Back in 2010 Josh McNutt and Adam Randall set out to create a venue to sell their world class wines and live jazz. They called it Squashed Grapes. It didn’t take long for the Ventura Jazz Renaissance to happen and they started to see large crowds showing up to watch big named artists play and sip some wine. The small location  started to become an issue, so they decided that it was time to find a larger venue. Josh and Adam loved the area and knew that  it had to be in Ventura and still have that “Home Style Feel”.
In 2016 they set out to find a bigger place that they could still grow with. A few months in they found the perfect place, just a few blocks away from the original Squashed Grapes on Main St. Over the next 4 years, through fires and Covid shutdowns, they designed and built out the new location now known as The Grape, House of Jazz and Spirits. (This time with a full liquor license!)

Opened in October 2021, The Grape is known for bringing in some of the best talent around for intimate performances combined with top notch craft cocktails and friendly ambiance and has become one of the leading Jazz Venues on the West Coast!

The Grape family: Josh, Adam, Tiffanie, Karen, Leon, and crew, strive to provide our clientele with quality entertainment and service and that’s why The Grape was listed as “reader recommended” Best Place For Live Music in Ventura County in the 2023 edition of The VC Reporter.