El Corazón

Like other venues in town, the club underneath the highway in the Eastlake neighborhood has gone through its fair of identity shifts. Probably most famous as the Off Ramp, the space was last taken over by Infinite Productions and named El Corazón. Booking definitely leans toward “rawk” and metal bands, and a good portion of shows are scheduled for all-ages crowds, so what you usually end up encountering at El Corazón is a sweaty throng of headbangers who are there for the show, not for socializing. Burly tough guys make security tight, the short stage makes the sound immediate, and the whiskey (for those over 21) makes the night fly. 109 Eastlake Ave., 206-381-3094, www.elcorazonseattle.com.