Argus Lounge

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Sun. 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

You may miss it if you weren’t looking for it, but the Argus Lounge on Mission Street past Cesar Chavez is actually a hopping little spot. Contrary to how its name sounds, the Argus has nothing to do with sailing: Its peacock theme is based on the Greek legend of Argus, a multi-eyed monster whose eyes end up in peacock feathers. This long, narrow, retro-style bar features DJs and bands nearly every night of the week. However, no more than four band members can comfortably fit in the tiny corner stage area by the front door. This is a great place to bring a date: unpretentious, hip, and cozy enough to still hold a conversation while the music plays.