The Venice Cafe

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


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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Taco Tonto's

The Venice Cafe is also proud to feature fresh, handmade, Mexican cuisine that is unlike any other from Taco Tonto's. Burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, taco salads, pizzaritos, and chips and salsa/guacamole, are just a few of our tastiest options.

Taco Tonto's Hours
Tues - Sat: 5pm - 12am


Every Wednesday, 9p: Open Mic hosted by Randy Horvath and Erik Urycki

Date Time Event
June 25 8pm Mick Rogers Band
July 1 8pm Copali
July 2 7pm 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)
July 15 7pm 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band) - Kent Bluesfest
July 15 10:30pm Ray Flanagan and The Authorities
July 22 8pm Railshakers
July 23 8pm Roger Hoover & The Western Reserve
July 30 8pm Fallout
September 3 9pm John Patrick and The Outside Voices
September 16 7pm Kent 'Round Town Music Festival: 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)
September 16 11pm Kent 'Round Town Music Festival: Ray Flanagan and the Authorities


Tues - Sat: 5PM-2:30am

Taco Tonto's Hours
Tues - Sat: 5pm - 12am

163 W. Erie St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Call 330-968-4603