These two East Side dive bars always have live music, and share one enormous backyard filled with picnic tables and cheap drinks. Volstead has more of a hip-hop DJ scene, while Hotel Vegas is one of the best garage / psychedelic rock venues in town - sometimes charging five dollars or less for cover.
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