The Tonic may be a little more of a challenge to get to than the downtown clubs, but it is worth the trip to see some good live music and hang out. It is quite small, and there's not a ton of seating, but they have a good bar, and a second lounge area in front of the club as well. The stage is practically on the floor, so you can almost hang out on stage with the bands if your up close. They have pool and pinball in back near the bar. Overall it is dark and has a real lounge feel to it, also the crowds are usually small and you avoid the random downtown crowds due to the location. Give it a shot, great place to catch a show!!!
Pros: intimate, live music, bar