The Interbelt

85% love it
A little something for everyone
The packed schedule of this lively club means there's something happening every night of the week. Show up for Hip Hop Mondays, come to gawk at the male dancers or check out the drag shows. Wednesdays are Ladies Nights.


    • DadaJones
      DadaJones Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Every time I go its LIT!!
      A lot of hospitality mostly everyone regular is chill and the performance's are cool!

    • clevelandWest
      clevelandWest Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Always a good time on Mondays
      The Interbelt is always a good time on monday nights. Dance your ass off inside the club, which is spacious, or chill out and have normal conversation outside on the huge tiki bar and back yard area. The staff is friendly, professional, and inviting. Security is professional, attentive, heavily-armed, and responds to any problems in the bar swiftly. The parking lot and nearby streets are mostly dark and seedy. Go with a large group or pack a gun or both. No guns permitted in the bar tho and they do search everyone upon entry. Crowd is mostly twinky college boys and their female companions, however a blend of other types are sprinkled in, making the crowd a little more diverse. Overall I have found the college-aged guys friendly and affectionate as long as you take the right approach and don't act like a douchebag. Monday is "hip-hop night" but don't let the title discourage you from going. The monday night crowd is about 80 percent white college aged people and the other 20 percent black/latino/asian are there to have a good time, not cause trouble. Everyone mixes in harmony quite nicely. The music inside is LOUD, as it should be, but the outside patio is a nice place to get away from the noise and have a conversation with a friend without screaming into their eardrum. Parking can be challenging if you don't arrive early. A shuttle van provided by the club will shuttle you back and forth to a well-lit parking lot down the street. Overpriced covers (up to $20) are not unheard of for "special event" nights. I've found that the special events don't justify a $20 cover to see a drag queen that was once mentioned on some cable tv show. I must say the Cazwell appearance was well worth the cover and it was a blast. Overall the interbelt is one of the best nighclubs left in Northern Ohio.

    • muzakfr33k2008
      muzakfr33k2008 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Monday madness
      I usually go Monday nights. Its the best I've seen near where I live. Mondays are the best days to go, and the drag shows are awesome lol

    • redneckcub
      redneckcub Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best night Club in Akron
      Best night Club in Akron.The staff is some of the friendliest you can come to and the drag show top of the line

    • jdhummell
      jdhummell Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I LOVE THIS PLACE... but only on a good night. The first night I went here was a country night on a Saturday when they randomly had Levi Crocker from A-List Dallas as a guest. Levi was fun but by 12:30, the place was still relatively empty and no one was dancing, so we left. The second time was another Saturday night. The music was MUCH better on this night and I discovered some awesome Moto Blanco club mixes. People still didn't start showing up until after midnight, but we ended up staying and dancing until the place closed. The crowd was mostly gay men and their ladyfriends. There were a few 'scene queens' but they never bother me. One unusual straight man was there with his girlfriend and I overheard him saying some cruel things about some other people at the club. Go somewhere else, please. Interbelt has an unusual set up. There's a large and seemingly empty, unusable space in the middle of the club- surrounded by the bar on one side, the stage on another, the relatively small dance floor on another, and a raised seating area on another. Cover was $5 both nights we were here in 2011. Drink prices were on the expensive side for Akron but it is a night club. Although I suppose it could use a face lift, I liked the place. It had history and personality. Think of all the generations of LGBT people who have danced at this downtown spot for so long! After my first two visits in 2011, my boyfriend and I came back here a few times in 2012, and our nights were even better. The night before St. Patty's Day was a "hip hop bash" that was thumping and awesome... I usually complain about high covers, but the $10 was totally worth it... although I will admit, I wasn't sure what to make of the police walking around. St. Patty's night here was even more awesome, with amazing drink specials and thumping music and a sweet drag show. Interbelt's resident DJ, ScottyK, rivals my favorite DJ in the state, Michele Chaney, from Wall Street in Columbus. The music is always thumping and I always discover new songs that I love. I haven't been to a hip-hop Monday but I wouldn't mind coming back here again for a fun dance night. I'm starting to develop an emotional attachment to this place... which sounds pathetic lol. Interbelt has character, and I like that. When it's slow, it's not a good night... but when it's on, it's really on and provides a fun night of clubbing unrivaled by just about anywhere in Ohio. Plus it stays open right until 2:30- unlike most clubs in Ohio that close at 2 or, in bigger cities, start funneling people out at 2:15- so you can get your dance on. Those extra 15-30 minutes are usually the best!

    • like lady gaga threw up
      the twinkiest club in northeastern ohio. worst music watered down drinks and dangerous parking lot. this is real old school like a 70s gay dive. skip skip skip it.

    • jordancable
      jordancable Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not the best
      I used to go here a lot during my youth but looking back at it, it's just a place for the younger youth who are just coming out. Full of twinky boys and stereotypical playlists.

    • ohiocub77
      ohiocub77 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The only real Dance club in Akron
      I agree that this place is not the best. It is overrun by twinkies and snobby little boys. But I still go here sometimes when I am in the mood to dance and say fuckem'. I am a big hairy bear and love to see some of their expressions when I am lettin loose on the dance floor. Go here if you wanna dance and can ignore the boys who look more like girls.

    • JohnK
      JohnK Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Thank goodness I'm not a twink
      Seen better days, no doubt. The classic college twink hangout, with old men to leer at them. More masculine men would not be could dead in this place. The surrounding area is very seedy, on the edge of downtown in an isolated spot. The parking lot is also dangerous in appearance, as the surroundings are not well lighted and the lot leads into the woods down an alley from the club. Notorious, at least it used to be, for bathroom sex, but the "men" are so young-looking, I wouldn't even check it out. The music sucks big time. The drinks are blah. And the drag shows are stupid. No reason to go ever again.

    • leatherskin78
      leatherskin78 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The Queen of Akron, as far as Queens Go
      I went to college in Akron some years ago, and everyone loved the Innerbelt. Lines were long to get in, the place was packed, and bartenders were fun. Gays, straights, hustlers, and everyone in between partied til the wee hours. Nowadays, things are different. Last time I went, girls were using the men's room, which I thought was inappropriate, especially since I needed to use the facilities and probably would not be welcome in the women's room. Guys used to hook up in the restroom- I guess that no longer occurs with straight college girls around. Supposedly lesbians dominate, and I wouldn't be surprised, since lesbians usually take over bars once the gay male crowd decreases. I always thought the Innerbelt was a tad skeezy. When you're in your midtwenties, it was a fun place to go on the gay hunt. One of the best hook ups I ever had was with someone I met at the Belt. Things change. The seedier elements, that always were there, have taken more control of the scene. The area is also a little dicey at night, so go with friends if you go at all.

    • Sabrosura216
      Sabrosura216 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      I went three times
      there smoking area is off the chain and the music is alright, the times I went there was more lesbians then gay men there which is alright. didn't like my dirty martini in a plastic cup.

    • toledo16453
      toledo16453 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Best gay place for dancing in the AK Rowdy
      The place isn´t great but it´s decent. The only piece of advice that I can give is don´t go there on any day but Monday.....yeah MONDAY of all days is the only night to go. Saturdays are dead and there is Ladie´s Night which is on Wednesdays, but the place is just not really worth it. Hey it`s Akron for God´s sake.

    • fengia
      fengia Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Always a festive time
      This is one of the few niteclubs that I've been to that's always a good time.The space was once a movie theater.