The Aquarium

The Aquarium, located at 226 Broadway in the upstairs of Dempsey’s Public House, is a venue located in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. It opened in March 2006 to host primarily touring, independent and original artists in the mold of the now defunct Ralph’s Corner. The Aquarium is only open when there is shows or events so watch the calenda.r It is a bar so most shows will be 21+ although occasionally there will be some bigger all-ages shows. DM Cooperative (Chris Hennen) books the majority of the shows. If you want these bands to continue to come to the area, please support the Aquarium. When we don’t have a show booked, the Aquarium is available for private parties. Whether it be holiday, birthday, anniversary, wedding, no matter what, check us out. Amenties include full sound system and staff, full liquor service, and food catering all available at reasonable rates. If your event is at least a couple hours and is only for people over 21, its very possible with enough liquor sales, you could get the room for free. Feel free to contact us about dates. Call 235-3179 or messages us on here. Note Fridays and Saturdays are only available in the afternoon or early evening. Bands who have already played the Aquarium include Captured by Robots, Pelican, Soledad Brothers, Heartless Bastards, The Octopus Project, The Reputation, Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dolls, The Briefs, Okkervil River, Supersuckers, Bob Log III, Nashville Pussy, The Joggers, Oxford Collapse, The Cotton Jones Basket Ride, Jay Reatard, The Dodos, Caribou, Born Ruffians, Clipd Beaks, Shearwater, Islands, The Black Angels, The Warlocks, Dark Meat, The Coup, Band of Horses, Fog, Lucero, Rocky Votolato, William Elliott Whitmore, Comeback Kid, Mac Lethal, Grieves, Eyedea & Abilities, Blitzen Trapper, Danielson, Two Gallants, Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, The Paybacks, The Detroit Cobras, The Dirtbombs, the Gore Gore Girls, Dan Sartain, Dead Moon, The Gunshy, Langhorne Slim, Bang Camaro, Priestess, Diamond Nights, The King Khan and BBQ Show, River City Tanlines, Charlie Parr, Doomtree, P.O.S., Thunderbirds Are Now!, You Say Party We Say Die!, Awesome Color, Hockey Night, Scott H. Biram, The Plastic Constellations, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Electric Six, Holy Fuck, A Place to Bury Strangers, The Heavenly States, Cex, French Kicks, Frog Eyes, Sunset Rubdown, Heiruspecs, Grand Buffet, Gil Mantera’s Party Dream, The Fucking Champs, Birds of Avalon, Black Mountain, Bon Iver, Xiu Xiu, Beach House, Dirty Projectors, Talkdemonic, Cloud Cult, Vaz, The Deaths, 2 Live Crew, The Tough and Lovely, The Feelers, The International Playboys, Chooglin’, Pleaseeasaur, Orange 17, Fear Before the March of Flames, Dead Meadow, Marc Maron, Eugene Mirman, Andy Kindler, The Big Sleep, Celebration, Holly Golightly, Angie Stevens, Panther, The Trans Ams, Mt. Egypt, Minus the Bear, Chin Up Chin Up, SIMS, Doomtree, Doug Stanhope, Green Milk from the Planet Orange, Jucifer, Page France, Headlights, Human Eye, Murphy’s Empty Shot, Radio Moscow, Starship Reducer, EOTO, Building Better Bombs, Blueprint, These Arms Are Snakes, Papa Mali, The Selmanaires, Wye Oak, Sera Cahoone, Love as Laughter, Gypsyfoot, Trampled By Turtles, High On Fire, Handsome Furs, Pterodactyl, Parts and Labor, Priestbird, Times New Viking, Hackensaw Boys, The Drones, American Music Club, Why?, The Black Diamond Heavies, The Heroine Sheiks, Bon Savants, Calla, Shoplifting, Pretty Boy Thorson and the Falling Angels, Magnolia Electric Co., Ladyhawk, The High Strung, The Kissers, The Court & Spark, Dirty on Purpose, Judah Johnson, Akimbo, The Sword, Saviours, Har Mar Superstar, Scout Niblett, Japanther, The Big Sleep Indian, The Awesome Snakes, Birthday Suits, Oh My God!, Why Make Clocks, Thee Oh Sees, Intelligence, Pierced Arrows, Lover!, Ruby Isle, Phosphorescent, Throw Me The Statue, Yellow Swans, Neptune, Dead Science, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Mark Mallman, Big Business, Kelly Joe Phelps, The Iron Maidens, Canada, Georgie James and Say Hi To Your Mom. The Aquarium features Old Style on tap, Jameson for $3.00, Fat Tire for $3.75 plus PBR Pounders for $3 and Sparks for $3.25 a can. Specials: Monday: $5 Old Style Pitchers and $2.75 Captain Morgan or Bacardi, Tuesday: $1 Domestic Tap Beer (Bud, Old Style or Dempseys House), $2 Talls Wednesday: $5 Old Style Pitchers, $2.75 Sailor Jerrys Thursday: $2.75 Import Bottles, $3.50 Stoli Friday: $3 Pounders, Saturday: $3 Pounders Sunday: Happy Hour All Night Long. Check out the decent selection of CD’s (Lucero, Joan Jett, Fugazi, the Ramones, the Deaths and more) in the jukebox and ping pong.


When there are shows.


(701) 235-3179


226 Broadway N Second Floor
Fargo, ND, 58102