Skully's Music Diner
1151 N. High St., Short North
Skully's has long topped this poll's "dance club" and "ladies night" categories thanks in large part to the enduring pull of Thursday-night staple Ladies Eighties. And this year the club is also honored for its other primary purpose: providing one of the city's finest venues for live rock music. All this goes to show that Skully's has become one of the most well-rounded entertainment centers in town, a flashy but reliable nightlife hub that offers a little something for everyone.
Runners-up: Sugar Bar, Wall Street Nightclub