Reviews of Random Venues in Less Than Ten Words

Have some snap judgements. They may not necessarily apply to you. Feel free to disagree, but remember I don’t give two figs.

Empty Bottle: within walking distance.

Vertigo: used to not suck.

Ten56: gone but not forgotten.

Innjoy: better damn well live up to ten56’s rep.

Phyllis’ Musical Inn: The Little Bar That Could.

Subterranean: expensive beer, overzealous bouncers, can’t spell their own name.

Double Door: expensive beer, good sound.

Big Horse: can’t mix a gin and tonic. I’m serious.

Bottom Lounge: on the red line.

Ice Factory: not a venue.

Spot 6: get your act together.

Metro: impossible parking and snobby staff

Pontiac: too many hipsters, and what’s with the cardboard wall?

Cal’s: no food open near it after 10pm.

Gunther Murphy’s: what? Free music on Saturday now? Gunthersaywhat?

Beat Kitchen: soon with better bands. And food? What a concept.

Oh yeah, add any missed places in the comments. Live music venues, not bars! That’d just be… overwhelming.

9 Comments so far

  1. tankboy (unregistered) on May 24th, 2005 @ 5:06 pm

    the cardboard at pontiac dampens the sound so it’s don’t sounfd like yer in a big ol’ garage.

    and i love the place but obviously i’m biased…

  2. steven (unregistered) on May 24th, 2005 @ 5:50 pm

    the abbey feels like a cottage

    schubas beautiful backroom

  3. tom (unregistered) on May 24th, 2005 @ 6:17 pm

    i figured the cardboard was for that but really – wtf? cardboard? i mean, i get it, they’re going for the hipster chic DIY look or something, but REALLY.

    schuba’s – i can’t believe i forgot schuba’s. you know now that i think of it i forgot gunther murphy’s and the beat kitchen too. well, i wrote this on the fly.

    abbey pub: good cheap prime rib sunday. awesome irish beer sampler.

    i think it was sunday.

  4. Alana Waters (unregistered) on May 25th, 2005 @ 10:41 am

    :::cough cough:::the vic:::cough:::

  5. tankboy (unregistered) on May 25th, 2005 @ 12:13 pm

    //:::cough cough:::the vic:::cough::://

    too many jam bands. really nice staff.

  6. Kat (unregistered) on May 25th, 2005 @ 3:54 pm

    The Mutiny: personal half-pitchers of Bud make bands sound better.

  7. Kat (unregistered) on May 25th, 2005 @ 3:58 pm

    oh, and…

    Silvie’s Lounge: bad sound pissed off T. Trouble; whither Rose Red Productions?

    Hey, this is fun.

  8. tom (unregistered) on May 25th, 2005 @ 6:26 pm

    hey- didn’t laurie anderson play the vic last year? that’s no jam band

  9. ashastadaisy (unregistered) on May 26th, 2005 @ 9:45 pm

    Betty’s Blue Star Lounge has live music on Thursdays’s now. Decent room, decent parking!

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