December 30, 2018

25 Things To Do If You're Sober in Cleveland

If you’re newly sober, pregnant or just don't drink,  you might be wondering what exactly you should be doing with yourself in Cleveland now that your world doesn’t revolve around alcohol. Even if you’re one of the lucky few who has figured out that you don’t actually need booze to have fun, you might still be wondering what to do with your time now that you’re not spending lost weekends at one of our many local watering holes. Well, there are actually plenty of things to do in town if you’re in recovery or just trying to abstain for the night, and every last one of them can still involve hanging out with your friends and having a great time. Dig into these options and make some plans.

If you’re newly sober, pregnant or just don't drink,  you might be wondering what exactly you should be doing with yourself in Cleveland now that your world doesn’t revolve around alcohol. Even if you’re one of the lucky few who has figured out that you don’t actually need booze to have fun, you might still be wondering what to do with your time now that you’re not spending lost weekends at one of our many local watering holes.

Well, there are actually plenty of things to do in town if you’re in recovery or just trying to abstain for the night, and every last one of them can still involve hanging out with your friends and having a great time. Dig into these options and make some plans.

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 Take An Exercise Class
Cleveland Yoga, Multiple Locations 
Cycling, yoga, Orangetheory, barre, Rise Nation, Crossfit, boxing. These are just a tiny sample of the multitude of exercise classes available around Cleveland. Get a jump on that New Years’ resolution and get rid of some of those extra holiday pounds all in one with one of these classes. 
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Take An Exercise Class

Cleveland Yoga, Multiple Locations

Cycling, yoga, Orangetheory, barre, Rise Nation, Crossfit, boxing. These are just a tiny sample of the multitude of exercise classes available around Cleveland. Get a jump on that New Years’ resolution and get rid of some of those extra holiday pounds all in one with one of these classes.

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 Visit A Museum You Haven’t Been To
The International Women’s Air and Space Museum, 1501 North Marginal Rd., Cleveland
We all love the Rock Hall and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Did you know Cleveland has other great museums and halls of fame? The International Women’s Air and Space Museum, the Western Reserve Fire Museum and the Polka Hall of Fame are just some examples of unique museums to hit up. 
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Visit A Museum You Haven’t Been To

The International Women’s Air and Space Museum, 1501 North Marginal Rd., Cleveland

We all love the Rock Hall and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Did you know Cleveland has other great museums and halls of fame? The International Women’s Air and Space Museum, the Western Reserve Fire Museum and the Polka Hall of Fame are just some examples of unique museums to hit up.

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 Float in Salt Water
True Rest Float Spa, 21643 Center Ridge Rd., Rocky River
Relatively new to Cleveland, this trend has been popular in countrywide for the last ten years or so. These floating spas are a great way to just kick back and relax.
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Float in Salt Water

True Rest Float Spa, 21643 Center Ridge Rd., Rocky River

Relatively new to Cleveland, this trend has been popular in countrywide for the last ten years or so. These floating spas are a great way to just kick back and relax.

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 Hit Up A Sporting Event (aka, see the Indians)
Progressive Field, 2401 Ontario St., Cleveland
Yes, it’s okay to go to an Indians game sober. We have Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez, two Top 5 players in baseball. Enjoy them. 
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Hit Up A Sporting Event (aka, see the Indians)

Progressive Field, 2401 Ontario St., Cleveland

Yes, it’s okay to go to an Indians game sober. We have Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez, two Top 5 players in baseball. Enjoy them.

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 Get Tatted Up
Everlast Tattoo Company, 7276 Jackson St., Mentor
Don’t lie, everyone has that one tattoo that they’d always had in mind. If you’re actually going to do it, now’s the time. Not like it’s permanent or anything.
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Get Tatted Up

Everlast Tattoo Company, 7276 Jackson St., Mentor

Don’t lie, everyone has that one tattoo that they’d always had in mind. If you’re actually going to do it, now’s the time. Not like it’s permanent or anything.

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 Go To An Arcade/Pinball Parlor
Superelectric Pinball Parlor, 6500 Detroit Ave., Cleveland Cleveland
We are fans of the newer trend of arcade games and beer. But, arcade games were fun long before they were paired with alcohol. Give it a try. 
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Go To An Arcade/Pinball Parlor

Superelectric Pinball Parlor, 6500 Detroit Ave., Cleveland Cleveland

We are fans of the newer trend of arcade games and beer. But, arcade games were fun long before they were paired with alcohol. Give it a try.

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 See A Local Comedy Show
Last Call Cleveland, All Around Town
The Improv and Hilarities have great comics on tour from around the country all the time. But did you know there are also a ton of local comedy shows around town? Comedy troupes like Rare Form, Last Call Cleveland and Accidental Comedy are doing some great things around town. 
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See A Local Comedy Show

Last Call Cleveland, All Around Town

The Improv and Hilarities have great comics on tour from around the country all the time. But did you know there are also a ton of local comedy shows around town? Comedy troupes like Rare Form, Last Call Cleveland and Accidental Comedy are doing some great things around town.

Photo via Last Call Cleveland/Facebook
 Duckpin Bowling
Hi and Dry, 2221 Professor Ave., Cleveland
Yeah, regular bowling is fun, but why not try something new. Duckpin Bowling gives you three turns per frame, on shorter lanes, with smaller balls. So if you’re not so good at the real thing, this place is perfect to not embarrass yourself. 
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Duckpin Bowling

Hi and Dry, 2221 Professor Ave., Cleveland

Yeah, regular bowling is fun, but why not try something new. Duckpin Bowling gives you three turns per frame, on shorter lanes, with smaller balls. So if you’re not so good at the real thing, this place is perfect to not embarrass yourself.

Photo via @HiAndDryCle/Instagram
 Volunteer
Greater Cleveland Volunteers, 4415 Euclid Ave. Suite 200, Cleveland
There are plenty of places to lend a hand around Cleveland. Greater Cleveland Volunteers is a great resource to use to find the volunteering position that’s perfect for you. They connect Clevelanders with over 100 local organizations.
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Volunteer

Greater Cleveland Volunteers, 4415 Euclid Ave. Suite 200, Cleveland

There are plenty of places to lend a hand around Cleveland. Greater Cleveland Volunteers is a great resource to use to find the volunteering position that’s perfect for you. They connect Clevelanders with over 100 local organizations.

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