by Friend of the Den
The Den in Mansfield, Ohio. Local feel, but big enough for live bands
Every community has their share of bars, but there are some that are icons in the community, the good old fashioned "neighborhood bars".
The Den in Mansfield, Ohio is no exception. It has its share of regulars, but on any given night you'd meet a new friend of The Den. It is small enough to be quaint, yet large enough to have live bands every weekend (that in itself is a vanishing privilege).
They always have something going on. In addition to live bands, they have karaoke and a jam night on a couple other nights.
I was happy to meet one of the owners, a guy by the name of "Giddyup Dave". Sure made me feel welcome, fact is pretty much made everyone feel welcome. The other thing I like is that the age group is over 30, and the music and crowd reflect that.
So, if you are ever in Mansfield, Ohio you'll find The Den to be a real good time.