Skully's Music Diner

1151 N. High St., Short North
614-291-8856

Web: skullys.org

Skully's gets a lot of press for its awesome Ladies Eighties nights, but Alive readers alsoadmire the club for its other primary purpose: providing one of the city's finest venues for liverock music. The room is small enough to be intimate but large enough to accommodate a sizableaudience. The concert calendar offers one major local event after another, peppered with a widestratum of touring acts. And they've continued to upgrade and master their state-of-the-art soundsystem. (Bonus point for performers: The crystal clear monitor mix makes rocking out that much more
fun.)

Runners-up: Oldfield's on High, Ravari Room