At our first visit to The Radio Room, a complete stranger drunkenly shambled over to a bassist's girlfriend in the parking lot, was mystified at the existence of a strange and unique mixed drink... Read More
At our first visit to The Radio Room, a complete stranger drunkenly shambled over to a bassist's girlfriend in the parking lot, was mystified at the existence of a strange and unique mixed drink called a Screwdriver, rambled on for twenty minutes about the bluegrass bands his father used to play in and then peeled out onto North Pleasantburg Drive. That's not meant to be some sort of horror story; it's just another night at The Radio Room, and that's part of the reason why this is one of our very favorite venues in the Upstate. A dive bar and proud of it, this is the epicenter of Greenville's musical underground. You'll never suffer through yet another cover band on the bill here. You may, however, see a heavy metal act overwhelmingly consisting of robots. You're almost as likely to hear folktronica, Appalachian dark metal and vapordance as you are punk, hardcore, psychedelia and abrasive rock. The Radio Room isn't just another venue, and chances are that it's not for you. Greenville's music scene is much richer for its presence, and anyone looking to broaden their musical horizons would do well to seek it out.
- Live Music: "With just a tiny sign on the building itself, The Radio Room is easy to miss even if you're expressly looking for it. It's the little building between the double billboards and the Spinx gas station on North Pleasantburg."
- Best for Live Music Because: If Greenville were to have its version of "Keep Portland Weird," it'd be painted on the front of The Radio Room.