To those who take their music seriously, a bar's jukebox selection can be more important than its beer selection. Bad beer is better than no beer at all, but bad music is worse than silence. The jukebox at THINKING MAN TAVERN
lives up to the bar's name with a rock selection that cleverly navigates the narrow gap between eclectic and accessible. Classic artists are well-represented, but in place of greatest hits or obvious albums, the box has connoisseur's choices like Bowie's Hunky Dory
, Led Zeppelin III
, Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique
and the Who's Live At Leeds
. Rock snobs should note: Thinking Man has two Brian Eno albums and XTC's psychedelic offshoot, the Dukes of Stratosphere.
537 W. Howard Ave., Decatur, 404-370-1717. www.thinkingmantavern.com