Arts & Entertainment: Music Venues
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.
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.
The tiny bar formerly known as Benny's now has two-dozen bar stools and has a classy lounge vibe.
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.
Established in 1998 as a premier brewpub and restaurant, Rocky River Brewing Company was founded on creating world-class handcrafted beers, an award-winning menu, and a great dining experience. Over the past 10 years, Rocky River Brewing Company has won more than a dozen national and international medals for its beers and numerous Silver Spoon awards for its food.
If the complimentary wi-fi connection isn't enough to keep you busy on the rare nights that the Riverfront Coffee Mill doesn't host a live act, the coffeehouse also offers an impressive selection of board games. Yahtzee, anyone?
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.
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.
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