In September, I've got 10 days to see everything I can see from Minneapolis to Portland, OR along the route of Amtrak's Empire Builder
. Know anything about these places? I'm looking for some Metafilter reconnaissance about my route. [more inside]
Where can we make out with French boys, what foodie things can I not miss in Paris, and what is the Kampa Park of Brussels? [more inside]
I am crazy-excited about Mad Men
season 3 airing this week. Unfortunately, my friends and I are frugal New Yorkers who don't get extra channels like AMC. Are there any bars in NYC that play Mad Men where we could actually hear the show? Or are there places where we could rent a TV and a room without going broke? [more inside]
If you've ever lived in or visited Chicago and had a good time without getting hopelessly lost, you are cordially invited to post in this thread. Needed:
an explanation of the grid system, tips and tricks on navigation, and recommendations for how to find the underground music scene, awesome beers, weird things to explore, and the best Chicago-focused blogs. [more inside]
For my job (and for fun) I often need good places to go out for drinks after work here in New York. Please recommend bars between 14th Street and Midtown that have good, inexpensive (~$10 or below) cocktails and are good for conversations with small groups of people. [more inside]
So I'm 6 hours into my 4 month stay in San Francisco and I need recommendations for places to while away the hours. I'm staying in Nob Hill. Can anyone recommend low-key (and inexpensive) pubs, restaurants, etc that are easily accessible from here? FWIW, I moved here from Carroll Gardens/Boerum Hill in Brooklyn - so that's the kind of environment I'm accustomed to. Many thanks!
What are the best bars in San Francisco for reading? [more inside]
You're a single male sitting at your local bar and a rather large group of girls walks in and takes over a nearby table. How do you proceed? [more inside]
Where to go for a night out on the town next weekend in DC? [more inside]
Bachelor Party Help! What are some ideal Bachelor Party outing bars/lounges in New York City?
I'm the Best Man for my brother's wedding next month. I'm planning a Bachelor Party and I've never done this before. My brother is a little bit older, (he's 40), so it's not going to be that classic Tom Hanks affair at a strip club etc.
The night will be comprised of 2 halves, an everybody dinner out Hoboken then a night out on the town. Right now I'm considering the first place to be the Brass Monkey (http://www.brassmonkeynyc.com/) but I really need at least 2-3 other bars in the City that would be great.
I'm handsome, excellent flirt, and women willingly give me their numbers...Now what? [more inside]
I'd like to pitch a DJ night for a bar/pub in Toronto wherein I'd play retro (i.e. '50s-'80s) Canadian music of the sort featured on my websites -- country, r&b, reggae, rock, jazz, pop, you name it...although I could tighten things up, genre-wise, depending on the bar's preferences if need be. Anyway, could anyone suggest any bars that might be suitable for this sort of thing on a weeknight? (note: I've already approached Sweaty Betty's and The Cock and Tail).
DC: Looking for a bar/restaurant near Chinatown/Gallery Place or Crystal City with outdoor seating that will have the hockey game on tomorrow. [more inside]
Where can I watch the Big Unit's debut as an SF Giant in NYC tonight? I'm in the financial district but any decent bar in close to the subway would do.
Can anyone recommend a good restaurant/sports bar in the Pioneer Valley (Western MA) area to watch tomorrow's Red Sox home opener? Preferably a place with many TVs, good food, and not too too many undergraduate students?
Where can I watch the Huskies - ASU game tonight in NYC? We're PAC-10 NCAA fans, but so far I can't find a sports bar in Queens or anywhere else in NYC that will show the game.
How can I make the best out of my free time during frequent, short business trips to San Francisco? [more inside]
Syracuse Filter: Ms. Activitystory & I recently moved to the 'cuse from Brooklyn and have some questions about making our own good times here. [more inside]
What's the most unique feature you've ever seen in a bar or pub? [more inside]
Where do we go for New Year's in Toronto? [more inside]
What's there to do in Pittsburgh New Years eve? [more inside]
Can anyone suggest a bar around Miami that will show the Grey Cup this Sunday? And what are some ways to experience S. Florida Thanksgiving? [more inside]
Chicago-Obama-Filter: Can you recommend a bar with good TV viewing of the election coverage near Grant Park? [more inside]
S.F./Bay Area bars with election coverage and/or election night parties? [more inside]
I'm going to be in Vienna from September 26 (early morning) - 29 (afternoon). I'm 18 years old and will be traveling with friends. What should we do/ see?
I've been put in charge of figuring all this out, but apart from the obvious tourist things I don't know what's good. I guess I'm looking for more off-the-beaten-path stuff.
Thank you! [more inside]
Bars that will be showing the Presidential Debate next Friday in Chicago. [more inside]
I'm new to the region and don't know much about the nightlife here. Can anyone recommend good clubs/bars in or around Cannes and Nice?
Oahu filter: If you could only hike once, where would you go; where would you buy tiki objects to bring back with you (some sort of cross between cheap and beautiful?); and is tonight, 08/08/08, special in Chinatown? [more inside]
Why aren't there any bars or liquor stores in my new town? [more inside]
Will Florida bars accept my Massachusetts Liquor ID
? [more inside]
HawaiiFi: I'm going to Oahu for a week after just getting dumped by the local Hawaiian girl I was meant to go with. I wouldn't really go somewhere that touristy otherwise, and have no intention of surfing or going to hotel bars. What I would like, however, is an authentic local experience, in some seedy, out-of-the-way bar. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Anyone know of any Chicago area bars that host Rock Band or Guitar Hero nights?
Atlanta nightlife for a new resident: help me make more out of my first Friday night in Atlanta than more unpacking. [more inside]
Looking for a good place to dance (with no cover) in NYC. [more inside]
There are hidden and secret bars in NYC (Manhattan) and there are really secret
. Some need phone numbers. I need your help. [more inside]
I'm going to be organizing a pub night for my class from the grade school I went to at some point — probably in September or October. The best location for the pub is probably in the north end of Toronto, say on Steeles or Finch somewhere, and not too far east or west. Not being very familiar with that area, I'd like suggestions as to a good venue. I'd like a quiet and comfortable atmosphere, decent food, and definitely nothing dive-y or too bar-like.
Boston beer gardens? [more inside]
Why are there so few lesbian bars in the NYC/Brooklyn area when compared to the high number of gay bars? [more inside]
Know of any dog-friendly bars or restaurants in and around Madison, Wisconsin? [more inside]
I'm looking for real New York area bars that have appeared on current television.
I want to start a night where a variety of local musicians cover the music of one musician with a large repetoire, or cover songs from one particular period/style of music. I'm looking for a good name for the (hopefully monthly) event and feedback on my ideas and "rules". [more inside]
My wife and I (mid 20s) will be heading to Baltimore tomorrow from Philly to enjoy the good weather, and get a change of scenery. We'll be driving in, and have got a hotel room as we quite enjoy the beer, and don't want to have to sober up and drive home (or pay $200 to take Amtrak home...) We've got daytime plans down, but I'd like to know more about nightlife. [more inside]
EttiquetteFilter: Is there any graceful way of dealing with a glass-clinking toast with greater than 6 people? [more inside]
What should I wear to the bars with my new romantic interest tonight? [more inside]
Are there any bars in Chicago showing Wrestlemania 24? [more inside]
Tell me about gay bars in New Orleans. [more inside]
After a complete transformation, I need to practice flirting, in New York. [more inside]
Where can I find a noirish or sleezeball lounge lizard style piano bar (or some approximation of one of these) in Chicago? [more inside]
Illinois' statewide smoking ban went into effect January 1st. Now, instead of being warm and cozy inside the bar, I'm cold and grumpy outside. Does anyone have any tips and tricks, preferably someone who's "lived" through a smoking ban of their own? (e.g. New York) [more inside]
Good hotel-style bar in Chicago for a low-key birthday party? [more inside]