Thunderous karaoke sound system, large song selection with the best versions, friendly, attentive sound operators and of course the most awesome bartender is just the begining on Mondays at the Bashful Bandit 3686 E. Speepway. The theme is Rite of Passage. Guys, see if you can make the punch bag machine go over 700 points. That is the required minimum for manhood status. Ladies, get the croud to make some noise while working the pole to achieve womanhood status.
I ate lunch with my family and it was great..... Cindy the waitress rocks...
I love this bar!!!!! Been goin there for 7 years now, and can't get enough!!! Love Sarah, Robin, Burl, Kelly, Burl, Jen & Reuben!!!!! Great place to hang out n have a great time!!!!!
Dang. You guys are harsh! I don't see you up there playing, nor posting your photos for comments.
This town is so full of negative people. And you two proved it. I make one little comment and you rag on them. Remember what Thumper said!
Yeah, This Band sounds Good .I've been thier ,Yeah that guy does sound like a personal vendetta. The singer is amazing and very profesional not to mention Beautiful
if you are a dive connoisseur then this is a must see. this is perhaps the best dive tucson has to offer. I went last night for my first time. I quickly learned that the best seats in the house face away from the stage... let me explain.
The bar is fairly complete and they have 2 pool tables that are in decent shape. The decor is very 70's... cheap paneling, amber glass covered light fixtures, booth seating, and concrete floors.... in the back corner there is a stage... The whole bar is well lit except for this corner so its almost like its not there... in fact there are few convenient places to sit where you can see the stage without turning.. The mens room smelled slightly worse than the los reales landfill and the odor spilled out into the bar every time anyone opened the door....(note... don't sit near the bathroom)
There were 5 girls working.... one was the bartender/owner... she wasn't dancing nor was she in a bikini or anything so I won't count her(incidentally she was by far the best looking). of the remaining 4, 1 was obviously pregnant, 1 was obese, 1 was wearing lots of makeup and sunglasses to hide her age... and the last one was decent looking but stayed outside in the smoking area the whole time and never came in to dance. The girls don't get topless on the stage, and I was not adventurous enough to go to VIP so I don't know what happens in there. Occasionally a girl would go up to the stage and dance... and they were generally fairly skilled gogo dancers.. but I once or twice had to question their overall motivation. At one point the girl with sunglasses went to sleep in one of the booths.
the patrons were a very blue collar crowd... well.. crowd is a lil bit of an overstatement... there were only maybe 15 customers(on a friday night at prime time). The average age was around 30. Nobody was mouthing off which was fairly relaxing after going to the traditional college haunts for the last few years.. I certainly wouldn't go in there lookin for trouble but I didn't feel the slightest bit unsafe.
Honestly... I had fun and will go back... its a dive bar for true dive bar fans... without the girls... without the bathroom.... without the crappy seating... it would just be another neighborhood bar.
Really cute? You mean the seventies throwback with the tumble weed hairdo? LOL.
had the misfortune of eating lunch here this afternoon. the waiter service was plain awful! waited about 25 minutes for a rank tasting ruben and cold fries. to add insult to injury I had to get up and ask the bartender if my food was ready because my waitress was no where to be found. trust me! even if my plate had arrived much sooner the food would've tasted any better. warmer but not better. this place might be ok if you want to have a beer or two and watch one of those crappy bands that frequent this place but food, not!!
To RyanG111 - Your review sounds more like a personal vendetta played through slanderous words than anything that resembles an intelligent review. There are things about this band I don't like either, but that's my personal opinion. I am adult enough to be able to speak of their professional musicianship and kitschy approach to the 80's look and sound - therefore - in this realm, they're dead on.
Grow up, man.
I think this band rocks! They play the best 80s music and it's fun and entertaining...
I've been there many times, never left without buying at least three drinks, heck, even ordered food from them every now and then... They have a two drink minimum for karaoke singers, and I was still on my first one. I rarely drink, so I usually order soda. First, when I got there, there were 4 others sitting at the bar, none of them requiring anything, and the bartender was moving around the bar. I realise she had things to do, but after making eye contact with her a few times and speaking up a couple, I still stood there for almost ten minutes before she served me. Then, when I got up to sing my second song with 1/2 of my drink still there, Tammy, the karaoke host, gave me the mic, but before she would start the song, she called me back over to her. "Have you ordered your second drink yet?" she asked. I told her I wasn't done with my first one yet, but yes, I would be ordering a second. Her reply: "Well, technically, I'm not even allowed to let you sing until you've had at least two drinks." Affronted, I assured her that I would be ordering my second, then she finally let me sing. When I was done, I went back to the bar to finish my soda, but the bartender had dumped it out! I guess that's the way they treat people there... Especially if you're not a big money maker for them because you mostly just drink soda like I do. Not to mention the way that, even though my karaoke slip was the third up at the beginning of the night, I mysteriously wound up being 11th on the list... and skipped a few times to allow HER FRIENDS extra turns. I recommend going someplace else in the neighborhood, such as Driftwood, Fenderskirts, or Al J's, all down the street and much better.
I think this band is awful! It's like Karaoke. Now they have this screeching horse face singer too! Dopey costumes. It's not a real band. O'malley's should get some good bands.
$5 jack 'n coke. In front of me: a tuba, xylophone and singer in top hat creating what they call "Doom Polka." To the left: a muscular back extending outward from the wall like 3-D is cupping a nude woman whose face is rounded to the size of a dramatic mask. Downward: An almost finished jack 'n coke. To my right: A smoking section patio open up to the music with a mural of fire and breasts.
Plush deserves five stars slapped on its ass.
The club was friendly and a mixed crowd. Went to the show May 30th. Beyond The Firewall was one of the best bands I have seen for a long time. The have a sound that is real rock, not the screaming stuff all other bands are doing now day.
OK, back for a follow up review. I saw Lucinda Williams last night at the Rialto, this time sitting in the balcony. The best thing I can say about it was the sound quality. It was superb. The problem is the Rialto was built in the 20's when apparently everyone was 5'-2" and 125 lbs. The seats are narrow and there is almost no leg room. This makes sitting through a concert seem like a stress position the CIA invented. If you plan on going to a concert there I would suggest snagging seats in the balcony in either the front row or the last row before the aisle. These allow you to stretch out your legs a bit. Otherwise, be prepared to suffer for your art.
I struggled between a rating of 2 or 3 stars. The Bruce Cockburn concert I attended was a mixed evening. The sound was good. The seating not so much. The seats are at such an angle that I had to keep my leg muscles tense to keep from sliding off the seat. This got real old, real fast. These seats were on the main floor. I have tickets to a future concert with seats in the balcony. I'll post a follow up review after that concert.
HAPPY HOUR:Mon-Fri 4-6p *AND* REVERSE HAPPY HOUR:Mon-Wed 10p-12a
LADIES SPECIAL EVERYDAY: Ask your bartender
SUN: All Day $2 Bloody Marys, Well Cocktails, Domestic Bottles
MON: All Day $3 Mexican Beers & House Margaritas, Contact Candice about Pool Tournaments
TUES: 6p-Close, Get Lei...d, Purchase a Hawaiian Lei and return every Tuesday to take your pick of daily drink specials
WED: All Day, All Schnapps just $1.75
THURS: 6p-Close, Food & Beverage Industry Night, $2 Domestic Drafts & Well Cocktails, $2.75 Jack Daniels & Long Islands
FRI: Bike Night-All Clubs Welcome, 6p-Close, $2 Domestic Bottles, Well Cocktails & Cactus Juice
SAT: Free pool all day, 10p-Close, "Your Band Here", Contact us to promote your band, negotiations open
FEATURING: 3 Dart Boards, 2 Pool Tables, Gilligan's Island Pinball & Your Favorite Tune on our Juke Box
T-Towns original Thug Bar.
Loud music and cheap drink specials, you can't go wrong.
Just keep an eye on your girlfriend.
Plesant, upscale atmosphere, reasonable prices and good music on weekends. A bit too much fried food and I am not eating anything with green lips (mussels.) The salads are boring lettuce and black olives out of a can. This restaurant can do better than that! Ric's is for diners who want to be able to have a conversation and not have to shout over the music. The night I was there Cool Breeze was playing and the cozy atmosphere was just right while rain poured down outside. Ric's appears to be a popular neighborhood spot and no doubt many regulars are at home here.
Waiters rush diners by bring the check before asked. I had to tell the waiter I was not finished and wanted to order hot tea. Ric's can do better than this too!
I will go back and avoid the salads, fried food and waiters eager to have diners depart.
Che's always has dollar beers and has had one of the best juke boxes in town for years. It's packed to capacity most nights of the week and I've never seen them ask for a cover charge either, live music or not. Good times, good company and affordable drinks = happiness.
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