Pet Shop Bears (May 24-26, 2013)

Summer is just around the corner and we've got a fresh mixtape and our super soakers all geared up for Bear Albany's PET SHOP BEARS, 80's Dance Party! We're bring back all the fun of the 1980's by celebrating the Rubik's Cube, The Transformers, Super Nintendo, GI Joe, and our Nerf Footballs. Together we'll celebrate the holiday with Madonna, wear our sunglasses at night with Corey Hart, follow Kenny Loggins into the danger zone, and find synchronicity in the dark before we get arrested by The Police! But most importantly, let's try to settle the age old argument between Michael Jackson, Prince, and who wore that ugly sparkly glove first? See who's going...

Limited Edition Retro T-Shirts

Heads up guys!
Headed to @[457281161015854:844:Bear Albany\: PET SHOP BEARS]?  Wan't a sweet momento of all the flashback fun?
Preorders are now available for the limited PET SHOP BEARS screen printed tees, only $24.99!  (Yes, they're SCREEN PRINTED!)  
Be sure not to miss out, preorders are only available through 5/17.
Available in S-5XL.  Shirts will be available for pickup throughout PET SHOP BEARS weekend.
Contact for ordering info.If you want a sweet retro memento of all the 80's flashback fun, you can preorder a limited PET SHOP BEARS screen printed t-shirt from our buddies at Cub Couture for only $24.99! Yes, they're SCREEN PRINTED! Be sure not to miss out, preorders are only available through 5/17 in sizes Small to 5XL. Shirts will be available for pickup throughout PET SHOP BEARS weekend. Orders can also be placed after 5/17 but will need to be shipped after the event. Contact the guys at for details and ordering info.

* Please note: All Bear Albany's proceeds go to help C-4 AIDS Ward in Albany Medical Center as well as several other local charities.

Friday Evening

PET SHOP BEARS weekend kicks off on Friday May 24, 9pm @ WaterWorks Pub for a special 80's Bearaoke MEAT & GREET (76 Central Ave). If you haven't been yet, it's the perfect time to "meat" new friends and "greet" the buddies that you haven't seen in a while. As always, WaterWorks has amazing drink specials, free pizza & wings, and NO COVER for all of our BEAR ALBANY buds. See who's going...

Saturday Afternoon

While Memorial Day is to honor and give thanks to those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom, it also signifies the beginning of summer. And nothing else says summer than swimming, yard games, and getting your hands on a delicious weenie! That's right, we're doing it all at the Marriott Townplace Suites so you can go swimming, grab lunch on the patio between 12 noon until 1pm, and play some yard games on the lawn with your buddies. And to thank everyone before our summer break, Bear Albany will be providing free Hotdogs, Veggie dogs, Pasta salad, Potato salad, Chips, Water, and Soda. If you want anything harder than that, you can BYOB (Bring Your Own Bear - lol). Just make sure whatever you bring, it's pool-safe, and in a non-glass container. See who's going...

Chained By Chuck

Punk Rock was big in the early 80's and it molded styles for generations to come. Still to this day, there's there's nothing more sexy and punk than black leather accessories and shiny metal studs. So to celebrate our 80's Bear Dance Party, Chained by Chuck is giving 10% off all purchases during the Bear Weekend! It's perfect for those of you looking for a little extra "bang" for your buck and as we all know, image is everything, especially in the dark!

Saturday Evening

Pull up your leg warmers, throw on a headband, and show off some chest hair at the PET SHOP BEARS main event, Saturday May 25, at 9pm @ ROCKS Club (77 Central Ave). Dive into the neon blur of thick, juicy, beefcakes wearing down their Kangaroos and Chuck Taylors on the dancefloor. Show everyone your Moon Walk, do The Worm, and pop lock and drop it like a Robot. We'll have some awesome drink specials, fantastic 80's dance music, and a late night bite to eat around midnight. There's $7 donation at the door ($5 before 10pm), which benefits the C4 AIDS Ward in Albany Medical Center.

Finally, be sure to ask about the Hospitality Suite. It opens after 2AM and is a great way to close out the evening. And while you're exploring every DARK CORNER of the bar, remember that what happens in Albany, stays in Albany. See who's going...


Looking to get yer "redneck" on before the holiday weekend ends? Well look no further, because ROCKS is throwing a White Trash Brunch on Sunday May 26, from 11am to 1pm. Brunch is All-You-Can-Eat for only $10, and then later that evening they're closing out Bear Albany weekend with the trashiest of white trash parties. See who's going...

If you're staying until Monday, you'll want to close out PET SHOP BEARS weekend with the WHITE TRASH HOUSE PARTY @ ROCKS Club beginning at 10pm. This'll be the trashiest of trash parties with $3 Ginskey shots, a Hot Dog Eating Contest where the winner gets a grill, and skanky white trash outfits for days! So don't forget to rock out the trashiest outfit you can come up with, and finally show daddy who's the best kisser. See who's going...

Hotel Information

Our home base will be the amazing Marriott Townplace Suites once again. Use Corporate Code "EBA" for Online Reservations or ask for the "Bear Albany Discount" by phone to get our special discount rates throughout the entire holiday weekend (518) 860-1500. As always, there's no event registration fees and the hotel has a FREE SHUTTLE so you don't have to drive to the bars.