Pretty much anyone who has spent a sizable amount of time in North County has heard of this near-historic hangout. Suffering its ups and downs, the Basement Lounge got its start as an ultra hip subterranean nightclub, but ran into some legal issues a few years back regarding some sexy parties... and we'll pretty much leave it at that. Now under new management, the Basement Lounge (officially Club 149) is back and making its comeback. The Lounge, although still cramped as ever, strives for style with greater accessibility than ever before. You can catch everything from poetry readings to DJ sets within its walls, so if you're looking for a sleek venue with a dash of intellect, this is the place to be.