Update: March/April Tour Cancelled

12 Mar 2020

Hello everyone!

We’re sure you are seeing tons of touring cancelations pouring in over the Covid19/novel coronavirus pandemic, and we’re gutted to have to add another one to the list. With concerns for safety and health of our fans, our crew, and our touring partners in Irontom, as well as potential travel restrictions and bans on public gatherings both enacted and impeding, we’ve made the decision to cancel the upcoming dates on our US tour starting tomorrow.

Please contact your point of purchase for refunds, and please know that we are beyond bummed out to not be coming to see you in the next couple of weeks.

We hope to be back in your neck of the woods soon, in the meantime please stay safe, stay healthy, wash your hands and look out for those who may need your help in the coming weeks.

With love,
Bear Hands


21 Feb 2020

Ayyyy! We’re pumped to share that we’ll be doing a few in-store acoustic performances while on tour this March & April. Free admission and all ages!

We will also be headlining in the respective cities later those nights. Tickets available HERE.

Vinyl Renaissance & Audio in Overland Park, KS
Saturday, March 14 at 2pm CT [MORE INFO]

Music Millennium in Portland, OR
Saturday, March 21 at 5pm PT [MORE INFO]

Criminal Records in Atlanta, GA
Sunday, April 5 at 3pm ET [MORE INFO]

Bear Hands 2020 Tour Flyer

Bear Hands Cocktails & Playlist Pairings

21 Feb 2020

Our in-band cocktail connoisseur TJ has created custom cocktails to be paired with our RAD GENETICS playlist, which is comprised of our current listenings.

You can check out the latest playlist HERE, and take a stab at creating our latest cocktail pairing below (if yr of age, of course).



  • 1 ½ oz Appleton Estate Jamaican rum
  • ¾ oz Giffard Banane du Bresil liqueur
  • ½ oz Giffard Vanille de Madagascar liqueur
  • ½ oz Dry Curaçao
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz Coco Lopez cream of coconut
  • 5 dashes Angostura bitters

This one is a doozy, and might be a little difficult for the basic home bar, but it’s so delicious. Tastes like banana cream pie. I created this in the cold NYC winter and imagined myself transplanted to a tropical beach, sipping these all day long.

Combine and shake all ingredients (except the coconut flakes) until the shaker is frosty in your hands. Double strain into a highball glass and top with crushed ice. Dust with toasted coconut flakes. Add a straw (preferably metal, save the turtles)!

Past Cocktails:

You can also take a stab at all past cocktails and listen to all past pairing playlists below!



  • 1 oz reposado tequila (we like Espolon reposado, it’s affordable and tasty, the reposado gives the tequila a bit of a smoky/aged flavor)
  • ¾ oz blanco vermouth (not a dry vermouth, something like Cocchi Ameicano or Lillet Blanc)
  • ½ oz orange cordial or orange liqueur (Cointreau is ok, or if you want to make your own cordial – 2 parts chopped oranges [peel on] to 1 part sugar, mix well and let sit overnight, put into a fine strainer and let sit until all liquid has drained [do not press], mix remaining liquid with equal parts dry Curaçao, shake well, done)
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice (fresh is best, concentrated lemon juice can be too acidic and not taste well)
  • 1 tsp absinthe (this gives the cocktail a delicious anise nose)
  • 3 dashes of Angostura bitters (this gentian and herbal forward bitters will complement the smoky notes of the reposado, the orange in the cordial, and the absinthe nose)

Mix ingredients in cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake immediately after adding ice and double strain into martini or cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist, expressed over the drink and rubbed around the rim, then placed in the drink.


French Ambassador cocktail recipe


  • 1 ½ oz gin
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz Demerara syrup (brown sugar simple syrup)
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 oz sparkling wine
  • ½ oz Lindemans Framboise Lambic Ale
  • Frozen raspberry and lemon twist garnish

Add gin, lemon, Demerara syrup and angostura into a cocktail shaker. Shake ingredients and double strain into an all-purpose wine glass. Top with sparkling wine and framboise. Garnish with a frozen raspberry and a lemon twist (expressed over drink, rubbed around the rim, then placed into drink).



  • 2 oz bourbon (Four Roses yellow label or similar)
  • 1 oz lime juice 
  • ½ oz sweet vermouth (Carpano Antica or similar)
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • splash of ginger beer (spicier the better)

Combine and shake all ingredients except ginger beer. Double strain into double rocks glass or high ball glass. Add ice (preferably Kold-Draft cubes) and top with ginger beer. Rest lime wheel on top of drink. 


28 Jan 2020

Bear Hands will be performing at the Columbus Arts Festival in Columbus, OH on June 13. Free event. More info HERE. View all Bear Hands March/April headline tour dates HERE.

Bear Hands Announces 2020 Headline Tour!

16 Dec 2019

Friends, get hyped cuz we’re heading across the US this 2020!

Tickets become available this Friday, December 20 at 10am local time HERE, except for DC, which goes on sale Thursday, December 19 at 10am local HERE, so set yr reminders!

Can’t wait to hang with you and our special guest IRONTOM! 💙🔮🐲😽 🚐

March 4 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
March 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
March 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club AE
March 7 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
March 8 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
March 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
March 11 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
March 12 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
March 13 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
March 14 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
March 15 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
March 17 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
March 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Urban Lounge
March 20 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
March 21 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
March 23 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
March 24 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
March 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
March 27 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
March 28 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live
March 30 – Dallas, TX – The Cambridge Room at House of Blues
March 31 – Austin, TX – The Parish
April 1 – Houston, TX – The Studio at Warehouse Live
April 3 – Orlando, FL – The Social
April 4 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
April 5 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
April 7 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
April 8 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
April 10 – Washington D.C. – U Street Music Hall
April 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
April 12 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair

Bear Hands 2020 Tour Flyer