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Comment Archives: Locations: Culture & Entertainment: Music Venues

Re: “Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

The email address is actually info@brotherjohnsbbq.com -- include the "bbq" at the end!

Posted by Dan N. on 05/12/2016 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Margarita Bay

I just wanna start off saying, I love the bay. I love going their and singing my heart out when I can... It's my neighborhood bar, and I go there as often as I can. That being said, lemme tell you all about my experience tonight.

First off, I'd like to start by saying that the regular bartenders and karaoke dj are very much biased to sexual orientation. This being a bar, I would normally understand. Except for tonight, when apparently a customer of the male persuasion, happened to see a female customer whom he had a restraining order against. Upon seeing said patron, the male customer did as the restraining order suggested, and called the police. Not my first reaction to an ex, as I would have just left, but nonetheless still his reaction. Anyway, the cops showed up...

Now let me make it clear, I DO NOT KNOW EITHER PARTY INVOLVED. I just happened to be standing at the rear gate when 3 tpd officers arrived. They then had a short conversation with the owner Dennis, whom also, I had never met. They asked him directly if he knew what was going on. To which he replied, no, then he admitted that he did have knowledge of a restraining order issue that was being handled. At that point, one of his waitresses, said that yes, she was hiding in the bathroom, and she was leaving. I, having nothing to do with either party just sat there, enjoying my drink and the night.

Later, when I happened outside again, I saw the bartender ( an older lady with a puffed up hair do and bad makeup) and the karaoke dj argueing with the male patrons friends on why he had to leave, did I mention that I had been there when tpd had said that the girl had to leave. That they wouldn't be charging the male and also letting him go back into the bar. Suddenly, I was an issue too. I told them that I didn't want any trouble, but rather that I was just stating the truth. I truly was just telling the truth, not thinking anything else about it.

I then went back inside to check on my song selection, considering that it had been over 2 hours since my last song, only to be told that because I had the audacity to tell the truth, I was done singing for the rest of the night. When I asked why, I was told that "it was because I couldn't shut my mouth". I then stated that I had only told the truth, and that I didn't wanna start shit, but that IS what the officer said. At that point the karaoke dj told me that I was cut off and was about to get kicked out. At that, I began questioning why. I can admit (mainly because I am NOT a liar, and I had had 2 and a half beers) that I did get upset, and I did raise my voice. I said "why would you kick me out for telling the truth? " and "that IS what the officer said" over and over. Suddenly someone said that I was starting shit with the dj. I told them that they were very wrong, but that I just didn't understand why I was being persecuted for telling the truth. At which point I was grabbed by a customer and started to get escorted out by force. During my forced exit, I saw the dj talk to another patron, who then also got in my face saying that I had tried to hit said dj. He then proceeded to follow me out threatening me that if I ever came back there he would "kick my ass". Now, I can admit, that yes, at this point I went from upset to pissed off, and I also began to talk shit back. Telling the old man that I would love the chance to kick his ass back. Truthfully though the guy was so old that I was almost afraid that he might have had a heart attack in the parking lot... and no, of course, it wasn't Dennis the owner. Just some jackass friend of the dj not really knowing what was going on, but still their to defend his girl.

My point is, after all of that, obviously I wasn't drunk because I am writing this as I walk home. Obviously, the owner, Dennis, should have let the rest of the staff know what tpd said before leaving the premises . Obviously, I should not have been persecuted for telling the truth. And obviously, I will never be back here. Which is a sad statement, because I truly did enjoy the place until now. I will also be letting every single person I know, and come into contact with, know what happened to me here. On every single site, and blog I can find. Plus, because I personally know of many times they have served to people they shouldn't, and over poured to regulars. And because I live directly across the street, I will be calling the police every time I see anything that looks like it could be fucked up until I get them closed down... I promise.

Posted by John Friday on 07/26/2015 at 2:34 AM

Re: “Music Box

Good times! !!!! lots of fun

Posted by Dominick Argenziano on 03/30/2015 at 12:41 AM

Re: “Famous Sam's E. Golf Links

I was at famous Sam's tonight not only did the bouncer stop me from helping a friend from taken advantage of tonight but I was mentally and assaulted from being my self a gay man trying to help a straight man from taken advantage of by the a women by not only a bouncer but also a bartender. Dre complained multiple times about me because of the same person. I only want make sure he had a ride home. I am never going there again and I will make sure everyone that goes to famous Sam's at golf links and kolb know their is racialism and contemp to the people that try and help there. As long as you are straight!!!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by svshyguy on 03/15/2015 at 3:15 AM

Re: “Margarita Bay

Place just has a feel of ghetto. It's dirty with awful florescent lights and shower curtains for bathroom stall doors.

Posted by jiveturkey on 12/05/2014 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Music Box

This place is crazy fun. Im not too much of a dive bar kinda guy, but my friends convinced me to head out and it was a trip. Everyone was there from college kids, to cowboys, to gangstas to businessmen, it was awesome!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by AnthonyJezu on 04/04/2014 at 5:16 PM

Re: “IBT's

Im new in town. I love the bar but the women are not friendly. That is a shame. I could not meet a girl.

Posted by Alice Jaggers on 02/15/2014 at 12:49 PM

Re: “November Bar and Cabaret

OH I forgot to mention. Check out the web site for more info. NovemberCabaret.com

11 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by John Bush AkaKịdçreaŧion on 11/12/2012 at 12:40 AM

Re: “November Bar and Cabaret

Nice little place with friendly people. Hidden Gem of Tucson.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by John Bush AkaKịdçreaŧion on 11/12/2012 at 12:31 AM

Re: “Vaudeville

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As most of you know. I left DT Tucson Vaudeville on Congress back in June. I was running that spot doing most of the bookings and also had my TGIF Friday night. The Owners and family-in worker(s) were just lazy, had no clue about anything, rude, and were not on top of their business along with not caring about the music scene as much as me. I was doing all the contact,booking,setting up work while they sit there and profited. Whats positive about this bad situation is learning the business ins and outs and what to do and what not to do. This made me a better person/DJ/Artist and outstanding business entity.- Grap

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dee Jay Grapla on 11/06/2012 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Famous Sam's E. Golf Links

Hey “Shell Shock” Rocks!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joey on 09/27/2012 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Famous Sam's E. Golf Links

Its not thta Shell Shock is bad, they just have no soul. Very generic players. Good sound but you kinda get sick of them being in there every stinkin month. Bookin agent must be doing someone in the band...or all of em.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by D man on 08/18/2012 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Solar Culture

A feast for the eyes and ears. A very soulful, sensual place.

Posted by Pauline Ray on 07/28/2012 at 1:42 AM

Re: “Sharks

CHUCKIE CHIGON BEST DJ EVER! HOT!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by SLY2 on 12/31/2011 at 7:27 PM

Re: “The Bashful Bandit

it was Fun whenit was a BIKER BAR!!

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by JamiesBitchen Kitchen on 11/29/2011 at 6:53 PM

Re: “November Bar and Cabaret

If your looking for a place to get herpes or make friends with mice this is the place to go! The bar is filthy and so is the one girl working there. The music was about the only thing worth finishing my overpriced drink for. Not impressed!

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Manoman on 10/10/2011 at 12:20 AM

Re: “The Flycatcher

El Camino Royales--the best! You shouldn't miss them. Good music to do Lindy Hop, East and West Coast.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Evie on 08/06/2011 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Li'l Abner's Steakhouse

Super basic menu but the food is rather good. A lot of people I know complain that Abner's is too expensive. Compared to a dive like say El Coral for example maybe it is. On the other hand the food is MUCH better here. That's my take.

Posted by Jamesbcat on 03/05/2011 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Vaudeville

always have fun there and drinks are cheap. some of the best punk & hardcore shows ive seen have been at vaudeville.

Posted by NapalmBreath on 02/09/2011 at 10:43 PM

Re: “November Bar and Cabaret

the bar is under new management/owner - the bar has lots to offer any who stop in! its a friendly bar. i do believe that you have to go to this bar before judging it. their are a few new girls and to make my point clear this bar has changed and for the better.... i was a patron while under the past "owners" and yes i do agree the bar went down hill and FAST! however, the new owner has made the needed change to give the public another great place to kick back with good company and have a few drinks, and maybe even a lap dance in v.i.p.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by missb on 12/07/2010 at 6:50 PM

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