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  posted on 1/12/2012 at 12:18 PM
This is the first year we will be doing weekday shows 13 - 14.
I would like to know what's the crowd like?
What is the pre-show and post-show bars like?
I got shut out for weekend shows on the presale just like a lot of people.
And I wasn't gonna wait for the public sale. I've been shutout the last couple of years.
So I had to ask the warden(wife) if it was ok to miss her b-day on the 13. Gladly she didn't care but i'll be paying for it for a long time.
Thank you in advance. Travis

 
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  posted on 1/12/2012 at 02:09 PM
Yogi's or Dive 75 are can't miss spots and they'll be plenty busy on the weeknights. It's NYC brother

The crowd? Always the best on weeknights. Why you ask? No stuff shirts who can't come out to play on a school night!

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  posted on 1/12/2012 at 02:42 PM
Yeah we always went to the P & G but I was told it is no longer with us.
I like hearing no stuffed shirts that talk during the show.
Thank you FDNY

 

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  posted on 1/13/2012 at 07:47 AM
P & G does have great food. Yogis has better night life.
 

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  posted on 1/13/2012 at 09:30 AM
Didn't Yogi's close?

 

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  posted on 1/13/2012 at 10:15 AM
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Didn't Yogi's close?



It did? I haven't been in a while. Last year I didn't go out before the shows and the year before (the awesome year before ) they were at the United Palace and Coogans was the place to go.

 

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  posted on 1/13/2012 at 10:31 AM
Didn't Yogi's close?
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yes, that whole corner of the street was torn down in late fall of 08.

 

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  posted on 1/13/2012 at 11:24 AM
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Didn't Yogi's close?
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yes, that whole corner of the street was torn down in late fall of 08.



Yes, a great loss.......

As far as weekday shows, not much experience there, but we used to find that Sunday shows were mellow, trippy, jammy - pick your adjective. I enjoyed them, one of my friends that preferred greatest hits shows did not.

 

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  posted on 1/13/2012 at 11:24 AM
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Yes, a great loss.......

As far as weekday shows, not much experience there, but we used to find that Sunday shows were mellow, trippy, jammy - pick your adjective. I enjoyed them, one of my friends that preferred greatest hits shows did not.

 

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  posted on 1/13/2012 at 03:13 PM
P&G is gone too - they moved and then the new location is also now closed. Yogi's and P&G are two noticable losses for the hood.

A group of us went to the Hi-Life at 83rd and Amsterdam for dinner before the Mule Year's Eve show and that worked out well. For just drinks, hit the Dublin House on 79th.

I always like the weekday shows, sometimes they get a bit more experimental or jazzy with the jams, but it is still the best band in the land!

[Edited on 1/13/2012 by mikesolo]

 

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  posted on 1/15/2012 at 12:09 PM
Dive 75 had good beers and has a happy hour from 4-7, where most beers and wine are $2 off. It's on 75th between Amsterdam and Columbus. Right around the corner from the Beacon is Amsterdam Ale House at 76th and Amsterdam. Good beer selection, OK food, gets really crowded. If you walk north Amsterdam a bit and cross 79th st, there are quite a few bars in the low 80's, most I think have happy hour specials.
If you want to splurge a bit, go to Nice Matin on 79th and Amsterdam. Probably my fav restaurant in NYC. I go there once a month. Same owners as five napkin burger--and the burger is better. Great beer selection, killer martinis and wine, not cheap but great vibe and very wife/date friendly.
http://www.nicematinnyc.com/

Also if you walk west on 79th street toward broadway, there are a few bars between Amsterdam and Broadway. Also you might want to check out the Sunburnt Cow, a
Austrailian restaurant that I think also has happy hour specials.

I live about a mile from the Beacon, so any other questions about the area or whatever, just ask!

Sam L.


 

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  posted on 1/15/2012 at 02:02 PM
Thanks everybody
 

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  posted on 2/6/2012 at 10:53 AM
What do drinks usually go for at the Beacon? I'm staying closer to Times Square, and definitely looking for some ABB friends! Dad and I are going to the show on the 13th!
 

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  posted on 2/6/2012 at 05:43 PM
amsterdam ale house is very popular also.
 

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  posted on 2/8/2012 at 05:13 PM
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Dive 75 had good beers and has a happy hour from 4-7, where most beers and wine are $2 off. It's on 75th between Amsterdam and Columbus. Right around the corner from the Beacon is Amsterdam Ale House at 76th and Amsterdam. Good beer selection, OK food, gets really crowded. If you walk north Amsterdam a bit and cross 79th st, there are quite a few bars in the low 80's, most I think have happy hour specials.
If you want to splurge a bit, go to Nice Matin on 79th and Amsterdam. Probably my fav restaurant in NYC. I go there once a month. Same owners as five napkin burger--and the burger is better. Great beer selection, killer martinis and wine, not cheap but great vibe and very wife/date friendly.
http://www.nicematinnyc.com/

Also if you walk west on 79th street toward broadway, there are a few bars between Amsterdam and Broadway. Also you might want to check out the Sunburnt Cow, a
Austrailian restaurant that I think also has happy hour specials.

I live about a mile from the Beacon, so any other questions about the area or whatever, just ask!

Sam L.




Was in the Aussie bar pre-show last year. They had a good Relix party. $20 booze, vittles and swag. 5 - 7:30 I think. Want to remember it was a Thursday show. Worth checking into.

 

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  posted on 2/29/2012 at 01:48 AM
My brother and I will be at the Wednesday, March 14th show - first timers, sooo excited. Where do folks congregate/gravitate after the Beacon concerts to have a few beers and keep the music high going? Same bars as described in this thread for pre-show drinks and dinner?

Looks like the excellent after-parties are on weekends and none on the weeknights.

Thanks for any info; look forward to meeting fellow Peach fans/travellers on the 14th.

 

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  posted on 3/1/2012 at 04:47 PM
I miss the old P&G and Yogis. Both long gone. I really don't feel like there's a good dive type place near the venue anymore. Dublin House a few blocks north is decent and then there is O Hurley's on 72nd right next to the Grays Papaya. Not a bad spot and usually full of the ABB Crowd. Amsterdam Ales and Blondies are decent pre game food places also. Plenty of great restaurants near the beacon if you're looking for higher end dining before the show. But don't expect a big ABB crowd or a bar tender playing EAP on the house system before the show.

I think some out of towners expect the Upper west side residents and scene to be more into the ABB. Truthfully most have no clue or care that much. Keep that in mind if you're tempted to spark one up in front of someone's brown stone near bye. Every year on this site there's people shocked that they got pinched by the NYPD for smoking grass on their walk from dinner to the show....

I'm sure there are still some good post game spots but there was nothing like the old P&G for hanging out after the show. Even hung out a bit with Derek, Mike Mattison and Cornell Dupree in 2006 or so. Tiny place it was. I miss it even if I don't go out after the shows much anymore.

To the guy staying near times square. Look up a friend of mines bar called The Bull Moose. 44th between 8th and 9th. The Time Square bars are tourist traps for the most part. Head over to the Moose. Nothing fancy but the cheapest beers in the theatre district and simple bar food. Friendly staff and good juke box and pool table.

I'm a fan of the week night shows now. Much more chill crowd. People who are really into the music instead of the weekend warrior types who have been drinking all day and then sleep half the show or babble the whole time. I still like a good weekend show with no worries the next day but I also find the music to be elevated a bit during the week also. You get the jazzier more out there nights during the week IMO.

 

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  posted on 3/1/2012 at 05:35 PM
Big Nick's Burger Joint (west side of Broadway @ 77th Street) bills itself as "The best dive on the Westside!" It is small and not much to look at, but they have good food at reasonable prices (for the Upper West Side of Manhattan) They do not have a full bar, but do sell beer. They have a 23-page menu that covers everything from Vegan offerings to their famous Sumo Burger (over one pound of meat). It is close by the Beacon theater and a good place to grab a bite to eat before (or after) the shows.
 

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  posted on 3/1/2012 at 06:12 PM
If you visit Times Square make sure you visit Jimmy's Corner at 140 W 44th St.
It's just off Broadway and a throwback to the old days of Times Square. Drinks are reasonably priced. You may actually see one or two ABB fans a few hours before the show getting a cheap start to the evening.

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  posted on 3/2/2012 at 11:39 PM
weekday shows have always been my favorite shows at the Beacon.


Tues. March 20th or Wed. March 21st will be the show of the whole Beacon run. Be there, I will.

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 10:17 PM
Hope you're right !! 20th and 21st are the two nights I'm going. Last year only caught one show at the Beacon, had such a good time my buddy and I have decided that it's gotta be two shows this year !! Staying at the "On The Ave" hotel.
 

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  posted on 3/6/2012 at 03:04 PM
Thanks all for the good leads for drinks/food before and after we go to the March 14th concert. We will take your advice on some of the local hangouts like Dublin House, O'Hurley's, Big Nick's and Amsterdam. Sounds like P & G's was a fun, fun place. Good to know that New Yorks finest will be patrolling the area. I was hoping we could catch an after-show (featuring some of the ABB family of musicians) on March 15th, but it looks like all those happen on the Friday/Saturday nights of the ABB run. Might check out the Iridium or Terra Blues on March 15th; any other suggestions are appreciated....


 

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  posted on 3/6/2012 at 03:19 PM
I always enjoy this place! Just keep track of how many beers/drinks that you get because they like to add a couple at times if you aren't paying attention:


http://www.arthurstavernnyc.com/

 

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  posted on 3/6/2012 at 03:21 PM
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Hope you're right !! 20th and 21st are the two nights I'm going. Last year only caught one show at the Beacon, had such a good time my buddy and I have decided that it's gotta be two shows this year !! Staying at the "On The Ave" hotel.
Once you've done 1 night it has to be two or more every year after. I saw only one show in 2004 and it felt like it came and went too quickly. I'll be there St. Patty's Day weekend this year. WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 3/7/2012 at 11:13 AM
Hey SV, The Iridium seems to be hosting some good after show jams this year, not sure of the 15th. It's a good spot but there's not much else besides broadway stuff near by. Terra Blues is in the heart of Greenwich village and if you don't like the act playing there's so many interesting fun places in the surrounding area. I encourage a trip to that neighborhood. It's always hopping and a thursday night might as well be the weekend down there with all the NYU kids in the area. Look up Barrow Street Ale House for a good place for a few beers near by. Tons of great food open late night in the village also. Look into Sullivan hall. They seem to be having a lot of jam band type stuff there lately and that is close by Terra Blues.

Just use common sense down there. It's safe and lots of cops around but with all the bars and younger people hanging down there, there's also an element looking to rip off people who don't know any better. I'm sure I don't need to tell anyone, not to buy any party favors on the streets of NYC if you're inclined to that sort of thing and don't be standing there zoning out on your i-phone looking for directions on a street corner late at night.

 
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