The fact that local acts such as Hillbilly Idol and Oldboy are willing to schlep out to Mentor to play the Local Tavern speaks volumes about the place's reputation. It features live music almost every night of the week. Monday nights are known as Monday Mashup Jam Night and spots for local musicians fill up fast. It's a good opportunity to see the city's local music talent all in one fell swoop.
9470 Mentor Ave., Mentor, 440-392-6022, local-tavern.com.