What separates Pete’s from hundreds of other neighborhood watering holes? It’s the kaleidoscope of sound that pours out of the place on weekends — some of the area’s best jazz, blues, rock, and acoustic musicians.
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 Case campus, the Barking Spider Tavern is best known for singer-songwriter types, but jazz combos, blues groups, and indie rock bands squeeze onto the small stage too.
This House looks like any unassuming neighborhood bar — except for the jazz photos and posters, and the 15,000 jazz LPs stocked near the turntables. A mix of blues and jazz bands play every week, with guest DJs taking turns spinning the vintage platters.
At the former Country Club, Southern rock peppers steady servings of popular country.
Located below the Grog Shop, this sleek dance club provides a steady menu of the best local turntablists along with occasional guest stints by big-name DJs.
Ensemble comedy rules here. Located in the old Centrum movie theater, this venue features top local standup comics and improv ensembles, including two house ensembles, as well as improv/sketch comedy groups from out of town.
For a boneyard, this entertainment complex is pretty lively, and closer to a casino -- choose from a video arcade, bowling lanes, brightly lit dining rooms, and a multi-level sports bar with a wide-open stage area.
A chummy crowd live out their karaoke dreams at this warm neighborhood eatery with two floors and an overlooking balcony
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