At one time, Minneapolis had the lock on alternative rock hangouts. Not wanting to miss a good thing, Turf Club abandoned its long-time country format to cater to an alternative rock style. Soon rockers west of the river discovered the new turf and contributed to what has become one of the Twin Cities' most popular clubs. New bands have found a home to sharpen their acts during the week and on weekends the best the area has to offer takes the stage. An occasional national act makes the scene and it is packed to suffocation. Escape the music to play pool or darts in the lower level, the renovated Clown Lounge, featuring its own bar. Domestic and imported beers can be enjoyed by most but wine coolers, cocktails and soft drinks are also served.