125 NW 5th Ave., 248-1030, somedaylounge.com. 4 pm-2:30 am Monday-Friday, 8 pm-2:30 am Saturday-Sunday.
The more sophisticated, fully licensed brother of neighboring Backspace, Someday Lounge is where the Silicon Forest crowd comes to unwind after a hard day of staring at screens and arguing on Twitter. In the early evening, it's a quiet place for a decent cocktail or imported beer (splash that start-up venture capital on a $14 bottle of Belgian Val-Dieu Grand Cru) by candlelight in the dark and sexy loft lounge, while at night, the large warehouse-style space below transforms into either a stage for avant-garde performance art or one big dance floor, as DJs spin dance, house, hip-hop and funk. But if you're stuck in a late-night coding session, don't worry—you can watch it all via webcam, natch. RUTH BROWN.
What to drink: Viva L'Arte—a shot of Jim Beam and a 16-ounce can of beer.
Happy hour: $1 Tecate cans, $3 wells and microbrews, reduced-price vegetarian menu 4-8 pm weekdays.
Entertainment: DJs, live music and performance, spelling bees.