My definition of a great night out includes a good meal, possibly a beer or two, and some form of entertainment. Beat Kitchen offers all three.
In general, the bands are pretty good, not matter the genre. I saw Lucero here a few years ago and was blown away. Once in a while, a dud shows up on stage, but it's been rare in my opinion (however, I'm not there every night).
The food is better than standard bar fare and decently priced. The beer list is not bad and, of course, includes PBR.
A draw for me: cushy booths with high backs.