"Carabar is great because there's a show almost every night, and it's within walking distance. I like Rumba Cafe a lot, too. The bar is nice, and the people behind the bar are really nice. It's not pretentious. They are what they are."
Name: Kristin Venia
Neighborhood: Discovery District
What are looking for when you go out?
Something low-key if I want to chat. But I also really like to go out to see shows.
What kinds of music do you listen to?
Alternative, indie rock. I like some local stuff and some classics. My favorite bands change frequently, but I saw Tokyo Police Club recently - I like them a lot.
My favorite local bands are Karate Coyote, The Newsies and the Blastronauts. I love Karate Coyote, and I just saw them at Summerfest.
Where do like to catch a show?
Carabar is great because there's a show almost every night, and it's within walking distance. I like Rumba Cafe a lot, too. The bar is nice, and the people behind the bar are really nice. It's not pretentious. They are what they are.
What do you like to drink?
I like beer. Bell's Oberon is my summer choice, but I really like IPAs. Sierra Nevada is one of my favorites. I'm not really into the darker stuff - it's too heavy. I'm a fan of hoppy, quality beer.
Where's a good place for a beer?
There are so many good beers out there; that's one of the reasons I like to go to Bodega for happy hour. Even though it gets pretty busy and is a hipster magnet, the beer selection is excellent. And I like to hang out on their patio in the summer.
What's the reason you come to Hey Hey Bar & Grill?
I work at Big Red Rooster in German Village, so it's close to work, low-key and the music on the jukebox is pretty good. We come in for happy hour, but sometimes we'll stay a while. We'll usually come by every Friday.
We like to drink what my friend calls the leftover stuff they dip the combs in at barbershops - it's called the Blue Lagoon. It's fruity, coconut-y and very girly.
Where else do you like to go?
I like to go to Surly Girl for their cupcakes. My favorite is this new one, lemon with blueberry frosting. It was fruity and light.
I also like the kitschiness of it - the weird stuff on the walls.