The Five Spot, sharing a pay parking lot with The Variety Playhouse, is a wonderful place to meet for evening drinks or to catch local DJs and other eclectic artists. Solo shows, reggae, and local musicians adorn the stage most every night and in their absence you can catch an odd show on the scratchy TVs around the corner bar. The appetizers are greasy and filling, cocktails made stout so you feel you?re getting the best for your money, and folk, local art pieces hang all around you up and down the tall walls. The open floor offers tables, stools, and sometimes a couch or two for you to perch on while having friendly conversation or cold PBRs. The atmosphere is cozy, and although the bathrooms aren?t fit for a queen, the staff is friendly and company approachable and kind. It?s a great place to meet some cool folks if you?re from out of town without breaking the bank, and you?ll enjoy the wide array of artists and musicians represented if that?s your scene.
Pros: friendly service, greasy apps, stout drinks
Cons: limited parking