Best Inconvenient Garage Rock Venue (2008)


Although the eclectic lineup at THE HOOK is usually of the local metal-post-garage-punk-electronic-funk variety, occasionally GZA or Thurston Moore will play. While the dive's triple-pun emblem (a red hook), its dungeon-like downstairs, generic oversize upstairs, and glorious outdoor patio don't quite mesh, these incongruities in music and decor make it an appealing (albeit out-of-the-way) destination.