I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?

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Re: I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?

Postby Finneganistan » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:26 pm

Bounce530 wrote:A couple of my personal recommendations are:

Dusty Swan for a relaxed bar. Great place to duck into during a big blow.
Suck 'n Fuck for some of the stiffest drinks you've ever had.
Red Rooster for some great conversation.
Frogma for a partying happy hour.
Kantina Apok for...well hell I can't remember why..stumble, stumble, fall.
Barbie Death camp. You gotta have one of Wild Mans Bloody Mary, and some of Doc's Absinthe.

But by far, my favorite was the Boobie Bar... :(


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Re: I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?

Postby Playa Hater » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:49 pm

21. And your a Doctor already? I'm calling bullshit. :mrgreen:

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Re: I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?

Postby Eric » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:44 pm

Playa Hater wrote:21. And your a Doctor already? I'm calling bullshit. :mrgreen:


Are you saying that Neil Patrick Harris would lie to us?
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Re: I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?

Postby Dr. Dust » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:02 pm

Playa Hater wrote:21. And your a Doctor already? I'm calling bullshit. :mrgreen:


Ah! You called me out. Not yet actually, I'm pre-med at UC Santa Babara. Shooting for anesthesiology or radiology, but we'll see when the time comes.

And no, I won't hook you up with propofol. Not unless the literature says to. :wink:

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Re: I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?

Postby Playa Hater » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:14 pm

Eric wrote:
Playa Hater wrote:21. And your a Doctor already? I'm calling bullshit. :mrgreen:


Are you saying that Neil Patrick Harris would lie to us?



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Re: I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:22 pm

As Political Officer, is mandatory that you volunteer to come to Kantina Apokalyptika. We will drink vodka and sing patriotic songs and drink vodka.
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Re: I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?

Postby Dr. Dust » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:32 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:As Political Officer, is mandatory that you volunteer to come to Kantina Apokalyptika. We will drink vodka and sing patriotic songs and drink vodka.


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Re: I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?

Postby AntiM » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:01 am

I have a deep fondness for the Golden Cafe. Live music, drinks in glasses. Daytime bar and it can get crowded. Better when it was a backstreet bar.

Anything out by the trash fence.

Wait, Re-Bar stripper poles? That's evil, cruel, and funny.
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Re: I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?

Postby AbundantChoice » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:47 am

"If you can't be in the bar you love / love the one you're in
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Re: I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?

Postby Dr. Dust » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:25 am

AntiM wrote:Wait, Re-Bar stripper poles? That's evil, cruel, and funny.


In the spirit of radical inclusion and civic responsibility, Re-Bar will be installing a 2" galvanized conduit stripper pole as well as the originally promised rebar "challenge" pole. Work gloves will be available at the counter during happy hour. Please be sure to read the back of your ticket!

Thank you Anti-M!

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Postby Eric » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:43 pm

Dr. Dust wrote:
AntiM wrote:Wait, Re-Bar stripper poles? That's evil, cruel, and funny.


In the spirit of radical inclusion and civic responsibility, Re-Bar will be installing a 2" galvanized conduit stripper pole as well as the originally promised rebar "challenge" pole. Work gloves will be available at the counter during happy hour. Please be sure to read the back of your ticket!

Thank you Anti-M!


Oh. My. God.

This almost makes me want to bring my camera.

Almost.

Too fucking funny!
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Re: I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?

Postby DrYes » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:04 pm

As a fellow Doctor, I want to throw out the Wet Spot. Was my best daytime experience this year. Dust blowing like a motherfucker on Tuesday and the place was going off. Lots of fun.

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Postby Dr. Dust » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:10 pm

THank you doctor. Much appreicated 8)

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Postby graidawg » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:12 pm

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Re: I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?

Postby Savannah » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:43 pm

I don't patronize bars much (I'm more likely to have cocktails with friends) but I felt very, very welcome at Lamplighter's bar just off Center Camp, even though I didn't know anybody behind the bar. (I normally find asking for a drink from strangers to be fairly awkward). But they were really nice; really welcoming. Pretty bar, too.
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Re: I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?

Postby goathead » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:02 pm

graidawg wrote:you know burning man sucks. don't go

and never drink at HomeBrew4AHomeBrew
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Postby ygmir » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:09 pm

goathead wrote:
graidawg wrote:you know burning man sucks. don't go

and never drink at HomeBrew4AHomeBrew
ever


don't they even serve the devils own brew, "Mead", there?
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Postby graidawg » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:48 pm

ygmir wrote:
goathead wrote:
graidawg wrote:you know burning man sucks. don't go

and never drink at HomeBrew4AHomeBrew
ever


don't they even serve the devils own brew, "Mead", there?


I wouldn't know never been there. Ever. not even for a peppered lager let alone evil mead.
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Re: I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:22 pm

Savannah wrote: (I normally find asking for a drink from strangers to be fairly awkward).

Me too. Which is why I sorta acted like a "greeter" at the Booby Bar when I was in there...
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Postby Dr. Dust » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:05 pm

Savannah wrote:I don't patronize bars much (I'm more likely to have cocktails with friends) but I felt very, very welcome at Lamplighter's bar just off Center Camp, even though I didn't know anybody behind the bar. (I normally find asking for a drink from strangers to be fairly awkward). But they were really nice; really welcoming. Pretty bar, too.


This reminds me of this time in 2011 when I was hanging out with a friend of my campmate. He was already quite drunk and had forgotten his water canteen at his campsite (I know, what a fool), so he figured rather than walking all the way across the playa, why not hit up a bar for a quick glass of water? So he walks into a bar on the Esplanade (I have no recollection of which one) and the bartender, quite drunk himself, offers this guy a drink. The interaction went something like this:

"Hey man can I pour you a drink? :D "
"Yeah, actually, I'd just like a glass of water. :o "
"You mean, you don't have water? :shock: "
"Well not with me you see I... :| "
"You didn't bring WATER?!? :? "
"Well like I said... :mrgreen: "
"You're seriously asking me for a fucking glass of WATER right now?!?!?!? :evil: "
"YES, that's what I'm... :o"
"IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT, A FUCKING GLASS OF WATER?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? :evil: "
(thinking the man is being sarcastic) "YES PLEASE, I'D LIKE A FUCKING GLASS OF WATER :twisted: "
(something to the effect of) "GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE BEFORE I HURT YOU! :evil: "

I was in stitches as my campmate's friend walked out of the bar, still thirsty and somewhat startled. It actually seemed like a bar fight was imminent, since this guy (campmate's friend) has a bit of scathing, miscalibrated sense of sarcasm. The bartender at the next bar over was like "yeah, sure here you go! :D "

Too bad I can't remember the name of that first bar. That one is definitely one of my favorites.

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Postby graidawg » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:26 am

Dr. Dust wrote:Too bad I can't remember the name of that first bar. That one is definitely one of my favorites.


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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:49 am

Isn't that the mark of a good bar, you leave too drunk to remember its name?
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:50 pm

Plenty of great bars are gone forever.

And the best are yet to be discovered (or manifested).

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Postby Savannah » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:01 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Plenty of great bars are gone forever.

And the best are yet to be discovered (or manifested).


Burning Man has helped me a lot with the concept of letting go, something at which I've never been adept. That shockingly beautiful piece of art I never might have imagined seeing? It's going up in flames tomorrow. That sunset in front of you? You'll never see its exact likeness again, so enjoy. The club you adore may be a one-shot deal, so dance now and smile with love if you feel it, 'cause one of these days either you or the person you're dancing next to won't make it to the next Burn. Enjoy now. Everything changes.

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Postby goathead » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:21 pm

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Postby graidawg » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:48 pm

goathead wrote:my sunset this evening
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if you squint just right you can see your favorite bar
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Postby goathead » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:20 pm

naaaa, Joe's is to the north from here.
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Re: I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?

Postby Patamon » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:24 pm

For the first time ever Planet Earth will have a bar and lounge in 2013. The whole camp is changing from an open air, on the playa dance camp to an indoor, off the playa, 80s new wave nightclub.

So... if that kinda thing is your scene, drop on by!

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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:22 pm

What 80s "new wave" songs do you intend to play?
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Postby Patamon » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:22 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:What 80s "new wave" songs do you intend to play?


Every night we have two themes, an early theme (8pm to midnight) and a late theme (midnight to 4am). Some of our themes in 2013 include: Dark Wave, Goth/Industrial, Headbangers Ball, Depeche Mode, New Order, 80s Pop Video Prom, 70s disco, 90s, Electro, New Order night, etc.


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