Uncover offers a community-powered site for local venues and people. Recently released into public beta by three twenty-somethings, Spencer Fry, Jason Nelson and Dave Gorum, aim to deliver a social network for people looking to go out and meet people at night.
Similar to Digg or other community powered sites Uncover has it's own currency called the "Uncover" which is awarded for a venue rating or review on the site. Users with the most "Uncovers" are given promotion in the community. For example, here are the top people in the Bay Area.
Currently in 20 cities, Spencer Fry he had this to say of Uncover's approach and future direction:
"We're trying to combine keeping friends in touch with providing ideas about where to go out for the evening, and with whom. We want Uncover to be the website you just have to visit before going out for the night, and we're organizing our future features around that concept."
While there are other sites that offer up local venue information, Uncover's rich and clean design is different by leading with photos rather than text-based reviews. Additionally, users are can contribute reviews, tags and photos. I expect Uncover to add more social hooks soon which would help to contribute to Uncover's social stickiness.