Friday, November 04, 2005

5 Things: Our Favorite Dive Bars

Let's face it, sometimes you get tired of paying top dollar for a martini or a pint of beer. Lucky for you, there's plenty of places for young people in the area. This week at 5 Things, we're tackling Dive Bars!

5 Things: Our Favorite Dive Bars of Lehigh Valley
  1. Cannon's - 448 N 9th St, Allentown: The editors of Stuff magazine are in the know! The floors are sticky, but the food is terrific! Bring a friend if you go to this one...
  2. Stahley's Cellarette - 1826 Hanover Ave, Allentown: Reminds us of Moe's from The Simpsons, a good ol' boy town bar where you can feast and drink for under $15 total.
  3. Mother's Bar & Grill - 3 Lehn's Court, Easton: If you can manage the circle, find parking, and the squeeze through the crowd of Lafayette students, this one's a keeper!
  4. Tap Room - 15th Street near the corner of Union, Allentown: A bar that the boys from The Dukes of Hazard would feel comfortable in. And one that you will too, if you drag some friends along for company.
  5. Joe's Tavern - 12 W Broad, Bethlehem: Still in the thick of things in the historic district of Bethlehem, but worlds apart! After a few plastic cups, you'll be set!
Do you know of any other terrific places? Why don't you leave us some in the comments section so that we don't overstay our welcome at the ones named above. :)


Thursday, November 03, 2005

November First Thursday...A Recap

Wow! What a great turnout!

It was great to see so many new faces at First Thursday tonight! Hope everyone had a great time and met some new people and caught up with a few old friends as well.

Also, thanks to everyone who brought food to help with our food drive. All the food collected will be donated to the local food banks, who have been hit especially hard by Hurricane Katrina, Rita and Wilma. If you forgot to bring food tonight, you can bring canned food to any NET event this month and hand it off to an officer and we will see that it gets to the food banks for you!

Don't forget our next event - Movie Night on Tuesday at the 19th Street Theater. The feature presentation is Everything is Illuminated starring Elijah Wood.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Eventually There Will Be A Daily Post...

First, thanks for bearing with us here at The After Work Chronicles.

We would be remiss if we didn't address the lack of postings. It's been a bit slower than expected to get this concept off the ground. We are still gung-ho and ready to give you a place to find new and exciting happenings in the Valley, though. We have plans and posts just waiting to get online! So, we appreciate those of you who have been stopping by already, and hope to continue our good start!

In other NET news, three orders of business:

  1. NET members were featured in the following article from The Allentown Times
  2. We're also pretty psyched about skiing this year; due to the weather patterns, it looks like we're gonna see lots o'snow! Matt Sommerfield is running a NET group on Wednesday nights at Blue Mountain Ski Area in January and February. The details can of course be found on the website...go ahead and click "Events" on the side bar :)
  3. In an effort to push the NET straight into 2006, the Events Committee will be meeting on Sunday, November 19th at 6:30pm. Not quite sure where, but if you feel like hosting a few NET members for about an hour, that'd be awesome! Otherwise, just drop an email to or and we'll try to keep you posted!

Hope you're all having a great week and we'll see you at Stooges (in Allentown) for First Thursday!