A live music performance can make a whole group of humans jump and twist, just like a trampoline or a moon bounce filled with fire ants. Feel the burn after a night of dancing with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get admission for two, plus five well drinks, at the Sail Inn in Tempe (a $40 value).
Voted Best Rock Club by the Phoenix New Times, the Sail Inn pulls at the ear strings by presenting live music every night. Swing by for Grateful Dead parties every Sunday evening, or belt out your rendition of "Now I Know My ABCs" during Rockaroke, a karaoke session accompanied by a full band every Thursday night. Head-bobbers and toe-tappers can fuel their dancing spirits in the club’s interior, which is accoutered with record-speckled walls, a back-lit bar, and a lounge area with black leather couches. Hips swivel to the tunes of live jukeboxes playing on the outdoor patio stage. Betwixt jams, visitors can wet their shrieking whistles with five well drinks (a $25 value). Visit the Sail Inn’s calendar for a complete listing of ear-pleasing attractions.
The Phoenix New Times pick for Best Rock Club in 2010 and 2011, this live-music venue draws crowds that huddle around indoor and outdoor stages to groove and wail every night of the week. Concerts and festivals stage local bands, indie rockers, and national acts playing genres ranging from bluegrass and reggae to jam music and rock 'n' roll. Amid the big-name acts, the house upholds beloved traditions; Grateful Dead fanatics and people with tie-dyed flesh emerge to party on Sunday nights, and each Thursday, burgeoning starlets perform karaoke with the support of a full live band. Beside the outdoor stage, a spacious patio facilitates mingling under the sky's star-freckled firmament. At the indoor bar, barkeeps fill glasses with mixed drinks and brews while colorful lights flash against walls. Black leather couches and huge art canvases line the lounge area, and a dance floor carved before the stage affords up-close views of the passport stamps canvassing rock star's wrists. AZCentral noted: "Not far from Mill Avenue, the Sail Inn offers a whole different scene, with a cool vibe and laid-back people."