The Showbox's side bar, the Green Room, is a comfortable place to hang out before your show starts. They have smaller touring acts play there a few times a month and the happy hour is quite cheap. A neat trick-if there is a line for the show you are going to, you can avoid it by entering through the Green Room.
1426 First Ave,
Hours: Tues-Sat 5 pm-2 am
Bar/Happy Hour, Cheap, Good for Groups, Late-Night Dining
Full Menu, Live Music, Happy Hour, Snacks Available
Cocktail Lounge, Nightclub
Tue-Fri 4-7 pm (on non-Showbox-show days: $2 off beers and wells, $1 off appetizers).