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.
This vintage Akron club hosts everything from indie bands and electronic DJs to punk nights and jam sessions.
On weekends, local jazz and R&B bands play on a small stage in the back of this eclectic American steakhouse, which offers fine dining in a casual atmosphere. Reopened and under new management.
This comedy club south of Cleveland books many of the region’s best comics, in addition to top-flight headliners.
The Iron Saddle is still bike-friendly, but it's less of a roadhouse, and more of a rock bar, serving up old-school and new-school hot riffage.
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.
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.
Now with a Sunday liquor license, Adams Street is a neighborhood leather-and-Levi club outfitted with Herb Ritts wall prints.
This tight sports bar hosts occasional jockstrap contests.
This Akron video bar has 12 TVs and two big screens. Upstairs, at Daddy's, leather is the norm. Outside, table service is available on the smoker-friendly patio.
This quiet little lounge's back room has pool tables and foosball, and it occasionally gets loud, hosting live classic rock.
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