Best Venue Makeover: Woodlands Tavern

The Thirsty Ear wasn't easy on the eyes, ears or stomach. Woodlands Tavern, the business that now inhabits the same space, improved the sensory experience on all fronts.

Woodlands added a wide variety of tasty bar foods courtesy of Late Night Slice. They prettied up the place and expanded into a second room, allowing the bar to simultaneously be a music venue and a casual hangout. They took advantage of one of the city's best bar patios. And they made Woodlands a home for music of all stripes, not just blues.

Those changes transformed the Grandview bar into one of this city's premier music destinations.