Has it's faults, but a good place to spend a few hours
A good place to hang out. Fine selection of beers and the people that work there are very friendly. As far as being trendy, it's not in the traditional sense regarding the area it's in, but it is in the sense that a lot of people there are the ""anti-trendy"" trendy types. A lot of guys pretending to be rockabilly greasers and a lot of girls trying to be Betty Page lookalikes. Get beyond that and you can find some genuinely interesting people to talk to. As far as the live music...once you've been a few times you'll tire of it quick. While there's some diversity to it, it's not often and you'll find yourself seeing the same generic ""blues"" bands over and over again. Also, you'll find yourself wanting to go outside more often than not if you want to engage in any conversation, there's nothing worse than being in mid-conversation when the band comes back from break and having to scream in the ear of whomever you're speaking to. Needless to say, the music is very loud and this won't be the place to go to talk for very long. You may complain that there is no food, but the ""poorhouse"" atmosphere and genuine run down appearence may make you glad. I wouldn't eat anything that wasn't prepackaged elsewhere. There are some good places nearby for food though and no minds when you bring your food back to the bar with you.