Known more for its ribs than its rock, Pacers features DJs on the weekends. A mammoth TV and lots of booths make it a good place to watch sports.
This is a mixed media art gallery,
offering original mixed media art classes, and plays host to art swaps,
trades, and collaborations. Gallery nights are held once per month from 7-9
pm and refreshments are served.
A loud -- but not too loud -- jukebox plays gritty rock and a little country, and the crowd is as casual as it gets.
With a handsome lounge, a shady porch, and a pan-Asian menu that includes Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai standards, as well as sushi and even some gently handled fusion fare, the Pearl is a gem for casual dining. Small but thoughtful wine list.
Flavorful, home-style menu: chicken piccata, eggplant parmesan, broccolini (fettucine with a broccoli sauce) and specialty pizzas. It’s intimate in the dining room, but there’s always takeout.
An alternative rock hot spot in the ’80s and the goth/industrial hangout in the ’90s, the club known for its wooden-ship decor still hosts live music on weekends — mostly upstart local bands and visitors you’ve never heard. The downstairs Symposium boasts a corner bar vibe.
This seldom-used, multi-tier vintage theater was once legendary for big shows by visitors like Los Lobos and local giants like Nine Inch Nails.
Nigerian-born owner Phiner Dike-Jelden sees it as her personal mission to nourish guests and educate them on ways to improve their health. Her restaurant boasts fresh, made-to-order “world cuisine,” while shunning fried foods, flour, dairy, soda and booze. Wonderful fruit and vegetable juices, interesting globally inspired dishes and a passionate owner make this bistro unique.
This aromatic eatery offers authentic Cambodian and Vietnamese dishes, flavored with ingredients like fresh Asian basil, lemongrass, and coconut milk. Much of the menu is devoted to noodles, including an assortment of pad Thai. Cash only. Carryout only.
A landmark dining room overlooking Lake Erie, Pier W combines a sophisticated, contemporary interior with worldly cuisine focused on fish and seafood. (Check out the fine bouillabaisse, for instance, a house signature.) Factor in its jaw-dropping view of the downtown skyline, and its no wonder that Pier W is one of the city's most beloved restaurants.
This beautifully renovated space inside a former appliance store captures the energy and appearance of an authentic Irish pub, with a stone fireplace, stained-glass windows, and a boisterous clientele. The simply prepared pub fare makes a fitting sop for any of the 20 beers on draft. And because owner Patrick Campbell is a professional Irish hoofer, you never know when dancing may erupt.
From the elegant crowd to the complementary gourmet pizza served on the hour during happy hour, Players is top-shelf, all the way.
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