Arts & Entertainment: Music Venues
The landmark home of the Cleveland Orchestra, and beautiful venue for other classical and popular music concerts.
Owners Eric Horak and John Lamparyk move chairs aside once a week to make room for the karaoke machine. What the club lacks in size, it makes up for in beer selection: The cooler is stocked with more than 40 varieties.
The namesake of football legend and Cleveland native Don Shula, Steak 2 is as tasteful as a sports bar gets. Sports memorabilia and televisions are everywhere, but the rich wood furnishings make the place feel like a college dean's office.
This back room of this semi-subterranean bar is a game room, and the front hosts an older crowd who appreciates occasional live bands that play really sincere classic rock covers. Monday nights, you'll not find a better $3 steak in Akron.
This shoebox-shaped bar lures beer drinkers with hard rock, DJs and cover bands.
Workingman's blues ooze from the corner stage at Smedley's. When the bands take a midnight break, the ghosts of Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin spook the jukebox back to life.
Just a baseball toss away from Eastlake Stadium, Sneakee Pete's is big enough to host live wrestling, but lately the place concentrates more on bands -- tributes, country, polka, rock -- and its platoon of pool tables.
The former Cabaret Dada comedy troupe is now Something Dada, with a new cabaret in the Tower Press Building.
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