From low key to high energy, clubs serve all

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From modest watering holes to elaborate venues built for live music, Augusta is a community with a wealth of options for those who believe night time is the right time.

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Taylor Winkleman, from left, Drew Eveland and Andy Hauger spend some time at the Still Water Tap Room on a Friday evening.  Michael Holahan/Staff
Michael Holahan/Staff
Taylor Winkleman, from left, Drew Eveland and Andy Hauger spend some time at the Still Water Tap Room on a Friday evening.

See a list of upcoming events and a breakdown of different clubs by type in the Augusta area: Augusta-area clubs

The nightclub scene in and around Augusta is vibrant and offers something from all tastes. Some, such as North Augusta's Highlander, have been in business for decades. Others, like Wheels Corner Pub downtown, are relative newcomer. New or old, polished or rustic, each offers something to the Augusta entertainment scene. Below is a list of a few popular clubs:

SOMEWHERE IN AUGUSTA, 2820 Washington Road

An amalgamation of a sports bar, music venue and grill, Somewhere has proved popular with a wide variety of patrons. Its patio, which overlooks the action on Washington Road is particularly popular when the weather is nice and is usually a premium destination during Masters Week. Patrons looking to shoot a little pool might look to Robbie's Sports Bar , located a few blocks down Washington Road.

SKY CITY, 1157 Broad St.

One of the city's premier live-music venues, Sky City offers a professional-grade stage to not only local acts, but touring bands as well. Notable shows have included Drive By Truckers, Cage the Elephant and Dinosaur Jr. Other downtown establishments specializing in live music include the Loft, Still Water Tap Room, The Playground Bar and Sky City's smaller sibling, Soul Bar .

VUE, 469 Highland Ave.

A popular dance club, Vue offers a sophisticated environment and significant sound system for those who want see, be seen and dance. The club offers a variety of specially designed environments built to appeal those who want to dance, drink or enjoy quiet conversation. Those looking for something a little more casual might try the Surrey Tavern , located a few doors down. An Augusta staple, the Surrey has become something of a Masters Week tradition for locals and visitors alike.

THE COUNTRY CLUB, 2834 Washington Road

Originally envisioned as a country dance hall, the Country Club, over the past several years, has diversified its live music offerings. While country is still king, rock acts have been known to take advantage of the club's high tech set-up. It's a formula that has worked well for both the Country Club and the similarly themed Coyote's on Augusta's south side.

PURE, 813 Broad St.

Housed in the historic Modjeska Theatre, this high-end urban club has a strictly enforced dress code, a velvet rope at the door and a reputation for hosting epic evenings. Those looking for something a little lower key might check out Islands , a Caribbean-themed club located a few blocks down Broad.

Reach Steven Uhles at uhlestide@gmail.com.

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