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The Elbo Room ain't the rock Valhalla it once was, but a bar and pinball machines downstairs and a music venue upstairs provide entertainment that varies between DJ nights and live bands ranging from hip-hop to punk to funk to samba. There's never a cover charge for the downstairs bar, whose crimson-candlelit booths are often jam-packed with attractive scenesters. The second-floor music room, meanwhile, attracts a crowd as varied as the events themselves: hippies, hipsters, goths, rockers, hip-hop heads, salsa dancers, old-school soul twisters - name any demographic, they've all been here at one time or another.


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Upcoming Events

  • (On the Cheap)

    • First Tuesday of every month, 9 p.m. $5
  • Bombshell Betty & Her Burlesqueteers (21+)

    • Second Tuesday of every month, 9 p.m. $10
  • "Tormenta Tropical" (21+)

    • Second Saturday of every month, 10 p.m. $5-$10
  • "Porreta!" (On the Cheap)

    • Third Tuesday of every month, 9 p.m. $7
  • "Saturday Night Soul Party" (On the Cheap)

    • Third Saturday of every month, 10 p.m. $10 ($5 in formal attire)

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