Music, like long-expired cartons of eggnog, can help one express hard to articulate feelings and deeply buried passions, especially when hidden behind a refrigerator. Today's Groupon puts one foot in the door for your next musical admission: for $9, you get $25 toward admission and drinks at The Gramophone.
The intimate Grove bar and performance venue plays host to a diverse mix of musical stylings, offering everything from up-and-coming hip-hop artists and bluegrass bands to under-the-radar rock, jazz, funk, pop, and reggae. Cover prices vary but are typically in the $5–$20 range. With a capacity that caps at about 300, the small space allows for ease of viewing and close-range undergarment flinging, guaranteeing your knickers will lasso the targeted drumstick every time. Every Wednesday at The Gramophone, the amateurs take to the stage in a weekly cover-free open-mic night; for the rhythmically possessed, the club hosts a bi-weekly DJ-spun dance party, allowing for ease of score-settling dance-offs or move-assisted seductions.
Outfitted with high-top tables and lofted seating areas that feature plush leather couches, the red-ceilinged bar is an ideal place to spend an evening enjoying live music while sampling a creative cocktail concoction. Sip the dignified jalapeño cocktail ($6), a house-infused ginger-vodka creation splashed with pineapple juice and crowned with droplets of Sriracha chili sauce, to add a fiery dose of flavor to a high-energy night of Zydeco, or opt for the clean-tasting cucumber gimlet ($6) to hydrate parched palates after a jazz-improv sing along leaves you hoarse. The Gramophone also boasts a rotating selection of draft beers and more than 45 barley pops by the bottle, so you can ease into the spirit of a swampy Delta-blues opener with an Abita Amber ($4) before switching to a Samuel Smith’s Imperial Stout ($5) when the Irish rock duo headlines. Treat the music-loving minx in your life to a night of not dinner but dancing, or escape the drudgery of restocking the all-you-can-eat pizza buffet every hour, on the hour, for a night of free-flowing drinks and the unpredictable drama of live music.
Must be 21 or older with valid ID.
Forest Park Southeast
4243 Manchester Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63110Get Directions