The Iron Saddle is still bike-friendly, but it's less of a roadhouse, and more of a rock bar, serving up old-school and new-school hot riffage.
The emo-punk haven formerly known as the Orange Street still has all the familiar faces, in addition to a new liquor license.
This vintage Akron club hosts everything from indie bands and electronic DJs to punk nights and jam sessions.
Akron's only mechanical bull spins as fast as the Whiskey Ranch's hyperactive light show. Decorative saddles and fenceposts complete the C&W motif, in addition to rock and country loud enough to hear on the other side of the river -- in Tennessee.
This downtown Akron club books bands that never would have found the Rubber City a few years ago — say, Dinosaur Jr. and the Drive-By Truckers. Between the touring acts, original locals take the stage.
Khakis and earthtones all around at this suburban restaurant, which hosts low-key happy hours and relaxing live jazz and blues
The Tallmadge Wing House is the size of a barn, and it has enough TV screens and wing variations to fill one.
Once a daquiri bar, Whiskey Dick's is now a rock-and-pool college spot where the neon glow casts dark shadows.
A man’s man’s daiquiri bar, Fat Tuesday has Golden Tee, a big-screen TV, pool tables, a jukebox full of gravel, and colorful, slushy frozen drinks that pack a punch.
Akron's most spacious gay nightspot, Interbelt is a former 1950s movie theater, with a giant outdoor deck that's become a smoking zone.
DJs spin a little bit of everything beneath ultra-chic Vivo, where V Lounge is a subterranean brick tunnel made cozy with overstuffed furniture and specialty cocktails.
From its large pool room to its bar/dining area ringed with 11 big-screen TVs, Jillian's piques but doesn't assault the senses. The adjacent Groove Shack is decorated with Blue Note album art and painted midnight blue.
There’s no shortage of history in this venerable Akron bar — and plenty of classic rock and blues performers too.
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