GIG DIRECTIONS

 

Since Blue Monday plays almost anyplace that pays, we thought you might find it handy to have a resource that assists with directions to some of the places we've been known to frequent. Enjoy! Oh and....DON'T read 'em while you're drivin', 'kay? (Note: Unless specified, these directions assume you're coming from the Ithaca area.)

ONE more thing. If ya' don't like our directions,no problem! Here's the alternative - get your OWN by visiting various online map sites. Better yet, you can sometimes get directions to MOST places from their website if you want to - so, feel free to visit the club web sites and check it out!

 


 

(The) Beginning II
290 Manlius Center Road - Route 290 East
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Telephone: 315-463-5080
COVER CHARGE: ????

Take I-81 North to I-481 North (towards Dewitt). Take Exit 4 to I-690 West (towards Syracuse). Next, take Exit 17 to Bridge Street (towards East Syracuse). Make a left onto Bridge Street and go North. After about 1000 feet it becomes Manlius Center Road (RT-290 East). Keep going until you see The Beginning II - it will be on the left side of the road a little while after the train tracks.

 


 

Buisch's Bullpen and Wing House (formerly called The Melting Pot Tavern)
229 South Catherine Street
Montour Falls, NY 14865
Telephone: 607-535-2215

COVER CHARGE: $2.00

Take 13 South to Alpine Junction. Make a right onto route 224. Stay on Route 224 until it meets with Route 14. Turn left onto Route 14, and the bar will be just down the road, on the right-hand side.

 


 

Castaways
413 Taughannock Boulevard
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-272-1370

COVER CHARGE: ????

Follow Route 13 South to Buffalo Street/Route 96. Make a right onto Buffalo. At the traffic light by the Lehigh Valley House Restaurant, turn right, toward the (new) Route 89 bridge. Just before the bridge over the inlet, turn right onto Taughannock Boulevard, and Castaways will be on your right, just past the parking lot (and before all the boats). Hey boaters, they have a nice deck outside for the summer months!

 


 

Cortland American Legion, Post #489
212 Tompkins Street
Cortland, NY 13045
Telephone: 607-753-0048
COVER CHARGE: Depends on the event

Take Route 13 to Cortland. As you enter Cortland, you will stay on Route 13 through the first traffic light at Applebee's/Price Chopper, and also the second traffic light at Wal-Mart. Just before the third light by A & W Restaurant, you will veer to the right and follow 13 past Aldi Food Mart and Cort-Lanes Bowling. Keep going straight through the light by Red Apple and Footie's Freez. You will continue on past the Plaza Theatre, and just before you cross over the railroad tracks, you will see a little bar on the right called the Red Dragon. The Cortland American Legion is right across the street. If you cross over the railroad tracks, you've gone too far.

 


 

Cuzins (formerly called Rumors)
67 Front Street
Deposit, NY 13754
Telephone: 607-761-2983
COVER CHARGE: ????

From Cortland:
Take Route 81S to Route 17E. Stay on Route 17E for approx. 28 miles. Take Exit 83. At end of exit ramp take a right, and go into town. At the 30 mph sign, the road branches off. Follow the road that branches downhill to the right (towards the train tracks -- it doesn't APPEAR to be a main road, but it is). Go approx. 1/4 mile and the club will be on the left side of the road.

 


 

Downtown Manhattan's
120 East Genesee Street, Hanover Square
Syracuse, NY 13202
Telephone: 315-474-8225
COVER CHARGE: $2.50

Take I-81 to Syracuse. Take the Adams Street exit (number 18), towards Harrison Street. Stay in one of the right-hand lanes and go straight onto Almond Street (Route 92). Make a left onto East Genesee Street (still Route 92) - and watch the traffic light as you pass under the I-81 bridge! Go straight through a couple more lights and at the big red building make a right onto South State Street (Route 11 North). Then, turn left onto East Washington Street, then make a right onto South Salina Street. Finally, turn right onto East Water Street. THAT is the Hanover Square area. The bar will be on your right, but it is set back on a little siding...there is a fountain, etc. If you cannot find it, look for the Bull and Bear bar, and it is across the street (next to a place called Quigley's).

 


 

(Argyle's) Easy Street Tavern
185 Homer Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045
Telephone: 607-756-1869

COVER CHARGE: NO COVER

Take 13 North through Cortlandville, bear left onto 281 North. Follow 281 through Cortland and after you pass by TOPS and Hollywood Video take a right turn onto Groton Avenue. Go past KFC and Burger King and follow the road through the next 2 traffic lights (past the optical care building, Byrne Dairy and Groton Ave. Liquors) and at the THIRD light (by the tire place) you need to get into the left lane and make a left onto Homer Avenue. Follow Homer Avenue through the next three traffic lights (at Madison, W. Main, and Wheeler) and Easy Street will be on your right across from the P & C shopping plaza. IF you go up over the bridge and into Homer, you've gone too far!

 


 

Farrell's
114 Main Street
Groton, NY 13073
Telephone: 607-898-9518
COVER CHARGE: ????

Take Route 13 north to 366, and when you get to Freeville at the 4-way stop, turn left onto Route 38 and proceed to Groton. (There should be signs for Groton.) After you pass the High School (on your left side), the road curves around to the right (past an ice cream place that has a caboose...) and comes to a top sign. At the stop sign take a left. Farrell's will be on your left after a gas station and a supermaket. It is in the "downtown" section of Groton, almost to the main intersection by Dempsey Insurance Agency. If you reach the Main Intersection (just before the road goes down hill), you've gone too far. Farrell's has a neon shamrock in the window.

From Cortland:
Proceed down Groton Ave from Main Street area towards Route 281, go straight through the traffic light at the 281 intersection.....past the Cortland Co. Airport (on your left)....straight to Groton (on Rt. 222). At the stop sign in Groton, take a left and Farrell's is on the right just after Dempsey Insurance. They have a neon shamrock in their window.

 


 

The Haunt
702 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-275-3447
COVER CHARGE: Depends on the event. Usually around $5.00.

From Cortland:
Take 13 South down the hill into Ithaca. Turn right onto Willow Avenue at the traffic light. You will see the Haunt there - you can't miss it!!

 


 

(Big) Johnson's
5800 State Route 414
Hector, NY 14841
Telephone: 607-546-5800
COVER CHARGE: ????

Take Route 79 west out of Ithaca. You will go through Enfield and Mecklenburg. About 3 miles west of Mecklenburg you will travel down a long steep hill. There is a stop sign at the base of the hill. Turn left to stay on Route 79 west. You will go through Bennetsburg and enter Burdett. Go straight at the intersection with the red light in Burdett. You'll come to a 4-way stop- turn right onto County Rte.5 (also called Tug Hollow Road). Tug Hollow Road dead-ends onto Rte. 414. Turn right on Rte.414 to head north. You will pass the hamlet of Hector. Johnson's is on the right about 3/4 of a mile beyond Hector.

 


 

Lake Como Inn
Lake Road
Sempronius, NY 13118
Telephone: 315-496-2149
COVER CHARGE: ????

From Cortland:
Take 281 North to the Junction with 41 (in Homer). Take 41 to 41A, and follow 41A to Branch Road. Make a left onto Branch (It's just past Atwood Road which is a right, and is almost a "Y", so you leadfoots better slow down....you will see the lake to your left just before the turn) and then take your next left to the Lake Como Inn. Can't miss it.

 


 

Lucky's
77 Main Street
Cortland, NY 13045
Telephone: 607-756-4068
COVER CHARGE: ????

Take Route 13 North to Cortland. As you enter Cortland you will pass by K-Mart and Wal-Mart on your right. Go through two traffic lights, and bear right past the Cort-Lanes Bowling Alley. Do not bear left onto 281. Go straight through the next light (by Footie's Freez Ice Cream). Keep going over the railroad tracks, straight through the next traffic light (by Mobil and Food Bag), past the cemetary (on your left) and the 1890 House (Historical site on your right) to Main Street. Go through the light, stay in the left lane, and turn left at the next traffic light onto Church Street. Take a left at the next light onto Court Street. Take a left at the next light onto Main Street. Lucky's will be on your left next to Bobcat's OTHER store, Sub Culture (a cool skate shop for all your skateboarding needs). PS: No, you can't just turn left onto Main Street from Route 13.

 


 

Malarkey's Pub & Grub (formerly called Burdick's)
2 Main Street
McGraw, NY 13101
Telephone: 607-836-8982
COVER CHARGE: NO COVER

Take Route 13 North to Cortland - As you enter Cortland you will pass by K-Mart and Wal-Mart on your right. Go through two traffic lights, and bear right past the Cort-Lanes Bowling Alley. Do not bear left onto 281. Shortly after you drive past the intersection of 13 and Main Street, 13 North will turn left; DO NOT turn left, instead continue straight as the road becomes 11 South. Continue on 11 through the Polkville area, past Night Owls will be on the left. Go straight (do NOT follow Route 11 to Marathon) through the traffic light to McGraw (Route 41, I believe). Malarkey's will be on your right as you enter the village.

 


 

Night Owls
Route 11
Polkville (between Cortland and McGraw), NY 13045
Telephone: 607-756-9192
COVER CHARGE: ????

Take Route 13 North to Cortland - As you enter Cortland you will pass by K-Mart and Wal-Mart on your right. Go through two traffic lights, and bear right past the Cort-Lanes Bowling Alley. Do not bear left onto 281. Shortly after you drive past the intersection of 13 and Main Street, 13 North will turn left; DO NOT turn left, instead continue straight as the road becomes 11 South. Continue on 11 until the Polkville area; Night Owls will be on the left, and is well-marked.

 


 

Pine Grove lnn
Route 11
Homer, NY 13077
Telephone: 607-749-9910
COVER CHARGE: ????

Take 13 North through Cortlandville, bear left onto 281 North. Follow 281 through Cortland, past the stop light at the entrance ramp to I-81 (near the high school), and to the first stop light in Homer. Take a right at the light, go to the end of the street, take a left onto Main Street (also known as Route 11), and go straight through Homer's downtown district. The Pine Grove Inn will be on your left just as you exit the town of Homer, just look for the bar lights in the windows! Note: If you pass under the I-81 bridge you have gone a bit too far, and are heading to Little York.

 


 

Preble Hotel FROG PULL
1905 Preble Road
Preble, NY 13141
Telephone: 607-749-5556
COVER CHARGE: $5.00

Take 13 North through Cortland, when the road comes to a "Y" you should bear left and take 281 North (straight through the light by A & W). Follow 281 through Cortland and into Homer, past the entrance ramp to I-81. Continue on through the town of Homer and Little York. Continue on past Dwyer Park and Denny's Mountainview restaurant. When you get to the four corners in Preble, take a left at the flashing light (onto route 108B/Preble Road, I think). The Preble Hotel will be right there, on the right. Can't miss it.

 


 

Rascals of Ithaca (This is a NASCAR-themed bar, folks!)
1710 Trumansburg Road (Route 96)
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-277-6362
COVER CHARGE: NO COVER

Take Route 13 South to Route 96. Go Northwest on Route 96 for approximately 4-5 miles. You will (VERY soon) see Rascals on the left, next to the turn for Van Dorns Corners Road.

 


 

Roman Village
Route 38 (Locke-Groton Road)
Groton, NY 13073
Telephone: 607-898-9538
COVER CHARGE: NO COVER

Take Route 13 north to 366, and when you get to Freeville at the 4-way stop, turn left onto Route 38 and proceed to Groton. (There should be signs for Groton.) After you pass the High School (on your left side), the road curves around to the right (past an ice cream place that has a caboose...) and comes to a top sign. At the stop sign take a left. Go to the next intersection (by Dempsey Insurance) and go straight through on Route 38 towards Locke. Roman Village will be on the right as you leave town, just past the church.

From Cortland:
Proceed down Groton Ave from Main Street area towards Route 281, go straight through the traffic light at the 281 intersection.....past the Cortland Co. Airport (on your left)....straight to Groton (on Rt. 222). At the stop sign in Groton, take a right towards Locke, and Roman Village will be on the right as you leave town, just past the church.

 


 

Stafford Chevrolet
Route 13
Dryden, NY 13053
Telephone: 607-844-8113
COVER CHARGE: Depends on the event

Take Route 13 to Dryden, NY - and Stafford's is right ON Route 13, next door to the Dryden McDonald's (which we so fondly refer to as "McMobil"...since it doubles as a Mobil gas station).

 


 

Watkins Glen International Race Track
SIRIUS AT THE GLEN (NASCAR RACE)
2790 County Route 16
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Telephone: 607-535-2486
Race Line Phone: 866-461-RACE (7223)
COVER CHARGE: Depends on the race. Check web site for details.

Take Route 13 South to Ithaca, and make a right onto Route 79W and continue on to Watkins Glen via route 414. At the Main Street intersection, turn left at the traffic light (there is a Chinese Restaurant on the corner). Continue on 414 until you reach Route 16. Turn right onto Route 16 and look for signs for the race track.

 


 

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