Sure, local venue 12th & Porter went through some tough times--even getting shut down at one point--but those are in the past, and the new ownership has made a lot of upgrades (the most noticeable of which being the 12 billion candle power Close Encounters UFO in your face lighting rig).
But what they really want is to be your fave venue. They've got a brief survey for you to take, if you're into that kind of thing and want to tell them the way to your heart. (That's my limo pictured, btw. My driver's name is Jeeves--he lost his job in the Bay Area after the Internet bubble burst.)