Yes, there are hot dogs, with 100 available toppings. But Happy Dog is so very clearly someplace more special than a spot to downed cased meats. The beer list is about as expansive as the topping list, and Happy Dog hosts some of the best local musicians on its small stage. Add in the pinball downstairs at Under Dog, and you're in for a good time.
5801 Detroit Ave., 216-651-9474, happydogcleveland.com.