Music is a force powerful enough to calm a baby, soothe a wild beast, or compel the two to dance with each other. Be overcome by this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for a concert package for two (up to a $40 total value)
- $39 for a concert package for four (up to an $80 total value)
Both options include the following per person:
- Concert admission for a regular, local act (up to a $10 value)
- Two drinks (up to a $5 each)
The club’s schedule stitches together a thick soundscape punctuated by such acts as the Butcher Babies—on Friday, November 9—a horror-rock outfit whose dual frontwomen mix heavy metal and punk with large doses of sexuality, thrashing guitars, and fake blood. Jason DeVore balances out the scene on Saturday, December 15, with lilting indie-rock songs that tug at heartstrings and reflect on life. While soaking in the music, guests enjoy draft Kilt Lifter, Blue Moon, and Shock Top, shots of Orange Otis and Jägermeister, or mixed drinks. Concert-goers can also attend a more expensive show or order more expensive drinks and pay the difference.
When musician Joe Grotto got lucky in Vegas in 1994 and pocketed $75,000, he played it smart. Instead of blowing it all on a flashy convertible or a self-portrait carved into a human-size diamond, he used his windfall to build an intimate music venue with a state-of-the-art sound system. Joe began by booking manic rockers, brutal metal bands, and raucous blues guitarists before expanding to include more all-ages shows as the years passed. The success of the venue, which earned recognition as 2008’s Best Rock Club from the Phoenix New Times, has helped draw talented, original groups of all kinds to the stage. The limelight isn’t just reserved for established artists, either; on Wednesdays, bands looking for a place to play can sign up for the open mic, and on Monday, acoustic musicians steal the show.
Although its focus is on music, Joe’s Grotto hasn’t neglected other aspects of entertainment. The full bar pours draft brews such as Kilt Lifter, Blue Moon, and Shock Top while guests shoot pool at a pair of tables, play games on two Megatouch game machines, and throw darts or annoying companions at electronic targets. Out on the patio, revelers order more drinks from an outdoor bar, where a screen lets them watch inside happenings and a mister, cooler, and heater keep the fresh air comfortable all year round.