What's going on at the bars tonight?

Here are some standout options for Thursday night partiers:

*Atlanta-based party band Java Monkey performs at Belloo's, 900 Front Ave. Cover is $5 and show starts at 10 p.m. 706-494-1584.

*There's an open mike night at Fountain City Coffee, 1007 Broadway. The music starts at 8 p.m. No cover. 706-494-6659.

*The local rockers from Thousand Watt Halo take the stage at Soho Bar & Grill, 5751 Milgen Road. Show starts at 10 p.m. Cover is $5, free for military. 706-568-3316.

*The local rockers from Spent perform at the Saloon & Oyster Bar, 6005 Macon Road. Show starts at 9 p.m. No cover. 706-568-8400.

*Hydrovibe, a female-fronted rock act from Los Angeles, takes the stage at The Roadhouse, 1047 Broadway. Opening act is From Ruin. Show starts at 10 p.m. Cover is $5.

*The local Southern rockers from Whisky Bent perform at Scruffy Murphy's, 1037 Broadway. Show starts at 10 p.m. No cover. 706-322-3460.

*Aqua Nightclub, 1812 Midtown Drive, hosts its weekly poker game beginning at 7 p.m. Players are accepted until around 8 p.m. No buy-in. 706-358-7128.

Fountain City's open mike is open to all ages. All other events are 21 and older.

For more information about the local nightlife scene, visit the Walk of Shame blog at www.ledger-enquirer.com.