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NEWBURYPORT — THE GROG
Since 1855, The Grog has maintained a casual American attitude, drawing a crowd of mostly locals. Downstairs, live blues, rock, and R&B play almost nightly. Fri and Sat shows run 9 pm to12:30 pm, Wed and Thurs shows at 8 pm, and Sun blues shows run from 7 to11 pm.
SAUGUS — TABU ULTRA LOUNGE
This spot combines two main rooms: a laid-back cocktail lounge and a cutting-edge dance club with state-of-the-art sound and lighting. Casual but neat clothing (no athletic wear, sneakers, or hats). DJs spin hip-hop, reggae, Top 40, and house music Thurs through Sun from 10 pm to 2 am.
Thirsty Thursdays, 10 pm to 2 am, 18+FRI
Flirt Fridays, DJ Spitaleri spins hip hop and reggaeSAT
DJ Bokinha, $15SUN
Under 21 Dance Jams