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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Crooked River offered succulent plant flights, or succulents planted in glass, to customers for the Crafty Crawl.

Main Street Kent hosts first-ever ‘Crafty Crawl’ featuring crafted goods and craft beers

Colleen Burns and Gianna Cicchi June 26, 2022

Craft beer, local arts and crafts, music and food were part of Main Street Kent's first Crafty Crawl event on June 25 from noon to 5 p.m. Kent’s streets were filled with eager customers who made their...

Onya Nerve being crowned Mx. Zephyr by judges Jade Uzumaki (left), Bella Sin (middle) and Agata Why (right) in the first Zephyr Drag Takeover at the Zephyr bar in downtown Kent on June 17, 2022.

Onya Nerve crowned Mx. Zephyr at Zephyr Drag Takeover

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter June 19, 2022

After hours of performing, weeks of competing and a final elimination lip sync battle between Onya Nerve and Monica Mod, Nerve took first place and was crowned the first Mx. Zephyr. “I found drag...

A group of students wait in line at Barflyy on Oct. 31, 2020. The bouncers were charged with making sure the line maintained social distancing.

Halloween 2020: A blue moon over an empty Kent

Nathan Mehring, reporter Kaitlyn Finchler, photo editor Morgan McGrath, features writer November 1, 2020

Halloween in Kent has always been a spooky, widely-celebrated tradition. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Halloween looked a little different this year.In recent years, it’s estimated that...

Kent resident Kristen Misbrener enjoys the Halloween festivities at the Zephyr Pub on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016.

Best of Kent: Bars

First Place- Zephyr PubLocated at 106 W Main Street, Zephyr Pub is in the heart of downtown Kent. With three floors, an outdoor patio and a unique atmosphere, it’s easy to see why students and residents...

Nolan Drinkard a bartender at Zephyr Pub in downtown Kent won first place for best bartender voted on by the community. Nolan has been working for Zephyr for around five to six years now.

Best of Kent: bartender

First place: Nolan Drinkard, Zephyr PubWalking into Zephyr Pub, a local bar in Kent, Nolan Drinkard stands out compared to the other bartenders. He’s a tall, 6-foot man wearing a colorful shirt and...

Spring weather brings out all kinds of spirits. Bryce Lunde and Gordon Zeniseck enjoy a pitcher of beer on the Zephyr Pub patio Wednesday afternoon April 5, 2017.

Best of Bars and Specialty Drinks

William Kovach August 7, 2017

Every Thursday through Saturday night, residents and students flock to Downtown Kent to kick back and blow off stress from the prior week. Each bar has something different to offer, whether it's a specialty...

Customers sit at the bar of Water Street Tavern on Friday, April 15, 2016.

Best of Kent: Best Bar

Angelo Angel April 18, 2016

First Place - Water Street TavernCombining the atmosphere of a sports bar with the appearance of a tried-and-true college bar, Water Street Tavern finds a way to harmonize these qualities and become one...

Sights and Sounds: Kent Blues Festival

Neville Hardman July 20, 2015

Music poured from downtown Kent on Friday evening as the seventh annual Blues Festival stretched into the early hours of the night.Line at Venice CafeBobby DiMauro, 62, waited in an expanding line with...

The Zephyr on April 6, 2015. The Zephyr was voted as the best bar in Kent, Ohio. 

Best Bar: Zephyr Pub

Mark Oprea April 7, 2015

Zephyr PubShedding its niche, cultish image in recent years, Zephyr Pub has grown into a hotspot outside of any Hipster classifications.After 14 years in business as a bar, the “Zeph” is bigger than...

BeatleFest to invade Downtown Kent Friday

Megan Brown February 17, 2015

Beatlemania and other British-inspired tunes circa the mid-1960s will invade Downtown Kent on Friday, Feb. 20 with performances at more than 16 different venues.All shows are free to attend with the first...

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Do you fit the Kent Bar Stereotypes?

Katy Coduto April 16, 2014

A night out in downtown Kent means hitting one of the city’s 18 bars — and, if we’re being honest, hitting more than one (and hitting at least one probably pretty hard). As you navigate the drinking...

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