The new and improved Tonic Lounge reopened in March, and luckily hasn’t lost its sense of purpose: Hosting an eclectic array of music with that leans toward the louder, heavier genres—punk, metal, and rock ’n’ roll. It’s a great place to see up-and-coming local acts open for underground bands from all over the world. The Tonic is essentially split in half: There’s a dark, cozy bar on one side, and on the other there’s the stage, another bar, and a gracious assemblage of pinball machines. Enjoy excellent happy hour deals, tasty food, and a large, partially covered outdoor seating area for all your smoking and cavorting needs. ARIS HUNTER WALES
3100 NE Sandy,
Hours: Daily 3pm-2:30am
Live Music, Patio/Outdoor Seating, Wine/Beer, Lunch, Late-Night Dining, Cocktails, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
American, Pub Grub
Happy Hour, Cocktails, Good for Groups, Lunch, Late-Night Dining, Live Music, Patio/Outdoor Seating, Wine/Beer
Daily 3-7 pm ($3 wells, $3.50 micros, $2 cans, 15 fresh menu items under $6).