With its bordello-flavored decor (swag curtains and red-flocked wallpaper), Jack’s strikes a funky/retro/hip balance. A busy front bar leads to a tiered main-room floor that wraps around another crowded bar. The cool room full of cool people is booked with cool, alternative-leaning local and touring bands (tUnE-yArDs, Charles Bradley, Alabama Shakes, Kamasi Washington, White Denim), and the Thursday '80s nights are legendary. On super-busy evenings, the crowds and door situations can be off-putting.