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]
posted by the jam
on Aug 23, 2009 -
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]
posted by IWoudDie4U
on Aug 17, 2009 -
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]
posted by zoomorphic
on Aug 14, 2009 -
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]
posted by Juliet Banana
on Aug 13, 2009 -
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]
posted by ocherdraco
on Aug 6, 2009 -
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!
posted by fingers_of_fire
on Jul 28, 2009 -
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]
posted by cannotremember
on Jun 13, 2009 -
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.
posted by PetiePal
on May 28, 2009 -
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).
posted by The Card Cheat
on May 19, 2009 -
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]
posted by eightball
on Apr 24, 2009 -
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.
posted by bitdamaged
on Apr 8, 2009 -
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?
posted by .kobayashi.
on Apr 6, 2009 -
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.
posted by meglo91
on Mar 13, 2009 -
How can I make the best out of my free time during frequent, short business trips to San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by bifter
on Feb 26, 2009 -
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]
posted by activitystory
on Jan 21, 2009 -
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]
posted by bookley
on Nov 21, 2008 -
Chicago-Obama-Filter: Can you recommend a bar with good TV viewing of the election coverage near Grant Park? [more inside]
posted by wfrgms
on Nov 2, 2008 -
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]
posted by howgenerica
on Sep 20, 2008 -
Bars that will be showing the Presidential Debate next Friday in Chicago. [more inside]
posted by Sreiny
on Sep 19, 2008 -
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?
posted by PTCHFRKR
on Sep 17, 2008 -
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]
posted by omnigut
on Aug 8, 2008 -
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]
posted by omnigut
on Jul 25, 2008 -
Anyone know of any Chicago area bars that host Rock Band or Guitar Hero nights?
posted by rsol44
on Jul 16, 2008 -
Atlanta nightlife for a new resident: help me make more out of my first Friday night in Atlanta than more unpacking. [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Jul 11, 2008 -
Looking for a good place to dance (with no cover) in NYC. [more inside]
posted by ®@
on Jul 4, 2008 -
There are hidden and secret bars in NYC (Manhattan) and there are really secret
. Some need phone numbers. I need your help. [more inside]
posted by filmgeek
on Jun 29, 2008 -
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.
posted by orange swan
on Jun 28, 2008 -
Why are there so few lesbian bars in the NYC/Brooklyn area when compared to the high number of gay bars? [more inside]
posted by Viola
on Jun 19, 2008 -
Know of any dog-friendly bars or restaurants in and around Madison, Wisconsin? [more inside]
posted by chippie
on Jun 8, 2008 -
I'm looking for real New York area bars that have appeared on current television.
posted by Hwaet
on May 14, 2008 -
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]
posted by sully75
on May 12, 2008 -
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]
posted by Geckwoistmeinauto
on Apr 17, 2008 -
EttiquetteFilter: Is there any graceful way of dealing with a glass-clinking toast with greater than 6 people? [more inside]
posted by Brian James
on Apr 14, 2008 -
Where can I find a noirish or sleezeball lounge lizard style piano bar (or some approximation of one of these) in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba
on Mar 2, 2008 -
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]
posted by kpmcguire
on Jan 15, 2008 -