Bay Ridge Nights recovers with rock! - Brooklyn Paper

Bay Ridge Nights recovers with rock!

Bay Ridge is crawling out of its turkey-induced coma!

Now that your folks have left town, the dishes have been cleaned, and you have recovered from whatever family shenanigans occured on Turkey Day, it is time to bust out your dancing shoes and spend your Saturday working off some of that pumpkin pie and doing what Bay Ridge does best — rockin’ out.

On Saturday, stroll over to Red, White, and Brew (8910 Fifth Ave. between 89th and 90th streets) for the rock social experiment that is the Social Zoo. This quintet cover band will play hard rock hits from the likes of Alice in Chains, ZZ Top, and Guns ’N’ Roses — and if you don’t see your favorite track on the set-list, you can make a request on the group’s website: www.thesocialzoo.net. And take advantage of the beer garden’s back patio this weekend will likely be your last chance to enjoy some outdoors barroom rock as the mercury continues to drop. The music gets going at 3:30 pm and will taper off around 7 pm.

For a change of pace, slip out early and head to Hunter’s Steak and Ale House (9404 Fourth Ave. between 94th and 95th streets) on Saturday at 5 pm to catch some low-key acoustic classics from local bard Max Christopher. This self-taught singer-songwriter fuses of folk and blues, with melodies inspired by Joni Mitchell and Ray LaMontagna. The guitar strings will still around 9 pm, but stick around for some late night noshing. We recommend the mozzarella sticks wrapped in spring roll paper that are baked and then deep fried — your arteries won’t thank you, but your taste buds will!

And bring your Saturday night to a riotous close with Radio Riot at the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets). The group mixes rhythm and blues, rock, and hip-hop for a style that is all their own. Get ready to rock at 10 pm.

Reach reporter Caroline Spivack at cspivack@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2523. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.

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