Terminal West is one of the most beloved live music venues among true music-lovers, those just as quick to pounce on seeing an unknown indie act as they are to buy a ticket to a soulful Vanessa Carlton show (she's played here in the past). The mid-sized concert hall occupies 7,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space inside the über-cool King Plow Arts Center, a century-old former plow factory. The bi-level club overlooks the railroad, and the theme carries over to its design scheme: The logo is a train car, and gears and other parts dangle over the bar and are incorporated into the space. The whole place feels as if you were waiting inside a terminal for the next train to come by. Since the venue is quite intimate, you'll always feel like you have a front-row spot near the band (seating is limited). Show prices vary, but average around $20. There's a full bar and a great patio beside the tracks for warmer evenings. The connected venue Stationside opened in 2013 and serves comfort food with a kick, like adobo tater tots, pimento mac 'n' cheese, and a dozen kinds of sandwiches during Terminal West shows. It's also open for lunch from 11am to 2pm Tuesday through Friday. Parking in the King Plow lot is $5.