Hey kids – ever want to step out on a Saturday night in the Philly Gayborhood to go dancing – but instead of a sea of pop divas and autotuned drivel, what you really craved was the chance to dance to The Sisters of Mercy, The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Sugarcubes, Placebo, The Breeders, The Pretenders, The Ramones, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, X, The Clash, etc etc etc …
A rock & roll dance party in the Gayborhood – ON A SATURDAY NIGHT?!
Your prayers have been answered!!!
Join DJs Robert Drake & John Stanley at the Top of the Stop – complete with a new sound and light system – for a night of sweet rock and roll! We’ll have early dark wave, new wave, rock and punk mixed into the madness and we’ll even have a $5 Citywide Special (Miller High Life pounder+ a shot of Old Crow) throughout the night!
The a/c is kick-ass, so the only sweating you’ll be doing is on the dance floor as you sweat with a smile and dance the night away to the music you love … and not a pop diva in sight!
LET’S TAKE BACK OUR SATURDAY NIGHT OUT PEOPLE – THE TIME IS NOW!!!
Doors at 10pm / $5 / 21+ with ID
The Top of the Stop is located on the top floor of The Bike Stop, 206 South Quince (between 11th/12th & Walnut/Locust)
The Men of the Philadelphians MC are back at the Bike Stop for their epic ‘GEAR UP” event this coming Saturday June 8th!
This is one of our favorite parties- a chance to be on a code enforced floor surrounded by folks in Military, Leather, Fetish, Sports and other hot gear. And the door donation goest to a great cause! Standard party favors will be on hand, including jello shots and hot men!
Celebrate PRIDE Weekend with the Men of the Philadelphians (and the boys of the Keystone boys of Leather who will also be around from what I’m told!) and the staff of the Bike Stop- four floors open Friday and Saturday.
($5 suggested donation is for the top floor only. All other floors are, as always, no cover. Top floor dress code will be enforced by the Philadelphians- Minimum ‘gear’ to be determined)
Our new weekday Cocktails Bartender, Mr. Mike Newman would like to cordially invite you to join him Tuesday through Friday on the main floor of the Bike Stop for what promises to be a mustach-tacular experience. 4pm-9pm with amazing happy hour prices in effect from 5pm-7pm.
If you’ve never been served (serviced?) by Mike, you need to come in and see what you’ve been missing!
We’ve had some changes lately at the Bike Stop; now that everything is settled we’d like to say a fond farewell to two longtime staff members- Brad and Mike Casey.
At the Bike Stop, we consider our staff family; we have some of the longest tenured bartenders in the City slinging drinks behind our bars and ultimately we want the best for everyone. Both Mike and Brad found themselves getting ‘offers they couldn’t refuse’ and with heavy hearts told us that they were considering moving on, hanging up the mugs for the last time and each taking a job that was almost custom tailored for their interests.
As a GM- I hated the idea of my guys leaving the bar; but as a friend, I couldn’t have been more pleased at the amazing opportunities that they were presented with. Life rarely hands you something as amazing as these fellas were handed; the chance to make a living doing what they LOVE more than anything else.
While they’ve moved on and are getting settled in their new careers it’s important for me to say that they’re still family, and any time they feel the need to head to 206 S. Quince street and sling a drink or three… the floor is theirs.
Good luck, my friends. You’ve truly made my time at the bar an amazing experience and from the entire Bike Stop family- we love you.
Live you dreams!
Shawn, Robert and Carmela Porter and the Staff of the Bike Stop
(the boys each handled their departure according to their wishes; Brad had a kick ass “say goodbye to Brad!” Jockstrap Night shindig, and Mike told his regulars. We chose to respect their wishes and didn’t make a huge deal out of it. Each in his own time!)
You folks have asked us to open our dance floor more often, and we’ve listened!
Every First Friday we have Cutn Paste spanning two floors, we’ve hosted Beefcake and just last week we had Bears in Boxers… But what have we dont for you LATELY?
Well, tonight on the top floor of the Bike Stop we have DJ Joe Nice and making his Bike Stop bartending debut.. Joe W!
There’s one more Joe in the mix, but I’ll keep that to myself for now.
We’ll have FOUR floors open tonight, so regardless of your needs… we’ll fill em!
See you tonight!
The weather is nice. The day was beautiful and you just survived day one of your work week*. Looking for something fun to do tonight?
Well, if you’re an athletic supporter, our insanely sexy bartender Ishaq has all of your sports needs covered on the second floor. If you’re looking for something a little less sportsy our strapped jocks Rick and Brad have you covered on the main bar. There’s cold drinks and hot men, so come on out and make the Bike Stop’s Monday Classic Jockstrap Night part of your plans. We’re open until 2am… see you soon!
*Actual work weeks may vary, so come on out anyway. We’re glad to have you!
I’m not going to lie; every time the Keystone boys of Leather do their Armed Forces Night event, I always title it Sir yes Sir. It just seems to fit.
So since it’s that time a year again… I’m dusting off my cheesy one liner just like we hope you folks are dusting off your fetish, leather and especially Military gear so you can come to the BIKE STOP all geared up and ready for a good time!
The boys will be doing the “beer and jell-o shot” madness that they’re known for while in their finest Armed Forces attire!
So suit up, stand at attention and come have a good time at with the boys! Saturday 11th May, 10pm-2am.
Bears in Boxers?
Our good friends the Liberty Bears are back on the Dance Floor with their anticipated Bears in Boxers event! There are going to be woof worthy bears stripped down to their skivvies, cold drinks and hot music courtesy of DJ Johnny Mack and Rocco DeFinis, contests and more, and a portion of the proceeds go directly to the fine folks at Galaei.
May 11th, 10pm-2am on the Dance Floor (top top floor)… come one come all, the more the merrier.
For more information on the Liberty Bears, click here.
Tomorrow night the Bike Stop is pleased to be hosting STAY CALM: Celebrating the life of Shannon Larratt.
Shannon was one of GM Shawn’s oldest friends and when he passed away last month plans started immediately forming to hold not just a memorial but a celebration of his life. What started off as a few friends getting together to raise a pint and tell some stories has turned into a pretty large gathering of old friends, many of whom took trains, planes and busses to get to Philadelphia to reconnect with people they may not have seen in years and to maybe make some new memories and have new stories to tell.
Shannon, who came to fame with the BME (Body Modification E-zine) site in the mid 1990s, was a friend, mentor and influence on a lot of people, but none more so than his daughter Ari who just turned 10 on the 24th. While there’s nothing we can do to ease the pain of losing a parent, we’re going to be doing a fund raiser as part of the memorial, including Jell-0 Shots (Shawn went gourmet! Birthday Cake, Orange Crush, Kamikazee, Pina Colada and Mango!) Kill the keg and a raffle ticket based auction that includes jewelry, body modification services, adult website memberships, art and more so we can give Ari a hell of a birthday present.
So if you see one of our Jell-o shot helpers (we’re making them wear bright pink aprons!) please consider buying a few; having a few pints of Yuengling Lager from the keg or checking out the raffles… 100% of the profits will be given directly to Ari and her Mom.
If you see a bunch of heavily tattooed weirdos that wouldn’t normally be at the ‘Stop drinking and having a great time, say hi! We’re really friendly!
For more information about the life of Shannon Larratt, check here.
Oh. And if you want to see a picture of chubby cheeked GM Shawn from 1998….
Our buddy Chris Reed is bringing his notoriously awesome BEEFCAKE party to Philly!
They’re taking over the top floor with Go Go Bears, a Kick Ass DJ and a MISTER BEEFCAKE Contest. Winner walks away with $100 and more than a few phone numbers.
Save the date- 4th May 2013!
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