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B.S. West
Ranked #757 of 1,261 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Cuisines: Barbecue
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Warning”
Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I were in town for the weekend and heard this place was fun. It was Friday night and we were looking forward to enjoying a nice night out. When we arrived at BS West, we paid a $5 cover and received a drink voucher; things seemed to be looking up. At 11pm, the show started. The drag queens were of average quality and talent. The problem, however, was the show lasted 2 hours and 25 minutes. What a colossal waste of time. The bar started off with a decent crowd, but it was obvious people stopped drinking way before the show ended (I observed this while sitting at the bar). The visitors were the first to go and it was easy to figure out why; the show was fun for the first 20 minutes, but boring after that. It was self indulging and focused completely on the mediocre performers. Get a clue. People want to dance; share the dance floor. I asked the bartender whether this was typical and she said yes. I felt by allowing a bar full of people to eventually give up and leave due to disappointment was also a sign of poor management. Don't waste your time by going here on Friday unless you want to sit through a show of Titantic proportions; although in the end, they both sank.

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English first
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“LGBS Heaven!”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Gay friend and I went on a thursday night while a Miller 64 competition was going on. Tons of fun watching the dancers, and drinks were super cheap!

Visited January 2013
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Lighthouse Point, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Cute men. Nice vibe”
Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

This Scotsdale gay bar has a lot of things going for it. Foremost the adorable staff who really went above and beyond and make everyone feel like a regular. The decor is nothing to write home about but the staff more than makes up for it. 2 for 1s till 8pm most nights. The place has the typical drag shows and strippers. Go check it out

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Rosemount, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Overpriced, Fslse Advertising, Beware”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

An advertised in Phoenix's, "The Ion"...BS West claimed to have 2 for 1's all day in Saturdays. Went there last night, driving across town to get there.

Bartender greeted us looking at his watch, saying, "I'll be your bartender for 3 minutes".

We asked about 2 fers, he said no such thing. Upon showing the ad, he went to show his Manager. Gone 5 mins. Came back to say Manager thanked us for letting them know. And she should be up to talk to us soon

Then he offered us drinks. Offered a new Platinum Bud Light, I accepted, and friend ordered a Three Olives vodka.

Price- ( after serving). $17.00. Really?

20 minutes later and far lighter in the wallet, frustrated as no mManager came to see us, we left!

Never again!

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“still kickin'. its in a...”
Reviewed July 20, 2008

still kickin'. its in a nice gayborhood

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