A neighborhood bar must satisfy the needs and desires of its neighborhood, no? Well, Lakewood Village Tavern, an unassuming outpost just a stone's throw from Lakewood's Madison Park, holds down the city's southside court very well. "A shot and a beer, please," you'll say as you sidle up to the bar. And, simple as that, you're taken care of.
13437 Madison Ave. Lakewood 216-521-0301.