325 Fifth Ave N, 770-2777
Like everything EMP, the Liquid Lounge is bright, expensive, confusing, and ridiculous--and accessed (primarily) by way of a precariously lengthy staircase. It is the EMP in a nutshell: the product of terrible planning (note the minuscule stage/nook and death-plummet balcony) and excessive spending. Such excess does have its finer qualities, of course: a tower of alcohol at your immediate disposal, coupled with free entertainment of varying sorts nearly every night of the week. Not all bad, assuming you don't break your drunken neck on that staircase. ZAC PENNINGTON