If you like live jazz and the fondue of yesteryear, this is the place to go. It's really a hip new place bringing back fondue (believe it or not) in a cool new setting. There is a 2 drink minimum though I haven't seen that enforced. Usually there's no cover charge, but for some bands there is so check the website before you go. They also have the menu online in case you care to check it out.
Dress Code: Although there's no official dress code, this new side of the village definitely sees a more 'hip' and dressed up clientelle. My hubby calles them 'hipsters'. He rebels a lot and wore a baseball cap to the Hip Kitty. We are old village people and will continue to be so, but will dress appropriately for the most part for where we are going. If you want to fit in, dress nice casual or really nice.
The Press has great atmosphere. They have live music usually every Thursday, Fri., Sat. The are not only a bar, they also serve lunch and dinner. They have a lot of vegetarian dishes. There are usually a good number of people here at night becuase it is right next to the colleges. Also, a lot of people come here becuase there is not much else going on in Claremont. But if you are in the area, that should not deter you from coming becuase it really has great food, drinks and atmosphere. It is a cool places to relax, listen to some music or even find some Grad students to talk about Religion, Business or whatever they are studying.
Dress Code: I dont think that they have any sort of dress code other than that you have to wear something, but pretty much anything. And shoes, any kind will do. THey are not strict.