Hours: Open Thursdays, 4-8 pm; Fridays 4-6pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 1-6 pm. Live music usually three times a week.
21 Grand is hard to spot, as the entrance sits at the end of a dark alleyway. It remains the little DIY space that could, though: Since its inception in 2000, 21 Grand has weathered two evictions and three grand openings. Most of the featured events fall in the experimental, avant-garde, or indie-rock vein, though the place hosts a variety of art openings, independent film screenings, beleaguered ’zine benefits, and spoken-word performances.