Nothing will replace the old original joint on 29th.
This is great venue for bands to play. The staff is very respectful of the musicians, it's just nice to be treated like an artist instead of a human jukebox. Always a diverse crowd, great drinks, and a very fun relaxed atmosphere.
It says karaoke/ Open Mic, which is true, but the Open Mic is predominantly a Stand-up Comedy Open Mic, whereas at most other bars Open Mics are mainly geared toward Live Music/ Jams, so acoustic acts are welcome, but please aim to be funny. The Karaoke after Open Mic is usually pretty awesome too, because some of the comics stick around and sing... drunk, so that's entertaining. Wednesdays are All You Can Eat Wings for $9.99, also $1 Domestic Drafts along with other great drink specials and for anyone who performs atleast 3 times in a row, you get a free burger and soda. So please come down, bring your friends, have a good times. Open Mic starts at 7:30/8:00, Karaoke starts about 9:30/10:00
LOVE this group! I've seen three of their plays, and returned to see all of them twice. The actors are enthusiastic and extraordinarily talented, especially with musicals. The theatre itself is very small, which makes everything so much more intimate. It's great to be able to see every emotion on the actors' faces no matter where you sit. Their set is my favorite part; most of their productions use a variation on an all-black set with minimal set design, allowing them to produce plays with broad settings and many scene changes. Surprisingly, it works extremely well! Definitely recommended!
My husband and I look forward to the enthusiastic, entertaining shows put on by the group at studio connections. The actors have a great time on stage and that, in turn, makes the audience have a great time! We've seen four shows there so far and cannot wait to see more! Each time we wind up taking along more and more friends, it's just so entertaining and fa un way to spend an evening!
The forecast for Better Days on Thursday, April 1: Temperatures in the late 70's to early 80's with a chance of the Human League.
3 DJs play nothing but vinyl, no MP3s, no CDs, no lazerdiscs - obscure underground dance classics for the whole family!
Italo, Minimal, Cold Wave, NDW, Synthpunk, Electro, Early Industrial, Darkwave, etc....
Love it! My wife and I have eaten there on many occasions and, yes, we're among those people who make special requests. She likes to have the sauces on the side so she can add just the right amount to her fish; I like my lobster shelled. Prior to going to Kingfisher, my wife said she didn't like seafood. Now we eat at Kingfisher and Bluefin more often than other restaurants (and we eat out a lot!). We've known many of the wait staff for years and they know our routine. Tim does great work up front and Jeff and Murph do frequent checks with the diners to make sure the food is tasty and prepared as they like.
It just not happening for me yet! Don't get me wrong, if you are looking for good looking people that work there, and a trendy atmosphere, ok. But, I've eaten there twice and so for its sub-standard. The Calamari was over cooked and rubbery, and rings only...for the true connoisseurs of Calamari, don't waist your time.'The Gunny' is walking the same plank! The top of the bun reminded me of a Roman Buckler that you need to fend off the attitude of the bartender who wouldn't even acknowledge the obvious displeasure when the customer begins to eat the inside of the sandwich and still turns green! The only saving grace was the manager did offer another meal,and removed the culinary mistake from the bill without any asking or rebuttal. If you order the a fore mentioned items, keep and Eagle Eye on the detail. Or if you are a pig belly up to the trough. Being fair, ill give them one more chance,but just like baseball, three strikes your out! -Touchy Tummy
PLEASE UPDATE..THIS ONE NO LONGER OPEN....ITS NEW NAME IS DIABLOS...
The seafood is, of course, great. And, no matter what kind of restaurant scene one likes, they have something for everyone. Upstairs is quiet and reserved (you can take the staircase or the elevator to reach there). The patio opens into the Casas Adobes courtyard and the nearby fountain provides pleasant sounds. The bar has booth seating, table seating with 1/2 bench and 1/2 chairs, and the bar stools are the most comfortable I've sat in. Happy hour is energetic and a variety of oysters are served at all times. The wine list is ample and there's a reserve list if you want to splurge a little more.
quirkfiend seems to have a problem with Margarita Bay. I myself have had to wait to sing songs (even though I am a regular), but that is because they usually have quite a crowd. The reason they have a crowd is because it is a fun place to hang out. I think it's odd that quirkfiend was on her second song (11th in line on the first song) and only half way through a soda. Sorry folks, but if you're 11th (and skipped several times), by the time you get to your second song, you've probably waited well over an hour. Long time for just half a soda....hmmm. Great place. Great people.
MIKE HELPED US OUT ONE NIGHT AT BERKYS WHEN MILT GOT THROWN IN THE SLAMMER. HE CAN PLAY JUST BOUT ANYTHING.
All 3 DJs play vinyl-only obscurities from the 70's & 80's: Disco, Post-Punk, Coldwave, Synthpop, Electro, Italo, Early Industrial & Goth, 80's Detroit Techno & Chicago House. A veritable smorgasbord of synthetic weirdness to please the kiddies. Dancing is encouraged.
GRIND is the band playing this Saturday Feb 27 and, they are AMAZING!!!! You have to go see these guys and gal, the singer is the best in Tucson and, the band is so much fun. The sticker contest was off the hook...just come to see it.lol.
THANKS TO FAMOUS SAMS FOR GIVING US A SPOT EVERY MONTH FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS. IT HAS GIVEN US GREAT EXPERIENCE. WHEN BERKYS FOLDED AND SKIRTS CUTBACK THEY WERE THERE FOR THE BANDS AND FANS OF (YES)................ R & R MUSIC. THANKS FAMOUS SAMS
I rate it a 5 because the food, service, and atmosphere are all great. Oh, and the beer is good too 8 ). It is a beer bistro, not "fine dining"...so I don't know what the other ladies problem was. It's an awesome place to hang out with your friends and have some great food! (Just stay away from the fried balogne sandwich). I do recommend the beer and brats, strombolis (both are awesome), pizza, pretzel bites or fried jalepenos (if you can handle it).
Went a few weeks ago to check out 80's and Gentleman and thought it was pretty damn good! The band was tight and the atmosphere was fun. There seemd to be a mixed crowd of all ages and somewhat of a small cult following with their 80's dress theme going on. The band broke out some songs I really hadn't heard in a long time and it was apparent they have it together. As a bonus, I was able to take my drink outside with me to a burn a smoke. Can't comment on the food but the drinks seemed to come without any noticeable problems so all in all, I had a fun night and will definately go again.
Can the person who handles the bands at this location please, please hire someone who can play different types of music. I have lived 2 miles from you for ten years and never seen or heard anything but R&R bands in your place, enough already...Just Will
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