Image by Becky Ohlsen Lonely Planet
Combining futuristic elements with a rustic log-cabin aesthetic, this venue has helped transform the LoBu (lower Burnside) neighborhood from seedy to slick. Doug Fir books great bands and the sound quality is usually tops. The attached restaurant offers a killer breakfast, weekend brunch, and a bar menu ($6-10) until close. Find it next door to the after-party-friendly Jupiter Hotel.