Weekends in Bay Ridge are built on non-stop rock, and this reprieve from the work week has a solid foundation of rock, roll, soul, and rhythm and blues. Put on your dancing shoes at get ready to get out on the Ridge.
On Friday hustle over to the Greenhouse Cafe (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets) for local rockers Windsor Terrors, who will serenade the restaurant with classic rock tunes from the likes of the Animals, the Doors, and the Rolling Stones starting at 10 pm. And why not make it dinner and a show? You can do it on the cheap if you hustle over before 8 pm, when all tap and bottled brews are just $4.50 a pint, and the wine flows into your goblet for $5 a glass. If you order enough of the $6 happy hour appetizers you can make a meal out of mozzarella sticks and buffalo wings that will last you until the music starts.
After recovering from Friday night, turn it up a notch with some bar hopping on Saturday. Ease into your rock bender with soulful slow jams by Out of the Blue at Red, White, and Brew (8910 Fifth Ave. between 89th and 90th streets) at 4 pm, but hit the sauce hard with their $40 all-you-can-drink beer, wine, and well drink special. At 10 pm you can swing by the Leif Bar (6725 Fifth Ave. between 67th and Senator streets) for a trip back in time with Rock Farm, which raises the best rock jams of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. And bring your weekend to a close with multi-genre Philly band Kristen and the Noise at the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets). The band will play pop, rock, and R&B covers starting at 11 pm, and will keep going well into the morning.