Jesse Weinberg

Once upon a time, the Triple Door's theater was a porn cinema, and the adjoining lounge was a parking garage—a row of industrial-cement pillars still stands in the seating area. Today the Musicquarium lounge glows with the eerie green light cast by an impressive 2,000-gallon aquarium, and accommodates not only the Triple Door's showgoing multitudes but also anyone seeking gourmet food at affordable prices. The Asian-inspired happy-hour fare—$3 salt-and-pepper squid, $5 sesame shrimp toast—comes from Wild Ginger upstairs, while the beverage menu offers $3 drafts (Elysian IPA, Fat Tire), select specialty cocktails (such as the cantaloupe martini), house wines, and well drinks. (The Musicquarium at the Triple Door, 216 Union St, 838-4333. Happy hour daily 4—6 pm, Sun—Thurs 10 pm—midnight.)

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