In the former Snickers building, this warm room has ornate wooden fixtures, and feels like a Victorian tavern -- but with red lights, a cool jukebox and a spicy menu.
In addition to offering hot dogs with dozens of toppings, the Dog slathers on the live music — with an emphasis on local indie-style bands, mixed with some cool out-of-town rockers you wouldn’t have known about otherwise.
Live music rules at the Savannah, with local and national play R&B, jazz, blues, Motown and oldies.
The city’s best jazz club books headliners from every corner of the genre. The dining room where acts perform — you can have dinner while you listen — was recently redesigned for even better sound and sightlines.
Located on the West Bank of the Flats, the expansive McCarthy's Dowtown is, as you might expect, very green. Danceable bands and DJs entertain during the weekends; during the week, plasma screens assume that duty.
Formerly Lakewood Lanes, Put In Bay Lakewood still has the lanes, and now hosts live bands, DJs, and bowling specials.
The plush seats and rounded bar are vintage, and so are many of the grandfatherly types who tip brews here. The tattooed punks who gather for the live, loud, local bands on weekends bridge the generation gap, and so do the classic rock jukebox and the DJs who spin on other nights.
Decorated with exposed wood and animal heads, the Diamond Lodge has a VIP room with a fireplace, where dancers bare it all. We thought it was getting warm in here. 18 and over, dress code casual.
There’s no shortage of history in this venerable Akron bar — and plenty of classic rock and blues performers too.
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.
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