Humans are the only species to instinctually combine entertainment with eating, as evidenced by the intricate mashed-potato sculptures forged atop the golden pedestal of a high chair. Today's Groupon revisits the youthful marriage of the enjoyable and the edible: for $10, you get $10 toward one show ticket and $10 worth of casual fare and drinks at Mississippi Studios and Bar Bar on Mississippi Avenue, a $20 value.
This season, a brand-new bar has materialized alongside the established music venue for a true multisensory evening out. Recently released into the wild on July 10 of this year, Bar Bar's grand opening springboards an outdoor-patio concert series, smoking and non-smoking patios, and a creative cocktail menu. A succinct lineup will be available, with more options added with each massing moonset. Hang a fang on a 3/8 lb. classic burger ($5.50, $6 with cheese) before cooling off with a refreshing cocktail at the new space fashioned by renowned Portland entrepreneurs Alicia J. Rose, Jim Brunberg, Peter Bro (Aalto Lounge, Broder Cafe, Savoy Bistro), Tali Ovadia (The Whole Bowl), and Kevin Cradock.
With a pleasantly primed stomach, head to the adjoining music venue, where ears can feast on the subtle flavors of a treble clef. The summer season features local, national, international, and extraterrestrial talent, including such acts as Miniature Tigers, Young Fresh Fellows, and The Villagers, among many others. Shows are generally around $10 but can be as much as $20 or more; this Groupon waives any service fees and covers $10 of any ticket, but you will have to pay any difference over that.
Call ahead to check showtimes and availability. Redeem your Groupon on the night of the show after the box office opens. Seats are subject to capacity limitations.
- The Mississippi Studios is, for me the perfect venue. – Megan T., Yelp
- I am completely in love with the place - the people working there were awesome, the music great and I had a great time. – lisacote, Citysearch
- Small enough to feel very intimate and yet big enough that you have room to move. Good bar and great employees. – Binkster, Citysearch