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, 9p: Open Mic hosted by Bethany Joy
|February 24||7pm||Kent BeatleFest: Doug Smith|
|February 24||9:30pm||Kent BeatleFest: Colin Dussault's Beatles Project|
|March 9||8pm||Roger Hoover & The Western Reserve|
|March 10||8pm||Ann E. Dechant|
|March 11||8pm||Chris Hatton|
|March 18||8pm||The Jillettes|
|March 24||8pm||Armstrong Bearcat Band|
|March 31||8pm||Jim Zeller|
|March 25||8pm||The RailShakers|
|April 1||8pm||15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)|
|April 7||8pm||Cafe 80's|
|April 8||8pm||John Patrick and The Outside Voices w/ Veseria|
|April 13||8pm||Diminished Faculties|
|April 15||8pm||Mick Rogers Band|
|April 21||8pm||Kent Reggae Jam: The JiMiller Band|
|April 22||9pm||The Ohio Weather Band|
|May 12||8pm||Gypsies In The Palace|
|May 13||8pm||The Jack Fords|
|June 3||8pm||Mick Rogers Band|
|June 9||8pm||The Jillettes|
|Nov 17||8pm||Colin Dussault's Acoustic Trio|
Tues - Sat: 4PM-2:30am
163 W. Erie St.
Kent, Ohio 44240