New York, New York
CBGB is where Blondie, the Ramones, and the Talking Heads got their starts, and where it's 1977 all over again.
Whisky A Go-Go
Los Angeles, California
A Sunset Strip landmark since 1964, the Whisky is living proof that L.A. rocks - and that L.A. hair bands will never die.
Bimbo's 365 Club
San Francisco, California
Plush and retro swank, Bimbo's was designed for dance music when it was built in the early '50s and it still looks and feels like lounge-singer nirvana. No wonder it's crooner Chris Isaak's favorite hometown club.
The juke joint that time forgot presents real blues for a salt-and-pepper crowd.
Poor David's Pub
This long-standing folkie music hangout specializes in singer-songwriters cut from the same cloth as Guy Clark and acoustic bands like Ralph Stanley.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Made to look old when it opened in 1961, Preservation Hall has aged almost as much as the music it honors, New Orleans jazz. If you can't help but request "When the Saints Go Marching In," prepare to cough up a 10 spot.
Cain's started rocking when Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys set up shop in the 1930s, and since then, everyone from Hank Thompson to the Sex Pistols has played it.