If you have never been to Ringside, you might should go soon–the building is for sale. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it will close, depending on the new owners, but this is a fascinating and “quirky” place so I wouldn’t let it get away without checking it out. There’s a membership requirement (not sure if that is usually enforced and I’ve gotten in every time without one, as a guest of a friend or a stranger). Its main problem is a usually fairly steep cover for Durham ($5-10 I think). But it’s almost certainly worth it when they’re having a crazy dance party. It’s also pretty cool to go on down nights when you could have the entire 4-floor place to yourself. I don’t remember what the drink selection is like, but with the dancing (if you’re into that) and the spooky library on the top floor, it’s kind of not about the beer. There are also three bars. Go in case it turns into a department store or something! That place would be even awesomer with escalators though.