Hidden under office buildings, JJ's is a natural happy-hour stop for downtown's white-collar crowd. Later in the evening, the pool tables and video games in the game room are a quiet hideaway from the busy dance floor.
From its large pool room to its bar/dining area ringed with 11 big-screen TVs, Jillian's piques but doesn't assault the senses. The adjacent Groove Shack is decorated with Blue Note album art and painted midnight blue.
Inside the former Score, this alternative sports bar has plenty of hi-def flat-screen TVs to entertain during happy hour, a sound system that pumps European dance music and house on the weekends, and a big punching bag that's always wide open.