Best Of 2012

Best Venue For Tastemaking: Crowbar

Whether it's the dance-inducing mix of hip-hop, funk and soul at Ol' Dirty Sundays, the amalgam of super-hip indie rock, pop, electro and other tuneful tastiness of All Good Tuesdays, or a night of live music by a hard-buzzing genre-jumping national act, Crowbar consistently sets the tastemaking tone of the Bay area musical landscape. On any given night, you can drop in and get a feel for what's hot right now, or what should be, or even what was once and is again.