The city’s top metal and hardcore club gives fans their money’s worth: Most shows include at least four bands, and usually many more. The venue also includes the Pirates Cove side stage and upstairs Rockstar bar.
The system still booms at the onetime Club Atlantis, where rock videos now spin on flat screens, and the stage hosts tough-as-nails local bands and national acts on the way up or down.
The cavernous club formerly known as Kaos and Lucic’s is now Scripts, an upscale hip-hop club with a panoramic view of the Cuyahoga
Sports fans and would be American Idols meet at this popular pub in the heart of West Park.
Only in Cleveland could you find a functional bowling alley that doubles as an upscale restaurant and martini-friendly bar.
Part of a three-club complex (along with the staid Man's World in the back and leather-only Crossover in the basement), the woodsy Shed is home base for Cleveland's only gay country line-dance group. On Sundays, the evening starts with dance lessons for beginners.
Located on the West Bank of the Flats, the expansive McCarthy's Dowtown is, as you might expect, very green. Danceable bands and DJs entertain during the weekends; during the week, plasma screens assume that duty.
Small and intimate, the Pirate's Cove boasts a great sound system -- the better to hear everyone from crusty underground punks to glam-metal hams.
See how the VIPs live at Rockstar Cleveland, the upstairs bar at Peabody's. A DJ's always on duty, it's usually Rock Night, and touring rock stars regularly drop in after their concert.
The former Cabaret Dada comedy troupe is now Something Dada, with a new cabaret in the Tower Press Building.
A hi-NRG, Vegas-style lounge with martini bar, VIP balcony and ginormous dance floor. If you can't dance, you can always watch the bank of plasma TVs on the wall.
A slice of South Beach on Lake Erie, Bounce is a strobe-lit hallucinogen of a late-night dance club that books DJs from New York to L.A.
Sporting a pick-up truck-chic decor, the space is festooned with license plates, hubcaps and full-size automobiles. There are entire walls of acoustic guitars. It shouldn't be hard to grab a drink here thanks to three bars on the first floor and another upstairs. The menu is a mix of staples like nachos, wings, pizza, chopped salads, burgers, ribs and pasta.
Weekends, after the dinner crowd thins out, and this upscale Italian restaurant becomes a hotbed for hip, bluesy jazz.
This cavernous club seems to have a dancer on duty for every candlelit table -- and it has a lot of tables. Must be over 21 and well dressed to enter, but most guests are closer to 30. The complex also has an opulent sports bar, spa and champagne suites.
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