Arts & Entertainment: Music Venues
The Lampliter has served up cold beer and live music for a quarter-century. Bands here play everything from classic rock to modern dance, so feel free to bust a move on the floor.
Manja is a hip little martini of a bar, even with the addition of a foosball table. The jukebox -- heavy on ’80s and ’90s alternative -- is one of the best in town.
A red-orange-yellow decor and a steady flow of pop and top-40 keep a crowd of 20-somethings and college students chattering the Mars Bar; it’s quieter and darker in the rear lounge area.
The size of a hockey rink, McCarthy's Avon Lake spot is equal parts Irish and Ohio sports bar.
When games aren't on -- and they're usually on -- the kitchen and a DJ spinning diverse tunes draw a crowd that's, on average, closer to 30 than 20.
This coffee shop looks like an art studio, decorated with live plants, hand-carved drums, and bright tiles.
A loud -- but not too loud -- jukebox plays gritty rock and a little country, and the crowd is as casual as it gets.
This seldom-used, multi-tier vintage theater was once legendary for big shows by visitors like Los Lobos and local giants like Nine Inch Nails.
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