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Edge
(417) 831-4700
424 N Boonville Ave
Springfield, MO
Description
Edge - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Edge, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Burgandy Room Inc
(417) 863-7577
154 Park Central Sq
Springfield, MO
Description
Burgandy Room Inc - Think of Burgandy Room Inc as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Remingtons
(417) 889-4500
1655 W Republic Rd
Springfield, MO
Description
Remingtons - Think of Remingtons as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Icon Night Club
(417) 866-4266
307 Park Central E
Springfield, MO
Description
Icon Night Club - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Icon Night Club kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Knightyme Bar & Billiards
(417) 862-4248
3440 W Division St # A
Springfield, MO
Description
Knightyme Bar & Billiards - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Knightyme Bar & Billiards is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Gravy's Lounge
(417) 886-3918
3165 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO
Description
Gravy's Lounge - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Gravy's Lounge is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Centerfold
(417) 889-4475
2800 W Sunshine St
Springfield, MO
Description
Centerfold - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Centerfold caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Renegades
(417) 865-7174
313 S Patton Ave
Springfield, MO
Description
Renegades - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Renegades makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Townhouse Ii
(417) 864-7335
528 N Prince Ln
Springfield, MO
Description
Townhouse Ii - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Townhouse Ii, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

Mama & Papa's Bar & Grill
(417) 862-1870
843 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO
Description
Mama & Papa's Bar & Grill - Plush seating and good music gives Mama & Papa's Bar & Grill a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Jazz Clubs Swing Back to Life

TIMES in jazz are hard enough. Chain-store music retailers are taking fewer and fewer jazz albums. Back catalogs are permanently endangered as parent companies of labels like Blue Note, Atlantic and Verve shift among new mergers and new top executives. Jazz clubs are becoming harder to sustain, and after the flowering of new jazz spots around Manhattan in the mid- and late- 90's, the attrition process had already begun. Then downtown fell apart.

You must analyze the effect of Sept. 11 on jazz clubs case by case. Some were hurt by proximity to the attack site, some by a thinning of tourists in the city, by constant schedule changes or by grown-up cover charges at a time when many grown-ups are back to spending like college students. One thing's for sure: business is down.

There aren't many live-music clubs in the neighborhood of the World Trade Center. The small performance space Roulette, on West Broadway at White Street, caters to abstract- music fans who generally know what they're seeing and wouldn't be deterred unless the neighborhood were quarantined. TriBeCa Blues, on Warren Street, is closed, with no reopening date yet announced. The Lafayette Grill, on Franklin and Lafayette Streets, which held weekly jazz shows, has canceled its music for now. The Blarney Star, at 43 Murray Street, which booked Irish traditional music once a week, is in an area still officially closed to all but locals and relief crews and has been forced to relocate its music events temporarily to the Irish Arts Center on 51st Street and 10th Avenue in Manhattan.

But there is one big club: the Knitting Factory, which has been at 74 Leonard Street in TriBeCa since 1994, a multigenre hub with four performance spaces and three bars. After the attack the club was blocked entirely for six days. On Sept. 17 staff members could get back inside the club, which was accessible only to neighborhood residents; there were still police checkpoints at Canal and Chambers Streets.

"We found our club intact, our office intact, but all our technical capabilities were down," said Guy Compton, the Knitting Factory's publicist. "No T1 Internet access, no Web or e-mail server, no long distance. You go to the corner to get a soda, and there's this huge mangled girder going by on a flatbed. We're covered in that chemistry-class toxic stink. Those first days were really bad."

The first question raised by the club's owner, Michael Dorf, and his staff was whether it was right to go back to business at all. Music on the fringes just didn't seem like a necessity in a war zone. The Sept. 11 bookings were to have included the electronic composer Herbert, playing semi-jazz with chanteusy vocals; the Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band; and a free-jazz trio.

But the mayor's public urgings and phone calls from local musicians answered that question. "They were trying to tell us that they wanted to play if there was a jam session, for their own healing," Mr. Compton said. Meanwhile, the rul...

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Ernie Biggs
312 South Ave
Springfield, MO, 65806

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