Friday, April 20, 2018

It's Saturday. There's a lot going on. Go to Federal Frenzy. Thank me later.


It's Saturday and I think we're free from the snow. And it's a great Saturday ... first it's #RecordStoreDay so The Record Connection opens at 10 with Radio Lark playing an a metric ton of great vinyl specials in the store, and then there's Federal Frenzy 2018 staring Downtown at 2 p.m. with a metric ton of amazing bands playing FOR FREE at a bunch of downtown bars and two outdoor stages, plus the Youngstown Phantoms in the Allen Cup playoffs at 7:05 p.m. at Covelli Centre ... so here's what we know is happening! But really, come to Federal Frenzy. You'll thank us!
  1. Federal Frenzy is happening on Federal Street with the Youngstown Flea beside Covelli Centre, two outside stages and bands playing The Federal, Suzie's Dogs & Drafts, O'Donold's, The McKelvy Gallery & Lemon Grove, a Meet The Brewers at Whistle & Keg and so much more! 
  2. Birdfish Brewing in Columbiana has five great beers on tap, Babcia's Lunchbox Peirogi Truck and live music with Matt Palka at 7 p.m.
  3. Butler Brew Works in Butler, PA, has A Taste of Nawln's Food Truck at 1 p.m. with great Creole-style food to eat while you drink that great Butler Brew Works beer!
  4. The Casual Pint in Boardman has a bunch of great beer on tap and in the coolers and Rich Oswald at 8 p.m.
  5. The Comedy Cellar at Mojo's Pub N Grill in Austintown has singing comic Mark Eddie at 8:00 p.m. and 10 p.m. with dinner & show or show only tickets available. 
  6. Diletto Winery in Canfield makes great wine, beer, cider & sangria and smoked wings, plus the winery has Escape Rooms, Sip & Paint nights too & you can make your reservations for all of them in person or on their website. 
  7. The Federal on West Federal Street has Downtown's best burgers, eight great beers on tap, outstanding mixed drinks & We The Animal at 2:30; Drehova featuring Backpocket Soultet at 4 p.m., Whiskey Pilot at 5:30 p.m. and Fifth and Aurora at 7 p.m. as part of Federal Frenzy plus a DJ at 10 to keep you dancing all night! RSVP for Bottle Service or VIP.
  8. Imbibe Martini Bar on West Federal opens at 8 p.m. with 121 Martinis and 50+ imported beers. Rye's Craft Whiskey, upstairs from Imbibe, also opens at 8 with more than 100 American craft beers and 40+ Boilermakers.
  9. Kelly's Bar on Mahoning Avenue has a BBQ starting at 1 p.m. with DJ Anthony DeVicchio, the smoker rolling on the back patio with smoked chicken, beef and pork and great drinks at the bar.
  10. Magic Tree Pub & Eatery in Boardman has 41 beers on tap, eight wines on tap and great food from Chef Reginald as well tapping their collaboration brew with Birdfish Brewing called "Love Thy Mother" at 7 p.m. Buy a t-shirt & plant a tree!
  11. The Manor Restaurant in Austintown has a Fundraiser for Relay For Life. Grab their flier on their Facebook page and 5% of your bill will be donated to guest bartender Danielle Russo's Relay For Life campaign!
  12. Modern Methods Brewing Company in Warren is open with great beers brewed on site on Dave Grohl Alley.
  13. Myrddin Winery in Lake Milton has an MS Benefit event with an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner from 1-6 p.m. for $7 and Jay Byrd from 3-6 p.m. and Madeleine & Olivia Ruedeen at 7 p.m.
  14. Noble Creature Cask House on East Rayen Avenue has great beers made in house & is tapping Harvester of Hollows, a blend of Nergalette, Chelsette and a dark wild beer fermented with local microbes from the Paw Paw fruit aged on 20 pounds of Northside Paw Paws at 6 p.m.
  15. Paladin Brewing in Austintown has more than a dozen great beers on tap made on site and Kellie is cooking at 5 p.m.
  16. RISER Tavern & Grill on Western Reserve Road has BBQ Saturday every Saturday in April, a dozen beers on tap and plenty of TVs for sports!
  17. Steel City Bar & Grill on Midlothian has $1 domestics all day Saturday until Midnight, $5 Chicken Tenders & fries and DJ Skirp! Kitchen's open until 2 a.m.
  18. Thelma's Sports Nook in Sharpsville, PA has The Joke & Jester Comedy Tour at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
  19. Thirsty Frog Bar & Grill in Austintown has $2 domestic bottles & 16-ounce drafts until 9 p.m., Darts Blind Draw at 7 p.m. Rib Dinners with Mac & Cheese or Fries at 4 p.m., Happy Hour 6-8 p.m. with $4 select craft drafts and Karaoke at 9:30 p.m.
  20. Utopia Video Nightclub on Midlothian has a Saturday Night Black Light Glow Party hosted by Jessica Love with DJ Chris and shotboy/stripper Fatal Attraction. Doors at 7, no cover before 10, Blacklight show at 12:45 a.m. and free glow swag at the door.
  21. Vintage Estate Wine & Beer in Boardman has a Record Store Day celebration starting at Noon with great Dogfish Head beers on tap, in bottles and a special edition Dogfish hiead Crosley Turntable raffle with DJ Glass Orchid and outstanding beer on tap.
  22. Whistle and Keg on West Federal has a Think Local, Drin Local Craft Beer Meet The Brewers Event from 3-6 p.m. as part of Federal Frenzy. Meet the brewers from Noble Creature, Birdfish, Numbers & Biker Brewhouse and drink some great beer while enjoying sandwiches from Sangwish Pop Up Stand.
The Best in Live Music
  • The Federal on West Federal has We The Animal at 2:30; Drehova featuring Backpocket Soultet at 4 p.m., Whiskey Pilot at 5:30 p.m. and Fifth and Aurora at 7 p.m. as part of Federal Frenzy!
  • The JAC Live Main Stage in Federal Plaza has Freshproduce at 4 p.m., Carlos Jones & The Plus Band at 6 p.m., The Vindys at 9 p.m. and Smallpools at 9:30 p.m. as part of Federal Frenzy.
  • The Lemon Grove above The Federal on West Federal Street has The Dirty Rhythm's at 2:30 p.m. as part of Federal Frenzy
  • The McKelvey Gallery above The Federal on West Federal Street has Broad Sound at 2:15; Marites Eldred at 3:15; Dana Guitar Quartet at 4:45 and Third Class at 6:30 p.m. as part of Federal Frenzy.
  • O'Donold's Irish Pub & Grill Downwotn has Joey V at 2:45 p.m., The Adventure Kids at 4:15; The Black Wolf & The Thief at 5:45 and Speedo Agreedo at 7:15 p.m. as part of Federal Frenzy.
  • The Summit 330 Stage on West Federal has The Labra Brothers at 3 p.m., Spy Convention at 5 p.m. and Spirit of the Bear at 7 p.m. as part of Federal Frenzy.
  • Suzie's Dogs & Drafts Downtown has Artificial Consciousness Machines at 2:15; Juliet at 3:45; The BLVD. at 5:15 and East 9th at 6:45 p.m. as part of Federal Frenzy.
  • The Apollo Maennerchor in Sharon, PA, has Demos Papadimas and his Band at 8 p.m.
  • Barley House Brewing, Taproom & Grill in Mercer has Ruby Hornsby at 8 p.m.
  • Barrel33 Bar & Bistro in Howland has Dominic DiTommaso tonight at 8 p.m.
  • Berlin Grille in North Benton has The McCabes at 7 p.m.
  • Birdfish Brewing in Columbiana has Matt Palka at 7 p.m.
  • Brewtus Brewing in Sharon, PA, has Muddy Cadillac at 8:30 p.m.
  • The Casual Pint in Boardman has Rich Oswald at 8 p.m.
  • Cedars West End on Steel Street has Yankee Bravo with Hayden Brooke & Ray Flanagan and the Authorities. Doors at 9, music eventually.
  • El Cowboy in Austintown has Whiskey Park tonight at 8 p.m.
  • Crickets Bar on Midlothian has Fetish at 9 p.m.
  • The Double Deuce on Mahoning Avenue has Cin City & The Saints at 8 p.m.
  • East Side Civics on Midlothian has RDNA at 9 p.m.
  • Factory 46 in Columbiana has JT Teis at 9 p.m.
  • The Feed & Sing in Salem has Cary Lynn and the Rebellion at 9 p.m. No cover.
  • Los Gallos in Boardman hasGlitter Pig at 9 p.m. No cover.
  • Los Gallos in North Lima has Dueling Pianos at 9 p.m.
  • Greene Eagle Winery in Cortland has Jim Gill at 6 p.m.
  • Halliday's Winery in Lake Milton has The Markasky Trio tonight at 7 p.m.
  • Hartford Hill winery in Fowler has Major Morgan & The B Flats at 7 p.m.
  • Hollywood Gaming in Austintown has Walt Sanders' Elvis Tribute in the H Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • The Ice House Inn in Austintown has 7% Superstar tonight at 9 p.m. $5 cover.
  • Irish Bob's Pub on South Avenue has Sessions 001 with Korin Complex, Inyoka, Vexxe, Nytrikz, Void, Earwig, Jacob Bennett, Jay Zero, Sandbear, Tiko & Seat. $15 at the door.
  • JR'z Pub in Austintown has Train Wreck at 9 p.m. 
  • Leon's Sports Bar & Grill in Howland has Radio Pulse tonight at 9 p.m.
  • Lil' Paws Winery in Lake Milton has Richard Boston tonight at 7 p.m.
  • Longboyz Tavern in Champion has Haymaker at 9 p.m.
  • Maize Valley Winery in Hartville has Michelle Fergason at 7:30 p.m.
  • Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center has Unchartered Course at 7 p.m.
  • Mortals Key Brewing in Jamestown, PA, has Smokin' Section at 6 p.m.
  • Myrddin Winery in Lake Milton has Jay Byrd from 3-6 p.m. and Madeleine & Olivia Ruedeen at 7 p.m.
  • The New Manhattan in Hubbard has Swear at 9 p.m.
  • Numbers Brewing Company in Lisbon has Nick Baronzzi at 8 p.m.
  • Papa's Sports Club on Poland Avenue has Nickel Plated Revolver at 9 p.m.
  • The Pour House in Poland has Chain Reaction at 8:30 p.m.
  • Recon Brewing in Butler, PA, has Christopher Bell at 7 p.m.
  • RISER Tavern & Grille on Western Reserve Road has Winemakers at 8 p.m.
  • Rolling Mills Bar & Grill in Girard has Southern Detour at 8:30 p.m.
  • Royal Oaks on Oak Street has Turboe Loves with Public Squares and Lords of the Highway at 10 p.m.
  • Social 45 in Lisbon has New Wave Nation at 8:30 p.m. $5 cover.
  • The Speakeasy Lounge in Warren has Dead Flowers at 9 p.m.
  • The Vineyards at Pine Lake in Columbiana has Andy TImko at 7 p.m.
  • Westside Bowl on Mahoning Avenue (old Strikers location) has Breaking Solace with Obsidian Earth, Stereotype 1 & No Big Deal at 7 p.m. All ages.
Saturday Karaoke & Vinyl Night
  • Black Horse Tavern in Girard is celebrating National Record Store Day with Vinyl Night from 8 p.m. to Midnight.
  • Chesty's Blue Collar Tavern in Girard has Karaoke with CK Entertainment from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • DJ's Lounge in Niles has Karaoke at 10 p.m.
  • Primanti Bros. in Niles has Simply Ed Karaoke Show at 8 p.m.
  • Stone Church Pizza House & Brewpub in Hermitage, PA, has Moonlight DJ & Karaoke at 8:30 p.m.
  • Thirsty Frog Bar & Grill in Austintown has Karaoke at 9:30 p.m.


The Blog is Back! Also, Happy Friday

It's Friday. It's not snowing. Go do stuff. Here's what we know is happening! Cheers!
  1. The B&O Station has Pizza from Yosteria's Test Kitchen starting at 5 p.m. and Karaoke at the Boxcar Lounge with Kimmi at 10 p.m.
  2. Birdfish Brewing in Columbiana has five great beers on tap, Taste of Nawln's Food Truck & Brew Davis playing music at 7 p.m.
  3. Black Horse Tavern in Girard has steak on special all weekend until it's gone. Get an 8-ounce sirloin with steak fries & side salad or cole slaw for $13.
  4. Butler Brew Works in Butler, PA, has is kicking off Pittsburgh Beer Week with three new beers including 2-Kind brewed with hemp hearts, Kryptonite an imperial margarita Gose and Adventerer's Log: Entry #22 a New England IPA.
  5. Chesty's Blue Collar Tavern in Girard has Music & Trivia with Mad Mike tonight at 10 p.m. with $4.50 Chestys Islands & $4.50 Buffalo Chicken Dip or Melting Pot Dip with tortilla chips.
  6. Clubhouse Brewing in Warren is open with six great beers on tap and food. Check them out and support local, veteran-owned businesses!
  7. The Comedy Cellar at Mojo's Pub N Grill in Austintown has singing comic Mark Eddie Friday & Saturday.
  8. Crooked Tongue Brewing in Edinburg, PA, has more than a dozen great beers made in-house, PA wines & spirits and great food. 
  9. The Federal has Downtown's Best Burgers, Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. and DJ Johnny Russo at 10 p.m. to get you moving. VIP Available.
  10. Imbibe Martini Bar on West Federal opens at 8 p.m. with 121 Martinis made with more than a dozen styles of gin and vodka, and 50+ imported beers. Rye's Craft Beer & Whiskey, above Imbibe, has more than 100 American Craft Beers & an outstanding Boilermaker Menu.
  11. Madden's Bar & Grill in Niles has Flirt Fridays Lights Out Ladies Night with $3 Jack, $10 Hookahs & Bud or Coors $2 until Midnight with DJ Whyteboi and no cover for the ladies.
  12. Magic Tree Pub & Eatery in Boardman has Chef Reginald's outstanding Farm-to-Table Menu, 41 beers and eight wines on tap and to celebrate Earth Day they're teaming up with Birdfish Brewing for two great beers, Hemp Back Ale releasing Friday & Love Thy Mother tapping Saturday. First 72 people to buy a pint get a glass & buy a collaboration T-shirt and they'll plant a tree!
  13. Modern Methods Brewing Company is open in Warren on Dave Grohl Alley until 10 p.m. with great beer made in Warren.
  14. Noble Creature Cask House on East Rayen Avenue has great beers made on site and some of the area's best sours, including the new Sour as part of the #SorryRandy collection & Gorilla Joe Printing doing live shirt printing on site!
  15. O'Donold's Austintown Irish Pub & Grill Downtown and O'Donolds Austintown have All-You-Can-Eat Fish and great beers on tap, plenty of TVs for watching sports and great food if you're not a fish-eater! 
  16. Paladin Brewing in Austintown has more than a dozen great beers on tap and Kelli's in the kitchen cooking!
  17. Utopia Video Nightclub on Midlothian has Flawless Fridays hosted by Danyel Vasquez with Kitty Cotour, Iprim & Paris Royal with doors at 7, no cover before 10, 12:30 a.m. show plenty of great drink specials and DJ Laree!
  18. El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Boardman has $7 Jumbo Margaritas tonight and great Mexican food.
  19. Vintage Estate Wine & Beer has great flatbreads you can pair with more than 1,300 craft beers or 1,000 wines or great mead, bourbon & scotch & at 8 p.m.
The Best in Live Music:
  • The Apollo Maennerchor Club in Sharon, PA, has The T.C. Davis Band starting at 8 p.m.
  • Barrel Run Crossing Winer & Vineyard in Rootstown has Jon Mosey at 7 p.m.
  • Birdfish Brewing in Columbiana has Brew Davis at 7 p.m.
  • Brewtus Brewing Company in Sharon, PA, has Blue Fish Jam at 7 p.m.
  • The Casual Pint in Boardman has Davis & Henner at 8 p.m.
  • Cedars West End has their Annual 4/20 Super Show with Album, When Particles Collide & Bowl. Doors at 9, $5 cover.
  • Coaches Burger Bar Salem has John V at 8 p.m.
  • El Cowboy Tex Mex Grill & Saloon in Austintown has Leanne Binder & Ramja at 8 p.m.
  • Crickets Bar on Midlothian has Seamus at 7 p.m.
  • Diletto Winery in Canfield has One Cello at 7 p.m.
  • Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown has a sold out show with Michael Ray & Tim Montana. If you want to see a show at the Dusty A, get your tickets early!
  • Elevate Night Club in Austintown has Q Money tonight. VIP service available.
  • The Feed & Sing in Salem has 4 Lane Highway at 9 p.m. No cover.
  • Frieda's Jazz and Blues on Belmont Avenue Downtown has Howard & The Point 5 Band at 7 p.m.
  • Los Gallos in Boardman has The Acoustic Jones at 9 p.m.
  • Halliday's Winery in Lake Milton has Don Richards at 7 p.m.
  • Hartford Hill Winery in Hartford has FM Acoustics at 7 p.m.
  • Hollywood Gaming in Austintown has My Sister Sarah in the H Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • JR'z Pub in Austintown has Tyron'es Blues Sinsation at 9 p.m. 
  • Leon's Sports Bar & Grill in Howland has Junkyard Dogs from 6-9 p.m.
  • Maize Valley Winery in Hartville has Shane Vain and Joey Kash at 7:30 p.m.
  • Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center has Ed Armann at 7 p.m.
  • Mortals Key Brewing in Jamestown, PA, has Melissa Harvey acoustic at 6 p.m.
  • O'Donold's Austintown has Dueling Pianos with Andy Paczak and Dean Anshutz at 8:30 p.m.
  • Papa's Sports Club on Poland Avenue has Blue Siren at 9 p.m.The Powerhouse in Salem has Whatever at 9 p.m.
  • Rolling Mills Bar & Grill in Girard has Cin City & The Saints at 8 p.m.
  • Salvatore's in Howland has Steve Vuich at 7 p.m.
  • Suzie's Dogs & Drafts Downtown has Teen Angst Night III with classic Emo anthems old and new. Over 21 no cover; $5 for 18-20.
  • Up A Creek Tavern in Howland has The Sensations at 8 p.m.
  • Vintage Estates in Boardman has Kirk Poffenberger at 8 p.m.
  • The Vineyards at Pine Lake in Columbiana has Stepping Back at 7 p.m.
  • Whistle and Keg on West Federal has Richie Wilkins at 6 p.m.
  • Yellow Dog Saloon & Grill in Mecca has Jeff Welsh at 9 p.m.
Friday Karaoke & Trivia & Open Mic
  • The Barrel Head Tavern in Austintown has Karaoke at 7 p.m.
  • The Berlin Grille in North Benton has All You Can Eat Fish for $14 and Karaoke at 8 p.m.
  • The Boxcar Lounge at the B&O Station opens at 7 p.m. with Karaoke with Kimmi at 10 p.m. 
  • Guilford Lake Grille in Lisbon has M-Squared Jam Night at 10 p.m.
  • Ice House Inn in Austintown has Simply Ed Karaoke at 9 p.m.
  • Jai-Alai in Hermitage has Karaoke at 9 p.m.
  • Krakatoa Tropical Food & Spirits in Boardman has Karaoke with DJ Dynomite at 10 p.m.
  • Nite Trax Lounge in Edinburg has Karaoke at 9:30 p.m.
  • Piggy's Sports Bar & Grill in Struthers has Karaoke with Cheryl at 9 p.m.
  • Primanti Bros in Boardman has Team Trivia tonight at 9 p.m.
  • El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Liberty has Rumba The Show Karaoke tonight at 9 p.m. 
  • Thirsty Frog Bar & Trill in Austintown has Karaoke at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Happy Saturday. Need something to do? #WeGotYou

It's Saturday, and if you're looking for something to do, we have about 70 ideas. Cheers!
  1. A & C Beverage at the corner of East Federal and South Avenue has all the beer, wine, liquor, cigars and drinking-related materials (bitters, glassware, etc.) your home bar needs. Outstanding place!
  2. Barrel33 Bar & Bistro in Howland has a Wine Tasting with Master Sommelier Larry O'Brien at 4:30 p.m. RSVP before it's sold out or stop back after for The Blue Rayz at 8:30 p.m.
  3. Birdfish Brewing in Columbiana has five great beers on tap, the Smoke Worx Food Truck at 4 p.m. and Tyler Smilo at 7 p.m.
  4. Buena Vista Café in Warren has great fried chicken, but on Saturday it's BBQ time with St. Louis Ribs, Beef Brisket, Smoked Chicken, Pulled Pork, Street Tacos & more. 
  5. The Casual Pint in Boardman has Vinyl Night tonight from 7-11 p.m. with great beer on tap and in the coolers.
  6. Diletto Winery in Canfield makes great wine, beer, cider & sangria and the winery has Escape Rooms, Sip & Paint nights too & you can make your reservations for all of them in person or on their website. 
  7. The Federal on West Federal Street has Downtown's best burgers, eight great beers on tap, outstanding mixed drinks & a DJ at 10 to keep you dancing all night! RSVP for Bottle Service or VIP.
  8. Guilford Lake Grille in Lisbon is hosting New Wave Nation's video production, so come dressed in your best 80's & 90's gear starting at 9 p.m. $5 cover.
  9. Imbibe Martini Bar on West Federal opens at 8 p.m. with 121 Martinis and 50+ imported beers. Rye's Craft Whiskey, upstairs from Imbibe, also opens at 8 with more than 100 American craft beers and 40+ Boilermakers.
  10. Lil Paws Winery in Lake Milton has Tacos For Tony Benefit at 1 p.m., a new slushie machine for wine slushies and The Scenic Route acoustic tonight at 7 p.m.
  11. Lime Tree on Courthouse Square in Warren has six craft taps, unique drinks & outstanding food.
  12. Luva Bella Winery in Lowellville has Prime Rib Saturday with black angus prime rib and great wines made on site.
  13. Magic Tree Pub & Eatery in Boardman is celebrating Orval Day with the Trappist ale on tapall day raising money for MAP International, Chef Reginald's great food and & music by French Blue +2 at 8 p.m.
  14. Mizu Japanese Restaurant in Niles has moved on down the road to the old steakhouse in front of the Eastwood Mall if sushi's your thing.
  15. Modern Methods Brewing Company in Warren opens at Noon with Taste of Nawlin's Food Truck, a tapping of Gretchen, a Munich Helles lager at 1 p.m. and Parker Johnson playing music at 6 p.m.
  16. Noble Creature Cask House on East Rayen Avenue has a Popcorn & Beer Pairing with Karma Korn Poppery starting at 5 p.m. $20 ticket gets you four beer tastings paired with popcorn, raffles, prizes & additional tastings. Babcia's Lunchbox will be outside with their amazing pierogi!
  17. Olde Dutch Mill in Lake Milton has a Local Warming Party tonight with $3 Hot Shots and a Hot Wing eating contest at 9 p.m., limbo contest & beach attire suggested & music by DJ Slice.
  18. The Rod in Struthers is known for their Gyros, but Saturday is Mexican day with $2 Taco Boats, $3 Soft Taco Boats, $2 Spanish Rice & more.
  19. Shotz Bar N Grille in Austintown has their Saturday Steak Special with NY Strip $11.50 and Filet Mignon $2 an ounce, minimum of six ounces, you pick the cut until 11 p.m. with great drink prices.
  20. Steel City Bar & Grill on Midlothian has $1 domestics all day Saturday until Midnight, $5 Chicken Tenders & fries and DJ Skirp! Kitchen's open until 2 a.m.
  21. Suzie's Dogs & Drafts Downtown and Boardman both have great build-your-own dogs & burgers, including the Incredible Burger that's completely meatless, great selections of craft beer on tap & games.
  22. Thirsty Frog Bar & Grill in Austintown has $2 domestic bottles, 16-ounce drafts until 9 p.m., rib dinners until 9 p.m. and Karaoke at 9:30 p.m.
  23. Utopia Video Nightclub on Midlothian has your Saturday Night Dance Party with Guest DJ Apollo playing your favorite top 40 & R&B. Doors at 7, no cover before 10, great drink specials all night & a 12:30 show featuring the area's best drag entertainers.
  24. Vintage Estate Wine & Beer in Boardman has 1,300 beers and more than 1,000 wines under one roof. Stone Buzzer Beater Glass Inclusive at 5:15 p.m.
The Best in Live Music
  • The Apollo Maennerchor in Sharon, PA, has Randy Velez at 8 p.m.
  • Barrel33 Bar & Bistro in Howland has The Blue Rayz tonight at 8 p.m.
  • Barrel Run Crossing Winery and Vineyard in Rootstown has Michael Harvan at 7 p.m.
  • Berlin Grille in North Benton has Dan and the Man at 7 p.m.
  • Birdfish Brewing in Columbiana has Tyler Smilo at 7 p.m.
  • The Boxcar Lounge at the B&O Station on Mahoning Avenue has The Shoe Shine Boys at 8 p.m.
  • Brewtus Brewing in Sharon, PA, has The Rockaholics at 8 p.m.
  • Cedars West End on Steel Street has Park Plan with Lake Lake & Between The Witches. Doors at 9, music eventually.
  • Coaches Burger Bar in Salem has Dueling Pianos at 9 p.m.
  • El Cowboy in Austintown has The Sums Divide tonight at 8 p.m.
  • Crickets Bar on Midlothian has All In at 9 p.m.
  • The Dash Inn on Mahoning Avenue has Radio Lark with Matt Palka tonight at 8 p.m.
  • Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown has a sold-out show with Morgan Wallen. Doors at 7, Ray Fulcher at 9 p.m., Morgan at 10 p.m. If you're interested in a show at DA, get tickets early!
  • The Feed & Sing in Lisbon has Head Games, a Foreigner tribute band, at 8 p.m. No cover.
  • Los Gallos in Boardman has Broken Reins at 9 p.m. No cover.
  • Greene Eagle Winery in Cortland has Take II at 6 p.m.
  • Guilford Lake Grille in Lisbon has New Wave Nation at 9 p.m. $5 cover.
  • Halliday's Winery in Lake Milton has The John Reese Project tonight at 7 p.m.
  • Hartford Hill Winery in Fowler has Reunion at 7 p.m.
  • The Ice House Inn in Austintown has Huckin' Fillbillys tonight at 9 p.m. $5 cover.
  • JR'z Pub in Austintown has Cin City & The Saints at 9 p.m.
  • Leon's Sports Bar & Grill in Howland has Dead Referees tonight at 9 p.m.
  • Little Paws Winery in Lake Milton has The Scenic Route acoustic tonight at 7 p.m.
  • Longboyz Tavern in Champion has Blue Siren at 9 p.m.
  • Magic Tree Pub & Eatery in Boardman has French Blue +2 at 8 p.m.
  • Maize Valley Winery in Hartville has Shane Vain and Joey Kash at 7:30 p.m.
  • Margherita's Grille in Girard has Duology featuring Christine Witt & Allen Keith at 7 p.m.
  • Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center has Jim Moran at 7 p.m.
  • Mortals Key Brewing in Jamestown, PA, has Salmon Frank at 6 p.m.
  • Myrddin Winery in Lake Milton has Strums & Drums at 7 p.m.
  • The New Manhattan in Hubbard has Whiskey Bound at 9 p.m.
  • Piggy's Sports Bar and Grille in Struthers has Hat Trikz at 8:30 p.m.
  • RISER Tavern & Grill on Western Reserve Road has Howard Kliner playing acoustic at 7 p.m.
  • Rolling Mills Bar & Grill in Girard has the Chardon Polka Band at 8 p.m.
  • Shakers Bar & Grill in Liberty has the debut performance of Shady Bower & The Tetrasound at 9 p.m.
  • Social 45 in Lisbon has AC Jones at 8:30 p.m.
  • The Speakeasy Lounge in Warren has Teddy Pantelas at 7 p.m.
  • Suzie's Dogs & Drafts Downtown has Roberts & Russell with New Ground at 9 p.m. No cover.
  • Up A Creek Tavern in Howland has Joshua Lee Nelson unplugged at 7 p.m.
  • The Vineyards at Pine Lake in Columbiana has Andrea Cicoretti at 7 p.m.
  • The Whistle and Keg on West Federal has Slim Pickins at 7 p.m.
Saturday Karaoke
  • Chesty's Blue Collar Tavern in Girard has Karaoke with CK Entertainment from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • DJ's Lounge in Niles has Karaoke at 10 p.m.
  • Thirsty Frog Bar & Grill in Austintown has Karaoke at 9:30 p.m.



Friday, March 23, 2018

It's Friday. Go do stuff.

It's Friday. Go do stuff. You'll thank me Saturday.
  1. Avalon Downtown has great pizza, but Fridays during Lent is your headquarters for seafood with fried haddock, shrimp, smelts & calamari.
  2. Barry Dyngles in Austintown has great BBQ and plenty of TVs for sports, and the Lent Menu is back with great seafood specials.
  3. Birdfish Brewing in Columbiana has five great beers on tap, Babcia's Lunchbox Food Truck until 9 p.m. and The Blue Rayz at 7 p.m.
  4. Brew32 in Pulsaki, PA, has Flight Night. Get a flight of five of their great sports-themed beers for $8. If beer's not your thing, go downstairs for Nova Cellars Winery!
  5. Canterino Sports Bar & Grill in Girard has Friday Fish tonight from 5-9 p.m. Get your choice of baked or fried, but if fish isn't your dish, they've got great bar pizza too!
  6. Chad Anthony's Italian Grille in Liberty has great Lent specials including beer battered fish, crabby burgers & fish tacos plus $3 Lemon Shake-Ups at the bar!
  7. Clubhouse Brewing in Warren is open with six great beers on tap and food. Check them out and support local, veteran-owned businesses!
  8. Crooked Tongue Brewing in Edinburg, PA, has more than a dozen great beers made in-house, PA wines & spirits and great food. 
  9. East Side Civics on Midlothian has Ladies Night at 9 p.m. with DJ Skirp, $5.50 Long Islands, $4 Alabama Slammers, $4 Fireball & $2 Cherry Vodka shots.
  10. Imbibe Martini Bar on West Federal opens at 8 p.m. with 121 Martinis made with more than a dozen styles of gin and vodka, and 50+ imported beers. 
  11. Irish Bob's on South Avenue is still feeling the holiday so they have $4 Reubens and $3 Irish Car Bombs, dine-in only!
  12. Luva Bella Winery in Lowellville has fresh seafood on the menu including Chilean Sea Bass Cheeks with  plus half-off select appetizers and select wine by the bottle. Ask about their wine sale!
  13. Magic Tree Pub & Eatery in Boardman has Chef Reginald's outstanding food, 41 beers and eight wines on tap too! Uptown Pilsner Launch Party with Elevator Brewing at 7 p.m.
  14. Modern Methods Brewing Company is open in Warren on Dave Grohl Alley until 2 p.m. with great beer made in Warren and Taste of Nawln's Food Truck on South Park Avenue!
  15. Noble Creature Cask House on East Rayen Avenue has just tapped a sour IP called Future Things and has outstanding fruits, sours, stouts & more. Check out Youngstown's newest craft brewery!
  16. Numbers Brewing in Lisbon has more than a dozen great beers brewed on site, guest taps and tonight at 8 p.m. Dave Morgan on guitar.
  17. O'Donold's Austintown Irish Pub & Grill Downtown and O'Donolds Austintown have All-You-Can-Eat Fish and great beers on tap, plenty of TVs for watching your bracket get busted more and great food if you're not a fish-eater! 
  18. Paladin Brewing in Austintown has Kelli cooking tonight and more than a dozen different beers brewed on site.
  19. Papa's Sports Club on Poland Avenue has Happy F'n Friday with $1 domestics, Open Pool & DJ Paul.
  20. Rye's Craft Whiskey, upstairs from Imbibe, also opens at 8 with more than 100 American craft beers and 40+ Boilermakers.
  21. The Speakeasy Lounge in Warren on Courthouse Square has throwback cocktails, 10 different martinis and great food.
  22. Utopia Video Nightclub on Midlothian has Flawless Fridays hosted by Danyel Vasquez with doors at 7, no cover before 10, 12:30 a.m. show plenty of great drink specials and DJ Apollo!
  23. El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Boardman has $7 Jumbo Margaritas tonight and great Mexican food.
  24. Vintage Estate Wine & Beer has great flatbreads you can pair with more than 1,300 craft beers or 1,000 wines or great mead, bourbon & scotch &  at 8 p.m.
The Best in Live Music
  • The Apollo Maennerchor Club in Sharon, PA, has Doctor Freshbutter starting at 8 p.m.
  • Birdfish Brewing in Columbiana has The Blue Rayz playing at 7 p.m.
  • The Breakroom in Wheatland, PA, has Acoustic Oldies with Jim & Rich at 8:30 p.m.
  • Brewtus Brewing Company in Sharon, PA, has Max Shang & Trio of Blues at 7 p.m.
  • The Casual Pint in Boardman has Richard Boston at 8 p.m.
  • Cedars West End on Steel Street has Wild Wings with The Twindows & Matt Pless. Doors at 9, music eventually.
  • Coaches Burger Bar Salem has Cameron Pierson at 8 p.m.
  • El Cowboy Tex Mex Grill & Saloon in Austintown has Leanne & Rajma at 8 p.m.
  • Crickets Bar on Midlothian has Dead Flowers at 7 p.m.
  • Crooked Tongue Brewing in Edinburg, PA, has David Mayfield at 7 p.m.
  • The Feed & Sing in Lisbon has Head Games, a Foreigner tribute band, at 8 p.m. No cover.
  • Los Gallos in Boardman has Piano Maniacs Dueling Pianos at 8:30 p.m.
  • Greene Eagle Winery in Cortland has Ryan Blakeman at 6 p.m.
  • Halliday's Winery in Lake Milton has Jim Golen at 7 p.m.
  • Hartford Hill Winery in Hartford has Bob Fiorino at 7 p.m.
  • Hollywood Gaming in Austintown has Wet Lemon in the H Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • JR'z Pub in Austintown has Tyrone's Blues Sinsation at 9 p.m. 
  • Leon's Sports Bar & Grill in Howland has Jeff Welsh from 6-9 p.m.
  • Maize Valley Winery in Hartville has Charita Franks at 7:30 p.m.
  • Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center has Ed Amann at 7 p.m.
  • Mortals Key Brewing in Jamestown, PA, has Dave Johnston at 6 p.m.
  • Numbers Brewing in Lisbon has Dave Morgan at 8 p.m.
  • The Sail Inn in Lake Milton has The Enablers at 9 p.m.
  • The Speakeasy Lounge in Warren has Damian Knapp at 7 p.m.
  • Suzie's Dogs & Drafts in Boardman has The Locals at 9 p.m.
  • Up A Creek Tavern in Howland has Memphis Soul's tribute to Aretha and Joe Cocker at 7 p.m.
  • Vintage Estates in Boardman has Brian Bonhomme at 8 p.m.
  • The Vineyards at Pine Lake in Columbiana has Hair Supply at 7 p.m.
  • Whistle and Keg on West Federal has John Sailor from 6-9 p.m.
Friday Karaoke & Trivia & Open Mic
  • The Barrel Head Tavern in Austintown has Karaoke at 7 p.m.
  • The Berlin Grille in North Benton has All You Can Eat Fish for $14 and Karaoke at 8:30 p.m.
  • The Boxcar Lounge at the B&O Station opens at 7 p.m. with Karaoke with Kimmi at 10 p.m. 
  • Chesty's Blue Collar Tavern in Girard has Music & Trivia with Mad Mike starting at 10 p.m.
  • Guilford Lake Grille in Lisbon has M-Squared Jam Night at 9 p.m.
  • The Ice House Inn in Austintown has Simply Ed Karaoke at 9 p.m.
  • Krakatoa Tropical Food & Spirits in Boardman has Karaoke with DJ Dynomite at 10 p.m.
  • Piggy's Sports Bar & Grill in Struthers has Karaoke with Cheryl at 9 p.m.
  • Primanti Bros in Boardman has Team Trivia tonight at 9 p.m.
  • Stone Church Pizza House & Brewpub in Hermitage, PA, has a DJ & Karaoke at 9:30 p.m.
  • El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Liberty has Rumba The Show Karaoke tonight at 9 p.m. 
  • Thirsty Frog Bar & Grill in Austintown has Karaoke with Jimmy at 9:30 p.m.


Friday, March 16, 2018

Our 2018 St. Paddy's Day Big List!

Happy Drinking Holiday 2018! Here's our big list of 108 things to do. Well, there are 107 of them, because while you can stay home, that's lame. Go have fun. We're only here for so long. And as our Polish friends say, in Heaven there is no beer, that's why we drink it here! Cheers, and stay safe. Uber, call a cab or a friend. Be smart. (Any omissions or errors are our fault. Busy week, didn't have time to do this right.)
  • Austintown O'Donold's hosts the area's largest and best St. Paddy's Day Bash, now on its 15th year. Starting at 5:30 a.m. with Kegs & Eggs, live music with The Shaffer Brothers at 8 a.m., The Dolan Family Singers at 2 p.m., Chris Higbee at 6 p.m. and Graphic Pink at 9 p.m. under the big tent with Andy Timlin & Ryan Ross playing on the back patio. Shuttle from Suzie's in Boardman runs from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. And you can still enter to win a Lordstown-built Chevy Cruize!
  • Shamrock The Block takes place in Downtown Youngstown starting at 8 a.m. with Pints & Pancakes; V2 Wine Bar opens at 11 a.m. with Irish Food and entertainment. Live music starts at 12:30 p.m. featuring Schultz & The IC, Northern Whiskey, Spirit of the Bear, Whiskey Pilot, The Labra Brothers and Hoss & The Juggernauts performing under the tent outside with a full bar & plenty of green beer.
  • The West Side Bus Crawl kicks off at Noon with transportation running until 1 a.m. between East Side Civics, Irish Bob's, Last Call, Utopia, Brickhouse, Steel City, 31 Club, Crickets, Tangier, St. Street Bowling & Billiards, Donavito's, Bogey's & The St. Anthony Society. There's no cost, but you can tip your drivers!
  • A&C Beverage on South Avenue Downtown is your perfect place to stock up on beer & Irish Whiskey if you're partying at home!
  • The Apollo Maennerchor in Sharon, PA, has live music at 6:30 with Party Squad in the Festhalle and Crash The Great with Bernie Bonnie in the Clubroom, plus a full Irish menu featuring Corned Beef & Cabbage and Bangers & Mash. $5 Cover for Festhalle.
  • The BackYard Bar & Grill in Poland will open at 10 a.m. with breakfast sandwiches & Reubens plus drink specials all day.
  • Barley House Brewing, Taproom & Grill in Mercer, PA, has a special holiday menu, new beers on tap, drink specials all day and live music with Kevin O'Reardon at 6 p.m.
  • Barrel33 Bar & Bistro in Howland has a Green Beer Brunch starting at 10 a.m. with live music from The Black Wolf and The Thief at 2 p.m., Irish Bagpiper Leslie Lock at 4:30 p.m., Sky Monroe at 8 p.m. with traditional Irish food, Irish drink specials, beer & whiskey flights.
  • Barrel Head Tavern on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown opens at 7 a.m. with food & drink specials all day and live music from 8 p.m. to Midnight, plus DD For Hire on site to get you home safe.
  • Berlin Grille in North Benton has Kegs & Eggs Saturday and Sunday at 7 a.m. with $1 Green Bud Light drafts, $9 Irish Trash Cans and music by Classic Essence Saturday 7-11 p.m. and Bill and Hippy Sunday 3-6 p.m.
  • Birdfish Brewing in Columbiana has a St. Patrick's Day Party starting at 8 a.m. with the Smoke Worx Food Truck Kegs & Eggs, free Birdfish Irish Stout Glass for the first 500 people to order an Irish beer, Babcia's Lunchbox Irish Perogies at 6 p.m. and Irish music from The Hired Hands at 7 p.m. with Folkin' Ale Dry Irish Stout and Harvey's Finest Irish Red on tap all day.
  • Black Horse Tavern in Girard opens at noon with drink specials, Corned Beef & Cabbage, t-shirt and gift certificate giveaways from 3-9 p.m.
  • The Blue Wolf Tavern in Boardman has a St. Patrick's Day Menu featuring traditional Irish meals, great prices on drinks and traditional or turkey reubens all week long.
  • Bogey's Bar and Grill will have Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Lamb Stew, Super Reubens, Dublin Ale Battered Fish & Chips and live music from Seamus from 7-10 p.m.
  • Bojangles Roadhouse Blue's in New Waterford has The Figz at 9 p.m., Bad Oma at 10 p.m., Losing September at 11 p.m. and No Outlet at Midnight, plus great food & drink specials.
  • Boneshakers at the Timberlanes Complex in Salem has a special St. Patrick's Day Menu with Steak & Guinness Pie, Irish Stew & more.
  • Brew32 in Pulaski, PA has Kegs & Eggs starting at 10 a.m. with green Mia Hamm light lager, Shamrock Bombs, a bloody mary bar & Get Shamrocked Slushies with Irish Hangover Fries, Corned Beef Hash Fries, Potato Pancakes & Guinness Stew, plus live music & great wine from Nova Cellars!
  • Brewtus Brewing in Sharon, PA, has St. Patrick's Day with County Mayo playing all day from Noon to 10 p.m., Irish Dancers at 12:30 p.m. and great beer.
  • The New Brickhouse on Midlothian has DJ JZ from 5-9 p.m. and Dead Referees from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with Irish food & drink specials, jello shots & more.
  • The Budapest Bar and Grille on Mahoning Avenue has 50¢ green drafts, $2.50 green pitchers, $3 Jameson, $2 Killians, $5 Irish Car Bombs, a basket raffle & great food!
  • Buddy's Café on Jacobs Road has a great Irish menu, $2 green drafts and awesome drink specials and a DJ from 7-11 p.m.
  • Café 422 in Warren will have a St. Paddy's Day Comedy show featuring Shawn Aaron, Tom Musial and headliner Eric Thompson. Advance tickets are $20, show is at 8 p.m.
  • O'Canterino's Sports Bar & Grill in Girard turns Irish with $11 Reubens or $13 Reuben Pizzas and great whiskey specials all day.
  • Cedars West End on Steel Street has Chad Anthony's Italian Grille in Liberty has $4 Jameson & $3.25 Killians or Guinness Friday and Saturday with $2 green beer pints & $5 Irish Car Bombs, plus great Irish food.
  • Chesty's Blue Collar Tavern in Girard opens at Noon with Shamrocks and Shenanigans featuring drink specials, shot specials, Irish food, live music & karaoke.
  • Clubhouse Brewing in Warren has Anderson Avenue playing at 3 p.m., half-pound Reubens, soft pretzels & great beer!
  • Coaches Burger Bar in Boardman, Poland and Salem open at 8 a.m. for Kegs & Eggs until 11 a.m., Green Beer & Green Drinks all day and The Reuben Burger on special.
  • Crane Room Grille in New Castle opens at 7 a.m. with a breakfast buffet and the tapping of CR Irish Red Ale.
  • Crickets Bar on Midlothian opens at 7 a.m. for Kegs & Eggs with live music all day featuring Disco Inferno, Bustin' Loose, Seamus & Glitter Pig plus great food and drink specials and an Ice Luge for shots!
  • Crooked Tongue Brewing in Edinburg, PA, opens at 11 a.m. with great food and great beer made on site.
  • The Dash Inn on Mahoning Avenue has Vanguard playing at 8 p.m.
  • The Overture Restaurant at the DeYor Performing Arts Center has a St. Patrick's Day Party with catering from Jeff Chrystal Catering starting at 7 a.m. and they're open for breakfast, lunch & dinner with Irish food, Irish beer and Irish whiskey!
  • Diletto Winery in Canfield opens at Noon with corned beef sandwiches, reuben pizza, smoked wings & brisket with beer, wine & cider made on site, Irish Car Bombs, Mini Beers & Baby Guinness, a basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, a Zero K Beer Run at 12:29 followed by the after-party at 12:30 p.m. with a bagpipe & drum band until 1:30 p.m., The BreezeWay at 1 p.m., Jay Byrd at 3 p.m., Nick Kerpsack at 5 p.m., an adult Egg Hunt at 7 p.m. & The WineMakers close out the night from 7-10 p.m.
  • DJ's Lounge in Niles has their 2nd Annual St. Paddy's Day Bash starting at Noon with green beer, $3 Guinness, $4 Irish Car Bombs & $5 Corned Beef and Cabbage.
  • The Double Deuce on Mahoning Avenue opens at 7 a.m. with breakfast, $3 Bloody Marys, $2 Domestics, DJ Ray playing at 6 p.m. & food and drink specials all day.
  • Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown has Luke Pell and Logan Mize with 17 Memphis. Doors at 7, music at 8:30 p.m. $12 in advance; $17 at the door.
  • El Cowboy Tex Mex in Austintown has Green Beer, Green Tequila and live music with the Dead Flowers at 9 p.m.
  • Factory 46 Tavern in Lisbon opens at 1 p.m. with Irish music all day, JT Teis at 7 p.m., street tacos and Conway's Irish Ale on tap.
  • Forty10 in Canfield will have Corned Beef & Cabbage Friday and Saturday with Green Beer and more Irish food on the menu.
  • The Funky Skunk NiteClub in Warren has a St. Patrick's Day Bash hosted by Armani Diamond starting at 8 p.m. with free beads and a midnight show.
  • Los Gallos in Boardman has a Latino St. Paddy's Day Party featuring live music from Walk of Shame, green beer, $3 whiskey and a wing buffet from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Georgia's City Lights in Hermitage, PA, opens at Noon with Mike Linder from 28 North playing acoustic 1-4 p.m., DJ FU at 10 p.m. with green beer pints $2.50 all day with great drink specials including Stillhouse Shamrock Shots & Pudding Shots along with Irish food specials.
  • Greene Eagle Winery in Cortland has Rachel Spak at 6 p.m.
  • Halliday's Winery in Lake Milton has an Irish-themed menu, Shamrock Sangria & two-for-one Irish Drinks from 5-6 p.m. and $1 off Irish Drinks from 6-7 p.m. plus The Blue Collar Duo at 7 p.m.
  • Hartford Hill Winery in Fowler has Salmon Frank at 7 p.m.
  • The High Pointe Restaurant in Niles opens at 7 a.m. with food and drink specials all day, a bagpiper at 5 p.m. and a DJ at 10 p.m.
  • Hollywood Gaming in Austintown has $2 Green Beer, $10 Corned Beef in the Skybox Sports Bar, 30 TVs for March Madness & The Labra Brothers from 2-6 p.m. and Old Skool at 9 p.m.
  • The Ice House Inn in Austintown has Heymaker at 9 p.m. $5 cover.
  • Imbibe Martini Bar on West Federal opens at 2 p.m. with Green Martinis, Irish Beer, Green Beer, Irish Whiskey and Irish-inspired cocktails.
  • Irish Bob's on South Avenue opens at 6 a.m. with a breakfast buffet; kitchen opens at 11 a.m. with Irish food, The Bogside Boys kick off the music at 3 p.m. & Bad Reign plays at 8:30 p.m.
  • JR'z Pub in Austintown has a St. Patrick's Day Party with Karaokoe with DJ Kenny-Ken starting at 6 p.m.
  • The Keg Bar & Grille in Sharon, PA, has The Blarney Tones at Noon, a bagpiper at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. & 5 p.m., Terry Dach from 6-10 and great food and drink specials.
  • Kelly's Bar on Mahoning Avenue has a St. Patrick's Day Bash starting at 7 a.m. with DJ Anthony Devicchio playing all day, RDNA plays 12:30-4:30 p.m., Bustin Loose 5:30-10 and the smoker's going with 400 pounds of corned beef for smoked Reubens.
  • Laddie's Sky Club in Masury opens at 8 a.m. with Bagpipers at 3 p.m. and has Juvenile Characteristics at 7 p.m.
  • The Lake Tavern in Mecca has a St. Patrick's Day Party with Irish food & drink specials all day and music by Gary Pirrung starting at 5 p.m.
  • Leon's Sports Bar & Grill in Howland opens at 9 with breakfast with traditional Irish food, Reubens, green beer and Wet Lemon at 9 p.m.
  • Lil Paws Winery in Lake Milton has Take II at 7 p.m.
  • Longboyz Tavern in Champion has Broken Reins at 9 p.m.
  • Luva Bella Winery in Lowellville is taking reservations for their St. Patrick's Day Celebration with Corned Beef & Cabbage joining their traditional Black Angus Prime Rib Saturday.
  • Magic Tree Pub & Eatery in Boardman opens at 8 a.m. for breakfast and has live music all day with Uncle Ted's Shenanigans kicking things off at 11:30 a.m. followed by Seamus, The Rage, The Dickey White Band, Bagpiper Steven Holter and the Chardon Polka Band.
  • Maize Valley Winery in Hartville has Box of Squirrels at 7:30 p.m.
  • Margherita's Grille in Girard has The Mark Soini Trio featuring recently shorn Sam Morris on bass (he raised $500+ to shave his head and beard for St. Baldrick's!)
  • The Manor Restaurant in Austintown has Corned Beef, cabbage & red potatoes, Reubens, Reuben wraps, Reuben Pizza, $3 Guinness & Killians bottles, $7 Irish Mule or %6 Irish Car Bombs.
  • Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center has Following June at 7 p.m.
  • Mission Taco in Boardman has a party bus going to O'Donold's in Austintown from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. so start your day with a taco and end with margaritas when you come back?
  • Modern Methods Brewing Company in Warren will be open at Noon with 10 beers on tap for a special Sneak Peak including $4 Black & Tans.
  • Mojo's Pub-N-Grill in Austintown has a special Irish-themed menu with Reubens, Reuben Burgers, Corned Beef & Cabbage & $5 pints of Guinness, $6 Conway's and $7 Irish Car Bombs, plus a St Paddy's Day Martini.
  • Mortals Key Brewing in Jamestown, PA, has a bourbon-barrel aged Scotch Ale, Corned Beef & Cabbage & Bangers & Smash in the kitchen and Max Schang's Trio of Blues with Charlie Barath at 6 p.m.
  • Myrddin Winery has an interactive Murder Mystery Dinner "Death Plays A Role" at 4:30 p.m. and The Tom & Kevin Show at 7 p.m.
  • The New Manhattan in Hubbard has Irish food & drink all day including Guinness on tap, DJ starting at 3 p.m. and 7% Superstar at 9 p.m.
  • Niki'z Bar in Niles opens at 11 a.m. with Reuben Pizza, Reuben sandwiches, green mini beers, Irish Car Bombs, Green Beer & Jameson on special all day.
  • Nite Trax in Edinburg, PA, opens at 11 a.m. with Reuben sandwiches, corned beef & hash, shot specials, costume contests with prizes and more.
  • Numbers Brewing Company in Lisbon opens at 2 p.m. with live music from Cade Shoff N Jerry at 8 p.m.
  • O'Donold's Irish Pub & Grill Downtown on West Federal opens at 5:30 a.m. for Kegs & Eggs with The Dolan Family Singers in the morning followed by Irish Step Dancers and Bagpipers, live music and a DJ, plus plenty of green beer and Irish whiskey.
  • Papa's Sports Club on Poland Avenue opens at 7 a.m. with Green Eggs & Ham, Iron Roots plays from 1-3 p.m. followed by DJ Paul then Hat Trickz  at 8 p.m. with plenty of corned beef & cabbage, Reubens and drink specials.
  • Piggy's Sports Bar and Grille in Struthers opens at 10 a.m. with Reubens, Corned Beef Bowls, $5 Irish Car Bombs & $4 Picklebacks all day and High Noon on stage at 8:30 p.m.
  • The Pour House in Poland will have Geo C & Tha Storm at 8:30 p.m.
  • The Premier Nightclub in Warren opens at 2 p.m. celebrating their 1st Anniversary with $1 drinks.
  • Primanti Brothers in Boardman celebrates St. PrimAnTi'S Day starting at 8 p.m. with a DJ, give-aways and corned beef & green beer all day.
  • Primanti Brothers in Niles celebrates St. PrimAnTi'S Day with corned beef & green beer all day, $5 Irish Long Islands & Shamrock Shakes.
  • Quaker Steak and Lube in Austintown opens at 6 a.m. for a breakfast buffet until 10 a.m. with $3 Green Beer, $5 Guinness Pints & $5 Irish Car Bombs all day, live Irish music starting at 8 a.m. and continuing all day inside and Jeff Welsh at 9 a.m., Joe Fritz at 11 a.m. and Jim Golen at 1 p.m. on the patio followed by DJ Mark Anthony at 3 p.m.
  • Quaker Steak and Lube in Boardman opens at 9 a.m. with live music starting at 9:30 a.m. with green beer, reubens and corned beef & Swiss.
  • Quaker Steak and Lube in Cortland opens at 8 a.m. with Green Eggs & Ham for breakfast with $3 Green Beer, $5 Guinness Pints & $5 Irish Car Bombs all day, live Irish music starting at 8 a.m. and continuing all day.
  • Quaker Steak and Lube in Sharon, PA, opens at 6 a.m. with Green Beer tapping at 7 a.m., Green Eggs & Ham breakfast, live music, bagpipers and Irish dancers all day.
  • Quench Bar & Grill in Boardman opens at 9 a.m. with great food, St. Patrick's Day Menu, drink specials and a DJ.
  • Reclamation Brewing in Butler, PA, has a Shamrock You Like A Hurricane corned beef & cabbage wrap, leek and potato soup, Irish Stew and Shepherd's Pie, plus Egan's Irish Stout on tap.
  • RISER Tavern & Grill on Western Reserve Road opens at 9 a.m. with a huge tent, live music all day with Brent Bregar, RDNA and Gary Markasky plus Reubens, Corned Beef & Cabbage, a BBQ Fest Menu, green beer & more.
  • Riverview Inn in Warren opens for Kegs & Eggs at 10 a.m. and will be serving Irish dishes starting at 4 p.m.
  • Rolling Mills Bar & Grill in Girard opens at 6 a.m. for Kegs & Eggs until 11 a.m. and live music with AC Jones and her band at 8:30 p.m.
  • Royal Gardens in Girard opens at 8 a.m. for Irish breakfast with $4 Bloody Marys until Noon, $2.25 tall Bud Lights and $4 Jameson Picklebacks all day; DJ Pussin at Noon and East 9th at 6 p.m.
  • Rye's Craft Beer & Whiskey on West Federal opens at 2 p.m. with plenty of green beer, Irish whiskey & green cocktails, including prohibition-era Emerald!
  • Sail Inn in Lake Milton has Hidden Drive at 9 p.m.
  • Salvatore's Italian Grill in Howland goes Irish with $8 Irish Mules, $5 Irish Coffees, $5 Irish Car Bombs, $8 Shamrock Shake Martinis & plenty of green beer.
  • Shaker's Bar  & Grill in Liberty opens at 11 a.m. with Irish food & drink specials all day, Dennis Drummond & Fred Burazer at 5 p.m. and a DJ at 10 p.m.
  • Social 45 in Salem has The Huckin' Fillbillys at 8:30 p.m. $7 cover.
  • The Speakeasy Lounge in Warren has Reuben sandwiches & nachos, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Leprechaun Lemonade, Guinness, Harp, Greentini's & Irish Coffee all day plus Joe Fritz at 7 p.m.
  • Suzie's Dogs & Drafts Downtown has great Shamrock Shakes (get it with Vanilla Vodka. Trust me!) and live music with Leo D'Angelo at 6:15, Speedo Agreedo at 8 p.m., The Locals at 10 p.m. and Backpocket Soultet at Midnight.
  • Thelma's Sports Nook in Sharpsville, PA, opens at 8 a.m. with Green Eggs & Ham until 11 a.m. and life music all day with Tom Todd, Kevin Richards, Sean Patrick, Ezra John Duo, Greg Iskat, Matt Tichon & DJ Syd and plenty of great Irish food and green beer.
  • Thirsty Frog Bar & Grill in Austintown opens at 11 a.m. with food & drink specials all day and Karaoke at 9:30 p.m.
  • Town & Country Bar and Grill in Edinburg, PA, opens at 7 a.m. with an all-you-can-eat buffet for $10 with Green Eggs & Ham and more; Corned Beef & Cabbage at 4 p.m., plenty of Green Beer and music all day.
  • Up A Creek Tavern opens at 11 a.m. with great food & drink specials all day, The WineMakers at 2 p.m., Junkyard Dogs at 4 p.m., Zach Econumous at 6 p.m. and The Sensations at 8 p.m. with a leprechaun handing out prizes and treats all day.
  • V2 Wine Bar has a special menu with small plates, pizza & Reubens & plenty of beer, wine & spirits inside and out as part of Shamrock The Block!
  • Vintage Estate Wine & Beer in Boardman opens at 9 a.m. by tapping North High's I-Rish I Was A Little Bit Taller and Revolution's Paddy Wagon on Nitro with corned beef & hash and shepherd's Pie and Green & Eggs & Ham Flatbreads.
  • The Vineyards at Pine Lake in Columbiana has Andy Timko at 6 p.m.
  • The Wagon Wheel in Leavittsburg has Gary Pirrung at 2 p.m.
  • Whistle and Keg on West Federal opens at 8 a.m. with the Bluegrass Kitchen serving brunch with fresh crepes, green eggs & ham, bangers & mash & more plus 44 great taps inside of beer, wine & cider.
  • Yellow Dog Saloon in Mecca has an Irish Drinkin' Party with Freedom Rock starting at 6 p.m.


It's Friday. Gotta warm up the liver for St. Paddy's Day ....

Happy Friday! Here's your Friday 24-Pack of events and entertainment along with live music, karaoke, open mic & trivia. Cheers!
  1. Avalon Downtown has great pizza, but Fridays during Lent is your headquarters for seafood with fried haddock, shrimp, smelts & calamari.
  2. Barry Dyngles in Austintown has great BBQ and plenty of TVs for sports, and the Lent Menu is back with great seafood specials.
  3. Birdfish Brewing in Columbiana has five great beers on tap, The Alternative Food Truck at 5 p.m. and Ruby Hornsby at 7 p.m.
  4. Brew32 in Pulsaki, PA, has Flight Night. Get a flight of five of their great sports-themed beers for $8. If beer's not your thing, go downstairs for Nova Cellars Winery!
  5. Canterino Sports Bar & Grill in Girard has Friday Fish tonight from 5-9 p.m. Get your choice of baked or fried, but if fish isn't your dish, they've got great bar pizza too!
  6. Chad Anthony's Italian Grille in Liberty has great Lent specials including beer battered fish, crabby burgers & fish tacos plus $3 Lemon Shake-Ups at the bar!
  7. Clubhouse Brewing in Warren is open with six great beers on tap and food. Check them out and support local, veteran-owned businesses!
  8. Crooked Tongue Brewing in Edinburg, PA, has more than a dozen great beers made in-house, PA wines & spirits and great food. David Mayfield plays at 7 p.m.
  9. East Side Civics on Midlothian has Ladies Night at 9 p.m. with DJ Skirp, $5.50 Long Islands, $4 Alabama Slammers, $4 Fireball & $2 Cherry Vodka shots.
  10. Halliday's Winery in Lake Milton has an Irish-themed menu, Shamrock Sangria & two-for-one Irish Drinks from 5-6 p.m. and $1 off Irish Drinks from 6-7 p.m. plus The Blue Collar Duo at 7 p.m.
  11. Imbibe Martini Bar on West Federal opens at 8 p.m. with 121 Martinis and 50+ imported beers.
  12. Krakatoa Tropical Food & Spirits in Boardman has Irish Specials in the kitchen, Guinness on tap, Killian's in the bottle and the CraicJacks tonight at 9 p.m.
  13. The Lime Tree in Warren has six beers on tap, great drinks and outstanding food.
  14. Luva Bella Winery in Lowellville has fresh seafood on the menu with  plus half-off select appetizers and select wine by the bottle. Ask about their wine sale!
  15. The Magic Tree Pub & Eatery in Boardman has Chef Reginald's outstanding food, 41 beers and eight wines on tap too! SweetWater Tap Takeover at 6 p.m. and The Locals play at 8 p.m.
  16. Noble Creature Cask House on East Rayen Avenue is open Thursday & Friday from 2-10 p.m. & Saturday from Noon with great beers made on site on tap! Babcia's Lunch Box on site today & Irish Music with
  17. O'Donold's Austintown Irish Pub & Grill Downtown and O'Donolds Austintown have All-You-Can-Eat Fish and great beers on tap, plenty of TVs for sports and great food if you're not a fish-eater!
  18. Paladin Brewing in Austintown has Kelli cooking tonight and more than a dozen different beers brewed on site.
  19. The Pitstop on Logan Avenue is open again after vacation.
  20. Rye's Craft Whiskey, upstairs from Imbibe, also opens at 8 with more than 100 American craft beers and 40+ Boilermakers.
  21. The Speakeasy Lounge in Warren on Courthouse Square has throwback cocktails, 10 different martinis and great food.
  22. Utopia Video Nightclub on Midlothian has Miss Gay Akron Valerie Valentino tonight for Flawless Fridays! Doors at 7, no cover before 10, plenty of great drink specials and DJ Apollo!
  23. El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Boardman has $7 Jumbo Margaritas tonight and great Mexican food.
  24. Vintage Estate Wine & Beer has great flatbreads you can pair with more than 1,300 craft beers or 1,000 wines or great mead, bourbon & scotch & Save Yourself at 8 p.m.
The Best in Live Music
  • The Apollo Maennerchor Club in Sharon, PA, has The Bees Trees starting at 8 p.m.
  • Birdfish Brewing in Columbiana has Ruby Hornsby playing at 7 p.m.
  • Brewtus Brewing Company in Sharon, PA, has Taylor Borton at 7 p.m.
  • Cedars West End on Steel Street has Speedo Agreedo with Bernadetter Lim & The Vvilderness. Doors at 8, show at 9.
  • Crickets Bar on Midlothian has American Made at 8 p.m.
  • Crooked Tongue Brewing in Edinburg, PA, has David Mayfield at 7 p.m.
  • The Dash Inn on Mahoning Avenue has In 2 Wishin' tonight at 7 p.m.
  • Greene Eagle Winery in Cortland has Rogues of Rafferty at 6 p.m.
  • Halliday's Winery in Lake Milton has Mark Hoffman at 7 p.m.
  • Hartford Hill Winery in Hartford has The John Reese Duo at 7 p.m.
  • Hollywood Gaming in Austintown has Victory Highway in the H Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • JR'z Pub in Austintown has Flashback Friday with 80's Proof at 9 p.m.
  • Krakatoa Tropical Food & Spirits in Boardman has CraicJacks at 9 p.m.
  • Leon's Sports Bar & Grill in Howland has Sums Divide from 6-9 p.m.
  • Maize Valley Winery in Hartville has Michelle Ferguson at 7:30 p.m.
  • Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center has John Mosey at 7 p.m.
  • Mortals Key Brewing in Jamestown, PA, has Take Solo at 6 p.m.
  • The Power House in Salem has Top of the Line at 10 p.m. $2 cover.
  • The Premier in Warren has Preme & Roota Bang at 10 p.m.
  • Rolling Mills Bar & Grill in Girard has Youngstown's Total Package Band at 8 p.m.
  • Suzie's Dogs & Drafts Downtown has Run The Meat with Leo D'Angelo at 9 p.m.
  • Suzie's Dogs & Drafts in Boardman has Qwister at 9 p.m.
  • Vintage Estates in Boardman has Save Yourself at 8 p.m.
  • The Vineyards at Pine Lake in Columbiana has Richard Boston at 7 p.m.
Friday Karaoke & Trivia & Open Mic
  • The Barrel Head Tavern in Austintown has Karaoke at 7 p.m.
  • The Berlin Grille in North Benton has All You Can Eat Fish for $14 and Karaoke at 8:30 p.m.
  • The Boxcar Lounge at the B&O Station opens at 7 p.m. with Karaoke with Kimmi at 10 p.m.
  • The Ice House Inn in Austintown has Simply Ed Karaoke at 9 p.m.
  • Jai-Alai in Hermitage, PA, has Karaoke at 9 p.m. with Moonlight Karaoke & DJ.
  • Krakatoa Tropical Food & Spirits in Boardman has Karaoke with DJ Dynomite at 10 p.m.
  • Piggy's Sports Bar & Grill in Struthers has Karaoke with Cheryl at 9 p.m.
  • Primanti Bros in Boardman has Team Trivia tonight at 9 p.m.
  • Stone Church Pizza House & Brewpub in Hermitage, PA, has a DJ & Karaoke at 9:30 p.m.
  • El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Liberty has Rumba The Show Karaoke tonight at 9 p.m.
  • Thirsty Frog Bar & Grill in Austintown has Karaoke with Jacqi at 9:30 p.m.