Arts & Entertainment: Music Venues
The tiny bar formerly known as Benny's now has two-dozen bar stools and has a classy lounge vibe.
This back room of this semi-subterranean bar is a game room, and the front hosts an older crowd who appreciates occasional live bands that play really sincere classic rock covers. Monday nights, you'll not find a better $3 steak in Akron.
More cosmopolitan than ever, Square has become a popular dance club for a diverse crowd from all over Akron's West Side.
Sundays start early and end late at Tear-EZ. Neon lights create a vintage atmosphere other nights, and the jukebox is balanced between divas (Janet Jackson to Jessica Simpson) and vintage new wave (the Cure to Erasure).
Picture an Elks lodge gone disco, filled with college students who are sweaty from dancing to indie rock and off-beat '80s nuggets.
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.
Once a daquiri bar, Whiskey Dick's is now a rock-and-pool college spot where the neon glow casts dark shadows.
Akron's only mechanical bull spins as fast as the Whiskey Ranch's hyperactive light show. Decorative saddles and fenceposts complete the C&W motif, in addition to rock and country loud enough to hear on the other side of the river -- in Tennessee.
The Tallmadge Wing House is the size of a barn, and it has enough TV screens and wing variations to fill one.
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