The bus doesn’t stop here anymore, so you’ll be in the company of locals at the barn-size saloon named for Doc Holliday’s fiery dance-hall mistress. Folks come for cheap beer, ten-cent wings on Mondays and Thursdays, and a juke that pumps out country hits. Blues and rock bands take over on weekends.
|Venue name:||Big Nose Kate’s||Contact:|
2484 Arthur Kill Rd
|Cross street:||at St. Luke’s Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 4pm–4am; Thu–Sun 11am–4am|
|Price:||Average drink: $6. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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The only good parts of the evening were the band, who was excellent, and meeting Allison, one of the bartenders. She was very friendly and more than happy to get us anything we wanted.
Otherwise, we paid a five-dollar cover to be treated to a place with a bad layout (the so-called "stage" for the band is as soon as you walk in), no dance floor, and cheap wine. It was also incredibly hot in there. Between the band's sets, the house music consisted of terrible mashups of hard rock songs.
The "highlight" of the evening, though, was when I was dancing and was groped by a male patron. The bouncer threw him out, but only temporarily, and then let him back in. When I questioned the bouncer about it, I got an attitude and pathetic excuses: That the guy was a regular; that big deal, so what, he was drunk, etc. Sexual harassment (and excuses from a misogynistic bouncer) aren't really my and my friends' style, so we won't be going back.