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Sailing to Philadelphia
« on: April 20, 2011, 04:53:22 PM »
Off to Philly for the weekend (didn't even know I was going until today)  :blink:  - Nick has been contacted.  :cheers:  Hoping to hook up w/ him for a cold one or four while bakeswife and the kids do some swimming either tomorrow or Friday.  :banned:  Anyone else around, coordinate through Nick as I'll be on the road in 3...2...1... :driving:
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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 05:02:54 PM »
Grabbing growlers from East End for bracfest?  :excited:

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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 05:06:11 PM »
Grabbing growlers from East End for bracfest?  :excited:

East End is in Pittsburgh...  :coffee:  However, I may see another Mr. Baker over the weekend for a growler fill or two.  :yes:
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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011, 05:16:32 PM »
Grabbing growlers from East End for bracfest?  :excited:

East End is in Pittsburgh...  :coffee:  However, I may see another Mr. Baker over the weekend for a growler fill or two.  :yes:

Oops.  Just was thinking PA I guess.

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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011, 12:21:17 AM »
Great song. :thumbup:
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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011, 02:06:25 PM »
Grabbing growlers from East End for bracfest?  :excited:

East End is in Pittsburgh...  :coffee:  However, I may see another Mr. Baker over the weekend for a growler fill or two.  :yes:

Oops.  Just was thinking PA I guess.

According to google maps it only adds 9.5 hours :thumbdown: :cheers:

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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011, 06:36:23 PM »
Great song. :thumbup:
Big Mark Knopfler fan.

 :yes:

James Taylor, as the other half of the duet, doesn't hurt one bit.   :thumbup:
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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2011, 01:53:31 AM »
Great song. :thumbup:
Big Mark Knopfler fan.

 :yes:

James Taylor, as the other half of the duet, doesn't hurt one bit.   :thumbup:

Picking up that album in DVD-A or SACD, forget which format, in the next few weeks.  :thumbup:

Hung out Thursday night w/ Nick at Nodding Head BP.  Good times, good beer.  Nick's getting his scruff on - maybe not Brac or MikeWeiss levels of fur but definitely impressive.   Good seeing ya again bud!  :cheers:
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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2011, 11:20:00 PM »
Great song. :thumbup:
Big Mark Knopfler fan.

 :yes:

James Taylor, as the other half of the duet, doesn't hurt one bit.   :thumbup:

Picking up that album in DVD-A or SACD, forget which format, in the next few weeks.  :thumbup:

Hung out Thursday night w/ Nick at Nodding Head BP.  Good times, good beer.  Nick's getting his scruff on - maybe not Brac or MikeWeiss levels of fur but definitely impressive.   Good seeing ya again bud!  :cheers:

How fitting!   :lol:


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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2011, 01:11:10 PM »
Great song. :thumbup:
Big Mark Knopfler fan.

 :yes:

James Taylor, as the other half of the duet, doesn't hurt one bit.   :thumbup:

Picking up that album in DVD-A or SACD, forget which format, in the next few weeks.  :thumbup:

Hung out Thursday night w/ Nick at Nodding Head BP.  Good times, good beer.  Nick's getting his scruff on - maybe not Brac or MikeWeiss levels of fur but definitely impressive.   Good seeing ya again bud!  :cheers:

How fitting!   :lol:

:lmao: :lmao:  As far as I remember I did not nod off either of the two times I was there.
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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2011, 03:07:15 PM »
Let us talk about Philly now.  Going the weekend of July 23rd.

The main purpose of the trip is to see the Union vs. Real Madrid that Saturday night.  The game as at the Linc in downtown.  Ideally, we'd prefer to leave a car at a hotel and take public transport around, if reasonable.  Where to stay?  We don't mind spending a bit of money on a hotel.

What's in the area?  Any good bars?  Walkable?  Talk to me...
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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2011, 04:44:18 PM »
Let us talk about Philly now.  Going the weekend of July 23rd.

The main purpose of the trip is to see the Union vs. Real Madrid that Saturday night.  The game as at the Linc in downtown.  Ideally, we'd prefer to leave a car at a hotel and take public transport around, if reasonable.  Where to stay?  We don't mind spending a bit of money on a hotel.

What's in the area?  Any good bars?  Walkable?  Talk to me...

The real question is, will there be a certain female along on this trip?


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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2011, 10:18:40 PM »
Let us talk about Philly now.  Going the weekend of July 23rd.

The main purpose of the trip is to see the Union vs. Real Madrid that Saturday night.  The game as at the Linc in downtown.  Ideally, we'd prefer to leave a car at a hotel and take public transport around, if reasonable.  Where to stay?  We don't mind spending a bit of money on a hotel.

What's in the area?  Any good bars?  Walkable?  Talk to me...

The real question is, will there be a certain female along on this trip?
We had a lengthy discussion about the trip this past week and he did not bring it up once, so I'm thinking no.

They have moved in together though....and they've been dating for approx 6 months now.  I know others who've done the same, but it still feels weird...so soon.
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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2011, 09:44:35 AM »
Hotel wise, we got a solid deal on the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center - $83 a night and the rooms were fine.  No HDTV but really, who cares?  Indoor pool, seven block walk to Nodding Head...  :thumbup:  If you go on Hotwire and see a 3 1/2 star hotel in downtown or city center, that's likely it.

Reading Terminal Market - plenty of food choices.  Strongly recommend the cheesesteaks at Spataro's.
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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2011, 09:50:07 AM »
Tasker, play around with this map should give you some solid choices for your trip

http://beermapping.com/maps/citymaps.php?m=philly
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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2011, 08:53:46 PM »
Tasker, play around with this map should give you some solid choices for your trip

http://beermapping.com/maps/citymaps.php?m=philly
Much appreciated.

Let us discuss further.  We will be staying in the Sheraton that Bakes suggested.  Where to eat dinner?  Apparently there are some soccer friendly bars not too far from there, so those could be a stop, but I'm thinking we'll probably want to get some beers before dinner.  My friends don't care about craft beer, but they'll go pretty much wherever I decide to go.

Nodding Head looks like it has pretty standard brewpub fare.  Is the food good?  What bars are worth a trip?  Keep in mind we've got really 1 day there and it has to be within walking/train distance from the hotel.  Realistically, we're looking at probably 1-2 bars in the mid-late afternoon, preferably something with good beer at dinner, overpaying for crap beer at the game, and then 1 bar after the game. The game won't end until 11 PM and we'll have to allow for the train, so we'll probably be looking at getting somewhere by maybe like 11:30 - 12 midnight with the 2 AM last call.

Tir Na Nog and Fado (which is apparently a chain, though I've never heard of it) were both strongly recommended as soccer-friendly bars.  Any thoughts on these places?  They look like standard Irish pubs.
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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2011, 10:00:41 AM »
Tasker, play around with this map should give you some solid choices for your trip

http://beermapping.com/maps/citymaps.php?m=philly
Much appreciated.

Let us discuss further.  We will be staying in the Sheraton that Bakes suggested.  Where to eat dinner?  Apparently there are some soccer friendly bars not too far from there, so those could be a stop, but I'm thinking we'll probably want to get some beers before dinner.  My friends don't care about craft beer, but they'll go pretty much wherever I decide to go.

Nodding Head looks like it has pretty standard brewpub fare.  Is the food good?  What bars are worth a trip?  Keep in mind we've got really 1 day there and it has to be within walking/train distance from the hotel.  Realistically, we're looking at probably 1-2 bars in the mid-late afternoon, preferably something with good beer at dinner, overpaying for crap beer at the game, and then 1 bar after the game. The game won't end until 11 PM and we'll have to allow for the train, so we'll probably be looking at getting somewhere by maybe like 11:30 - 12 midnight with the 2 AM last call.

Tir Na Nog and Fado (which is apparently a chain, though I've never heard of it) were both strongly recommended as soccer-friendly bars.  Any thoughts on these places?  They look like standard Irish pubs.

The food at Nodding Head was solid - my son loved his burger, devoured a mountain of fries, daughter had chicken tenders that didn't come out of a Sysco bag, and the mussels that we had were outstanding (as in "mop up the sauce with the bread" good).  I forget what else I had offhand but it was good.  Get your good beer and feed on there and you'll be able to deal with whatever beers are thrown your way the rest of the night.

Keep in mind that Nodding Head is located upstairs in the middle of the block and the sign's not easy to see - it's on the south side of the street.  Maybe a 10 minute walk from the hotel and I had no qualms about walking back around midnight solo.
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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2011, 06:38:48 PM »
Hope you had fun in PA, Pete, wish I could have joined ya for a brew but I took my part 1 boards on July 26th. How was it?

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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2012, 11:47:49 AM »
I missed Bakes  :(


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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2012, 10:36:10 PM »
I missed Bakes  :(


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Re: Sailing to Philadelphia
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2012, 11:58:39 AM »
I missed Bakes  :(


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Next time, no doubt!  :cheers:
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