8. The Bait Shop (The O.C.)
The only problem with The Bait Shop is that Josh Schwartz, the OC creator, actually really wanted it to be the coolest place, basing it on "the Troubador" and "CBGB" and, you know, "the Peach Pit". And yes, it did feature hep bands from the 2006 indie-music scene, like Death Cab and Rooney and The Walkmen and that other band I can't think of that sings the song about Corey Haim. And yes, it was managed by Alex, aka Olivia Wilde, aka the chick who made out with both Seth and Marissa, while Marissa was feeling very vulnerable following a dinner with Julie Cooper. And yes, there was the occasional club shooting, and some run-of-the-mill drug running. But there was just this one other issue: ALL OF THE PEOPLE BOTH RUNNING THE CLUB AND ATTENDING ITS SHOWS WERE, LIKE, 16 TOPS. It was like a club as started by the kids on the island in Lord of the Flies, with Piggy as Oliver, the coke head.