The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions will be held in Cleveland, Ohio on April 14, 2012. To celebrate we’re immersing ourselves in all things music. This week we’re searching for Cleveland’s jukeboxes and we need your help. We’ve gotten things started below. If you could be so kind as to comment with your favorite jukebox in CLE we’d be forever grateful.
5004 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102
Steve’s Lunch is a classic 24-hour Ohio City (near westside) diner with tabletop record-playing jukeboxes. It’s a late-night hotdog place that’s been around since the ’50s that insiders in Cleveland know and love. Music aside, the chili dogs are an attraction within themselves.
15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110
The Beachland Ballroom is a former Croatian hall and a nationally-recognized live music venue with an acclaimed jukebox. Blender Magazine (02.01.08) named the Beachland’s jukebox the best in the US saying, “The vintage 1966 Rock-Ola at Beachland is free, plays a handpicked mix of vinyl … It holds 80 records, which means 160 sides, all lovingly chosen by Beachland’s crate-cruising co-owner Mark Leddy.” Best of all? Playing a tune on Beachland’s jukebox is free.
South East Harley-Davidson’s Harley Diner
23105 Aurora Road, Cleveland OH 44146
This 1946 diner car inside of a Harley Davidson dealership serves up breakfasts and lunches that draw riders and non-riders from all over. And the jukebox? From a recent AP article: “Across the lunch counter, Neil Cole and his brother Richard sit in the diner car enjoying lunch, just as they have at least once a week for the last nine years. Little Eva sings the classic “Locomotion” from the jukebox at their table.”
Mitzi’s Jerman Café
3840 St. Clair Ave. N.E., Cleveland, Ohio
Mitzi’s is a great dive bar known for its character, its characters and its jukebox. From Blogging Ohio, “Mitzi’s is a gem of a bar. There are cheap drinks, an awesome jukebox, a pool table. You even have to get buzzed in the front door. Once in, it’s welcoming and comfortable.”
Pats in the Flats
2233 West Third Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113
There is a jukebox of note in this working man’s bar in the Flats of Cleveland (by the steel mills). Family-owned, this rockin’ live music venue is much beloved by Clevelanders.
Little Kings Lounge
3009 Payne Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114
A friendly little biker bar offering a classic Frank Zappa jukebox. But our favorite feature is the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling men’s room graffiti. There’s raunchy humor, wisdom for the ages and a tremendous collection of limericks.”
– the marketing team