The club eventually booked bigger bands during the era of grunge sound, One particularly famous show was on October 4th, 1992 when fans paid $3.00 for a band they thought was going to be named Pen Cap Chew. The audience was stunned to see that the entertainers of the night were the most popular band in 1992, Nirvana. Throughout many years to come, the would also be the host to other famous bands of the 90's, such as Pearl Jam, The Melvins, Mudhoney and many more Seattle based grunge bands. The club has since given a place to other musicians such as Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Greenday, Beck, Beastie Boys and a variety of other acts.
For many years the Croc provided exciting shows almost nightly, and was home to great acts for the residents of Seattle. The owner, Dorgan, even met her husband who is the guitarist for R.E.M, Peter Buck, at the club and he became a co-owner. The couple would divorce in 2006. The club began to have problems in 2007, due to financial and staffing issues. In 2007 the club reportedly closed abruptly after a concert one night, and all staff were let go. The club was reopened in 2009 under new ownership and remains open to this day.