Surly Girl Saloon
1126 N. High St., Short North
Everything is eclectic at this cowgirl/pirate/bordello/cabaret-themed bar and restaurant - menu, decor, crowd and, of course, the in-house sound box. You'd expect nothing less at a place built around the motto "Eat, Drink, Rock, Raise Hell."
There's plenty of the good ol' rock 'n' roll on favorite albums by AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and The Butthole Surfers. To keep things interesting, the bar's friendly staff also added more obscure selections by the likes of Gene Autry and The Andrews Sisters.
Runners-up: St. James Tavern, Press Grill