If you’re looking to throw a party like a rock star, why not choose a venue named after one? The Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre recently opened Garcia’s (named after the Grateful Dead singer), a space perfect for live music, dancing and drinks. The long bar is home to craft beers, wines and spirits, several locally produced. Think music. Think energy. Think rock’n’roll.
The first bar opened in partnership with the rocker’s family, Garcia’s makes several nods to its namesake—photos and artwork of Jerry Garcia are displayed on the exposed brick walls. It’s even possible to shake Jerry’s hand by way of the 18″ bronze sculpture donated to the bar by fan Scott Brittingham.
Open 7 days a week at 5 p.m., the space will feature live music in addition to hosting events. Check out their website for the event schedule.
While the entire Capitol Theatre can be rented out, Garcia’s offers a different kind of edge for those looking for a different approach to venue space. But those looking to serve food should think about their catering options well ahead of time. Only a small kitchen area is available, and caterers usually set up equipment outside of the venue. Think about serving some delicious cold food options, like the spoonfuls of summer tomato salad from Chef Eric Korn of Good-Life Gourmet (who catered Sunday’s event) below.