I went to my first ever concert at the Bottleneck way back in 2003. I saw Mest, one of my favorite bands, and enjoyed the atmosphere very much. The bar is pretty good, they serve good Cokes, and alcohol if that's your thing. They have tons of posters of bands that have been there, big names such as Less than Jake, Green Day, and Atreyu. Local bands frequent the Bottleneck as well, including Split Lip Rayfield. There is sometimes foam falling out of the ceiling which is kind of disturbing, but it's bearable because the acoustics are still OK. Highly recommended.