What You'll Get
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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May purchase 3 additional as gifts. Must use in 1 visit. Must be at least 21 and present a valid photo I.D. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.