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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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Pubs & Nightlife

Dominick's                           147 Franklin Ave.     (330) 677-1119

Nice local bar with pool tables!

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The Loft                                   112 W. Main St      (330) 678-0391

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

157 Lounge              157 South Water Street    (330) 678-1577

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


Brewhouse Pub                     244 North Water St.  (330) 678-2774

College bar with live music!

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BW3's  Bar & Grill            227 Franklin Ave.     (330) 678-9464


Buffalo Wild Wings is known for its wings and 14 signature sauces. It's also a sports bar with a full menu featuring everything from salads to appetizers to burgers and a variety of specialty items.


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Bar 145                                211 Erie Street         (330) 673-7822


Burgers, bands and bourbon with a great outdoor patio!


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Zephyr Pub           106 W. Main  St.      (330) 678-4848

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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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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The Venice Café         163 West Erie Street       (330) 968-4603



Located on the corner of Erie and Franklin, The Venice 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.

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The Stone Tavern        110 E. Main Street    (330) 677-7320

This bar features a rotating art show, live music, live comedy, and DJ's spinning vinyl.

21 and over, please.

Water Street Tavern        132 S. Water St.  (330) 677-0700

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.

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Nineteen 10              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.


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.


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JB's                              244 N. Water St.                    (330) 678-2774

Legendary JBs (formerly Fat Jimmys) of Kent. Home to some of rock's biggest stars including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Grand Funk Railroad, Ted Nugent, and Jimmy Page!

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.


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The 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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