One of my favorite places to hang out at is The Utopia Rock Club in Raven Court. This is one of the first places I went to as a newbie and I keep coming back here. The club plays rock and metal, has camping, sploder and contests. I know, I know what makes it different? Well the people do, silly! The owners are really cool and so are the hosts and the other customers.
It is also a good place to rent if you are looking for a reasonable apartment to live in. I live there now and it is my 2nd time. I moved around some but I think I have found my home! :-)