The Fillmore

Washington DC

Firmly cementing Frommer's assertion that downtown Silver Spring has totally replaced San Francisco as the country's cultural epicenter: The Fillmore, a 23000sqft, two-floored music hall with velvet drapes framing the main stage, three full-service bars twisted from reinforced steel, and the "VIP Vertigo Lounge", presumably so named because of all the looking down you'll be doing on people who aren't allowed in.