Best Noncommercial Jukebox

Nemeth's Lounge

Most bar owners stock their joints with music they know the customers want to hear. Not so with John Nemeth, who personally loads the box with music he loves. "Good music is good music," he says. Steering clear of the Top 40 route, Nemeth's juke features a variety of artists you won't find in other bars. Punk bands such as Primus, Ween, the Pixies, and Orange Goblin dominate the selection, but old standards are also available, including Neil Young, James Brown, Johnny Cash, and John Coltrane. The mix of obscure and classic tunes packs in fans of diverse backgrounds, from skaters to jazz aficionados. Visit Nemeth's Lounge, and you'll finally go a whole night without hearing "Sweet Caroline."