The sign in the window might make a nod to the cover of Big Star's #1 Record, but make no mistake: The vibe is more "Alex Chilton" by the Replacements than Alex Chilton's actual band. Black-velvet paintings of naked ladies and waterfalls hang above the booths, where bleached-out hair and leather jackets abound. Three waifs in matching campaign hats who, if they aren't in a band, want you to think that they are, haunt the bar, where the cheapest tallboy ($2 PBR) is a common order. But still, its cocktails are seasonally named after bands, and they're surprisingly good. "Just Like Honey" ($8), from its current Jesus and Mary Chain of drinks, is a rich blend of George Dickel rye and chocolate bitters and comes with an orange peel. They're about to switch to a new band, which means a new set of treats. Just don't order the band's most famous song, or everyone will think you're a loser. Look, I own Darklands, too, OK?
Happy hour: 4-7 pm. $3 wells, $3 micros, $1.50 PBR pints, $5 house wine.
Entertainment: The Who's Tommy pinball, photo booth, occasional live music, DJs nightly.