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
July 30 2pm Kent Potterfest Potions Class - Tickets
July 30 3pm Kent Potterfest Potions Class (Sold Out)
July 30 4pm Kent Potterfest Potions Class (Sold Out)
July 30 8pm Fallout
July 30 8pm Fallout
August 12 8pm The Schwartz Brothers
August 19 8pm Jon Mosey Trio
August 26 8pm Michael Stacey Band
September 2 9pm Ray Flanagan & The Authorities
September 3 9pm John Patrick and The Outside Voices
September 10 8pm Mick Rogers Band
September 16 7pm Kent 'Round Town Music Festival: 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)
October 14 8pm Roger Hoover & the Western Reserve - CD Release
John Patrick Halling and The Outside Voices open at 8pm
October 15 8pm Special Acoustic Performance from Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner - No Cover, Doors open at 5pm
Chris Hatton opens at 8pm
October 22 8pm Up 'Til 4
October 28 8pm The Dryzdales


Tues - Sat: 5PM-2:30am

163 W. Erie St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Call 330-968-4603