The Venice Cafe 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.

HOURS
Tues - Fri: 5pm-2:30am   Sat:4pm-2:30am
ADDRESS
163 W. Erie St., Kent, Ohio 44240
CALL
330-968-4603

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Live Music & Events

Tuesday Jazz Night

Venice Cafe Live Jazz Tuesdays

Jazz Night happens on TUESDAY NIGHTS and all shows are free. Would that make it free jazz?

Danjo Jazz plays most Tuesday nights at the Venice Cafe. Danjo will perform with a full jazz orchestra or smaller combos. They’ve provided many a fun night out with friends and family.

Wednesday Open Mic Night

Venice Cafe Live Jazz Tuesdays

Our long-running Open Mic Night starts at 8pm on WEDNESDAY NIGHTS. Hosted by Bethany Joy of the Speedbumps, it is home to some of Northeast Ohio's established and up-and-coming songwriters.

Thursday - Live Trivia!

Venice Cafe Live Jazz Tuesdays

Fancy yourself a walking encyclopedia of mundane, trivial knowledge? Sporcle Live Trivia every Thursday night at 9pm. Its fun, its FREE, and there are prizes to be won - along with bragging rights.

Looking to find a use for that 2-page jewel of a paper you crafted on Socrates for Intro to Philosophy? Look no further. Venice Cafe is here to celebrate the most leisurely of leisure sports with Knowledge not actually required to participate. Bring a few friends, grab a table, and have a few laughs.

Live Music - Venice Cafe Kent Ohio

Live Music Schedule

All our shows are free. Yes, FREE. Our beer isn't.

Date Time Event
Aug 17 9pm Cory Grinder Band
September 1 8pm Mick Rogers Band
September 14 8pm 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)
September 14 10pm Roger Hoover with Ray Flanagan and The Authorities
September 21 9pm The Outside Voices, The Hawkeyes, Coup De Grace
September 22 Open at 12pm Kent Oktoberfest
September 22 9pm Armstrong Bearcat Band
October 5 9pm City of Invention
October 20 8pm Up 'Til 4
October 26 9pm Thor Platter Band
October 27 Kent Halloween
December 31 8pm 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)

Erie Street Kitchen

Farm fresh local produce from artisan suppliers and farmers for the finest in hot chicken, one-of-a-kind sides, seafood fun, and more.

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

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Hours
Tues - Fri: 5PM-2:30am
Sat: 4pm - 2:30am

Address
163 W. Erie St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Call 330-968-4603