In 2005, Northeast’s neighborhood bar got a makeover—a coat of paint and a slew of other improvements. It was time, since it’s been a fixture since 1899. But the 331 Club remains a cozy, railroad–style watering hole: narrow enough to keep things intimate, but not so cramped that the furniture kills elbow room. Local musicians keep the room lively nearly every night, and a novelty jukebox stocked with classic-rock gems and Gen-X faves provides wicked tunage. Roped-off tables along University Avenue allow smokers to chat comfortably. Generous drink specials, the fact that there's never a cover charge, and a menu stocked with bar staples make 331 Club an ideal starting point for a night out and a logical stop for a reuben sandwich before stumbling home.