Barely bigger than a band's practice space, and just as piercingly loud, Secret Society expertly balances chaos and romance. In fact, it makes a convincing argument that the two are synonymous. It's a candlelit cacophony in here—the stranger at the table next to you would need a hidden microphone to eavesdrop on your sweet nothings. Best place to canoodle with a mistress? Is it ethical to even suggest such a thing? Cheater caveat: Secret Society catches the overflow from its downstairs neighbor, the exceedingly popular Toro Bravo, so it's almost always packed. Best place to get caught canoodling with a mistress?
What to drink: The Blood and Sand ($7) tastes like neither blood nor sand. Discuss.
Happy hour: $1 off all drinks, $5 cocktail specials; 5-7 pm Sunday-Thursday, 10 pm-close nightly.
Entertainment: Improvised dinner games, like "Is That Guy at the Table Next to Us Having a Girlfriend Experience, or Is That His Actual Girlfriend?"