Nightclubs & Comedy: September 2019

Nightclub and comedy venue listings and highlights
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1/ 20 Monroe Live: 2,500-seat venue hosts live music, entertainment and special events. On Sept. 20, comedian and recording artist Lil Duval performs his “Living My Best Life Tour.” The show starts at 8 p.m. All ages welcome. Tickets are $37 and up. 11 Ottawa Ave. NW, (844) 678-5483, 20monroelive.com.

2/ Dr. Grins Comedy Club: Nationally acclaimed comedians perform Thu.-Sat. Sept. 5-7, Tommy Ryman. Sept. 12-14, Costaki Economopoulos. Sept. 19-21, Aida Rodriguez. Sept. 26-28, Steve Rannazzisi. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thu.; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Tickets are $5-$25. The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave. NW, 356-2000, thebob.com/drgrinscomedy.

3/ The Pyramid Scheme: Heartside pub and live music venue. On Sept. 24, rock band Strand of Oaks performs at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18-$20. Ages 21+. 68 Commerce Ave. SW, pyramidschemebar.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.

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.

The Intersection: Four-bar concert venue hosts nationally known bands. 133 Grandville Ave. SW, 451-8232, sectionlive.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 Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE, popscholars.com.

River City Improv: Comedy improv team performs Sept. 14 at 7:33 p.m. Tickets are $12. 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. 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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