The city’s top metal and hardcore club gives fans their money’s worth: Most shows include at least four bands, and usually many more. The venue also includes the Pirates Cove side stage and upstairs Rockstar bar.
Formerly the Akron Scorcher's and the Tap House, the sport-and-rock-themed Ripper Owens' Tap House now has the former Judas Priest singer as a partner. When he's not on the road, he makes appearances.
New ownership has revived the former Hive/Jigsaw Saloon. While hard rock still dominates — it’s in Parma, after all — booking has become more eclectic. The restaurant next to the large music room offers upscale pub food to fuel a night of music listening.
See how the VIPs live at Rockstar Cleveland, the upstairs bar at Peabody's. A DJ's always on duty, it's usually Rock Night, and touring rock stars regularly drop in after their concert.
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.
The system still booms at the onetime Club Atlantis, where rock videos now spin on flat screens, and the stage hosts tough-as-nails local bands and national acts on the way up or down.
R/E is now a book-it-yourself rock club; each BYOC (Bring Your Own Crowd) night varies according to the acts playing, but odds are you'll encounter a hard rock or metal band. Or three.
Rabbit Run Theater is one of the last remaining barn theaters in Ohio. Founded in the 1940s, actors such as Dustin Hoffmman, Sandy Dennis, and Jessica Tandy have graced its boards. Today it offers summer entertainment in a lovely setting.
Weekends, this rock café hosts punk, emo, and metal shows.
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