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Bear Necessity
gay party
22:00-05:00, 22:00-05:00, 22:00-05:00
8 reviews
Rated 4/5 based on 40 user reviews
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Oostelijke Handelskade 4
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 03 Jun
22:00 - 05:00

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22:00 - 05:00

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3 months ago   

Bear Necessity on February 4, 2017 at Panama was a blast! The music was excellent, the audience was diverse, ranging from young cubs to mature bears, muscle bears to beer bellies --- something for everybody! The go-go dancers were a surprising addition as well and definitely to be repeated. Panama is a wonderful location, spacious and friendly, they accept cash and bank cards, and offer visitors the option of a 2-euro coat check or a 2-euro single-use locker. Panama is so much better than Club Air and put BN back on map for bears and their admirers.

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over a year ago   

Bear Necessity recently moved to Club Air. I think this is a bad move. In addition to buying a ticket to the party, you must also buy their Air Card. You cannot use cash to pay for coat check and drinks. Check the Club Air website to see what this is going to cost you. Getting a refund is difficult and bureaucratic, so that people won't bother. The Air Card is a rip-off. Twenty euros is really too much money for this party.

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over a year 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   

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   

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   

I had a great time at Bear Necessity. The place was crowded but not more than any other other events over the weekend. Yes, it was hot but Odeon will never beat Paradiso in this way. Music was good.
Shame I didn't meet the sourpuss posting bellow. I'd make him smile :) ...but then again, would I? He sounds like nothing would make him happy.

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