- The Scene
Don't ask why a ski-motif lodge should plunk down in Gramercy. Just give thanks for the general campiness of it all, from the rinky-dink fireplace in back to the picnic tables and painted signs for boat rentals and bait. Nothing much is authentic--the antler chandeliers look mass-produced--but drinks are cheap, TVs abound and at least it's something different. Ten beers served in chilled mugs range from PBR to Black Bear Stout and, when the mood strikes, a Jager shot-machine is willing.
To come to the lodge and not coax a dollar into the Big Buck Hunter video game is grounds for removal. It's fun, addictive, and completely un-P.C. Manhandle the orange plastic rifle for five rounds of deer hunting--a real head on the back wall serves as inspiration. While the frozen margaritas do nothing for your aim, devotees swear it's better than 60 minutes with their shrink.
Message from Black Bear Lodge
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