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

Date Time Event
December 2 8pm Conway Brothers
December 3 8pm Rich Underwood's Monopoly
December 9 8pm Fallout
December 10 8pm Roger Hoover & the Western Reserve
December 16 8pm Michael Stacey Band
December 17 8pm Stelvis & The Graceland Band's Blue Christmas Show
December 23 8pm Jim Zeller
December 31 8pm 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)
February 9 8pm John Patrick & The Outside Voices


Tues - Sat: 4PM-2:30am

163 W. Erie St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Call 330-968-4603