Like a box of fine china or a man covered in ants, cocktails just beg to be shaken. Stir up the nightlife with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of bar beverages at The 8x10.
In recent years, The 8x10’s musical focus has returned to the name and vibe that it first debuted in 1983, serving up nightly live bands alongside a full bar of drinks and draft brews. The tap slings 16 ounces of frosty fermentables into beer glasses ($3.50–$6) and a backing track of bottled brews wets whistles ($4.50–$6; $8 for 22 oz. Fat Tire). Like a giraffe on stilts, drinks at The 8x10 are double-tall, so a goblet of Red Bull and vodka hosts an up-tempo duet of two shots ($8.50).
At the nightly happy hour, thirsty gullets get $3 premium drafts and $2 off cocktails from opening until the band begins to play. A professional sound engineer, along with pro light and sound systems, helps make the stage a quality stuff-strutting venue for new acts donating music notes to the weekly open mic. The 8x10 does require customers to buy tickets or pay a door fee for most of the nightly shows; ticket prices are available on the website under the Shows tab.