Enormous complexes offering a wide range of fun-nuggets are always a big draw -- look no further than Mall of America, Epcot Center, or Thailand. For the nightlife version, hit Bottom Lounge
Rebirthed in a new location after the original was demolished due to Brown Line expansion, BL's a multi-tiered, multi-faceted compound of awesomeness designed to make everybody happy/forget the profundity of their unhappiness. Decked out in Americana/Japanicana paintings (skinny Army Elvis, samurai slayings), the first floor bar offers a rangy beer list that includes Germans, crafts, and $3 PBRs; also downstairs is a state-of-the-art music venue that'll feature live bands like the dark and uplifting The Atlantic Divide and power-pop trio July Fourth (overachievingly taking the stage June 25). The soon-to-be-opened second floor hosts The Volcano Room (a 5000sq ft tiki lounge stocking 100+ high-end rums), and a stripped down patio with a resplendent view of the skyline or, if you indulge in enough specialty rum, two skylines
BL's also serving up classic bar food (burgers, chicken strips, onion rings...), plus some vegetarian and vegan dishes -- because to make everybody happy, sometimes your fun-nuggets must be made of soy.
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