Nightlife in Kent


Select Local Merchants

  • The Kent Stage
    The Kent Stage, which is housed in a building constructed in 1927 for the Flannigan and Steele Theater, is the only remaining vintage downtown theater in Portage County. The venue is operated by the Western Reserve Folk Arts Association, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to supporting traditional music and arts through education, concerts, festivals, outreach programs, and workshops. This staff of friendly music enthusiasts is committed to providing a place for music lovers to mingle, appreciate the auditory arts, and get funky.
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    175 E Main St
    Kent, OH US
  • Secret Cellar
    On September 12th, 1920, the Franklin Hotel opened in Kent, Ohio, all six stories of it a sign that the skyscraper era had arrived in small-town Ohio. As one of the finest, most modern hotels in the state during the 20s and 30s, the Franklin Hotel saw its share of notable guests, among them Amelia Earhart and Eliot Ness. Now known as Acorn Corner, the proud structure still stands as a monument to the prohibition-era joviality it once presided over. Today, that attitude is preserved and on display in Secret Cellar, a speakeasy-themed wine bar and performance venue influenced by the building's historic roots.
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    176 East Main Street
    Kent, OH US
  • The Pufferbelly Ltd.
    A railroad-themed eatery in a refurbished train depot where canoes and stagecoaches hang from the ceiling, The Pufferbelly Ltd. serves hearty American fare such as smoked St. Louis?style ribs and reubens made of corned beef or saut?ed grouper. For Sunday brunch, cooks build a sprawling buffet from housemade muffins, eggs benedict, and crispy, made-to-order waffles. As festive as a pi?ata stuffed with birthday cakes, friendly staffers throw seasonal parties galore, from breezy autumn clam bakes to vibrant Mardi Gras fetes.
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    152 Franklin Ave
    Kent, OH US
  • Tavern At Twin Lakes
    Fresh fare can be found at Franklin's Tavern At Twin Lakes, where guests seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. For those tired of trendy diets, Tavern At Twin Lakes s lack of low-fat food is sure to make your stomach smile. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Tavern At Twin Lakes. Tavern At Twin Lakes tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Tavern At Twin Lakes. Expect your bill at Tavern At Twin Lakes to come in at around $30 per person.
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    7508 Route 43
    Kent, OH US
  • Bar 145
    Bar 145 is named for the internal temperature of each of its burger patties, which are cooked to medium-rare perfection?a warm, pink interior, slightly crispy exterior. When the patty's done, the burger-making process has only just begun. Next, the team enhances the meat with a choice of 10 artisanal cheeses and more than 20 toppings, from peach-habanero chutney to roasted duck. Gourmet burgers are just one of the gastropub's specialties. Another is bourbon, a focus reflected in a drink menu stocked with more than 25 takes on the liquor. The third is live music from a rotating array of live bands, who entertain patrons with guitar riffs and danceable hits.
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    100 E Erie St
    Kent, OH US
  • Kent Lanes-11th Frame
    Beach volleyball and bowling lanes seldom come in the same package—unless you happen to be at Kent Lanes. The indoor and outdoor facility pairs two regulation-size silica-sand beach-volleyball courts with an expansive arena of polished lanes, letting competitors hammer spikes and orchestrate strikes like 19th century railroad workers. A full-service tiki bar stands beside the sandy courts, setting the tone with cold drinks and tropical tunes as spectators kick back at picnic tables and enjoy the live action of a game on a 50-inch flatscreen TV. Inside, guests can unwind at the 11th Frame, which serves pizza, traditional grill fare, and daily drink specials. Kent Lanes also hosts volleyball and bowling leagues for those looking for team camaraderie without having to endure a series of trust falls.
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    1524 S Water St
    Kent, OH US
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