There’s no shortage of history in this venerable Akron bar — and plenty of classic rock and blues performers too.
They won't bat an eyelash at extremely casual wear at Highland Square Tavern, where the crowd prefer music that rocks -- and their equally liberal working definition of "rocks" includes Sublime, Snoop and Journey.
The former Cabaret Dada comedy troupe is now Something Dada, with a new cabaret in the Tower Press Building.
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.
The accountrements are quintessential Lakewood: unpretentious atmosphere, happy-hour drink specials, filling and unfancy bar food. But the music calendar is filled with some of the area’s best singer-songwriters, blues acts, and rootsy rockers.
There’s something so Cleveland about the Winchester. Maybe it’s the way it books the familiar (’70s singer-songwriters), the reliable (veteran rockers), and the safe (acoustic duos). Its music room, hidden behind a tiny bar, is surprisingly large and comfortable.
Nestled on the edge of the industrial Flats, Pat's is an unlikely haven for high-minded experimental music and punk shows.
Small and intimate, the Pirate's Cove boasts a great sound system -- the better to hear everyone from crusty underground punks to glam-metal hams.
With its Celtics pennants and Guinness drafts, McCarthy's is an Irish American refuge with a penchant for he-man shots -- among the largest on the West Side. They're the perfect complement to the club's boisterous rock and roll.
This sprawling sports bar has a little tavern feel.
This bike-friendly blue-collar Handle Bar hosts weekly rock jams that draw a tight crowd of classic rock followers.
This groovy little strip-mall coffee shop's open mic nights draw everyone from 18-year-old guitarists to fiftysomething vocalists.
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