The Matinee

The Matinee in Highland Square.

We are the bar connected to Mr. Zub's Deli. Lots of crafty beers on tap. Cozy atmosphere. Sunday Liquor License. Karaoke on Mondays. DJ Mario Nemr on Tuesdays. DJ Benny spins da funk/soul every other Friday Night.

This Friday!

St. Paddy’s - $2 Beers and $3 Irish Bombs all day! Karaoke at 5:30am!

Try this Rueben Mac n Cheese!

Free Comedy tonight @ 9pm at Chong’s! Followed by DJ Mario Nemr at The Matinee!

Tonight’s lineup:
Jarred Baily
Brett Thomas
Patrick madison
Louis Lee
Casey kuftic
Greg Hizhaus
Jason Hillman
Mikki Janosi
Samantha Archuel

Btw, these GIANT HIGH LIFE champagne bottles are only $3 today!


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This Friday! The world's greatest CHRISTMAS BAND ever.......MISSILE TOE!

Open Mic & Karaoke is Tonight!

Tonight at both The Matinee & Cheese & Chong’s! Platform Brewery!

Platform Brewery Tap feature at Cheese & Chong’s
Friday 6-10pm
Reps from Platform will be in attendance!

Hole in My Soul: Bright tropical fruit and citrus dance on clouds of white wheat and flaked oats resulting in a full-bodied juicy brew that finishes with flavors of grapefruit, passion fruit, and lime. This is the haze that keeps on giving, one pint after another… after another. 6.9% 17 IBU

Life Itself: A vibrant take on the modern American Gose, this beer features the addition of sweet and tart key lime with a hearty biscuit and aromatic malt, an easy going addition of lactose bring all three elements into a clean, harmonious and playful chapter in the kettle sour series. 4.2% 4 IBU

Fostered Bananas: Next up in our ongoing collaboration with our friends at Brewnuts: Fostered Bananas. This full-flavored yet mouth-watering Berliner Weisse has the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity to be both decadent and refreshingly crisp. Brewed with banana puree, obviously. 5.5% 8 IBU

Speed Merchant White IPA: American IPA brewed with wheat, bursting with tropical fruit + citrus. 6.6% 66 IBU


Oh boy oh boy we're moving the show. Actual Form at 8 then Stems. Unfortunately no Red Rose Panic. The tapes didn't get rained out though. Plenty of them to go around

Actual Form

Actual Form Stems (Release)


[09/27/18]   Last minute show Tonight!!!
Stems Actual Form

Cheese & Chongs

Tonight!!!!!!!!!!!! With Jason Tarulli

Tonight at The Matinee!

[07/22/18]   Houseguest (Famous Band) is playing at The Matinee TONIGHT!!!!!!!

The Matinee

Check out our upcoming events here! Welcome to Highland Square's coolest and most eclectic spot for music, booze and food.

Main man Jason Tarulli this Saturday!

Cheese & Chongs

Come on out to Cheese and Chongs at 10 tonight to see some fun comedy and someone's first time on stage. It's always a fun time to watch someone start up!

Open mic tonight 8pm-10:30pm followed by Karaoke 11pm to Close!

Cheese & Chongs

Calling all Blue Cheese Lovers! Stop in today and try our Blue Mac & Cheese. A house made Blue Cheese Sauce melted into Provolone, Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms.

Thursday's Lounge

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Stop in and try our Quattro Formaggio Pizza Mac!

Cheese & Chongs

Follow Cheese & Chongs on Twitter and Instagram for new menu items, coupons, specials and more!

Thursday's Lounge

Cheese & Chong's to offer psychedelic mac and cheese in Akron Cheese & Chong's, a trippy, 1970's themed restaurant offering gourmet mac and cheese, will open Feb. 28 in Akron's Highland Square neighborhood at 812 W. Market St.

[02/12/18]   Looking for experienced kitchen personnel for Cheese & Chongs. Open interviews at 812 W. Market St on Tuesday 4-6pm or Thursday 10am-noon. You can also email your resume to [email protected]

Karaoke tonight. Come belt out your best version of All-Star by Smash Mouth and help your Monday not suck as bad as they usually do.

The world’s greatest Christmas band tonight. Come spend Christmas night at The Matinee with MISSILETOE! It’s free!

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The Matinee

Halloween Party this Friday, Oct 27th w/Dj Mario Nemr

Halloween Party this Friday, Oct 27th w/Dj Mario Nemr

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Ripping it up!!!

Play King Tut Shuffleboard Bowling tonight and win a gift certificate to SQUARE RECORDS! Free play and free to enter tournament! Dj Mario playing songs in-between rolls!

Two DJ's tonight / Brad & Cate members of some of your favorite local bands / 9PM
Cait McCoy
Bradley Thorla




King Tut Bowling Tournament tonight (and every Tuesday)! Starts around 10pm. Win free stuff! It's Free! Hosted by Dj Mario Nemr

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Today Junior

Just announced at The Matinee tonight: Today Junior (Boston, MA) is playing around 9-10pm at The Matinee tonight. It's free. They rip.

What more do you freaks really want anymore?

Like their page, check them out!

or listen here:

Indie-Rock trio from Boston.


Apple Music:

[07/11/17]   Tuesday night FREE PIZZA and DJ Mario Nemr at 9:30pm. It's an ok time. Come see for yourself. Or not. Whatever.

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812 W Market St
Akron, OH

Opening Hours

Monday 16:00 - 02:30
Tuesday 16:00 - 02:30
Wednesday 16:00 - 02:30
Thursday 16:00 - 02:30
Friday 16:00 - 02:30
Saturday 16:00 - 02:30
Sunday 16:00 - 02:30
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