The Liquid Lounge, the Curtain Club's much smaller kid sister, operates out of the same building as the big club. But where Curtain doesn't offer much beyond a band and a beer, the Liquid Lounge has a few more time-wasting options. The upstairs balcony has a pool table and a handful of classic arcade games, and the floor level has plenty of booths and tables to gather around. It might be hard to get a word in edgewise, though, when entry-level local acts are cutting their teeth on the stage located only a few feet away from any point in the room. It helps that a small patio is situated just outside the club's backdoor, where patrons smoke and chat between or during band sets.
Acoustic Chaos in the Liquid Lounge can get pretty chaotic. When the doors open at 9 p.m. Wednesdays there's always a line of guitar strummers waiting to sign up to grace the lighted stage. Even if you sign up early, be prepared to play late, because every host has way too many friends, and those friends have friends, too. This lounge is good for crooners of all sounds for two main reasons: The bartenders serve hump-day drink specials, and the players have a walk-in crowd to win over. We've... More »