Lounge Lizards

Psst…can you keep a secret? Then head over to Merc Bar for this Tuesday night throwdown that’s put on for those "in the know," not to mention 2,000 other people who get invited every week on Facebook. OK, maybe it's not so secret after all. But, we've always liked how Merc Bar has managed to avoid cheesy gimmick specials and overexposure to draw a crowd. The bar has understated feeling that's cool without feeling stuffy and the copper-topped, group-friendly seating's a nice change from most Valley hangouts. DJs Sean Watson and William Reed put a new spin on laid-back lounge music that at times feels a little "club," but definitely adds a different feel from other nights at the bar.
Tue., May 17, 9 p.m., 2011
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