October 28, 2015

13 Cleveland Kid-Friendly Restaurants for Parents to Eat Out and (Most Importantly) Drink

Kids are great. Their cute little doe-eyed faces give every parent a reason to wake up in the morning. But every once in awhile, a breather is in order. These 13 places will help both new parents and small children unwind with good food, family-friendly entertainment, and most importantly, booze. By Brittany Rees

Kids are great. Their cute little doe-eyed faces give every parent a reason to wake up in the morning. But every once in awhile, a breather is in order. These 13 places will help both new parents and small children unwind with good food, family-friendly entertainment, and most importantly, booze.

By Brittany Rees

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13 Cleveland Kid-Friendly Restaurants for Parents to Eat Out and (Most Importantly) Drink
Tabletop Board Game Cafe | West Side
Board games can get expensive, especially when a terrible two gets sick of each toy so quickly. Swooping in to save the day with wine, beer, dessert and over 1,000 board games, Tabletop takes the stress out of family game night by hosting it for you. It's an easy way to spend some quality time with the squirts without breaking the bank on a $60 board game they'll only play once. (Photo courtesy of Tabletop's Instagram)
Tabletop Board Game Cafe | West Side

Board games can get expensive, especially when a terrible two gets sick of each toy so quickly. Swooping in to save the day with wine, beer, dessert and over 1,000 board games, Tabletop takes the stress out of family game night by hosting it for you. It's an easy way to spend some quality time with the squirts without breaking the bank on a $60 board game they'll only play once. (Photo courtesy of Tabletop's Instagram)

Melt Bar and Grilled | Multiple Locations
There isn't a Clevelander out there who will turn down a Melt grilled cheese when offered one, especially if under the age of 10. With light up holiday decorations and cartoons on half the mounted TVs, there's plenty for a kindergartener to look at while eating his Kindergarten. And of course, the worn out parent can sit back with whatever's on tap. (Photo courtesy of Alaina Nutile)
Melt Bar and Grilled | Multiple Locations

There isn't a Clevelander out there who will turn down a Melt grilled cheese when offered one, especially if under the age of 10. With light up holiday decorations and cartoons on half the mounted TVs, there's plenty for a kindergartener to look at while eating his Kindergarten. And of course, the worn out parent can sit back with whatever's on tap. (Photo courtesy of Alaina Nutile)

Jukebox Cleveland | Ohio City
There's nothing kids love more than puppies, mac and cheese and catchy music. But who are we kidding; there's nothing we love more either. Dog and kid-friendly until 9 p.m., Jukebox lets parents unwind at the bar while their kids put another dime in the restaurant's literal jukebox. (Photo courtesy of Jukebox Cleveland's Instagram)
Jukebox Cleveland | Ohio City

There's nothing kids love more than puppies, mac and cheese and catchy music. But who are we kidding; there's nothing we love more either. Dog and kid-friendly until 9 p.m., Jukebox lets parents unwind at the bar while their kids put another dime in the restaurant's literal jukebox. (Photo courtesy of Jukebox Cleveland's Instagram)

Happy Dog | Multiple Locations
Every kid dreams of building a meal only they could enjoy. Let them pile it high with fruit loops, nachos and mac and cheese while you sip a craft brew or signature cocktail. Just watch out for just exactly how much the apple of your eye is ringing up. Those 50+ toppings can lead to a cringe-worthy bill. (Photo courtesy of Cleveland Scene Archive)
Happy Dog | Multiple Locations

Every kid dreams of building a meal only they could enjoy. Let them pile it high with fruit loops, nachos and mac and cheese while you sip a craft brew or signature cocktail. Just watch out for just exactly how much the apple of your eye is ringing up. Those 50+ toppings can lead to a cringe-worthy bill. (Photo courtesy of Cleveland Scene Archive)

Corner Alley | Multiple Locations
Bowling, booze and and sports, Corney Alley has it all when it comes to keeping mother, father and baby entertained. Set up the little one to knock down pins and knock a few back while watching the big game. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Corner Alley | Multiple Locations

Bowling, booze and and sports, Corney Alley has it all when it comes to keeping mother, father and baby entertained. Set up the little one to knock down pins and knock a few back while watching the big game. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

West Side Market | West Side
Filling kids with the best bites in the city while letting them explore the local vendors is grade A parenting. The bar inside West Side Market and knocking out the week’s grocery shopping are just extra perks. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
West Side Market | West Side

Filling kids with the best bites in the city while letting them explore the local vendors is grade A parenting. The bar inside West Side Market and knocking out the week’s grocery shopping are just extra perks. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Barrio | Multiple Locations
Similar to Happy Dog, Barrio lets adventurous eaters of all ages add as many toppings as they’d like to tacos. Already a kid-approved snack, tacos customized to their liking is just the topping on the cake, or rather the sour cream on the cherry tomato guacamole. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Barrio | Multiple Locations

Similar to Happy Dog, Barrio lets adventurous eaters of all ages add as many toppings as they’d like to tacos. Already a kid-approved snack, tacos customized to their liking is just the topping on the cake, or rather the sour cream on the cherry tomato guacamole. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Hofbrauhaus | East Side
Filled with beer, music and lederhosen, Cleveland's Hofbrauhaus overloads the senses. While new parents are busy chowing down on some schnitzel and guzzling a pint or two, children can be entertained by the family-friendly live music, dancing servers and gift shop. (Photo by Emanuel Wallace)
Hofbrauhaus | East Side

Filled with beer, music and lederhosen, Cleveland's Hofbrauhaus overloads the senses. While new parents are busy chowing down on some schnitzel and guzzling a pint or two, children can be entertained by the family-friendly live music, dancing servers and gift shop. (Photo by Emanuel Wallace)

Great Lakes Brewing Co. | West Side
One of Cleveland's many claims to beer brewing fame, Great Lakes Brewing Co. boasts some impressive local brews. The hometown hero also has a full-service restaurant, equipped to handle anything from hangry toddlers to a tall drink order. Sit the kids down for Great Lakes' kids menu and take time to find a new seasonal favorite draft. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @matt.barrett.982)
Great Lakes Brewing Co. | West Side

One of Cleveland's many claims to beer brewing fame, Great Lakes Brewing Co. boasts some impressive local brews. The hometown hero also has a full-service restaurant, equipped to handle anything from hangry toddlers to a tall drink order. Sit the kids down for Great Lakes' kids menu and take time to find a new seasonal favorite draft. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @matt.barrett.982)