TOGA BEAR WEEKEND (Sept 22th - 24th, 2017)

Bear Albany is bringing back TOGA!...TOGA!...TOGA!  This popular weekend is a great excuse to wear even less to the bar, so break out those extra bed sheets and show Albany how HOT you look in a toga!  Join us September 22-24th in Albany’s Capital City. 

FRIDAY NIGHT - Meat & Greet / Bearaoke (ROCKS 77 Central Av)  9pm

Things unfold on the club side with our very own God and Goddess of the Bears, Carmie & Jim! Sing on your own or as a group as your Bearaoke hosts, along with Jeremy behind the bar keep things going.  On the pub side you can be your own DJ and battle with other Touch Tunes juke box players while the Underwear Boys & Men entertain.  (Feel free to strip down to your own skivvies).  Lance will be keeping your thirst quenched from behind the bar.  The first night of the weekend is a great time to “meat” new friends and “greet” new ones - don’t be shy!  21+ to enter NO COVER CHARGE!  See who's going...

SATURDAY DAY  On your own to do what you want!

Grab lunch, go shopping for materials to create your Toga or…..

Check out the Haunted History Walking Tour in downtown Albany. Lace up your best walking shoes!  Brave Guests will be guided along Albany’s downtown streets to unearth the capital city’s storied past. 

You can also check out the 28th Annual Hudson Mohawk Antique Truck Show at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa, NY.  Each year, nearly 300 antique trucks are registered at the antique truck show.

Feeling lucky?  Take a quick trip to the River's Edge Casino!

SATURDAY NIGHT – Toga!...Toga!...Toga Dance!!! (ROCKS, 77 Central Av) 9pm

The main event Toga Party on Saturday night will have clothes check, so you can don your royal wrap and enjoy the night with ease. Be creative with your draping and accessories, you never know who you may wish to impress! Be social and mingle with your court – Touch Tunes Juke Box on the pub side with Louie bartending and the outdoor patio deck to cool off. Special guest DJ, dancing, drink specials, late night food and plenty more!!  What happens in Albany, stays in Albany…  21+ to enter - $5 donation at the door to benefit the HIV ward at Albany Medical Center.  See who's going...

SUNDAY – Sunday Tea of Course!  (ROCKS, 77 Central Av) – 4pm - 8pm

ROCKS’ famous Tea Dance 4p-8p with a Back-Deck BBQ and Mason Jar $4 Long Island Iced Teas all-day/all-night!! Whoever said size doesn’t matter hasn’t had a Tea at ROCKS, so why not stay til Monday?  BEAR ALBANY rate is always honored at the 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.


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.

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