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Dance Clubs: Vintage rock to top 40, indie to 80s new wave, the Independent Bar hits that sweet spot between dance club and dive bar, a place where patrons are welcome to dress to impress or roll in in Chucks and ripped jeans. Seriously man, no one's looking, so relax. Multiple bars make getting drinks a non-issue and a friendly atmosphere makes for a relaxing, no-stress night of dancing and people-watching; patrons might be yuppies or rockers, goths or indie hipsters, it really is that eclectic. In fact, it's even 18+. Special nights like "Mac & Cheese" (DJ Mac spins the cheesiest music mix) are ever-evolving, but always indicative of the venue's convivial vibe. Well specials and cheap beer are essentially a given.

Best Nightlife: Vintage rock to top 40, indie to 80s new wave, the Independent Bar hits that sweet spot between dance club and dive bar, a place where patrons are welcome to dress to impress or roll in in Chucks and ripped jeans. Seriously man, no one's looking, so relax. Multiple bars make getting drinks a non-issue and a friendly atmosphere makes for a relaxing, no-stress night of dancing and people-watching; patrons might be yuppies or rockers, goths or indie hipsters, it really is that eclectic. In fact, it's even 18+. Special nights like Wednesday night "Mac & Cheese" (DJ Mac spins the cheesiest music mix) are ever-evolving, but always indicative of the venue's convivial vibe.

Night Clubs, Under 21 Clubs: Vintage rock to top 40, indie to 80s new wave, the Independent Bar hits that sweet spot between dance club and dive bar, a place where patrons are welcome to dress to impress or roll in in Chucks and ripped jeans. Seriously man, no one's looking, so relax. Multiple bars make getting drinks a non-issue and a friendly atmosphere makes for a relaxing, no-stress night of dancing and people-watching; patrons might be yuppies or rockers, goths or indie hipsters, it really is that eclectic. In fact, it's even 18+. Special nights like Wednesday night "Mac & Cheese" (DJ Mac spins the cheesiest music mix) are ever-evolving, but always indicative of the venue's convivial vibe. Well specials and cheap beer are essentially a given.

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Local Expert A.D. Thompson Says:

Dance Clubs, Night Clubs, Under 21 Clubs: "Grits & Gravy, a night mixing 50s, 60s, soul, funk, Motown and disco, is – much like its name – as delicious as it sounds."

Best Nightlife: "Well specials and cheap beer are essentially a given."

Best for Dance Clubs, Best Nightlife Because: The Independent places "10Best" in multiple categories because it hits that sweet spot where you just want to dance and don't care who's watching.

Best for Night Clubs Because: Three bars, two dance floors, multiple genres and even sidewalk seating make I-Bar a go-to nightclub that cuts through every demographic.

Best for Under 21 Clubs Because: The Independent has a great scene without a shred of "see and be seen"-ishness. Everyone feels welcome.

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