Club 9one9 is the latest incarnation of a longstanding basement music venue in the venerable downtown Strathcona Hotel, which has hosted artists such as Branford Marsalis, Nirvana, and Queens of the Stone Age. Now it's primarily a dance club, with local DJs cranking out the music on Friday and Saturday nights and whenever there isn't a live band during the week. (Saturday night's Fluid has been ranked for several years running as the best club party scene in town.) Recent renovations to the large room have added LED screens, custom display lighting above the dance floor, plasma television monitors, and white leather furniture. There's also a 30-foot catwalk for fashion shows, and three large screens to show UFC and other events. Bring cash for the bar, as the club doesn't take credit cards. And be sure to check the website for the schedule of events, which may affect opening hours.