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Best Metal Club: The Foundry

Best Metal Club

This Lakewood hard rock club has gone through a number of iterations over the years but has seemingly found its footing as a westside joint specializing in hardcore and heavy metal. On occasion, the metal savvy folks at the Agora have used the club as a room rental when they can't accommodate a touring band. A brief look at the club's recent calendar lists acts such as Rabid Reason, God of Nothing and Internal Bleeding, suggesting this is the kind of place where it helps to have earplugs. The birthplace of rock 'n' roll is blessed with an ecosystem of venues supporting every kind of music and the Foundry is proudly and capably carrying the mantel of earlier metal clubs that have been the central scenes for so many Clevelanders over the years and will hopefully do so for a long time.

11729 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-323-8201,

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