Yes, there are cover and tribute bands, but the Thirsty Parrot has also hosted packed performances by Jason Derülo and Billy Bob Thornton (not together). The upstairs space also has top-notch acoustics well-suited for its popular Wednesday evening big band performances.
Happy hour: Tuesday-Saturday, 4-7 p.m.
The goods: $2 wells and domestic drafts; $2.50 wines, microbrews and imports
Favorite pour: "I enjoy them all the same. Pouring a drink is pouring a drink."
Sure, there's cover bands (including those touring Led Zep guys), but what other Springs venue can boast performances by Billy Bob Thornton and Firefall? The music takes place upstairs, away from the serious drinking, and features top-notch acoustics well-suited for weekly performances by local jazz players, as well as the occasional itinerant blues artist.