Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs:
Tonight is '80s Night at the Soul Bar, 984 Broad St.
Saturday is trash disco night at Sidestreets and The Barracks, 1923 Walton Way.
It's college night Wednesday at the Red Lion, 1936 Walton Way. The Big Mighty will provide the entertainment. Draft beer is free and so is the pizza at midnight.
ABBI'S COFFEE MILL: 403 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez; coffee specials; 651-9111.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 63: 90 Milledge Road; Fun Time tonight and Saturday, karaoke Saturday, with $2 shots and $1.75 beers; bingo Tuesdays and Saturdays; 733-5184.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 178: 3219 Richmond Hill Road; steak night with disc jockey and draft specials tonight; 793-1724.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 205: 2102 Highland Ave.; bingo Wednesdays and Fridays and disc jockey and steak night Saturdays; 733-4069.
ATHENS RESTAURANT AND TAVERNA: 246 Bobby Jones Expressway; Nick Trivelas Wednesday; happy hour 4-7 p.m. daily, $1 draft Sundays and Mondays; 868-1508.
AUGUSTA ELKS LODGE: 205 Elkdom Court; dinner dance Saturday , line dancing Mondays and Tuesdays; happy hour 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 860-3223.
BACKYARD TAVERN: 218 S. Belair Road; cookout and karaoke nightly; 869-8695.
BONKERZ COMEDY CLUB: Holiday Inn West, Interstate 20 at Washington Road; Rick Tempesta tonight and Saturday; dance club 9 p.m. Sunday; open microphone Thursday; happy hour 5-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 738-8811.
BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC: 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; Carpenter's Bride tonight and Recovering Alice Saturday; 737-6962.
COCONUTS: 469 Highland Ave., Surrey Center; bikini contest tonight and DJ Doug Romanella Saturday; 738-8133.
CORK 'N' BULL TAVERN: 1925 Whiskey Road, Aiken; Christmas party tonight with giveaways and beer specials; blind draw darts tonight, 15-cent wings 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays; ladies night Thursdays, with domestic and well-drink specials; (803) 649-5239.
THE COLISEUM: 1632 Walton Way; karaoke Monday and Thursday, talent search Wednesday; $2 Budweiser and Bud Light long necks Saturday; 733-2603.
THE COTTON PATCH: 816 Cotton Lane at Riverwalk Augusta; John and Andy tonight, Kool Kats Saturday, Keith Gregory Sunday, E & L Productions Thursday; trivia Wednesday; happy hour 1-5 p.m. daily with $1 drafts and $2 well drinks; 724-4511.
COYOTE'S: 2512 Peach Orchard Road; Rhes Reeves, Shelly Watkins and the Coyote Ugly Band; club open Wednesday-Saturday; 560-9245.
DOCKERS: 1119 Sandbar Ferry Road, Beech Island; River Street tonight, Saturdays and Thursdays, horseshoe tournament Saturdays, pool tournament Tuesdays, sports night Wednesdays and ladies night Thursdays; (803) 302-1102.EAGLES NEST: Ramada Inn Hotel, 640 Broad St.; 722-5541.
GROVETOWN COUNTRY CLUB: 5513 Wrightsboro Road; karaoke with Greg and Ronda tonight, ladies night 7-10 Thursdays, with two-for-one drafts; football and cookout Sundays and 25-cent wings Mondays; 556-9010.
FANNIE KATE'S INN, RESTAURANT AND PUB: 127 S. Main St., McCormick, S.C.; Bill Bullock Wednesdays and group karaoke Thursday; happy hour 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, $1 off drinks; (864) 465-0061.r
FINISH LINE CAFE: 4046 Belair Road; DJ tonight; blind draw darts Saturday with two-for-one shooters; open pool tournament for cash Monday and Saturday nights, dart tournament Thursday; happy hour 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, unlimited pool and beer $7 Thursday; 855-5999.
THE FIREHOUSE: 1145 Broad St.; happy hour 4:30-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 826-9955.
FOX'S LAIR: Telfair Inn, 349 Telfair St.; drink specials daily; 774-1004.
GOODFELLA'S: 3328 Washington Road; Brasstyme tonight, Majic Band Saturday, ladies night Wednesdays with half-price drinks all night; first drink is free; 863-5779.
GREENE STREETS: 402 11th St.; women's karaoke contest tonight; men's karaoke contest Saturday; men's and women's karaoke Thursday with $2.25 domestic bottled beer; $1.25 well drinks for ladies night Tuesdays and $10 drink till you drown Wednesdays; 823-2002.
JERRI'S PLACE: 660 Broad St.; shooter specials Fridays and Saturdays; 722-0088.
JOE'S GRILL: 900 S. Main St., New Ellenton; 25-cent wings 6-8 p.m. Wednesday; happy hour 4-7 p.m. daily; (803) 652-3769.
JOE'S UNDERGROUND: Basement club at Eighth and Broad streets; Our Dog Farley tonight, Tommy Williams and the Blues Express Saturday, Wayne Capps Monday, John Kolbeck Tuesday and Wednesday and Ruskin Thursday; $1 Jager Mondays, $1 Cuervo tonight and Tuesday, $1 drafts Thursday; 724-9457.
THE JUNCTION: 1212 Whiskey Road, Aiken; happy hour 4-7 p.m. Monday and Saturday; (803) 649-0794.
KOKOPELLI'S: 3415 1/2 Wrightsboro Road; Roddy Norwood and Senile Driver tonight, Roddy Norwood and Happy Bones Saturday, open microphone night Tuesday; happy hour 4-8 p.m. daily, $2 Bud Light long necks and $1.25 Pabst Blue Ribbon weekends and two-for-one shooters and $1 shooters daily; 738-1881.
METRO A COFFEEHOUSE: 1054 Broad St.; happy hour 5-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; $1.75 domestics, $2 micro brews and $2 imported drafts Mondays; $1.50 Bud Light draft Tuesdays, $2.50 well drinks Wednesdays and $3 select wines Thursdays; 722-6468.
MICHAEL'S RESTAURANT AND PIANO BAR: 2860 Washington Road; karaoke with Hugh Barrow Mondays and Marilyn Adcock Tuesdays-Saturdays; happy hour 4:30-7 p.m. daily; 733-0913.
MODJESKA: 813 Broad St.; Miami Nights with DJ Rodriguez tonight; 303-9700.
MULLIGAN'S NITELIFE: 1082 Bertram Road; DJ nightly; 738-1079.
PAT'S RESTAURANT AND PUB: 201 Richland Ave. W., Aiken; (803) 648-1028.
THE PLAYGROUND: 873 Broad St.; Optimist Prime tonight, Senile Driver Saturday, trivia Mondays, $1 draft night Tuesdays, Jenga Competition and Rocky Horror Picture Show Wednesdays and open microphone Thursdays; 724-5399.
POP A TOP: 1427 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; karaoke tonight and Saturday; ladies' night Saturday; happy hour 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, ladies drink specials Friday and Saturday ; 278-5144.
RAES COASTAL CAFE: 3208 W. Wimbledon Drive; 738-1313.
RED LION: 1936 Walton Way; 420 Outback and Jemani tonight, Cheap Wine and AswethinkweiZ Saturday, football Monday night and PlayStation tournament and ladies night with $5 bottomless Skyydrivers, wet T-shirt contest with $3 pitchers Tuesday, Big Mighty Wednesday with free drafts with cover and free midnight pizza, Flaw Thursday; 736-7707.
RICHARD'S PLACE: 2416 Windsor Spring Road, Meadow Wood shopping center; Big Dawgs tonight and Saturday; Bloody Marys $1.25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; 793-6330.
ROBBIE'S SPORTS BAR: 2834 Washington Road; DJ tonight, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, NFL Sunday and Monday, ladies night Tuesday, pool and dart league Thursday; drink specials weekly; 738-0866.
RON'S TAVERN: 548 Broad St.; DJ tonight and Saturday; 613-0255.
RUB IT IN LOUNGE: Between Fort Gordon Gates 1 and 2, on Gordon Highway; Allen Lowe and Shameless tonight and Saturday and pool leagues Monday-Thursday; $1.75 screwdrivers Monday, draft beer $1 a mug Tuesday, rum and Coke $1.75 and $1 beer Wednesday and $1.75 gin and tonic Thursday; 651-0110.
SHANNON'S: 300 Shartom Drive, off Washington Road; Steve Chappell tonight and Wednesday, DJ Eddie Bodie Saturday, Jason Sikes Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday; happy hour 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and 3-8 p.m. Sunday; 860-0698.
SIDESTREETS/THE BARRACKS: 1923 Walton Way; high-energy dance tonight and trash disco party Saturday, with $5 drink and drown, three-for-one shooters after midnight Monday, Margarita Madness Tuesday, with $2.50 well margaritas and $1.50 long necks, $4 pitchers Wednesday and ladies' night with karaoke Thursday, with two-for-one shooters; 481-8829.
THE SOUL BAR: 984 Broad St.; 80s Night tonight, Balance Saturday, live jazz Wednesday and Deathstar X-mas Show Thursday; wine and martini specials Wednesdays; 724-8880.
SPORTS PUB: 1031 Ellis St.; sports entertainment via eight satellite televisions and Augusta Lynx coach's show 7:30 p.m. Monday; happy hour 8-10:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 432-0448.
SQUEAKY'S TIP-TOP: 2596 Central Ave.; Mike Chik and Susan Douglas Saturday and Thursday; happy hour 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday with $2 domestics, $3 small pitchers and $5 large pitchers; 738-8886.
SWEET DREAMIN PUB AND LOUNGE: Belvedere-Clearwater Road, Clearwater; No Matter What tonight and karaoke with Helen Hydrick Saturday and Thursday; happy hour 4-7 p.m. daily; (803) 593-8302.
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 649: 2430 Windsor Spring Road; Pam Makison tonight; 790-4282.
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 3200: 1 Gun Club Road; NFL Mondays and bingo Thursdays; happy hour 4-7 p.m. daily, all day Monday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday with $1.25 beers and 1.50 beers Wednesday; 736-9046.
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 5877: South Carolina Highway 19, Aiken; happy hour 4-7 p.m. daily; turkey shoot tonight at 7 and Sunday at 3 p.m.; (803) 648-0119.
WHEELER TAVERN: 3664 Wheeler Road; Flashback Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; happy hour 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily; 868-5220.
CAROLINA JAMBOREE: R&M Band and Ernest and the Duck Tripoly tonight, Glenn and the Teddy Bear Band, Oliver West and the 39 Express Saturday; 792-9063.
CHARLIE O's: 2320 Gordon Highway; Southern Thunder Band tonight and Saturday; 737-0905.
THE COUNTRY RANCH: 2510 Storm Branch Road, Beech Island; Hard Country tonight and karaoke Saturday; happy hour 3-6 p.m. daily except Saturday; $1.25 beer Monday; (803) 867-2388.
DURANGO'S: 4125 Peach Orchard Road; John Monroe and the Ghostriders tonight and Saturday; 592-1155.
FISHBOWL LOUNGE: 2248 Lumpkin Road; karaoke tonight and Saturday, blind draw darts Saturday; happy hour 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; 790-6810.
FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES NO. 1197: 1999 Scott Road; bingo 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 790-8040.
THE HONKY TONK: 1602 Gordon Highway at Tubman Home Road; Darryl Perry tonight and Saturday, Stampede Thursday; ladies night Thursday with free beer for the ladies with $3 cover; $5 drink-till-you-drown Wednesdays; 560-0551.
JONES CREEK COUNTRY CLUB LOUNGE: 4101 Hammonds Ferry Road; karaoke with Linda Eubanks Wednesdays; 868-6700.
PATTI'S: 2610 Peach Orchard Road; Private Stock tonight and Saturday and open microphone Monday-Thursday; 793-9303.
SILVER BULLET LOUNGE: 2423 Milledgeville Road; Silver Bullet Band Wednesdays-Saturdays, with Kenni Huskey Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Wednesday and Thursday all Buds are $2 from 8:30 to 11 p.m.; 737-6134.
BLUES AND JAZZ
LE CAFE DU TEAU: 1855 Central Ave.; keyboardist Buzz Clifford Thursday-Saturday and after 9 p.m. Sundays with the Last Bohemians; 733-3505.
PARTRIDGE INN: 2110 Walton Way; All That Jazz Friday and Air Apparent Saturday; 737-2428.
THE PRIVATE "I": 2507 Thomas Lane at Jennings Road; disco Fridays and Saturdays and live jazz and rhythm and blues Saturday and Impact Sunday; 793-9944.
SMITTY'S LOUNGE: 1815 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; DJ Mike Thursdays and Saturdays, $3.50 gin and juice mix; 722-6670.
TOUCH OF CLASS: 3129 Damascus Road; singles night Wednesdays, featured birthdays Fridays and disco weekends; new school and old school lounges; 737-4845.
HARPO'S: 2864 Deans Bridge Road; Cold Sweat Band Wednesdays; happy hour 5-10 p.m. daily; 560-1166.
AIKEN BREWING CO.: 140 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken; karaoke Thursday; happy hour 4-7 p.m. daily; (803) 502-0707.
CAPRI CINEMA: 302 Eighth St.; 722-4060.
FIVE PINES SALOON: 2301 Gordon Highway; 738-3273.
THE HAVEN: 912 Broad St.; magic tournament Fridays and Saturdays; 724-2637.
THE HANGNAIL GALLERY: 306 Eighth St.; Impulse Ride and Shark Devilles tonight; 722-4060.
HIGHLANDER: 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; DJ Ty Bess tonight and 'S Math Sinn Dragon Thursday; 278-2796.
LIMELITE CAFE: 1325 Augusta West Parkway; trivia Sundays and Thursdays, blonde trivia Sunday and pool tournament Tuesdays; $3.50 Quervo and $1 off beer nightly; 731-0220.
SURREY TAVERN: 471 Highland Ave.; happy hour 4:30-8 p.m daily, with $2 domestics; 736-1221.
TIME PIECEZ: 730 Broad St.; 828-5888.
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