Although the epicenter of downtown's Gaslamp Quarter buzzes with bars and restaurants, the comedy club nestled among it all may be the biggest draw. That’s because The American Comedy Co. consistently books nationally renowned comedians and television personalities such as the Sklar Brothers, Sarah Colonna, and Christopher Titus. Yet to keep from being too exclusive, the independent establishment also welcomes fledgling comics to its stage for open mic nights, where they can practice their timing, develop their stage presence, and lift famous people’s fingerprints from the microphone stand.
Casual American fare can be found at The Tipsy Crow. For your viewing pleasure, The Tipsy Crow also stocks TVs in the bar area. If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, The Tipsy Crow is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout. There's often a DJ spinning as well, and patrons are encouraged to step out on the dance floor. Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy.
The restaurant's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table. The Tipsy Crow welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
Guests take to street parking at The Tipsy Crow's 5th Ave spot.
Prices are downright affordable at The Tipsy Crow, with most items well under the $15 mark.
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