The Best Clubs in America

Our insider picks for the most rocking small rooms in the country

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The Crocodile in Seattle
CC Image courtesy of shellEProductions on Flickr7/20

7. The Crocodile in Seattle

Opened in 1991, this 525-person club hosted every important band of the grunge era, including Nirvana (billed as Pen Cap Chew) and Mudhoney in 1992 for $3.

Capacity: 525
Fun Fact: The Croc abruptly closed in 2007, but reopened in 2009 after undergoing extensive renovations that kept its signature stained glass intact.

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