Whether you're on the lookout for a spot to host a corporate lunch or an after party for a DJ, the House of Blues has the space and menu to cater to your wildest or simplest dreams. The Cambridge Room is luxurious and cozy with a separate bar (great for avoiding the commoners!), the restaurant, accessible off East Fourth Street, has a private room for functions and larger parties (and the menu is killer), and the venue itself is, as noted by readers, the best place to see a concert in Cleveland. It has all the theatrical flare of Playhouse Square with the attitude of a small club. From gospel brunches to casual lunches, sold-out shows to intimate performances, the House of Blues is as versatile as they come.
308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583, Houseofblues.com/cleveland.
Staff Pick: Cleveland Public Library