Listening to jazz and eating dinner have become some of man’s top recreational activities, just after contemplating infinity and napping in the fridge. Let smooth saxophones entertain you with today’s Groupon to Alleycatz Live Jazz Bar. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Mediterranean cuisine and drinks on Saturdays.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Mediterranean cuisine and drinks Sundays through Fridays.
Amid live bands and DJs, visitors to Alleycatz Live Jazz Bar keep stomachs from growling over the music with Mediterranean-inspired eats from its dinner menu. While using forks to perform tabletop drum solos to live entertainment, diners can team up on exotic appetizers such as grilled alligator tenderloin ($13) covered in Creole tomato sauce. House-made pasta dishes spring from the kitchen, loading up dinner plates with the likes of original dishes such as rigatoni carlito topped with grilled chorizo sausage ($17). As light spills from chandeliers, eaters chomp into stuffed free-range chicken supreme ($23) to discover creamy brie and organic spinach inside. Should one choose a preset menu ($25–$38/person) culinary journeys take diners through appetizers and entrees such as bruschetta, grilled salmon, and seafood risotto. Keeping things lively, diners may sip selections from the expansive wine list or specialty martinis such as the Jazzy Catz ($10.35) made with vodka, blue Curacao, Malibu rum, and lime juice and shaken by a pair of jazz hands.
Six nights a week, live music bounces off the eatery’s vibrant red oak and exposed-brick walls to fill the dining space with eclectic music styles such as Jazz, blues, R&B, and reggae. Patrons can learn new moves during free salsa lessons on Mondays, or bring along an entourage to applaud only for oneself during swing lessons on Tuesdays.
Alleycatz Live Jazz Bar
You can always tell what day of the week it is by peaking your head into Alleycatz Live Jazz Bar's modern dining room. On Mondays through Thursdays, salsa bounces off the eatery's vibrant red oak and exposed-brick walls as instructors lead groups in free dance lessons. Soul and R&B bands please cochlear passageways on Fridays and Saturdays, and end the week by featuring a rotating melange of genres and top 40 hits.
Of course, this up-tempo atmosphere is fueled by food inspired by the Mediterranean, where some anthropologists believe music also exists. Just like jazz players enjoy slipping extra notes into their solos, executive chef Michael Skan isn't afraid to add his own little flourishes to classic items. He gives the fresh-made pasta dishes playful names like "Sexy Spaghettini"—which comes mixed with tiger Shrimp, grilled chicken, and a spicy cilantro olive oil—and deep fries New York-style cheesecakes. The bartenders share Chef Skan's creative flair, mixing signature martins such as the "Orgasmic Catz," an amalgamation of raspberry vodka, Cointreau, Champagne, lime, and cranberry.