In today’s world of music technology, it’s easy to have the world at your fingertips. Whether it’s by watching videos on cell phones or downloading songs the day after they are performed live on TV, it’s easy to take instant access to music for granted. Many establishments that still have a jukebox stashed in the corner seem to offer the same with their new digital design. But even still, there are some establishments that fill that craving for a classic jukebox feel and a good place to throw back a few. Peppered throughout the city, these are some of the best jukebox bars Cleveland has to offer.

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Gillespie’s Map Room
1281 W 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 621-7747
www.maproomcleveland.com

Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Housed in a building constructed during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, Gillespie’s Map Room provides an intimate bar atmosphere right around the corner from Cleveland’s busiest weekend bar strip, West 6th Street. In between the occasional acoustic sets you will find being performed on a couple nights a week, the Map Room gives you the power to select your listening pleasure on the jukebos as you enjoy a great beer selection and a terrifically tasty slice of pizza.

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Clevelander Bar & Grille
834 Huron Road
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-3723
www.clevelanderbar.com

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri to Sat – 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Just down the street from Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena sits a bar thick in dark wood and true Cleveland atmosphere. The Clevelander Bar & Grille is a great place to kick back, grab a bite to eat and hit up the jukebox for some good tunes of your own choosing. If you like Indians or Browns games playing in the background while you enjoy your musical selections, this is the spot to watch.

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ABC Tavern
1872 W 25th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 861-3857
www.abcthetavern.com

Hours: Mon to Fri – 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Sat – 12 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Just across the river from Cleveland’s downtown sits the West Side Market and the many bars and restaurants of West 25th Street. Nestled in amidst them is a thin, long space that is a great place to convene with friends. Pick your own pleasure to your ears at ABC Tavern on the well-versed, classic jukebox. On nights that college students and hipsters aren’t choosing the tunes, bar-goers can find live music, mini bowling and ping pong.

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Lincoln Park Pub
2609 West 14th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 621-2240

Hours: Mon to Fri – 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sat – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The many excellent restaurants, pubs and art galleries draw people in to explore Cleveland’s Tremont Neighborhood. But ask any native Tremont resident which spots are the best for good food, drink and a comfortable atmosphere, and the Lincoln Park Pub will definitely be mentioned. With affordable food specials, a pool table tucked into its own cubby, a great patio and a jukebox that will leave you wanting nothing more, it’s hard to head back out once you’ve found a seat at the bar.

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Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
15711 Waterloo Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44110
(216) 383-1124
www.beachlandballroom.com

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Fri – 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., Sat to Sun – 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Best known for its great presentation of live music, the Beachland Ballroom & Tavern on Cleveland’s east side also has one of the greatest jukeboxes in the city. On those nights when the stage in the Tavern is not filled with performers, the bar continues to present incredible music at the power of your fingertips. Could anything less be expected of a venue bringing in some of the best talent from the city and far beyond?

Danielle Andes has spent the past two decades documenting the world around her through photography and writing, paying particular attention to the world of music. She was born and raised in Cleveland, and still resides there today. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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