Boom Boom Room

Hours: Mon. closed, Tue.-Thu. 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri.-Sat. 4 p.m.-3 a.m., Sun. 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; happy hour daily 4 p.m.-8 p.m., late-night happy hour midnight-2am (Tue. & Wed.)

Founded in 1997 by blues legend John Lee Hooker, the Boom Boom Room was once a sultry, steamy place for locals to get down to some of the country's best blues acts. Today, the club still hosts a range of blues, boogie, and soul bands, but it’s got a little less roots and little more funk and jam-band, which tends to attract a slightly younger, lighter crowd. But with its red walls, photos of famous musicians, candles on the tables, and checkerboard floor, the Boom Boom Room is still a groovy place for the blues.