Experiencing live jazz can be a powerful and spiritual experience, like guzzling an expired pint of eggnog or driving to Europe. Eschew tyrannical boundaries such as oceans, expiration dates, and sheet music with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get admission for two and two drinks at The Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club (up to a $54 value). In addition to ticket prices, The Cellar requires a minimum food and beverage purchase of $10 per person Sunday through Thursday and $15 per person Friday and Saturday, so bring your appetites or knock back a second drink to fulfill the minimum. The value of the drinks received with this Groupon will apply toward the minimum.
The subterranean restaurant and jazz club serves up an eclectic menu of international fare to the tunes of a nearly nightly rotating lineup of some of the best sounds to drift into the Vancouver atmosphere. The club, which has hosted the big-named likes of Les McCann, David “Fathead” Newman, and Joey Defrancesco, alongside lesser-known local artists, is currently celebrating 10 years under the ownership of saxophonist Cory Weeds. Visit the dimly lit destination with a cat, chickadee, or square-shaped human to see upcoming shows.
Grab your grandma and peruse the extensive list of libations to stock your table with a hip, handheld meter-keeper to ever so lightly tap along with the syncopated beats. Sip a glass of the Red Guitar Tempranillo Grenache, or try a salty-dog martini, a salt-rimmed vodka drink loaded with grapefruit juice and distilled Charlie Parker. Reservations are required, so call ahead.
This Groupon is not valid during Festival Vancouver or Music on Main events.