Arts & Entertainment: Music Venues
Located in Akron's Merriman Valley, this expansive sports bar has five nine-foot pool tables, a dartboard, a friendly atmosphere and an equally sizable outdoor deck.
The flashing neon sign outside hints at <\\#213>50s retro, and Micheli's delivers. The booths in the red, red lounge are snug, like the rest of the bar.
It's not actually a brew pub, but Kent's only corner patio provides a picturesque view of downtown, from the strip to the rustic train station. The dim-lit tavern is a casual hangout for KSU students, who come for the brews and local rock bands.
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.
The emo-punk haven formerly known as the Orange Street still has all the familiar faces, in addition to a new liquor license.
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