For as long as we can remember, the bar whose sign reads “MUSIC. FRIENDLY. DANCING.” has welcomed weirdos into its admittedly grungy arms for canned beer, shots of whiskey and some of the best local (and national) bands you’ve never heard of. A rock ’n’ roll joint through and through, The Empty Bottle has a built-in scene, but there’s always a stool waiting at the bar for those thirsty for the next big thing.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: PBR or, if you’re feeling fancy, a G&T
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: If there’s a band playing—and there’s always going to be, except Mondays—then there’s a cover. Pay it without question, and pay attention—you just might discover a new favorite.