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5 Best: Dinner & A Show

08/30/2019 03:58PM ● By Julieta Hernandez
By: Julieta Hernandez  Photo by: Rachel Benavides

Let’s get one thing straight: There’s nothing like finding great live entertainment, and actually good food. It’s a good thing they work so well together, because dinner plans just got a whole lot more memorable. Liven up your evenings with not just dinner, and not just a show...but a more fun way to do both. 

1. MESQUITE STREET COMEDY CLUB

Local and visiting comics brick oven pizza are the downtown Chicago-esque vibe that land well on a weekend. With a full bar and cabaret style seating, leave the jokes to your host and enjoy your meal. Check them out with a group of friends who like to laugh. See a line up on their Facebook page. 617 Mesquite St, Corpus Christi 

2. GIGGITY’S IN PORT ARANSAS

If live music every night wasn’t already a glorious gift  given to us by Giggity’s, their kitchen is also serving a unique selection of seafood and pasta until one in the morning. Sit back with no rush while you listen to island-selected music and get your late night snacking on. 722 Tarpon St, Port Aransas 

3. THE EXCHANGE DOWNTOWN

With American eats and an impressive selection of craft  beers, entertainment is another forte of this modern downtown joint. Throughout the week and even on Sunday brunch, tune in to a different sound that’ll set the mood we all know as the Exchange. Look out for their magical nights of poetry too! 244 N Mesquite St, Corpus Christi 

4. BREWSTER STREET ICE HOUSE

Tucked under the harbor bridge, and now on the city’s Southside, is the spot where you can enjoy the full concert experience, typically for under $15 a ticket (and sometimes free shows!). Huge burgers, dainty appetizers, and vegetarian options are all part of the ice house package, not to mention a full bar and late hours. 1724 N Tancahua St, Corpus Christi 

5. THE EXECUTIVE SURF CLUB

Best way to hear “Santeria” is from an outdoor karaoke stage a er a couple pints and a basket of fries. Whether it’s a tribute band playing legendary songs (that we just can’t help but sing along to) or a new band you can get down with your nachos to, the Surf Club’s ambience makes it all the more welcoming to your ears. 306 N Chaparral St, Corpus Christi