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Jan 6, 2007 07:04 PM

North Conway weekend with eight ladies?

I am heading to North Conway with eight friends (late forties; act like late twenties)...where should we go for great atmosphere, great cosmos, decently priced, and music later?

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    1. Kidding about Boston in earlier post.

      Willing to bet that you would like Jonatahan's for comfort seafood in Conway.

      1. N. Conway's a blast, lots to do, lots of fun places although the names of them all escape me. let's see if I can get some help from relatives that live and play there.

        1. I second the Boston post. Much as I love the White Mtns, and North Conway specifically, I've never found any decent nightlife outside of a ski area bar, apres-ski. People will tell you the Red Parka and the Wildcat Inn and Tavern in Jackson.....but they're like any dive bar you'd avoid back home. Nightlife for me in that area involves hanging out in a condo w/my friends, maybe watching a movie and making our own drinks.

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          1. re: JaneRI

            I don't go out much (I play in a band and get enough of that when gigging out) but I have to say, while skiing in the White Mountains a couple of years ago I had a blast at the Red Parka. I recommend it for a fun night out. The staff is great, the regulars are super nice and they seem to have some sort of entertainment there nightly.

            1. re: masha bousha

              Another thing to keep in mind - unless they've changed the laws in the 18 months since I've been up there, NH bars allow smoking. Makes for a very unpleasant night.

              Masha, I'm not sure how old you are, but the Red Parka is the kind of dark dumpy hole in the wall I favored when I was about 19. This woman said her group is late 40s and wanting cosmos.

              1. re: JaneRI

                I'm 36 and have had my fair share of partying. I'm not saying Red Parka is a destination of any sort (it's in the White Mountains, not NYC) but there's nothing offensive about it.

          2. Look in the Conway Daily Sun when you get there. It usually has which bands are playing at which bars. The Wildcat Tavern and the Red Parka pub usually have good bands but only on certain nights. Dennis and Davey play at May Kellys ( a new irish restaraunt ). Delaneys and Tuckerman's Tavern are always a favorite but sometimes this time of year they are slow. Club 550 and the Up Country are fun but more of a DJ/clubbing scene. Horsefeathers is always nice but is a little pricey. Have fun.

            Make your own fun. White Mountains or Boston - it's you ultimately that determines a good time.