Friday night, we took a short trip to the Hip Kitty in Claremont. The Hip Kitty is a fondue bar with live entertainment, and like most places in the Village, is a hub of mellow, pretension-free fun, drawing friendly vibes and diverse crowds (no hipsters--they flee the Village after American Apparel closes at 8). They feature different musical styles throughout the week, but the weekends are exclusively jazz. The Hip Kitty is open Tuesday through Sunday 6:30pm-2:00am. Check out their website for more information.