50 Cleveland Bars, Breweries and Restaurants Perfect for Day Drinking
If you want to grab a drink during the day, who are we to stop you? Around Cleveland, there are a ton of great options if you're looking to have a 'Sunday Fun Day' (or a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday etc., Fun Day). Whether you're looking for a microbrewery, a local watering hole or a lively, hip bar, indoor, outdoor, we've got you covered.
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1219 Main Ave., Cleveland
As the oldest continuously operating bar in Cleveland — open since 1895, thank you very much — the Harbor Inn has many stories to tell and when you open at 11 a.m., there’s plenty of time to create more stories. Thankfully, the West Bank of the Flats spot keeps its secrets, and night after night allows patrons young and old to imbibe in witty conversation and general tomfoolery virtually undisturbed while swallowed up in dim yellow light.
17448 Lorain Ave., Cleveland
This brewery and taproom, located in Kamm’s Corner, definitely lives up to its name by catering to the working class. Wednesday is a great night to visit if you’re in to trivia. And while we’d recommend getting a flight of beer at most breweries, this one is really the place to do it so you can sample a myriad of their delicious brews, which are mostly named after blue collar professions. They open at 1 p.m on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.
5417 Detroit Ave., Cleveland
Astoria opens at 11 a.m. (10 a.m. on weekends!) and serves up excellent tapas AND has a great market, but the crowning jewel is their wine and cocktails menu.
614 Frankfort Ave., Cleveland
Right around the corner from the popular Warehouse district white tablecloth Italian joint Johnny’s, you’ll find Johnny’s Little Bar, an iconic Cleveland spot. In addition to being a wonderful place to go after leaving your downtown job, the bar boasts a "world famous" burger, giving the traditional Italian menu at the main restaurant a run for its money. And the people watching is outstanding here and starts on weekdays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the
2179 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights
After a few year vacancy left by beloved Lemongrass, Boss Dog took over the space and opened to much fanfare in late 2017. The microbrewery is the standout but the food isn’t far behind. They open at 11 a.m. on the weekend.
33 Eastland Rd., Berea
To be in business for 80+ years, you have to be doing something right, which is the case with Berea’s Eastland Inn. Tucked away behind the Fairgrounds, this legendary bar and restaurant has been satisfying locals and travelers alike since the 1930s. They open at 11 a.m. Wednesday through Friday and noon on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.
1114 Center St., Cleveland
The oldest Irish pub in Cleveland was established over 100 years ago, all the way back in 1910. They’ve been serving alcohol and pub fare to blue collar Cleveland in the Flats ever since and do so starting at 11 a.m. every day besides a noon opening on Sundays.
1104 Rowley Ave., Cleveland
The historic Rowley Inn is open at 7 a.m. daily. They serve great food, craft beer, and promise you won't be judged no matter what time you slide up to the bar.
2516 Market Ave., Cleveland
The microbrewery that has been around since well before the microbrewery wave really overtook the country, GLBC has been a staple of Ohio City since 1986. Known widely for their Christmas Ale and their Dortmunder Gold Lager, the brewery and eatery is a Cleveland staple. Their brewhouse opens daily at noon (11:30 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday.)
13302 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
Corky's, which hosts karaoke every Wednesday through Saturday, keeps its songbooks stocked with the newest hits from the Nashville country scene as well as old-school Seattle grunge. And unlike most karaoke spots, where the drunk redneck singing "Ring of Fire" is shoved off into the corner, here you're the headliner, front and center, with stage lighting, a roaring sound system, and a packed house — especially on the weekends. They open daily at 1 p.m.