SWEATY BEAR WEEKEND (JULY 28th - 30th, 2017)





July is HOT & BEAR ALBANY is making things even hotter with Sweaty Bear Weekend July 28th – 30th! Things heat up with a meet and greet on Friday night, optional things to do Saturday daytime, then the main event, Sweaty Bear Dance Party on Saturday night.  Things start to simmer down with Brunch on Sunday morning, then one last burst of heat with an afternoon Tea Dance, including a FREE Back Deck BBQ featuring $4 Long Island Iced Teas all-day/all-night!  Here are the important details: 

FRIDAY – ROCKS, 77 Central Av – BEARAOKE

Fridays at ROCKS are famous for singing along with Carmie & Jim and this weekend is no exception. Bearaoke is in the Club but if singing isn't your thing then hang out with Lance on the Pub side and TouchTunes DJ!!  Either way, keep an eye out for a special guest who's sure to make you perspire!

Drink specials and NO COVER!  Doors open at 9p for Bearaoke, 21+ to enter.  See who's going...

SATURDAY DAY  Out & About on your own!

Enjoy the pool and hot tub at the host hotel, the sites of downtown and the many fine eateries Albany has to offer.  Feeling lucky?  You can always take a short trip to the new River's Edge Casino!

Whatever you decide to do during the day, don’t get too burned out, 'cause the Saturday night party is gonna be HOT!

SATURDAY NIGHT – ROCKS, 77 Central Av – Sweaty Bear

Bear Weekend’s main event!  Awesome music from our Guest DJ will get you on the dance floor and turn you into a Sweaty Bear! Take a break and chill out on the Pub side then come back for more.  No dress code so wear whatever makes you sweaty - Leather, rubber, uniform, sports gear, whatever makes you HOT! Feel free to strip on down to your jockstrap too!

Guest DJ, drink specials, give-a-ways and more. Doors open at 9p, 21+ to enter - $5 cover  See who's going...

SUNDAY – ROCKS, 77 Central Av – BEAR BRUNCH & SUNDAY TEA

Plenty of your brunch favorites buffet style 11a – 1p at ROCKS - just $12.  A little bit later, ROCKS’ famous Tea Dance 4p-8p with a Back Deck BBQ and Mason Jar $4 Long Island Iced Teas all-day/all-night!! 

HOST HOTEL

You can request your reservation for studios, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom suites by calling the hotel directly at 518-860-1500. Please be sure to book your room in advance to receive the following special BEAR ALBANY rates:


$95 per night for studios
$99 per night for one-bedroom suite
$189 per night for two-bedroom suites

Be sure to mention you're part of the “BEAR ALBANY group” to get the discounted rate and book early as the discounted room block almost always sell out. Once you're out at the bar event, ask one of the BEAR ALBANY folks about the hospitality suite for complimentary refreshments and fun when the bar party is over.

TRANSPORTATION

Ride sharing will be in effect by this event weekend so order up an Uber or Lyft or do it like we used to with one of the local taxi services listed below: 



All Star Transportation518.433.8888
Duffy’s Taxi518.433.8500

The hotel is also on the local bus line.

MILITARY BEAR WEEKEND (May 26th - 28th, 2017)


Military Bear Weekend - May 26-28th 2017



BEAR ALBANY is celebrating Memorial Day Weekend with Military Bear!  The fun begins with a meet and greet on Friday night, optional day events on Saturday and the main event, Service Bear Dance Party Saturday night.  Brunch on Sunday morning at ROCKS, a special Disco Tea Dance from 5-8 with a FREE Back Deck BBQ starting at 6 and $4 Long Island Iced Teas all-day/all-night!  Monday, enjoy your day off with a leisurely Happy Hour with more BBQ food and plenty of drink and beer specials!!  Here are the important details: 

FRIDAY – ROCKS, 77 Central Av – BEARAOKE

Meet and Greet in the Club for Camo Karaoke with Jim and Carmie. Participate in a Scavenger Hunt for Drink Cards!  Or hang out with Lance on the Pub side and TuoughTunes DJ!!  Drink specials and NO COVER!  Doors open at 9p for Bearaoke, 21+ to enter - NO COVER!  See who's going...

SATURDAY DAY  Out & About on your own!

Enjoy the pool at the host hotel, the sites of downtown Albany and the many fine eateries.

Whatever you decide to do during the day, don’t get too spent because you don’t wanna miss the Saturday night party at ROCKS.

SATURDAY NIGHT – ROCKS, 77 Central Av – Military Bear

Gear up for the main event!  Dust off your camos and go commando or put on your dress whites and salute the night away!!  Dance your ass off in the club or chill out in the pub.  Guest DJ, drink specials, give-a-ways and more.  Keep in mind boots, came and shirtless is a HOT look - just saying!  Doors open at 9p, 21+ to enter - $5 cover for civilians, NO COVER for active duty personnel with valid Military ID - Thank you for your service!  See who's going...

SUNDAY – ROCKS, 77 Central Av – BEAR BRUNCH 

ROCKS has a great Brunch menu planned featuring David’s famous corned beef hash - 11a – 2p, fixed price.  ROCKS famous Tea Dance 4p-8p is having a DISCO Tea with a Back Deck BBQ and our Mason Jar $4 Long Island Iced Teas!! 

MONDAY – ROCKS, 77 Central Av – MEMORIAL DAY 

Plenty of local parades to salute those in uniform who have and do sacrifice everything to protect us!  ROCKS opens at 2p with a special Memorial Day Happy Hour from 2p-9p and more free grilled meats!! 

HOST HOTEL

You can request your reservation for studios, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom suites by calling the hotel directly at 518-860-1500. Please be sure to book your room in advance to receive the following special BEAR ALBANY rates:


$95 per night for studios
$99 per night for one-bedroom suite
$189 per night for two-bedroom suites

Be sure to mention you're part of the “BEAR ALBANY group” to get the discounted rate and book early as the discounted room block almost always sell out. Once you're out at the bar event, ask one of the BEAR ALBANY folks about the hospitality suite for complimentary refreshments and fun when the bar party is over.

TRANSPORTATION

Albany will be getting ride sharing in the coming months, but in the meantime, BEAR ALBANY recommends cabbing or driving responsibly to and from the event venue. 



All Star Transportation518.433.8888
Duffy’s Taxi518.433.8500
Yellow Cab518.433.0100



The hotel is also on the local bus line.