Arts & Entertainment: Music Venues
Located on a converted freighter at North Coast Harbor, Hornblower's is a quirky dining destination popular among downtown tourists. But it's the weekly jazz by local artists that really floats this boat.
This House looks like any unassuming neighborhood bar — except for the jazz photos and posters, and the 15,000 jazz LPs stocked near the turntables. A mix of blues and jazz bands play every week, with guest DJs taking turns spinning the vintage platters.
This casual bar's back room has plenty to do, with vintage videogames, pool tables and a dartboard.
If the name doesn't give away its theme, Instant Replay's collection of NFL helmets surely does. With arched brick doorways and walls full of sports collectibles, Instant Replay houses both a smallish bar and a restaurant, which is the meeting place for weekly karaoke.
Akron's most spacious gay nightspot, Interbelt is a former 1950s movie theater, with a giant outdoor deck that's become a smoking zone.
From loose-tie suits to no-collar types, off-duty West Siders begin filtering into this neighborhood sports bar during happy hour.
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.
Hidden under office buildings, JJ's is a natural happy-hour stop for downtown's white-collar crowd. Later in the evening, the pool tables and video games in the game room are a quiet hideaway from the busy dance floor.
5,000 capacity amphitheater on the West Bank of the Flats
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