The Kinetic PlaygroundUptown | Website
The Kinetic Playground's window decorations (psychedelic murals of Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, The Doors, The Who and Led Zeppelin, to name a few) should clue you in to what type of bar it is; fans of classic rock gather here to knock 'em back. But don't expect to just find cover bands rehashing old greats. The venue aims to keep things fresh by offering an eclectic mix of performers with original sounds including indie, jam bands, rock, world music, reggae and DJs. Along with modest cover fees, the bar also offers regularly changing drink specials. The bar's interior is full of couches and stools with a great view of the stage, and there's also a raised seating area in the back for some privacy.