Arts & Entertainment: Music Venues
Formerly Club Paraiso, Latin Touch is now spicier, with a stage for live music, and DJs who supply a constant flow of reggaeton, merengue, bachata and salsa. The crowd is on the upside of casual, and they’re always ready to dance.
The unassuming exterior belies a cozy bar that takes its karaoke seriously. Weekends, the amateurs step aside for live solo and duo acts, which perform oldies and contemporary pop hits on a small stage.
The Bop Stop is back, now with a full bar and food service, and the acoustics are as crisp as ever.
The emo-punk haven formerly known as the Orange Street still has all the familiar faces, in addition to a new liquor license.
Weekends, after the dinner crowd thins out, and this upscale Italian restaurant becomes a hotbed for hip, bluesy jazz.
Located below the Grog Shop, this sleek dance club provides a steady menu of the best local turntablists along with occasional guest stints by big-name DJs.
Since it opened in Lorain's struggling old downtown in 1999, Ghoulardi's has been a beacon of hope -- and a tourist attraction for fans paying homage to its horror-host namesake.
Weekends, the Mardi Gras Lounge and Grill returns to its roots, serving up live jazz and blues. The Bourbon Street beats make a great go-with for the club's spicy Creole cooking.
The former disco is now a social lounge, where chilling takes the place of dancing.
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