Bay Ridge is on fire!
The weather is getting hotter, and so is the nightlife in the Ridge. So as the mercury flirts with 85, you will want to hang out at the coolest places in the neighborhood.
Kick back and relax on Friday at Circles Cafe [310 69th Ave. at the corner of Third Avenue] to the original acoustic tuneage of singer-songwriter Tony Travis and Friends at 7:30 pm. Or bask in the warm evening at the Lockyard [9221 Fifth Ave. between 92nd and 94th streets] beer garden, to the accompaniment of unamplified cover tunes including the Beatles and the Black Key,s courtesy of Lords of the Fjords at 8 pm.
Get ready to dance on Saturday, when Dave Clive’s Nawlins Funk Band arrives at Red White & Brew [8910 Fifth Ave. between 89th and 90th streets]. The band starts playing original tunes inspired by the sounds of the Big Easy at 4 pm. At 8:30, head on up to Hunter’s Steak & Ale House [9404 Fourth Ave. between 94th and 95th streets] for an acoustic set of rock ’n’ roll hits strummed by local favorites Frankie Marra and Tony Monier.
If you’re ready to rock, hit the Three Jolly Pigeons [6801 Third Ave. at the corner of 68th Street] at 9 pm, when Those Guys triumphantly return with its eclectic and unique take on ’60s and ’70s heavy classics — followed by Command-Z with its mix of originals and rock and blues covers. At 10 pm, Radio Daze takes the stage at the Schnitzel Haus [7319 Fifth Ave. between 73rd and 74th streets] to play more of the hard rock hits you love.
Sunday you can head on out to Bensonhurst for the summertime 86th Street Festival between Bay Parkway and 19th Avenue, from 11 am to 5 pm. But cool off from a hot afternoon of shopping back in the ’hood at the Greenhouse [7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets] at 6 pm to the sounds of Ol’ Blue Eyes — courtesy of crooner Martin McQuade. McQuade’s set will feature music by popular vaudeville pianist Jesse Gelber, and will focus on Sinatra’s covers of Cole Porter classics.