your perception of winston salem will depend on where you are from.
if you are from boston, philly, new york? yeah we're a bunch of redneck hicks.
if you are from virginia, the midwest, etc, then no, we're a pretty happening bunch
there aren't really "clubs" perse. as in, it'll be a lot harder to get dressed up and go out and dance and drink if that's your thing, than it would be in say a southern city like atlanta.
however, we have a wonderful live music scence, heavy on the jazz. there is live music practically every night somewhere, thanks to the school of the arts that is also located in this town.
there are a lot of hole-in-the-wall bars, and a few sports bars.
all in all, if you need heavy entertainment every night in the form of night clubs, you may find it to be a boring town. i dunno, i'm not really into that, so i like it and the availability of music.