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.
In addition to offering hot dogs with dozens of toppings, the Dog slathers on the live music — with an emphasis on local indie-style bands, mixed with some cool out-of-town rockers you wouldn’t have known about otherwise.
Live music rules at the Savannah, with local and national play R&B, jazz, blues, Motown and oldies.
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 West Bank of the Flats, the expansive McCarthy's Dowtown is, as you might expect, very green. Danceable bands and DJs entertain during the weekends; during the week, plasma screens assume that duty.
Inside Dewey's Coffee Café
DJs spin a little bit of everything beneath ultra-chic Vivo, where V Lounge is a subterranean brick tunnel made cozy with overstuffed furniture and specialty cocktails.
Far nicer than its deceptively grungy exterior, this lounge is lined with shirts from local organizations, and the jukebox is stocked with rock.
Hidden under office buildings, JJ's is a natural happy-hour stop for downtown's white-collar crowd. Later in the evening, the pool tables and video games in the game room are a quiet hideaway from the busy dance floor.
Ringed inside and out with purple neon, the Diamond Royale offers expensive cigars, cheap lunches and everything you'd need for a big bachelor party. 21 and over, dress code casual.
There’s no shortage of history in this venerable Akron bar — and plenty of classic rock and blues performers too.
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