January 05, 2022

16 Lounges, Speakeasies and Hidden Bars in Cleveland and How to Find Them All

Think you’re the hippest barfly in Cleveland? Check out our list of hidden, blink-and-you-miss-them and underground bars that many pass by on a night out. 

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Lounge Leo
2161 Murray Hill Rd., Cleveland Heights
A small, friendly bar in Cleveland’s Little Italy that will gladly welcome you into its community. It’s cheap, too!
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Lounge Leo

2161 Murray Hill Rd., Cleveland Heights

A small, friendly bar in Cleveland’s Little Italy that will gladly welcome you into its community. It’s cheap, too!

Photo via chuckbelike/Instagram
The Speakeasy at Quintana’s
2200 S Taylor Rd.,  Cleveland Heights
Walk through the barbershop, up the staircase, and find the secret passageway by choosing the right book on the bookshelf. You’ll be greeted with craft cocktails, a lounge, and, hopefully, a good time. 
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The Speakeasy at Quintana’s

2200 S Taylor Rd., Cleveland Heights

Walk through the barbershop, up the staircase, and find the secret passageway by choosing the right book on the bookshelf. You’ll be greeted with craft cocktails, a lounge, and, hopefully, a good time.

Photo via speakeasyqbds/Instagram
The Whiskey Bar at Café Bon Appetit
2767 Euclid Heights Blvd.,  Cleveland Heights
This two-story bar calls itself the “best-kept secret in Cleveland.” It offers the largest selection of scotches and bourbons in the city, as well as live acoustic sets on Saturday nights.
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The Whiskey Bar at Café Bon Appetit

2767 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights

This two-story bar calls itself the “best-kept secret in Cleveland.” It offers the largest selection of scotches and bourbons in the city, as well as live acoustic sets on Saturday nights.

Photo via fizzybubblah/Instagram
B Side Liquor Lounge
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd.,  Cleveland Heights
Located beneath the Grog Shop, this is the place to be for a dance party. They offer different theme nights such as silent disco night and hump day happy hour. Karaoke is also available for those who can sing but can’t dance.
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B Side Liquor Lounge

2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights

Located beneath the Grog Shop, this is the place to be for a dance party. They offer different theme nights such as silent disco night and hump day happy hour. Karaoke is also available for those who can sing but can’t dance.

Photo via emonightcle/Instagram
Johnny’s Little Bar
614 Frankfort Ave, Cleveland
If you’re tired of your current sports bar, Johnny’s invites you to watch the Browns’ game tucked away in an alley off of West 6th St. This is possisbly the closest thing Cleveland has to the bar from Cheers.
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Johnny’s Little Bar

614 Frankfort Ave, Cleveland

If you’re tired of your current sports bar, Johnny’s invites you to watch the Browns’ game tucked away in an alley off of West 6th St. This is possisbly the closest thing Cleveland has to the bar from Cheers.

Photo via rchillman/Instagram
Society Lounge
2063 E. 4th St., Cleveland
Speaking of stepping back in time, the Society Lounge attempts to recreate the party scene of the roaring '20s. The basement bar boasts a “glamorous social scene” and fresh-squeezed juice in their cocktails.
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Society Lounge

2063 E. 4th St., Cleveland

Speaking of stepping back in time, the Society Lounge attempts to recreate the party scene of the roaring '20s. The basement bar boasts a “glamorous social scene” and fresh-squeezed juice in their cocktails.

Photo via markdonatelli/Instagram
Teacher’s Lounge
1380 East Sixth St., Cleveland
This adult hideaway is tucked into the Drury Plaza Hotel, in the historic Board of Education building (get it?). There are definitely no kids allowed.
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Teacher’s Lounge

1380 East Sixth St., Cleveland

This adult hideaway is tucked into the Drury Plaza Hotel, in the historic Board of Education building (get it?). There are definitely no kids allowed.

Photo via jajerome/Instagram
Speakeasy
1948 W 25th St, Cleveland
Located in the basement of Bier Markt and Bar Cento, Speakeasy does its best to live up to its name. Live music and events like trivia night keep the space popping.
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Speakeasy

1948 W 25th St, Cleveland

Located in the basement of Bier Markt and Bar Cento, Speakeasy does its best to live up to its name. Live music and events like trivia night keep the space popping.

Photo via biermarkt.barcento/Instagram
The Spotted Owl
710 Jefferson Ave,  Cleveland
The Spotted Owl, a hidden Tremont gem, has a list of five House Rules, the first "Women initiate conversation,” and the fifth “no kissing.” Spin their cocktail wheel to find the best drink to pair with your mood.
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The Spotted Owl

710 Jefferson Ave, Cleveland

The Spotted Owl, a hidden Tremont gem, has a list of five House Rules, the first "Women initiate conversation,” and the fifth “no kissing.” Spin their cocktail wheel to find the best drink to pair with your mood.

Photo via speakofthedevillorain/Instagram
The Foundation Room
House of Blues 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
The VIP Room at House of Blues has hosted many musicians before and after their sets. Call the phone number or puchase a VIP pass to gain access to this bougie bar.  
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The Foundation Room

House of Blues 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

The VIP Room at House of Blues has hosted many musicians before and after their sets. Call the phone number or puchase a VIP pass to gain access to this bougie bar.

Photo via manchilie/Instagram
CODA/Ginko
2247 Professor Ave, Cleveland
This basement double-feature allows you to choose between drinks and fancy sushi or drinks and live music. If you’re in the mood for both, the doors are right next to each other.
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CODA/Ginko

2247 Professor Ave, Cleveland

This basement double-feature allows you to choose between drinks and fancy sushi or drinks and live music. If you’re in the mood for both, the doors are right next to each other.

Photo via coda_tremont/Instagram