Thursday, October 23, 2014

Akron Empire Favorites: Favorite Neighborhood Bar

Akron Empire Favorites: Favorite Neighborhood Bar
by Brit Charek

We asked our readers to tell us their favorite things to do in the Empire, and you responded with amazing ideas-- some of our own old favorites, and some things new to us that we're excited to check out! We've be rolling out the winners one category a week-- Click HERE to see the categories we've already covered. 

This week, we're looking at your Favorite Neighborhood Bars!

1. The Lockview

Located in the spot that was formerly  the Lime Spider and Bilbo's Pub before that, the Lockview is a downtown restaurant that specializes in gourmet grilled cheese and one of the best craft beer selections in the area.

I wrote about the Lockview back when they hosted a Vegetarian Night. (Click HERE to see that post again.) Whether you're a carnivore or not, you're certain to find something there that will satisfy.All sandwiches are served with homemade coleslaw and goldfish crackers, but for a minimal upcharge you can enjoy fries or tots. I'd recommend going for the sweet potato fries.

2. Highland Tavern

courtesy of Highland Tavern's website
The Highland Tavern is a one of the newer establishments in the Highland Square neighborhood. They don't normally have food there, but every Thursday Sushi on a Roll offers great deals on sushi at the bar. They boast Happy Hour everyday, and Super Happy Hour on Friday-- it lasts until 9pm!

Check out their website or follow them on Facebook for more info!

3. The Cashmere Cricket

The Cashmere Cricket claims to have the biggest selection of craft beers in the Akron Empire. With 130 different bottles and 20 rotating drafts, I'd say they hold that title or are at least close!

courtesy of the Cashmere Cricket's Facebook page

In May of this year they opened their "Whiskey Bar", where connoisseurs of fine spirits can enjoy a drink in a vintage prohibition-era inspired atmosphere.

The Cashmere Cricket is located in Cuyahoga Falls. Check out their website or follow them on Facebook for more info!

Honorable Mentions: Frank's PlaceOld 97750ml

Thanks again to everyone who voted! Check back next week as we reveal more of your favorites!

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