Hours

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Tuesday
Through
Thursday
3:30pm 12:00am
Friday 3:30pm 1:30am
Saturday 12:00pm 1:30am
Sunday 3:30pm 10:00pm

Our History

Roxy Piscazzi stowed away on a boat to get to America. When he met the love of his life, Lucia, he was forbidden from marrying her. So he kidnapped her and they started a family. Together they owned a bar in North Akron called Roxy’s Café. Lucia cooked in other notable restaurants in Akron. Lucia became known as one of the finest cooks in the area. After Roxy had passed, Lucia and their son John, opened a restaurant in the “Valley” known as the Wine Merchant. They focused “ It’s a poor host who seves his guests poor wine. For he must sit and drink it with them.” on great wine and great food. From that pioneering establishment grew many of Akron’s best cooks and chefs. Even after the Wine Merchant closed, the legacy lived on.

The Merchant Tavern was born out of the principles that the John “The Merch” Piscazzi Lived by. Don’t cut corners. Prepare every meal like you would for your family. Buy only the best ingredients, and keep your food simple but good.

Our mission is to provide every guest with top notch service, great food, great cocktails, beer, and wine. We will treat you like a guest in our home and do everything we can to make you feel comfortable. We want The Merchant Tavern to be a place where friends become family.

Location

1824 Merriman Rd., Akron, Ohio 44313

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Great food and great drinks at the entrance to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

New & Events

BELOW IS A LIST OF NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS. PLEASE ALSO LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND CHECK FOR DAILY SPECIALS AND HAPPY HOUR DEALS!

STAGS’ LEAP WINE DINNER

THURSDAY MARCH 26, 2015 / 7pm

SOLD OUT!!

WE WILL POST THE NEXT WINE DINNER DATE & DETAILS AS THEY DEVELOP.

CHEERS!!

 

MIXOLOGY 101 SERIES

MARTINI BASICS WITH WATERSHED DISTILLERY / THURSDAY MAY 7, 2015 7:00PM

WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN THE ART OF CRAFTING A FINE COCKTAIL?

WE ARE STARTING A SERIES OF COURSES THAT WILL FOCUS ON TEACHING THE ART OF MAKING A GREAT COCKTAIL. THE PEOPLE AT COLUMBUS’ OWN WATERSHED DISTILLERY WILL BE WORKING WITH US TO TEACH THE PROPER WAY TO MIX AND MAKE A GOOD DRINK.

THE FIRST COURSE WILL BE FOCUSING ON THE ART OF MAKING A GOOD MARTINI AND SOME OF THE VARIATIONS OF A BASIC MARTINI.

$30/ PERSON

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS

CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY

APRIL 5, 2015

IN OBSERVANCE OF THE EASTER HOLIDAY, WE WILL BE CLOSED SO OUR STAFF CAN BE WITH THEIR FAMILIES.

THANKS YOU AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU TUESDAY APRIL 7TH.