Break out your spare liver! The Ridge is getting down this weekend with rock, a karaoke dance party, and (most importantly) an Irish jam session, because St. Patrick’s Day is just two months away!
On Friday night, support Bay Ridge’s greatest parade with Irish night at the Pour House of Bay Ridge (7901 Third Ave. at 79th Street). Break out your fiddle for the Irish folk seisiún, join in the jigs, or just knock back a few pints of Guinness in honor of your Irish brethren. While supplies last, you can take home an etched Guinness glass, so drink early and often! Pints of Guinness are $5 from 7–9 pm, and the $10 cover charge goes to support the nabe’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade come March.
After the Irish folk winds down, hop over to Irish pub the Leif Bar (6725 Fifth Ave. between 67th and Senator streets) at 9 pm for some classic American riffs. Sit back and relax with the calming acoustics of local strummers Mike McLauglin, Sal Arnuk, and Bobby Tambo.
On Saturday, get revved up with some rock ’n’ roll from the Remnants at Red, White, and Brew (8910 Fifth Ave. between 89th and 90th streets) at 4 pm. And nothing pairs better with good old fashioned rock like a draft beer or a shot of whiskey, and you can keep them coming with the $40 all-you-can-drink beer, wine, and well drink special.
And once you’ve built up your courage with a few drinks, belt out your favorite tunes at the Bay Ridge Jewish Center (405 81st St. at Fourth Avenue) karaoke party, where you can sing alongside Elvis, Neil Diamond, and Sonny and Cher — or at least their impersonators! And don’t forget your dancing shoes for this one — a disc jockey will help you stay in the groove between singing sessions. Come armed with plenty of cash for the bar and be prepared to fork over $20 at the door. The shindig gets going at 7:30 pm and will keep going as long as you do.