Best Hip-Hop Club - 2011
Spruill's - CLOSED
Just a stone's throw from the bustling downtown club scene, Spruill's nightclub sits inconspicuously on the corner of North Jefferson and Stoddard streets. Compared to some of the flashier establishments nearby, the bare-bones dècor gives the modest space a casual, familiar vibe, like a neighborhood bar. Although Spruill's is known for its Saturday-night jazz sets with Willie Akins, weeknights tend to cater to a younger, rowdier crowd. Tuesdays and Thursdays are favorites because of the low cover charge and inexpensive drinks, with local DJs spinning hip-hop until 3 a.m. Spruill's does live hip-hop, too; you can catch a local emcee, open-mic showcase or the occasional performance by big-name acts such as Gucci Mane and Bun B.