Arts & Entertainment: Music Venues
Nestled on the edge of the industrial Flats, Pat's is an unlikely haven for high-minded experimental music and punk shows.
A loud -- but not too loud -- jukebox plays gritty rock and a little country, and the crowd is as casual as it gets.
What separates Pete’s from hundreds of other neighborhood watering holes? It’s the kaleidoscope of sound that pours out of the place on weekends — some of the area’s best jazz, blues, rock, and acoustic musicians.
An alternative rock hot spot in the ’80s and the goth/industrial hangout in the ’90s, the club known for its wooden-ship decor still hosts live music on weekends — mostly upstart local bands and visitors you’ve never heard. The downstairs Symposium boasts a corner bar vibe.
This seldom-used, multi-tier vintage theater was once legendary for big shows by visitors like Los Lobos and local giants like Nine Inch Nails.
Small and intimate, the Pirate's Cove boasts a great sound system -- the better to hear everyone from crusty underground punks to glam-metal hams.
Businessmen loosen their ties at this big, bright club that looks like one you'd see in a movie. You'll hear some Zeppelin, but no hip-hop. 21 and over, upscale dress code.
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