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The Getaway Pub

Updated on March 16, 2017

Meet Me At The Getaway Pub

Akron, Ohio -- If you are looking for a quaint little watering hole that serves burgers, fries, and a tall cold one, stop by The Getaway Pub. You can find this little gem in the heart of Merriman Valley.

If you are into sports, some of the bar's TV sets are set to sports stations. If you are into controversy, you can watch the news on the other side of the bar. Do you like to throw darts or play pool? There is a dart board and pool tables to hone your skills. But the biggest draw at The Getaway Pub is the music. Live bands weekly, with a Musicians Open Jam every Wednesday Night.

The Wednesday Night Jam

The Getaway Pub Musicians Open Jam Night






How To Get To The Getaway Pub

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Band Schedule - March 2017
Band Schedule - March 2017 | Source

The Musicians' Jam Soundtracks can be found on OurStage or The Getaway Pub Home Page.

Hard To Handle

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Hard To Handle

Get Your Grub At The Getaway Pub

Who would know that a little place like this would have some of the best little burgers in town. No cereal or fillers in this burger. The chef knows the local butcher, and goes farm direct whenever possible. There's a board by the kitchen door with the special of the day. Always affordable, and always home made.

The plate above was mine, The Dinky Burgers are fine.

The fries are seasoned, and that's a good reason,

The Getaway Pub's where to dine.

Charlie & The Poor Boys - Are you one of The Poor Boys?

Below are some of The Poor Boys who have jammed at The Getaway Pub Wednesday nights from October 1, 2009 to present. If you or your band is not on here, please let me know so you can be included.

  1. Charlie Cook - Drums
  2. Bill Oliver - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
  3. Tim Page - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
  4. Bill Victor - Lead Guitar, Vocals
  5. Guy Gerry - Lead Guitar, Vocals
  6. Randy "Coats" Adams - Lead Guitar, Vocals
  7. Jack Dora - Drums
  8. Dave Nees - Drums
  9. Bob On Bass
  10. Roger McClain - Bass
  11. Mark Augustine - Instrumentalist, Vocalist
  12. Jeff Search - Drums
  13. Tim Crosswind - Vocals
  14. Bill Greg - Guitar, Drums
  15. Mike of George's Drum Shop - Bass, Drums
  16. Max Wheel - Vocals, Instrumentalist
  17. Dino - Lead Guitar, Vocals
  18. The Matt Clark 5
  19. Bullet Proof Gecko
  20. Ben "The Shubes" Shuber & Novak
  21. Second Look
  22. The Husky Johnson Band
  23. Chef Tray
  24. Road Home
  25. Swizzle Stick Band
  26. Classic Radio
  27. The 3Ds
  28. Steve - Drums & Vocals
  29. Extra Crispy
  30. GunsNTeles
  31. Priscilla - Vocals & Open Jam Support
  32. Mike "The Cisco Kid" G. - Percussion Extraordinaire
  33. Gerry the Jahm Ban Drummer
  34. Kemp Spaethe - Getaway Musicians Band Support and Best Friend
  35. Flip Cadillac
  36. JAHM
  37. Hurricane - Rhythm & Song
  38. Alicia - Sax, Drums
  39. Jim - Bass
  40. Max Wheel & The Sheades

Max Wheel & The Sheades

Max Wheel & The Sheades
Max Wheel & The Sheades
The Getaway Pub - Denny Gilbert
The Getaway Pub - Denny Gilbert

Meet Denny

Denny's the guy who takes care of business at The Getaway Pub. As a small business owner in Ohio, he's seen everything and knows it all.

You got questions, Denny has answers. Heck, you don't even need questions. Just drop in and say Hello. You can drop him a line in the Guest Book, too.

Denny would love to hear from you and just can't wait to reply.

Musicians Play Responsibly.

The Getaway Pub Community - LET'S GET READY TO DANCE

The Johnny Rico Band
The Johnny Rico Band

The Local Musicians Blogs - Keepin' the beat with the word on the street . . .

This list is for musician bloggers who like to let people know where and when they will be playing next. Anyone wishing to be included in this list, email charlino to add your link.


The purpose of this site is to promote small business, and encourage local talent. Musicians and bands are welcome to advertise FREE on this site. Just plug your band or your band links into the guest book. Thanks for stopping by.

Special Note: You do not have to be a member to sign the guest book. Just leave a message.

Say Hello To Denny

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      barb 10 days ago

      my friends and i try to be there every month for the Tazby's. we were there sat night. we had a BLAST!! love your place. don't change it, EVER!

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      DJ Jon 13 months ago

      Looking forward to bringing a fresh take on Karaoke in April to the Getaway. I want to thank Denny and Charlie for the opportunity to entertain and be entertained by the loyal patrons of the Getaway and the new patrons that will become regulars of the Getaway Pub. I will provide a mix of classic/pop rock, country, and blues that I feel the crowd will enjoy!!!

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      Sonic Anthem 23 months ago

      Awesome live music scene here in Northeast Ohio. Sonic Anthem has been a proud contributor of live music for 9 years; we want to thank all the great fans, bands and businesses who have supported us. Rock On!

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      April Boycik 3 years ago

      Just moved to the Merriman Valley area and I love this place. I'll be a regular. See you soon.

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      WhiteTigerSchools 3 years ago from 1990 Westwood Blvd Suite 105, Los Angeles, CA 90025

      looks like a fun pub

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      Alileah 4 years ago

      Denny loves music, sits there, be there, with smiling face, seeing musicians play spherically. He provides place/ some gears...whoo, where can you find a place like this?! He is cool!!!!! Our forever wanted friend!!!!!!

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      Laura Hofman 4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      This looks like our kind of place. Thanks for sharing! We'll stop by if in the Akron area.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love this place. So cool to play with so many great musicians. Thank you Denny for promoting live local bands. This place is my Cheers!

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      blue22d 5 years ago

      Looks like a fun place, and, if I ever get over to Akron, I will have to stop in.

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      StillPlaysWithT 5 years ago

      I love little bars like this. Sadly, most of the ones in Reno have shut down, the only ones left cater to the college crowd (too loud music, to many obnoxious drunk jocks trying to impress their girlfriends, etc).

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      Reminds me of our local 24 hour diner that's been in business for over 50 years - our favorite sit down restaurant :)

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      Tony Bonura 5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      This seems like a nice friendly place to spend an evening listening to some good music and eating some good food. Thanks for sharing.


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      waldenthreenet 5 years ago

      Let's Connect Akron OH with a like community in Virginia via "Community Twining Demo Project" for music, science and heritage. Most of Ohio was once awarded as a patent to Northern Virginia Patriot George Mason until renged by the Colonial English Government . Question: Should we now petition Queen Elizabeth on this injustice done in the past or find a better way to connect Ohio Hometown USA with Virginia C2C ? Thanks for a wonderful lense topic.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Denny and Staff,

      Have been to The Getaway to see Fabulous Voices and other stuff. You've got a great place. Thanks for working with Andy Hawes to put together tonights benefit for Firestone HS.s awesome bands. Looking forward to bleeding eardrums tonight.

      Rob Schehl/Carol Nagi /Past Presidents of FHS Band Boosters

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      amicaduo 5 years ago

      Neat Lens. I'll be sure to head here when I finally make it to the US

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I grew up in the Falls and have hung out in this bar since I was old enough to drive. Mr. Dinkleman owned it when I first started hanging out here and I loved this place. I try to get by there every time I am back in the Falls. I will be there this summer guaranteed.

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      PaulaSquidoo 6 years ago

      I grew up in NE Ohio and am very sorry to hear of Chef Tray's passing. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Surrounded By Idiots comung March 24 and May 12...Goona blow the windows outta this place !!!!...Looking forward to our guests joining us !!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You had me at "burgers, fries, and a tall cold one."

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Sounds great! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Glad to read your Squidoo. Chris

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      andrewjtitcombe 7 years ago

      Bit of a way from the North West corner of England but it's on my list..ONE DAY!

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      Pete Schultz 7 years ago

      I love lenses related to travel, and you make me want to travel to Akron (a thought that may never have crossed my mind were it not for your introduction to the Getaway.) I love to throw darts in a pub....but the photo I saw was of an electronic 'soft tip' least favorite.

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      Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Returning to tell you that this lens has been 'featured on' and 'lensrolled to' my "SquidAngel Blessings by an Elf" lens. :-)

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      My Angel Blessing today is SWAH :)

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      Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      What a great sounding place! Obviously this Wednesday Elf needs to come by The Getaway Pub on Wednesdays for The Wednesday Night Jam! Meanwhile, I'll leave behind some 'angel dust', until I can make a trip to Akron. ~~Blessed by a SquidAngel~~

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      Rich 7 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      When I'm feeling a little better, the hubby and I are gonna have to take a trip across town to the Getaway Pub. Lensrolled to my Akron lens :)

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      DecoratingEvents 7 years ago

      Great lens! Informative and fun! *Blessed

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      The Getaway Pub sounds like a fun place!

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      JHFSEO 7 years ago

      Very cool place! I'll be sure to spread the word on my bars lens. Been a looooong time since I've been in the Buckeye State, but it sounds like the Getaway is just that. Nice lens.

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      Tony Payne 7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Nice lens and this sounds like an interesting pub too.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Looks Like a great place- you're lucky to have somewhere like this!

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      Jeff Wendland 7 years ago from Kalamazoo, MI

      We are building a website for a business based in Akron, I'll have to look for it next time I go down there for an overnight.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Denny, you look familiar. A lot grayer though. I'll be in later this month to say hi.

      Terry Gilbert

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      Andy-Po 8 years ago

      Sounds great. I shall visit next time I am in the area

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      Richard 8 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Still planning a visit, but in the meantime, I'm returning to add my Squid Angel blessing :)

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      Richard 8 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      This place is a mere 30 minutes away from me. Looks like I'm going to have to make a visit sometime. Thanks for the introduction :)

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      Holley Web 8 years ago

      Now that I have a few friends in Akron, I think I'll have to check this out on my next trip! Awesome!

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      Allan R. Wallace 8 years ago from Wherever Human Rights Reign

      I'm not likely to be back in Akron any time soon, but this sounds like it might be worth a road trip. From California.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 8 years ago

      Smart. Blessed.

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      clouda9 lm 8 years ago

      Just my kinda place...wish I lived closer I'd stop by for a brew :)

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      drifter0658 lm 8 years ago

      Just thought I'd stop in and have a mug of ice cold beer and a shot of Cuervo

      Smell the smoke of a burn-out blessing?

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      fatpat62 8 years ago

      You have had some excellent local bands at The Getaway - The Satisfiers, The Swizzle Stick Band, The Fabulous Voices to name a few. Keep up the good work, it's nice to have a fun place like this right in Akron!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I saw the satisfiers at Lock 3, loved the music, reminded me of a bunch of old men, married who are reaching for something they will never have again......stick to The Getaway, where all the old ladies are, or have you gone through them all GP?????

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      StephanieB-Writer 8 years ago

      I bar tended at lots of places like this here in Columbia, SC and it looks like a place I'd like to get a beer at if I ever make it to Ohio.

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      Gosh, you ought to have a season's pass to The Getaway Pub for your promotion of this fine establishment! Haven't been to Akron since my college days at ONU when I was a cheerleader. ;)

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      Senora M 9 years ago

      Cool lens. Never heard of this place, but I live in Dallas, so maybe that's why! :)

      FREE Samples and Freebies

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      drifter0658 lm 9 years ago

      I would like to extend an invitation for you to throw the Getaway into the (currently under reconstruction) Biker Bar group. Yours would be the first "Other Joint" there.

      At least come over and grab a sneak peek of what's going to be the coolest group at Squidoo.


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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I tried the link to the MSN Getaway calendar and it worked. You asked us to try it and get back to you in the Guestbook, so I did!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Unfortunately I don't go to bars or pubs anymore. But I enjoy your lens. 5 and faved.

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      drifter0658 lm 9 years ago

      I was a little thirsty, just thought I'd stop in and get a cold draught, and throw some darts.


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      drifter0658 lm 9 years ago

      The Getaway is my kinda dive, and in Akron ta boot. Bet you find my steed parked out front sometime this summer. lensrolled and featured at Death Of A Dive!


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      Nancy Tate Hellams 9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Hi Denny, the Get Away Pub sounds great. I have never been anywhere near your town but if I do, I will definitely drop by for a cold one. Great job on this lens, Charlino.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      This is a nice lens about the get away pub. I like it! :))

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Hi Denny! We had a great time Saturday night playing there after Sara! Look forward to playing there again! We've played there a lot in the last year and it's a great place. Thanks again!

      Here's our website by the way: (check out the photo on the home page!)


      Ken & Ernie