The bar at Holocene—wedged in the Southeast Portland warehouse's least spacious corner—can make for a drinking challenge on busy show nights. Heck, it can be tough to navigate around the bar even when you're not drinking. But when you do get your bottle of High Life, dancing to whatever electro-psych-krunkpop act that's playing in the crowded second room just seems so much sweeter. Your best bet, though, is to show up to the starkly decorated arts space around 8 pm and enjoy an awesome sandwich ($7.50-$9) by candlelight. You can't booty dance on an empty stomach, after all.

Perfect Patron: People who read Wired magazine but can also hold down a conversation. (CJ)
HAPPY HOUR 5-8 PM MONDAY-FRIDAY: $2 OFF WELL DRINKS, $1 OFF BEER AND WINE.
PHOTO BOOTH, LIVE MUSIC, SMOKING ROOM.