Brothers has grown away from its funky blues-club vibe of days past. Now it features three rooms: a restaurant/tavern, a wine bar that specializes in acoustic sounds, and the roomy Music Hall, which hosts rock, blues, jazz, and reggae acts.
During the week, Westside Irish play competitive darts in the back of this pub. Weekends, the room fills with regulars.
As rugged as XO's distinctive stainless-steel motif is the local underground hip-hop performed there. On weekends, the mics are open for poetry slams and MC battles.
The former Rockies is now Cocktails Cleveland.
In the far corner of Brookpark Road, this blue-collar gents' club has rock and roll on the menu. Dress code is casual, but not too casual. Admission 18 and over.
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.
They won't bat an eyelash at extremely casual wear at Highland Square Tavern, where the crowd prefer music that rocks -- and their equally liberal working definition of "rocks" includes Sublime, Snoop and Journey.
From loose-tie suits to no-collar types, off-duty West Siders begin filtering into this neighborhood sports bar during happy hour.
Inside the former Score, this alternative sports bar has plenty of hi-def flat-screen TVs to entertain during happy hour, a sound system that pumps European dance music and house on the weekends, and a big punching bag that's always wide open.
Formerly Club Paraiso, Latin Touch is now spicier, with a stage for live music, and DJs who supply a constant flow of reggaeton, merengue, bachata and salsa. The crowd is on the upside of casual, and they’re always ready to dance.
An Old Brooklyn Favorite for over 16 years, the Nickel is a little bit sports bar and a little bit dance club for the 21-and-over crowd, with big-screen TVs, a dance floor and regular karaoke nights.
Now That’s Class specializes in D.I.Y. vibe — but with professionalism and welcome predictability. And the music? It could be anything from punk to avant-jazz to hardcore — or some combination.
The former indie-techno-garage-noir hang on the West Side is now morphing into an Irish-leaning tavern.
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