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Main Street Kent has the best places to eat and things to do in downtown Kent, OH, including unique restaurants and food, live music, bars, events and shopping. There’s something for everyone in downtown Kent!

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101 Bottles of Beer

115 N. Willow St.

(330) 677-9444


101 Bottles of Beer offers a Craft Beer Bar & Patio, 24 Rotating handles of the most interesting beers from both our local and global markets and 12 Rotating wines by the glass. We feature over 700 different beers and over 1500+ hand selected wines from which to choose.


157 Lounge

157 S. Water St.

(330) 678-1577


157 Lounge offers an innovative and contemporary setting, featuring a sophisticated wine list, signature cocktails, sushi menu and an alluring and exciting nightlife.

Bar 145

211 Erie St.

(330) 673-7822


Burgers, bands and bourbon, live music and a great outdoor patio!



Brewhouse Pub

244 N. Water St.

(330) 678-2774

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College bar with live music!

Buffalo Wild Wings

176 E. Main St.

(330) 678-9464



147 Franklin Ave.

(330) 677-1119

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Nice local bar with pool tables!


244 N. Water St.

(330) 678-2774

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Legendary JBs (formerly Fat Jimmys) of Kent.

Newly renovated with a paint job and new lighting — complete with a neon-splattered wall and black lights — as well as a new sound system and touched-up bar area. Two dancing poles were also added to the dance floor.


The perfect place for wings, beers, friends! With a giant screen to watch the big game.

Local Public House

154 N. Depeyster St.

(330) 474-7456


The Local Public House is a unique venue to grab a drink, order take-out & hang out! They also deliver beer & wine at a $15 minimum & $5 delivery charge. Grab a snack or some delicious Jeni's ice cream too. A great variety of bevrages!


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The Loft

112 W. Main St.

(330) 678-0391

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Bar located right on the corner of Main and Frainklin Streets.



215 S. Depeyster St.

(330) 346-0100


Nineteen 10 offers the very finest in liquor, wine, brews and mixed drinks at a stylish bar and lounge, with a cozy atmosphere. With a special drink menu created by their own mixologist, you can relax, unwind and savor the day’s or week’s end. Always friendly, always top-notch.

Ray's Place

135 Franklin Ave.

(330) 673-2233


The two-story establishment offers over 150 beers in the bottle, 60 on draft, mouthwatering burgers, the widest selection of the best sandwiches this side of the Cuyahoga, and hearty dinners.

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Venice Cafe

163 W. Erie St.

(330) 968-4603


Water Street Tavern

132 S. Water St.

(330) 677-0700


Zephyr Pub

106 W. Main St.

(330) 678-4848

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Located on the corner of Erie and Franklin, The Venice is one of the original and most iconic bars in Kent. Offering a great variety of drinks and a terrific line up of live music.


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Water Street Tavern features $2 happy hour drinks every day from open until 9 p.m., and holds live concerts every Wednesday and Friday night.

Zephyr is a friendly 3-story, fun establishment with a large outdoor patio as well as a second story balcony area. Live music almost every weekend. Indoors, they offer a pool table, pinball and a juke box. You can access the Taco Tontos pick up window from their outdoor patio!

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Franklin Hotel Bar

176 E. Main St.

(330) 677-0700

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