The Grog is one of the prime places in town to hear hot indie, punk, and pop bands. It’s hosted a ton of buzz bands on their way up, as well as some of the best locals.
What separates Pete’s from hundreds of other neighborhood watering holes? It’s the kaleidoscope of sound that pours out of the place on weekends — some of the area’s best jazz, blues, rock, and acoustic musicians.
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 Case campus, the Barking Spider Tavern is best known for singer-songwriter types, but jazz combos, blues groups, and indie rock bands squeeze onto the small stage too.
A former Croatian Hall now nationally known as a top live venue, the Beachland made its bones with rootsy Americana bands, but regularly hosts sounds of all kinds. The Tavern next door is a great place to grab a beer and catch an up-and-comer.
The Agora's hot-pink neon sign is a Cleveland rock icon. Divided into a spacious theater and a more comfortable ballroom, the club has three bars, and it's as big as the names who play there.
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.
At the former Country Club, Southern rock peppers steady servings of popular country.
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