It’s almost time for the return of one of our favorite parties of the year:
The Keystone boys Of Leather will be hosting their annual Boot Lust event here at the ‘Stop on Saturday 12th April!
There will be multiple Boot Blacks onhand to give love to your boots, so gear up and head on in!
On Sunday, March 2nd we’ll be huddle around the screens on the second floor of the ‘Stop to see if our favorite actors, actresses and films bring home an Oscar!
Will Meryl Streep win again? Is Matthew McConaughey’s inspiring portrayal as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyer’s Club going to outshine Leo’s Wolf of Wallstreet? Come join Jason- the Bike Stop’s own Peter Pan- and find out!
There’ll be snacks. There’ll be sass. There’ll be fun!
Sunday, March 2nd starting at 7pm!
Our friends the Liberty Bears are going to be hosting their February Classic BEARS in BOXERS this coming Saturday night, February 22nd!
A $5 donation (top floor only) gets you:
Sexy Boy Contest!
Sexy Bear Contest!
10pm-2am at the Bike Stop!
Come out and play! Grab your jock, your harness, your singlet, whatever gear you need, and come party with Philly’s hottest leather men and athletes at Philly’s best, and only, gear party! Whatever your sport, whatever your fetish… rugby, baseball, football, leather, rubber, soccer, uniform… you’ll find it here.
RSVP for more information!
We’ll have four floors open on the 8th; the suggested $5 donation is just for the top floor party. Gear up and PLAY BALL(s)!
New Years Day is best spent with family, and that extends to us here at the Bike Stop.
But instead of spending our New Years Day nestled in front of a fire telling stories about the ‘good old days’ of 2013, we’re going to be doing it from behind the bar.
And since it’s a family affair, we’ve invited an old friend to come play.
New Years Day will feature three cocktail bartenders….
Underwear night’s greatest ‘asset’ Mike G.
Cocktail cocksman Mike N.
And making a guest appearance to help us start 2014 off right….
The Hotel California has nothing on us. You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave the Main Bar!
Join the three Mikes on what promises to be a memorable shift… even if we can’t remember it the next morning!
The Holiday Season is upon us. Walking into any area store, coffee shop or shopping mall will find you confronted with blaring Christmas music, promising snowmen and reindeers and a visit from the North Pole’s most famous Daddy Bear himself, Santa.
But here at the ‘Stop… we put our eggs in Krampus’s basket. We’re playing our normal eclectic mix of music (the only bar in Philly that you’re likely to hear Johnny Cash. Donna Summer, Andrew Jackson Jihad and Bjork in the same night) all season long to give your ears a vacation for all of the forced holiday glee.
You’re also likely to see CLOSED signs this holiday seasons, but we’ve got you covered with that, too!
Bike Stop Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve: 4pm-2am.
Christmas Day: 8pm-2am.
New Years Eve: 4pm-2am.
New Years Day: 11am-2am.
We’ll be watching the Mummers Parade on NYDay!
The country’s mega retailers start their holiday sales earlier and earlier every year vying for your gift giving dollars. In contrast stands Small Business Saturday. It was officially rolled out in November of 2010 by, ironically, American Express, to be an alternative shopping experience to the big-store mentality of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We are supremely lucky here in Philadelphia. It it a city of artisans. We have the best restaurants, the best beer, the best bakeries, the best art galleries, the best bookstores, the best clothiers, the best boutiques and the best service people in the country among our ranks.
There is one major difference between us and other major US city: Philadelphians. We have the best people! This year stores started Black Friday on Thanksgiving Thursday, opening up early to bring in more revenue. Retail employees had to cut short their celebrations to rush to work, fatalities occurred at a large chain store and millions were spent in Holiday sales. On Monday, large online retailers will be undercutting Mom and Pops by an astounding percentile, making it hard in this economy to not give in to the promotion and finish up your shopping. We hope that you score some amazing deals! But Saturday? That’s our day. Small businesses.
So this weekend, pick up a gift card to your favorite restaurant for mom, or a handmade six pack for dad. Make your sister one of those cheesy coupon books, offering her to show her the sights in this fair city. Visit your favorite antique dealer for a new chotchkie for your uncle’s mantel or email one of our amazing local leather craftsmen for a new something fun for your special someone. Despite having been around 31 years thanks to our amazing and loyal clientele, the Bike Stop is still a small business. Family owned. Staffed by folks who’ve been here for years (and decades) without having made major changes in our concept or personality. And we believe in supporting the other small businesses in our community when possible. So this Saturday, shop small! And if you finish up early, stop in and see us for a warm-up. We’ll be here!
There are a lot of things I could tell you about Strongbow Cider; that it was named after a Cambro-Norman knight named Richard de Clare (later the Earl of Pembroke, called Strongbow because of his use of Welsh archers in the Ireland campaigns) or that it’s dry and crisp coming in at 5% ABV in a 16oz can or that it’s one of two ciders in the home refrigerator of our GM Shawn at any given time. Instead, I’ll just say that starting today, Friday 29th November, it’s joined our full time inventory here at the Bike Stop and that you should come try one this weekend.
You won’t regret it!
We know that the first day of Winter isn’t until 21st December, but we just couldn’t resist rolling out some Winter themed beers while we wait for it’s arrival. Starting today we’ve got Red Hook Winter Hook ale on tap and the legendary MAD ELF from Troeg Brothers Brewery in icy cold bottles!
Winterhook clocks in at 6% ABV and the brewers promise “a rich caramel body that balances a big malt backbone with the aggressively dry hopped brew, making this year’s winter ale slightly naughty and very nice.”
Mad Elf is for adventurous palates at an impressive 11% ABV. The Brothers Troeg tell us that “The Mad Elf is a cheerful creation to warm your heart and enlighten your tongue. The combination of cherries, honey, and chocolate malts delivers gentle fruits and subtle spices. Fermented and aged with a unique yeast, this ruby red beer has significant warming strength that underlies the pleasant character of this intriguing yet delicious Ale.”
So come ask for a bottle or a pint of our seasonal goodness… Mike is behind the bar waiting to serve you!
Is it already coming up on the THIRD SATURDAY of the month?
If it is (and it is!) that means it’s time for the return of the Rock N Roll Gay Bar!
Every third Saturday at the Bike Stop DJs Robert Drake and John Stanley take over the top floor and spin the most eclectic playlist you’re likely to hear in a Philadelphia Gay bar!
NO POP DIVAS!
Just unadulterated pure Rock n Roll, New Wave, Dark Wave and forgotten gems that will guarantee you’ll grab your iPhone and use Shazam! at least once!
$5 cover at the door (Top Floor only) gets you into the groove, City Wide Special helps remove the stresses of your week, and Robert and John will remind you of the times-gone-by with songs you miss and songs you missed (the first time ’round).
So get out your checklist:
- Kickass Rock N Roll?
- Citywide Special?
- FREE Photobooth to help capture the memory?
- Robert Drake?
- John Stanley?
A loud and resounding HELL YEAH to all of the above!
Come on out!