Best Concert Venue

Nautica Stage

In danger of being replaced by the new Tower City Amphitheater, Nautica might not be hospitable when it rains (there's no cover for the crowd) or when the temperature rises (there's no shade). But the views of downtown are spectacular, and the proximity to the river provides ample sightseeing, especially when large boats come through. While there's been talk of expanding the venue, it's fine as it is; to accommodate large shows such as the Warped Tour, smaller stages and booths are set up in the surrounding parking lots. The proximity to other clubs on the West Bank makes it easy to find places to party after the show.