The epicenter of downtown; the hotspot most-blogged about by hip, young travellers; the Nightclub of Perpetual Adoration: This is Club Congress. Boasting consistent dance nights, a full schedule featuring top-notch local and touring bands, and well-attended creative special events like the annual Naked Party, Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night and HoCo Festival, Congress remains on top of its game. As for live shows, it's the best-sounding room in town for its size thanks to the brilliance of engineer Dana Fehr. The DJs have solid fan bases, which means it's consistently hoppin'. Chances are Club Congress will always give you a solid reason to head downtown any night of the week, whether it's to dance, hang out on the kick-ass porch, people-watch in the lobby, or all of the above.
278 E. Congress St.
3. Sky Bar
536 N. Fourth Ave.
—The "It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday" award: one vote for "Cactus Moon"