You’re going to see Rock of Ages at the Helen Hayes Theater and you need to know where to get a drink afterward? No problem! We’ve got just the right post-theater bar for those going to see the totally tubular musical throwback to the Reagan era.
The Show: It’s the jukebox musical that nods to all of the icons of the 80s: Pat Benatar, Jon Bon Jovi, Poison, Journey, Joan Jett and more. Woven within the retro tunes: a love triangle, the pursuit of big dreams, and a classic case of rock-and-roll ego. While certainly a silly send-up of the days of stone-washed denim, Rock of Ages will bring back good memories of a simpler time … with bigger hair, of course.
The Bar: Warning: After Rock of Ages, you may be struck with the strong urge to get your Pac-Man on. If that is the case, then immediately head over to Barcade in Williamsburg (or Jersey City if you’re headed that way) — all of your old electronic friends are here . Relive your glory days and get your name on the bar’s esteemed list of high-scorers.
What to Drink: An impressively crafty list of two dozen beers are on tap, from Finback Double Sess ($6) to Troegs Nugget Nectar ($6).
For where to eat before Rock of Ages, see our pre-theater restaurant suggestion.