Nightclubs & Comedy: October 2019

Nightclub and comedy venue listings and highlights
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Los Straitjackets
1/ Los Straitjackets. Courtesy Jim Herrington

1/ Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill: Live music acts and DJs, plus Comedy Tuesdays. Los Straitjackets, the instrumental guitar band whose members wear Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 23. Ages 21+. Tickets are $25. 760 Butterworth St. SW, 272-3910, Facebook.

2/ 20 Monroe Live: 2,500-seat venue hosts live music, entertainment and special events. On Oct. 15, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul perform the Summer of Sorcery Tour. Singer and guitarist Steven Van Zandt is best known for being a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. The show starts at 8 p.m. All ages welcome. Tickets are $20-$59. 11 Ottawa Ave. NW, (844) 678-5483, 20monroelive.com.

3/ The Intersection: Four-bar concert venue hosts nationally known bands. On Oct. 24, country music singer Jon Langston performs at 7:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Tickets are $16-$18. 133 Grandville Ave. SW, 451-8232, sectionlive.com.



Back Forty Saloon:
Line dancing and live country bands Fri. and Sat., DJs Thu. 48 W. Fulton St., 742-4040, thebackfortysaloon.com.

Billy’s Lounge: Eastown bar and music venue hosts live music with emphasis on blues. 1437 Wealthy St. SE, 459-5757, billyslounge.com.

The B.O.B.: The Big Old Building houses multiple entertainment options: live music Fri. and Sat. at Bobarino’s; DJs and dance floor at Eve on Fri. and Sat.; live music at House of Music and Entertainment (H.O.M.E.); and stand-up comedy at Dr. Grins. 20 Monroe Ave. NW, 356-2000, thebob.com.

The Comedy Project GR: Comedy theater group presents weekly improv, sketch comedy and variety shows, plus training center for improv, comedy writing and comedy acting. 540 Leonard St. NW, Suite B, 369-7469, thecomedyproject.com.

Dr. Grins Comedy Club: Nationally acclaimed comedians perform Thu.-Sat. Oct. 3-5, Deb DiGiovanni. Oct. 10-12, Brent Morin. Oct. 17-19, Lachlan Patterson. Oct. 24-25, Joe Kilgallon. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thu.; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Tickets are $5-$20. The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave. NW, 356-2000, thebob.com/drgrinscomedy.

Flanagan’s: Irish pub with live music from local bands on Fri. and Sat.; also live Irish music on Thu. and Sun. 139 Pearl St. NW, 980-0705, flanagansgr.com.

Founders Brewing Co.: Large taproom features live music Thu. and Sat., plus Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra on the first Sunday of each month. 235 Grandville Ave. SW, 776-2182, foundersbrewing.com.

Grand Rapids Brewing Co.: Restaurant/taproom with live music Fri.-Sun. 1 Ionia Ave. SW, 458-7000, grbrewingcompany.com.

Grand Woods Lounge: Restaurant/bar with dance floor hosts DJs and live music Fri. and Sat. 77 Grandville Ave. SW, 451-4300, grandwoodslounge.com.

J. Gardella’s Tavern: Dance club Fri. and Sat. nights on third floor with DJs. 11 Ionia Ave. NW, 459-8824, jgardellastavern.com.

Mixology: Lobby lounge overlooking downtown GR and Grand River has live music Fri. and Sat. nights and live jazz brunch on Sun. JW Marriott, 235 Louis St. NW, 242-1500, ilovethejw.com/dining/mixology.

Mojo’s: DJs and dance floor on second level Wed., Fri. and Sat., with dueling pianos show on main floor Wed.-Sat. nights. 180 Monroe Ave. NW, 776-9000, mojospianobar.com.

Mulligan’s Pub: Bar and music venue in Eastown. 1518 Wealthy St. SE, 451-0775, facebook.com/mulliganspubgr.

One Trick Pony: Grill and taproom hosts live music 8-11 p.m. Thu. and Sat. Reservations accepted. 136 E. Fulton St., 235-7669, onetrick.biz.

Pop Scholars: Four-person comedy team performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 4 at Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE, popscholars.com.

The Pyramid Scheme: Heartside pub and live music venue. 68 Commerce Ave. SW, pyramidschemebar.com.

River City Improv: Comedy improv team performs at 7:33 p.m. Oct. 19 at Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE. rivercityimprov.com.

River Rock at The Grand River Hotel: Live music Fri. and Sat. and jazz brunch Sun. 270 Ann St. NW, 363-9001, thegrandriverhotel.com.

Rocky’s Bar & Grill: Dancing every Fri., featuring DJs and live acts. 633 Ottawa Ave. NW, 356-2346, facebook.com/rockysbarandgrill.

Rumors Nightclub: Gay bar and dance club with Sunday night drag shows at 10:15 p.m. 69 S. Division Ave., 454-8720, rumorsnightclub.net.

Stella’s Lounge: Drink features and live DJs every Fri. and Sat. 53 Commerce Ave. SW, 742-4444, stellasgr.com.

Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill: Live music acts and DJs, plus Comedy Tuesdays. 760 Butterworth St. SW, 272-3910, Facebook.

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