Happy Anniversary, Philadelphians!

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Our Brothers the Philadelphians are celebrating their 40th Anniversary this week.
Forty Years is an amazing stretch for any club, much less a fraternal organization and we’re pleased as punch to have been a part of their history. They’re having a get-together on Saturday August 3oth on the top floor of the Bike Stop with Leathermen from up and down the East Coast coming out to celebrate their Ruby anniversary!

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Firehouse Saison- Now on Tap!

dock-street-ales-logo-575We’ve just added a new draft beer to our rotation- and it’s brewed right here in Philadelphia!
Our friends over at the Dock Street Pub are known for putting out amazing craft beers, and their new Firehouse Saison is no exception. Checking in at 5% abv. this light and refreshing beer is emboldened with smoked malts to balance out the fruity notes from the saison yeast.

It joins our other draft choices starting tonight for a limited time!

 

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Ride ‘em

10374976_10152467008029890_6847078792312735117_n We try to have fun during our cocktail shifts. Yeah there are great choices when it comes to spirits and draft beer, but without fun… what’s the point?

Our Tuesday-Friday cocktail bartender Mike really likes to add that little bit extra to his shifts and I’ve heard that if you ask him nicely, he’ll tell you what ‘product’ he uses to wax his infamous mustache!

Mike works Tuesday-Friday 4pm-9pm!

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Philadelphia PRIDE at the Bike Stop!

whoreoIt’s that time of year again… Philadelphia’s PRIDE celebration is upon us! We’ve got a full weekend of fun planned-

Friday 6th June: CUTN PASTE: Mother of the House edition. The Cutn Paste crew will be spinning House music from 10pm-2am on the top floor, paying homage to DJ Frankie Knuckles.

Saturday 7th June: CRANKSHAFT. The Philadelphians will be hosting a GEAR ENFORCED party on the top floor- Leather, Latex, Fetish, Military and Western gear enforced. 9pm-2am.

Sunday 8th June: Pride! We’ll have the Pit Stop open mid afternoon for a rare Sunday edition, with two more floors open to serve you all day! We’ve got a lot to celebrate this year, so come on out and show your Pride!

For those of you who missed our quick selling FIST Beer by Naked Brewing Company- we secured ONE LAST KEG and will be selling it this weekend on the main bar!

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F.I.S.T (Smoked Porter)

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Smoke. Leather. Whiskey. These characteristics don’t just describe the three decades old Bike Stop, they also describe our newest beer. F.I.S.T is a smoked Porter aged on Jameson-Infused Oak that’s sure to feel right at home in this hidden Philadelphia bar.

The BIKE STOP is proud to be taking part in the 2014 Philly Beer Week with our friends at Naked Brewing Co. They’ve crafted a special Smoked Porter that’s been aged on Jameson Irish Whiskey soaked OAK that you just have to taste.

We’re going to be welcoming the Naked Brewing Company brewers from 6pm-8pm on Monday June 2nd as we introduce this incredibly limited and amazingly tasty beer.

Come join us!

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CRANKSHAFT!

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Crankshaft (n.): mechanism responsible for turning rotational motion into reciprocating motion. 

Get your body pumping at a dress-code enforced dance party hosted by the Philadelphians MC.

We’ve given the Philadelphians the entire top floor for their epic GEAR ENFORCED party. Leather, Levis, Latex, Military and Western strictly enforced; though I hear you can bribe the Brothers by stripping down to your underwear or jock.

This is the best way to gear up for Philadelphia PRIDE, so come on out and join us!

9pm-2am, 206 South Quince Street.

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Cocktails with Mike

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We realize that there are a lot of Cocktail hour options here in Philadelphia. Specials, gimmicks, promotions and events that come and go. Here at the Bike Stop, we’ve been doing what we do for 32 years. Serving drinks and that little something extra that no party or app can provide.

Tuesday through Friday, 4pm-9pm, Mustachioed and sexy Mike is your man-behind-the-bar. He’s got the drinks and the stimuli that’ll get you in the mood for a darn good night. Cold beer, Martinis so dirty they’re downright filthy, Manhattans and more….

Come and see him, you won’t regret it!

WOOF!

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Tom of Finland Stamps!

20140413_tom_of_finland_450Bootlust is one of our favorite events of the year here at the Bike Stop; hosted by our good friend Boy Roger and the Keystone Boys of Leather, this year featured six talented Bootblacks practicing their craft for three floors packed full of Learthermen and Leatherwomen as part of the 2014 Leather Leadership Conference weekend.

The weather couldn’t have been more beautiful, and our little side street was buzzing with Leatherfolk, Rubber fetishists, Bears and other amazing kinky revelers; it was the best way to start off the Spring season- a show of force that LEATHER is more than on our backs (and butts!) but also in our hearts.

I hopped online this morning to send out a batch of thank you emails to the folks who made this weekend special, and was surprised to see a note in my inbox with a link to a Finnish website. Google translate to the rescue!

I was pleased to see that the Government of Finland is honoring Touko Laaksonen- known to the world as Tom of Finland- with his own postage stamps! How about that!

We’re going to reach out to our Finnish friends and see if we can get some of these for our collection!

And again- thank you on behalf of the Bike Stop staff to everyone who came out this weekend and supported the Leather Community!

 

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May 3rd- Retro Leather Dance Party!

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Featuring amazing video entertainment, jello shots, a 50/50 raffle … and Your Booty — shakin’ to classic New Wave and Dance mixes from the 80s, baby!

Hosted by the Men of Philadelphians MC and Empire City MC (NYC)

10pm-2am, 21+

$5 cover charge for the Dance Party; our other three floors are free for all!

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April 11th-CIRCUS of SIN!

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As part of the Leather Leadership Conference Philadelphia weekend, the ‘Stop is pleased to announce the CIRCUS of SIN!
The Philly Leather Alliance and Philly Leather Pride Night are joining forces to present a Carnival of excess on our Top floor on Friday April 11th starting at 9pm and carrying through until last call at 1:45am!

The $5 cover (for the Top floor only- the other three floors are cover-free) gets you two ‘ride’ tickets which include stations for spanking, electro play, flogging and spanking. Additional tickets can be purchased from event volunteers, who will also be on-hand selling jell-o shots, 50/50 tickets, Whipped Cream shots and more!

We’ve got a FULL weekend of events planned, so come on down for the weekend, gear up and celebrate LEATHER in 2014!

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