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!

Let Us Host Your Next Event

Call for details.

Our game lounge is easily converted to a semi-private event room that can host up to 45 people. We would love to host your next party or event here at The Merchant Tavern.

NOW HIRING!!!

NOW HIRING

We are hiring for the following positions:

Cook

Dishwasher

Busser

Host

Please come in and apply, we are looking to fill these positions quickly.

JACKIE O’S BEER DINNER

OCTOBER 27 / 7p / $55

We are honored to have the opportunity to host one of Ohio’s best breweries for a night of Great Beer, Great Food, & Great Fun!!

The menu will have 5 beers each paired with a food course carefully selected to complement the beer.

The cost is $55 per person and they seats will go fast. Call to reserve your spot now.

Taste of Italy Wine DInner

Thursday / November 10 / 7:00p

This is our first wine dinner that will feature wines from outside of the U.S. Our heritage is Italian and we love the food and wines from all over Italy. We will be showcasing several different wines from various regions of Italy, each paired with a course typical of that regions cuisine.

 

We don’t have all of the details yet, but we will keep you updated as we do.

 

Cheers!!