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.
The emo-punk haven formerly known as the Orange Street still has all the familiar faces, in addition to a new liquor license.
This vintage Akron club hosts everything from indie bands and electronic DJs to punk nights and jam sessions.
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.
Coyote Ugly, Clevo style. Complete with a drawbridge, O'Reilly's castle-like facade places a far second to its main attraction -- scantily clad barmaids in short miniskirts, low-cut tops, and high-cut boots.
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.
Valhalla for wing nuts, with burgers, malts and lots of car-bohydrates to rev about. The sauces range from sweet to “Atomic,” and the rib buzz will linger late into the night. As for the décor: picture the Hard Rock Café with NASCAR art instead of music memorabilia. Nice outdoor patio bar. Theme fun for the family or your pit crew.
Khakis and earthtones all around at this suburban restaurant, which hosts low-key happy hours and relaxing live jazz and blues
The Tallmadge Wing House is the size of a barn, and it has enough TV screens and wing variations to fill one.
Once a daquiri bar, Whiskey Dick's is now a rock-and-pool college spot where the neon glow casts dark shadows.
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