Bear Necessity at Air

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Bear Necessity
gay party
23:00-06:00, 23:00-06:00, 23:00-06:00
11 reviews
Rated 4/5 based on 38 user reviews
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Amstelstraat 16
1017 DA  Amsterdam, Netherlands

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What is it?

Bear Necessity started as a bear party, but has become more a general gay dance party for real men.

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friendly staff, coat check, live DJs, dance floor, smoking area, no smoking, hot bartenders, security


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When is it?


Event dates
Sat 05 Dec
23:00 - 06:00

Bear Necessity - RugBN

Sat 06 Feb
23:00 - 06:00

Bear Necessity - 8 Years

Sat 05 Mar
23:00 - 06:00

Bear Necessity - Amsterdam Bear Pride - Main Party

Sat 04 Jun
23:00 - 06:00

Bear Necessity - BN

Sat 06 Aug
23:00 - 06:00

Bear Necessity - Euro Pride

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1 months ago   

Afgelopen zaterdag tijdens de gaypride naar de BN geweest. Wat een ongelooflijk slecht feest. Voor 20 euro werden we op elkaar gepakt in Club Air. Dit waren onze bezwaren:
1. Bij Club Air accepteren ze geen cash geld, maar moet je een creditkaart kopen en die opladen. Daar blijft dan vervolgens weer te goed opstaan waar je nooit meer wat mee doet. Na 15 min. in de rij hadden we zo'n creditkaart en konden we eindelijk iets te drinken halen.
2. In de zaal aangekomen bleek dat de BN flink wilde verdienen aan deze editie en hadden dubbel zoveel kaarten verkocht als dat er personen in de zaal kunnen. Er was geen ruimte om te lopen, te dansen of normaal in de zaal te staan.
3. Er stonden hele lange rijen bij de bar. Veel te weinig personeel om te helpen. De rijen liepen chaotisch zodat er regelmatig irritaties onderling waren. De omzet was toch al binnen bij het verkopen van die creditcards, dus waarom zou je dan nog je best doen en voor voldoende personeel zorgen bij de bar? In de kleine zaal stond zelfs maar 1 persoon te bedienen. Petje af voor haar, want ze bleef keurig en correct. Ik lees net wat reviews van vorig jaar en daar kwam het te kort aan personeel ook al voor. BN is dus kennelijk een niet lerende organisatie.
4. Voor een feest waar denk ik zo'n 1000 personen waren die 20 euro betalen dan verwacht je toch wel iets extra's qua aankleding van de zaal. Helaas was de creativiteit ver te zoeken en kwam de organisatie niet verder dan een aantal banners van de BN. Als we niet weten op welk feest we zijn?

Om half 1 waren we binnen en om 2 uur stond ik weer buiten. De enige gedachte die ik had was ik ga mijn geld terug vragen. Wat een belabberd, slecht en armoedig feest was dit. Er bleef bij mij toch wel de indruk achter dat de BN snel geld wilde verdienen en daar eigenlijk niets voor wilt doen.

Nooit meer voor mij!!


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over a year ago   


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over a year ago   


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over a year ago   

DJ Sergio was thé 2013 discovery for me and my friends!
Thnx Sergio for your splendid performance!


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over a year ago   

BN should solve the Bar-problem: it just takes too long to get drinks. You want to earn money so hire more people and sell more drinks.
Also the music can be much more exciting - you think the people come back for the music......I dont think so. There is just not much left in Amsterdam so there is not really much choice to go to.
Atmosphere is really good - attitude free.


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over a year ago   

Dutch gay men can be so ugly , in particular when dragged up as a bear, but still cursed with that ugly bitchy face. Avoid Amsterdam like the plague.


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over a year ago

Nothing worse than all these international djs, going from city to city, with their famous on the scene name, and never delivering, never taking you on a journey of music and euphoria.

It's just monotonous beats, and piss idiotic older gays who got stuck in A'dam, pretending that they are still having as good a time as 20 years ago.

The bear thing is just an excuse. Obese people who pretend that fat is sexy.


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over a year ago

To Mark365
You are discriminating. Cant'wait till you get to 50. What will you then do? Stay indoors? Not feel welcome because of bigots like you? Glad you don't like BN. Stay away. We don't need lowlife there!


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over a year ago   

Dear Mark365

I have never been to BN that's been worse than let's say ******.
Who is forcing you to pay 'that' ???? I think you should drop that person as your friend. You simply should not to go somewhere where someone is forcing you to go.
I also wonder where did you get that 55+ thing. I think you are confusing this event with some other one. If you like 18-21yo parties you should look for some other events and believe me, there are many of them.
Calling someone a 'desperate male' only shows you have a serious issue with your own look and age.
How about to keep looking for a party that you are happy with and leave the people that enjoy BN to keep enjoying it?
From the poster i can see one of the best djs micky galliano is coming from london. Last BN Mike J (Greenkomm resindent) and the one before Niko Krist from Cologne were playing + the residents. Makes me wonder if you just had a bad day when you wrote your comment. To Me BN is one of the biggest non commercial parties in Amsterdam along with Furball, Spellbound, XXL Leather, Ladz, Blue etc.
So much choice, hope you make the right one next you are out :o)


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over a year ago   

Sorry Guys !
There is no way you want to pay for that ! Bad music & useless stuff, that is a trademarks of this party. Most of the audience is a desperate males (55+) so for that kind of crowd quality is not in need (according to organizers). You can see that from the first minute you step in. What a waste of everything !!! Such a greedy idiots !!!


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over a year ago

Dear BN team,

Next week I will visit BN for the first time. I just payd for two tickets.
I just want to let you know: compliments for the clear information and the professional way of payment !
Up to fryday and let's have FUN !

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