Since opening the Beachland Ballroom & Tavern in Collinwood some 15 years ago, co-owners Mark Leddy and Cindy Barber have brought a number of terrific national acts to town. Bands like the White Stripes played the Tavern before graduating to bigger venues. The garage-blues duo the Black Keys played their first-ever show in the club's tavern. Sleater-Kinney once said it was their favorite venue in the country. The place gets props from national and local acts alike.
15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124, beachlandballroom.com.