The Venice Cafe on the corner of Erie and Franklin is one of the original and most iconic bars in the storied city of Kent. Since 1941, generations of residents, students and visitors have enjoyed the Venice Cafe for its authentic ambiance, great drinks, delicious food and more. Its noir-ish mahogany atmosphere and hued Italian murals have provided a unique backdrop for many a fun night out with friends and family.
163 W. ERIE ST. | KENT, OHIO 44240 | CALL: 330.968.4603
The new Erie Street Kitchen — now open in the Venice Cafe — is bringing farm fresh local produce from your favorite artisan suppliers and farmers to downtown Kent for the finest in hot chicken, one of a kind sides, seafood fun, and a creative sharable toast section with accouterments. This new, chef-driven and clean, food-focused eatery will be a favorite for the whole family as well as the hottest spot to bring guests to impress.
163 W. ERIE ST. | KENT, OHIO 44240 | CALL: 330.593.5928
Our jukebox features a 100 album selection of classic rock, Americana, independent, and local rock n’ roll. Jukebox curator Roger Hoover, who recently had some of his own works added to the Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Fame’s Northeast Ohio Popular Music Archives (NEOPMA), selects all of our albums.
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Every Tuesday, 7:30pm: DanJO - Dan Angotti's Big Band Jazz Orchestra
Every Wednesday, 8p: Open Mic hosted by Bethany Joy
|March 16||8pm||9 Volt Acoustic|
|March 17||8pm||Chris Hatton|
|March 24||8pm||Rachel Brown and the Beatnik Playboys|
|March 31||8pm||Natalie Stamper and the One Shoe Highway|
|April 13||9pm||City of Invention|
|April 14||9pm||The Outside Voices|
|April 20||8pm||Jim Zeller|
|April 21||8:30pm||Breezy & the Sleeves|
|April 27||7pm||American Roots Festival
7pm: Monica Robins and the Ninja Cowboys
10:30pm: Roger Hoover and David Mayfield's Hootenanny
|April 28||8pm||The Jillettes|
|May 4||8pm||15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)|
|May 5||9pm||Craigslist All-Stars|
|May 19||8pm||Memphis Cradle|
|June 15||9pm||Armstrong Bearcat Band|
|July 13||7pm||15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)|
|September 14||8pm||15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)|
|September 22||9pm||Armstrong Bearcat Band|
Tues - Fri: 5PM-2:30am
Sat: 5pm - 2:30am
163 W. Erie St.
Kent, Ohio 44240