Anniversary Party (November 7-9, 2014)

BEAR ALBANY is turning NINE and we want you to celebrate with us. Bear Albany has been serving up your favorite northeast bear runs since 2005 and some of you have been there with us since the very beginning. This time, don't worry about themes or costumes; just show up ready to have a good time. See who's going...

Hotel Information

Most of you should be familiar with the Marriott Townplace Suites (22 Holland Ave. Albany, NY). As always, be sure to ask for the "BEAR ALBANY DISCOUNT" when calling to get our special rates (518-860-1500). There's no event registration fees and be sure to take advantage of the hotel's FREE SHUTTLE so you don't have to drive to the bars!

Friday: Meat & Greet (9pm)

Anniversary weekend kicks off on Friday November 7th @ WaterWorks Pub for the BEARAOKE MEAT & GREET (76 Central Ave). Come have a couple drinks and then sing your favorite song for the gang. It's a great time to "meat" new friends and "greet" buddies that you haven't seen in a while. WaterWorks Pub always has a great atmosphere, awesome drink specials, free pizza & wings, and NO COVER for all of our BEAR ALBANY buds. Then, at midnight, we'll head across the street to Rocks to celebrate the birthday of its owner, Lance!

Saturday: Pool Party (all day)
As always, our host hotel Marriott Towneplace Suites has its pool and hot tub open all day, so whether your coming back in from the cold or just want to stay in all day, you're likely to find your fellow bear brothers kicking back and relaxing at the pool. Don't forget your bathing suit!

Anniversary Party! (9pm)

Join us for the big event! Come out Saturday November 8th at 9pm to the Anniversary main event at ROCKS (77 Central Ave). Head into the bar for awesome drink specials, great dance music, and a late night bite to eat around midnight. We'll have "cubcakes" as we look back on the 9 years of bears having fun in Albany. There's $7 donation at the door, which benefits the C4 AIDS Ward in Albany Medical Center.

Sunday: Brunch (12pm)

Head over with the Bear Albany gang to McGeary's Irish Pub (4 Clinton Square) to have a delicious lunch. The staff is extremely bear-friendly, they have a pretty great lunch menu, and they'll even give you 20% off your lunch check by saying you're with Bear Albany. It should also be mentioned that it's the perfect place for those in dire need of a little "hair of the dog" on Sunday morning.

Saturday Sunday: Albany Comic Con (10am-5pm)

For those of you who need to get your NERD ON, check out the beefy boys at Albany Comic Con. The show starts at 10am and goes through 5pm. They announce the winner of their costume contest at 4pm for those of you brave enough to take that challenge.