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Power trio: 3 top music venues in Cleveland

Power trio: 3 top music venues in Cleveland
Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica | Photo: Jeff B./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 11, 2019.

Looking to check out the best music venues in town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top such spots in Cleveland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you want to hear some live music.

November is one of the top months of the year for consumer spending at bars and lounges across the Cleveland area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of reputation management and email automation for small businesses. Daily spending at Cleveland-area bars and lounges grew to $12,981 for the metro area in November of last year, second only to December with an average of $13,427, and 20% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Happy Dog

photo: Gregory w./yelp

First on the list is Happy Dog. Located at 5801 Detroit Ave. in Detroit Shoreway, the bar is the highest-rated music venue in Cleveland, boasting four stars out of 650 reviews on Yelp.

2. Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Photo: r m./Yelp

Next up is Ohio City - West Side's Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica, at 2014 Sycamore. With 4.5 stars out of 53 reviews on Yelp, the music venue and performing arts spot has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Severance Hall

Photo: Cindi R./Yelp

Last but not least is University Circle's Severance Hall at 11001 Euclid Ave. It's another top choice, with Yelpers giving the music venue and home of the Cleveland Orchestra 4.5 stars out of 26 reviews.


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