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Main Street Brewery is now like a strip club?

Original post made by Chris, Downtown, on Dec 20, 2009

We have long taken friends from out of town and even younger ones over the years to the Main Street Brewery for good music, food and clean fun. Yes, it is a bar, however, what we witnessed there last night?? The band had girls in very little up on stage dancing all night, stripper moves for sure...ah yes, lets bring more nasty night life downtown,...just what we need!

Comments (49)

Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 20, 2009 at 1:26 pm

So now we have competition for Redcoats to see who can lower the bar the most. We really do not need that trash and Main St Brewery seems to be going downhill fast. Someone needs to be sure the owner sees your comments, did you pass your thoughts along to Matt?

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 20, 2009 at 6:56 pm

is nasty dancing a form of free speech...just asking...there's lots of nasty stuff so how come you're so concerned about nasty dancing...pleeeeese esplain...

Posted by john
a resident of another community
on Dec 20, 2009 at 8:37 pm

your a real pip Cholo

Posted by Chris
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 20, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Well Cholo, if you are serious about an "honest" answer, I just feel in my heart that there is so much more crossing the line everywhere now....these girls were in stripper outfits and you could see them gyrating through the windows driving on Main street and yes,I like a clean downtown, this attracts "slime", but I guess you were probably there. Free speech nothing. I am tired of "Free speech this and free speech that" so that human beings have an excuse to act like animals. It's boring and old and I am quite certain I am not the only one that craves some old fashioned values. Thank you very much.

Posted by another resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 20, 2009 at 9:12 pm

What a non-sense topic. Is Pleasanton some kind of bible belt of the Bay Area? Was there some kind of indecency here?

Posted by chris
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 20, 2009 at 9:22 pm

To Resident: No, we are not a bible belt town, hey what the hell, lets all just let little girls rip off their clothes while old men slop around their beer and leer at them, cause gosh darnit we have freedom of speech and lets all be a part of watching our planet grow spiritually sicker....people like you and cholo that don't care and probably have no God in your lives anyway.

Posted by another resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 20, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Well, maybe you're right Chris. I've even watched PG-13 rated movies and was moved profoundly by something called "The Last Temptation of Christ".

Maybe next we should ban the teaching of evolution in Pleasaton schools and say that the world was created 6000 years ago in a period of six days.

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm

it seems to me like a bunch of ole hens are out to bash nice people like me for no valid speech is for real...i thought that dancing was a form of free speech but maybe some of you mean spirited hens know better...thank you very much indeed...

i rarely speak of Hashem in public...don't go to movies often because I'm playing my guitar or painting...i don't think about spiritual sicker anything because it doesn't plague me...i hope that if you feel sicker that you will get weller soon...

by way, what in the world is a "pip" ...hmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

i've never known anybody who hasn't thought or done something nasty at least once in a lifetime...tee hee hee, tee hee hee..and i think that all of you ole hens have done nasty stuff and that's why you protest so loudly...cheers, Your pal Cholo...HOORAY!

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Well Chris, at least you can admit to not having any values. I appreciate when somebody can stand up and say that she craves old fashioned values. Keep telling the truth and maybe someday you will have what you wish for.

You Pal..Cholo

Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 20, 2009 at 10:47 pm

moral compasses are neither absolute or infallable Cholo but that does not mean they should be ignored. I would think this not be a revelation to yourself, given your age and experience..

Posted by Me
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 21, 2009 at 9:20 am

If you don't like th entertainment don't patronize the business. Money talks ... walks.

Not my cup of tea, but I think the business should be able to have a scantily clad band if they choose, provided they ar enot actually stripping.

Posted by Me
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 21, 2009 at 9:26 am


Some in Pleasanton, would like to ban liquor, fun and anything that is not classy by thier definition. With all the influx of monies from the developments in the hills came a whole group of prudes who think they know better than you and I what is good for us.

Posted by Al Bronzini
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 21, 2009 at 11:37 am

If what I read is true about the scantly clad dancers I suggest you get involved P.D.A. Remember the Bars with drunks vomiting and urinating on store fronts, I certainly do. I thought they were something of the past, have we gone full circle, are they making a come back?

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 21, 2009 at 11:59 am

stuff happens mes petites...stuff happens...i have the impression that nobody is stripping on stage...they already show up without much on so you don't have to strain to get a peek...

i have a hunch that the "scantily clad dancers" have more on than most males one sees on the streets on a hot day wearing only short trousers and no shoes or t-shirts...what's the difference?

i think that al needs to start up a local chapter of PEEPERS ANONYMOUS...

i rest my case...

Posted by molly
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Dec 21, 2009 at 8:46 pm

I guess none of you are aware of the 'cougar night' that goes on at our very own 'respectable' Barones most Thursdays. Of course, this place is frequented by mini-van driving soccer moms by day, turned sex-starved cougars by night. If single twenty-somethings want to party, so be it. I'd rather see that than forty-somethings acting like trash, while playing the part super-mom by day.

Posted by Joe
a resident of Amador Estates
on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:22 am

Cholo has a way of screwing every single post under Town Square. It blows my mind how a reasonable train of thought can be totally derailed by him. He's a piece of work for sure!!! TOTAL nut case!!

Posted by Renato
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:30 am

It's too bad that we have lowered our standards in order to get the business. Anyway, I do agree with Molly, there is a "Cougar Night" which is far more appalling than this, I suspect. And, that's not all, these are not only women out and about, but they post their night on facebook to further show their lack of taste out on the town. It's all about getting attention or lack-of it at home. It's very sad, but it continues to make me feel better about my life and my choices. Best to you all...

Posted by Annoyed
a resident of another community
on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:38 am

Has anyone considered limiting the number of times a "loose cannon" with no common sense can comment on thw Pleasanton Weekly forum?

Does Cholo have nothing better to do but sit in front of a computer and make negative comments about every article printed? If all your negative energy was turned into something positive you might be a happier person - and just might HELP others rather than being an annoying distruber.

Posted by Pleasantonian
a resident of Golden Eagle
on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:39 am

Cholo - would you want your daughter on that stage dressed like that?
Just wondering.

Posted by Freedom of Speech
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:43 am

The venue is a reflection of the owner of the estblishment. Freedom to be a cougar, dress provacatively, whether you like it or not, is an expression of free speech which separates us from many other countries in the world.

I also would never mention Barone's in the same breath as Main Street Brewery. The ownership and staff at Barone's are class acts -always polite and welcoming. The owner and staff at Main Street Brewery are among the rudest I have encountered since moving here 10 years ago. The food is bad, the service is bad. What is more obcene is how they can stay in business!

Posted by jeff S
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 22, 2009 at 9:15 am

Agree with Mr/Ms Freedom of Speech. [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]

Posted by ptown neighbor
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Dec 22, 2009 at 9:15 am

Why do people take a comment by a neighbor who was concerned about Main Street Brewery and the wild girls in the band and morph it into a discussion on right wing religion? Stick to the topic people. While I'm all for having a good time downtown (and have had wild times too), I agree that we shouldn't feature bands with strip tease dancing in a place where kids under the age of 16 are welcome to dine with their families.

Posted by anonymous
a resident of another community
on Dec 22, 2009 at 9:16 am

I have never read so much negativity in one place...and during the Holidays. All I want to say is Have a peaceful Christmas. Downtown Pleasanton is an amazing place and I love it, especially during the Holidays. Merry Christmas to all of you..

Posted by Arroyo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 22, 2009 at 9:53 am

Some on this thread remind me of Robert Preston as Professor Howard Hill in the movie, The Music Man. He was the man who got the community concerned about the demoralization of their youth, because of a possible pool hall opening for business in their town.

Businesses come, businesses go, and those who do not fit in will disappear. And, when the Main Street Brewery does something illegal, the Pleasanton Police Department will promptly do something about it. Until then, just take your patronage elsewhere and please get off the soapbox. Except for the excessive number of restaurants on Main Street, the downtown area is very nice, and will stay that way. (I miss the small antique stores.)

The next posting I expect to see in the "Townsquare Forum" from the PTT (P-Town Taliban) is an opinion piece on the morality of horse racing and the necessity of banning it at the Fairgrounds, or closing down the Victoria's Secret store in Stoneridge Shopping Center. Ugh!!!

Posted by Merry Christmas
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 22, 2009 at 9:54 am

Let’s review:

1. Someone felt the dress was not appropriate on band members
2. He/she did not talk to management about their concerns’
3. He/she posts up a thread and it morphs into a ‘conversation’ about free speech and cougar nights...

How about you show some PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY? If you see something you do not feel is ‘appropriate’ – talk directly to the management involved, and then make your own decision on whether to return to that business or not. No one is forced to enter an establishment.

There are some wonderful restaurants in town as well as other services and I appreciate having a downtown where I can enjoy myself while supporting our city and local businesses.

I have made my choices on where to dine out in town…and you can too. Its’ really easy ;-)

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night.

Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Dec 22, 2009 at 10:26 am

SteveP is a registered user.

After reading all of the comments above, I think I really need to get out more, especially downtown. I had no idea there was so much going on, despite all the previous claims from posters that Pleasanton was a dead-quiet, sleepy town.

Posted by Old Guy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 22, 2009 at 12:04 pm

It's real simple. If you don't like the product / environment then don't spend your valuable time and consumer dollars in that establishment. In that respect you can go and find something more in line with your entertainment needs.

Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 22, 2009 at 12:06 pm

for your amusement Arroyo -- a longtime Pleasanton merchant who is known to be more than a little uptight complained when the lingerie shop opened at the corner of Main and Angela. She wrote to the PW that having displays of the underwear, where they could be seen from the street, was immoral and should be illegal. Best free advertising the lingerie shop ever got. BTW, that owner did very well in P-town but got tired of the atmosphere, she is now doing even better in downtown Livermore. Lighten up merchants!

Posted by Cal2008
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Dec 22, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Cal2008 is a registered user.

Thanks for the heads-up, I didn't know this was happening. Do you know if they will be there tonight? Friends and I are looking for something to do. See you there!

Posted by Al
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Dec 22, 2009 at 12:30 pm

My only complaint about the place is indeed the Owner. Extremely rude and truly thinks he's more important than he really is. My wife (and many others) stop going there a long time ago. He's also tight with the Pleasanton Downtown Assc. and channels his bands to most of the musical events in the summer (check their corresponding schedules). Not sure that's a good way to do city vs private business, but it'll never change!

Posted by Rick
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 22, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Is it the owner or the owner's son that is the jerk in the way he treats people. And too all the bible belt people, please go back to Ohio, Texass or wherever else you came from.

Posted by bnodsnads
a resident of Val Vista
on Dec 22, 2009 at 5:25 pm

City vs. Private Business?
Now that a City Government Conspiracy to generate business in Downtown has been revealed, let's talk about mind control over band leaders who choose to contract agreements between establishments and the music they play to numb the thoughts of the general public who happen to forget their medication and post paranoid assumptions on blogs.

Business brings business.
Bands play when they agree on contracts on where to play.
Contracts constructed by other businesses.

By all means, no one is "channeling" man!!

But thanks for sharing your paranoid delusions of how you think business is conducted. Obviously, you certainly showed all the readers your understanding of business, and I am sure everyone is smiling just like me!

BTW, did anyone tip the dancers?

Posted by Al
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Dec 22, 2009 at 5:43 pm

Mr/Ms Bondsnads, Unless I'm wrong - this is just a forum that truly means little to nothing. Just a bunch of good local folks typing their feelings and oponions.
Needless to say, I'm just not feeling the love on your response to my comments regarding Main Street Brewery. Again, it's just my comments, nothing more-nothing less.
I guess though I can feel a little better knowing that my comments made you smile. That means alot to me. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 22, 2009 at 6:55 pm

all i said was isn't there an issue of free speech here and a few mud balls surface for air and trash my insights!

readers know that I've tried my best to offer a few of you a little boost here 'n there to bring you up and all i get is a no thank you very much and an major effort to get me scratched off this blog...what a hurtful thing to do to another person...

no mes the new year approaches, i once again pledge to take the HIGH ROAD and to tell you the truth even if the truth hurts...i am after all a stand up kind of citizen...

the other thing that concerned me besides free speech is this whole thing about referring to women as "cougars"...the implication is that they are equal to a mujer markada, lets put it this way, it's not polite, so i had to step up and offer a bit of guidance to those that were seemingly headed in the wrong other words, a good deed...

no mes petites...this is not about's about who has the biggest nose...

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 22, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Correction: mujer in naughty naughty bad bad girl...

a resident of Birdland
on Dec 22, 2009 at 11:48 pm

wow...please shoot me the day that this becomes my concern.

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 23, 2009 at 11:19 am

address please...

Posted by bnodsnads
a resident of Val Vista
on Dec 23, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Mr. Al,

I was responding to your certainty of how business was conducted Downtown because you were "Not sure" if it was right. I wanted to clarify on the subject of business ethics based on your assumptions that you posted.

Allow me to respond to comments made about the owner of Main Street Brewery, not Main St. Brewery overall. You used this forum to take a personal shot at the owner. You tried to back your comments with your delusional theory that this is how Downtown conducts business, through an unfriendly business owner who is in "tight" with the PDA, that he is responsible for "channeling" bands through the PDA. You then urge people to research your assumption, and question the ethics based on your assumption.

You could of left your comments about the owner said,and be done. But you chose to discredit yourself by conveying a delusional theory about how the owner is "channeling" entertain the people of Downtown Pleasanton.

That doesn't seem like a bad thing at all. Maybe he is responsible for helping to provide music downtown, but it isn't some wrongful way to do business.

Main Street Brewery is a place to enjoy live music with friends and loved ones. It's entertainment in Downtown. If your purpose of going there was to buddy up with the owner, and you got let down, Let it go, because your intentions were not to be entertained by the live music. You simply let one person ruin your night.

Posted by bnodsnads
a resident of Val Vista
on Dec 23, 2009 at 1:29 pm

P.S. - If there was not an exchange of money from patrons to the dancing girls, it is not constituted as a strip club.

Posted by chris
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 24, 2009 at 7:37 am

I started this thread just expressing my disappoint has the scantily clad girls who had no problem while up their guzzling their beer with the rest of the band, also had no problem bending over backwards, showing it all and shaking it for the whoop and holler....My point after all these posts remains the same. Old men slopping their beer, leering at girls who could be their grand daughters and it just made me feel like if that was my daughter, as a guy, it would bother me...but there were plenty of drunk women too, sadly middle aged whooping and hollering it up and again if that was your daughter? of course I realize that these girls have the freedom to do what they want. i never commented on the owner or staff, they are friendly and nice, i was just very sells, at any level, and that is the way of the world, merry christmas to all.

Posted by Nacho
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 30, 2009 at 8:24 am

I didn't notice a lot of comments from people who were there? I was there and the band, the girls and the crowd were all having a good time. The dance floor was full and people enjoyed themselves and no one got hurt. The Main Street Brewery aka (The Brew) is a well run establishment. The ownership and staff are good people and my waistline says the food is good! .... See you on the dance floor!

Posted by Carlos Gutierrez
a resident of Valley Trails
on Dec 30, 2009 at 8:43 am

Theres been alot of talk and complaining, but not much action around here. Why don't we organize a protest outside these buisnesses while the offensive behavior is going on. The buisnesses might change their practices when their customers choose not to walk through a crowd of angry protesters outside. We need to make our voices heard loud and clear- This is Pleasanton, and we will have NO fun, drinking and dancing around these parts. Not even in the appropriate locations. Damn, I can't believe those kind of people snuck into this fine town. Lets organize and revolt before its too late.

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 30, 2009 at 4:48 pm

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Posted by Liz
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 1, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Those were certainly not strippers and you could not see them from the street (I was there). The band was in front of the window.
Cheerleaders don't were much more clothing than those dancers did.

Main Street Brewery is a fun, safe place to meet people, dance and have a bite to eat. I am more concerned about the men who scream in front of Tully's scaring children "in the name of Jesus".

Posted by james
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 6, 2010 at 9:13 pm

hey chris,
I have been a regular patron of the Main Street Brewery whenever my favorite band is there- not the one with the girl dancers however. I am pretty fussy about my food and I think that the food there is quite good- I would recommend it to any of my friends. I have also never encountered anyone there with a rude attitude.

I have seen women patrons in tops and skirts that were revealing to begin with, get up and dance in such a way as to leave little to the imagination. I have also been to football games at Amador Valley HS and watched the cheerleaders gyrate like they were having vertical sex. I later heard that enough parents complained the cheerleaders toned down their routines.

and no one is forcing the girls at gunpoint to get up on the stage in scanty clothing and dance suggestively. and if the old guys just happened to be there i think it would be a natural reaction to slop a little beer when young women suddenly appear half dressed and start dancing.

Posted by itsabar
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jan 18, 2010 at 8:26 am

why don't we just implement sharia law in pleasanton.

It is a bar if you don't like or approve of the entertainment don't go. No I wouldn't want a strip club downtown but this is far from that.

Posted by Tony
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jan 19, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Yo Chris,

Let me get this straight, you find scantilly clad hotties offensive?
What planet are you from? Excuse me, I have to go to the BADA BING.

Posted by Bill
a resident of another community
on Jan 23, 2010 at 1:16 am

Don't look at the scantily clad women if you are so bothered by their appearance! Or visit this pub when the chic band is elsewhere. SheeeeSH! Meanwhile, be glad you live in a town with such monumental issues.

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