The Hangge-Uppe is brought to you by the same folks who came up with Leg Room, She-Nanigans and the Lodge. If this doesn't clue you in to the Division Street-vibe of the Hangge-Uppe Club, perhaps these factoids will: A giant electric guitar, surrounded by red lights, hangs from the ceiling of the main dance floor. Said floor is graced with a large beer tub that will take you right back to the frat days. Downstairs, two more dance floors throb beneath hanging plastic toys and four theme bars bear names like Watermelon, the Green River and the Shot Shack.
Besides the entertainment of two live DJs (spinning top 40 upstairs and tunes from the '50s through '80s downstairs) expect tussles, slurring locals hitting on Indiana-based tourists and a parade of badly-dyed blondes. Still, an inevitable line of bar-hoppers forms on weekend nights, ready to pony up $5 to get in. One particularly satisfied patron, Leon, has been frequenting the bar since 1970 and even has his own plaque at a stool in the Shot Shack. If you're down for a lively conversation with a piece of Hangge-Uppe history, look for Leon every Friday and Saturday night.
Centerstage Reviewer: Jennifer Berg