. I'm pretty comfortable with most kinds of hospitality work, whether front of house or behind the scenes, but I've never done quite this sort of thing before. What should I know before I go in? How should I gird my loins?
I know it's late but I'm trying to find a bar in Manhattan that's showing the Red Wings game... Anybody having a good time and want a couple Detroit fans to yell at tv's with them?
Why is the music in bars so loud? [more inside]
Why do I never see bar managers/owners meet-and-greeting the customers? [more inside]
How can I meet people in bars or coffeehouses? Platonic or otherwise. [more inside]
I'll be taking the California bar exam this summer, and I have a question about studying for the MBE. Should I take the 6-day online PMBR course, or the 3-day in-person course? [more inside]
NYC - Chelsea, Midtown West. Looking for a mellow place, 30-something crowd, upscale but not crazy expensive, not too crowded, and not too loud for conversation.
I'll be visiting NYC by myself next week. I would like to meet / hang out with other gay guys around my age. I'm looking for a gay bar with a younger (late 20s - early 30s) crowd. I'm slightly shy / self-conscious and prefer a place with a relatively friendly vibe and lack of "attitude". Any suggestions?
Looking for a nice place in Manhattan to watch the Duke/Villanova basketball (Sweet 16) game tonight, and maybe grab some dinner at the same time. I'm trying to avoid going to one of the many over-crowded sports bars for something a little bit more upscale, intimate, or at least quiet enough to be conversationally feasible. [more inside]
If we wanted to start a pub crawl in philly right about now, where would you recommend we go? Starting us anywhere the R6 lets off would be swell. Cheap beer = awesome.
Chicago bars: looking for a bar to have a meeting. Requirements: sort of quiet on a Friday night, can accommodate a group of 10 people. Neighborhoods: loop, Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Loop, River North. [more inside]
Miko says: I've seen a lot of similar "SCIENCE!" tricks done at the bar. In fact, I've known some bartenders who collected them and mastered them in order to perform for customers and thereby increase their tips and build their crowd. One of the most wonderful nights I ever had working was when a group of Navy engineers... [more inside]
[Bar Filter] Bartenders - What are all the cool people ordering these days? [more inside]
Plan my 30th birthday in NYC. Dizzying amount of parameters within. [more inside]
Where to watch UFC in DC? [more inside]
Newport Beach Bachelor Party Help - Lodging? Bars? [more inside]
How do I make Firefox go to a page that I choose if I type a bad URL? [more inside]
I am auditioning to host a quizzo (pub trivia) night at a new bar in Philly ... help me with research! [more inside]
PhillyFilter: Looking for a Pittsburgh-themed bar in Philly to watch the SuperBowl, and Steelers regular season games in the future. [more inside]
My husband is very sweet and is taking me on a trip to New York City as a birthday gift. However, he just realized that he booked our trip over Super Bowl weekend. Where can we watch the game in Manhattan or Brooklyn with other Steelers fans? [more inside]
I am looking for an easy (and free) database to do event check-in. We normally just cross peoples name off a list but I would like to have faster more real-time way of doing it. [more inside]
Looking for the best karaoke bar in southern NH, Northern MA. [more inside]