Water Street Tavern

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About Us

Water Street Tavern in Kent is the premier venue in Kent and beyond for food, drink, and fun! Featuring a rooftop patio, a private party room, 20 HDTV’s, a stage with free live music 3 times a week, and great food from our kitchen, Water Street Tavern has something for everyone. Water Street Tavern is the Official Post-Game Party Headquarters and Away-Game Watch Party Venue of Kent State University Athletics.

Water Street Tavern has been featured by the Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine (“Cleveland’s 20 Best Beer Joints”), Scene Magazine (“Best College Bar” multiple times), Nightclub & Bar Magazine, Stuff Magazine, the Record Courier, Daily Kent Stater, and even garnered Playboy.com’s College Bar of the Month. Come see what all the buzz is about!

And don’t forget Water Street Tavern for your next event or after-party. Water Street Tavern’s more notable guests have included athletes like Joshua Cribbs (Cleveland Browns), James Harrison (Pittsburgh Steelers), Usama Young (New Orleans Saints), Abram Elam (Cleveland Browns), and Julian Edelman (New England Patriots), movie stars like Troy Duffy & Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints), the guys from Broken Lizard (“Super Troopers”, “Beer Fest”), TJ Miller, and Ethan Suplee, comedians such as Steve Byrne, John Caparulo, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Nick DiPaolo, various Reality TV stars, and many more!

Official post game party headquarters - Kent State Athletics

Bar Hours:

5pm - 2:30am Tuesday
5pm - Midnight Wednesday
5pm - 2:30am Thursday-Saturday

Kitchen Hours:

5pm - 10pm Tuesday-Saturday

Please contact us for special hours for Holidays and Events!

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132 S. Water St. Kent, Ohio 44240
Call: 330.677.0700

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