9 Cleveland Bars That Are Open Early Morning

For third-shifters or for early morning booze hounds, these nine hot spots are small, friendly and, most importantly, open early.

By Brittany Rees

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BOBBY O’S
16013 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
Open 5:30 a.m.
Bobby O’s applauds itself for being the working man’s sports bar. No pretension here, this Cavs-obsessed dig sells cheap food and even cheaper beer. (Photo by Caitlin Summers)

BOBBY O’S

16013 Detroit Ave, Lakewood

Open 5:30 a.m.

Bobby O’s applauds itself for being the working man’s sports bar. No pretension here, this Cavs-obsessed dig sells cheap food and even cheaper beer. (Photo by Caitlin Summers)

SIDETRACKS CAFE
13429 Lakewood Heights Blvd, Lakewood
Open 5:30 a.m.
This Lakewood biker bar emphasizes its relationships with regulars with personable bartenders and biker events. Open 21 hours a day, Sidetracks Cafe serves booze with a side of breakfast all week, making it the popular spot for day-drinking. (Photo by Caitlin Summers)

SIDETRACKS CAFE

13429 Lakewood Heights Blvd, Lakewood

Open 5:30 a.m.

This Lakewood biker bar emphasizes its relationships with regulars with personable bartenders and biker events. Open 21 hours a day, Sidetracks Cafe serves booze with a side of breakfast all week, making it the popular spot for day-drinking. (Photo by Caitlin Summers)

ROWLEY INN
1104 Rowley Ave, Tremont
Open 5:30 a.m.
An old favorite at Scene, Tremont’s Rowley Inn is the prime location for some early morning boozing. Currently undergoing renovations, Rowley is even more of a dive than usual with less social media interaction and a limited food menu. Still, the casual, working man atmosphere makes Rowley Inn a solid choice for laid-back morning drinking. (Photo by Caitlin Summers)

ROWLEY INN

1104 Rowley Ave, Tremont

Open 5:30 a.m.

An old favorite at Scene, Tremont’s Rowley Inn is the prime location for some early morning boozing. Currently undergoing renovations, Rowley is even more of a dive than usual with less social media interaction and a limited food menu. Still, the casual, working man atmosphere makes Rowley Inn a solid choice for laid-back morning drinking. (Photo by Caitlin Summers)

UNION HOUSE
2713 Brookpark Rd, Parma
Open 7 a.m.
Parma’s premiere day-drinking hotspot, the pub opens at 7 a.m. daily, dishing out food and drink specials all week. The place is known for its fish fry and beachy staff so come ready to dive in. (Photo by Caitlin Summers)

UNION HOUSE

2713 Brookpark Rd, Parma

Open 7 a.m.

Parma’s premiere day-drinking hotspot, the pub opens at 7 a.m. daily, dishing out food and drink specials all week. The place is known for its fish fry and beachy staff so come ready to dive in. (Photo by Caitlin Summers)

WILBERT’S
Caxton Bldg, 812 Huron Rd E.
Open 9 a.m.
Though it’s known for its late-night concerts, Wilbert’s is also open early to satiate thirsty bar-goers at all hours. It serves up southern bistro-style food to accompany a cold brew before blasting live music in the evenings. (Photo by Caitlin Summers)

WILBERT’S

Caxton Bldg, 812 Huron Rd E.

Open 9 a.m.

Though it’s known for its late-night concerts, Wilbert’s is also open early to satiate thirsty bar-goers at all hours. It serves up southern bistro-style food to accompany a cold brew before blasting live music in the evenings. (Photo by Caitlin Summers)

LOPRESTI UNION CLUB BAR
2549 St Clair Ave.
Open 9 a.m.
Lopresti’s is ideal for those third-shifters; it opens and closes early. It’s for people wanting dinner and beer with their morning coffee and plan to be out by the afternoon since the tavern closes at 2:30 p.m.. Make sure you come with hankering for a steak as the menu focuses on beef and potatoes. Closes at 2:30 p.m. (Photo by Caitlin Summers)

LOPRESTI UNION CLUB BAR

2549 St Clair Ave.

Open 9 a.m.

Lopresti’s is ideal for those third-shifters; it opens and closes early. It’s for people wanting dinner and beer with their morning coffee and plan to be out by the afternoon since the tavern closes at 2:30 p.m.. Make sure you come with hankering for a steak as the menu focuses on beef and potatoes. Closes at 2:30 p.m. (Photo by Caitlin Summers)

GATEWAY BAR AND GRILL 631 Huron Rd E. Open 6:30 a.m. The Applebee’s of day-drinking, Gateway Bar and Grill offers pub-style American food at mid-range prices. It’s bar is fully stocked but don’t expect any hand-crafted specialty cocktails. All you’ll find here is beer on tap and the standard hard liquor. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @gatewaybarandgrillcleveland)

GATEWAY BAR AND GRILL

631 Huron Rd E.

Open 6:30 a.m.

The Applebee’s of day-drinking, Gateway Bar and Grill offers pub-style American food at mid-range prices. It’s bar is fully stocked but don’t expect any hand-crafted specialty cocktails. All you’ll find here is beer on tap and the standard hard liquor.
(Photo courtesy of Instagram user @gatewaybarandgrillcleveland)

NOLAN’S
14206 Lorain Ave.
Open 5:30 a.m.
A quintessential billiards bar, Nolan’s is a casual place to score some grub and challenge a buddy. It’s filled with regulars and a comfy atmosphere so don’t come in unless you’re ready to make a few friends. (Photo by Caitlin Summers)

NOLAN’S

14206 Lorain Ave.

Open 5:30 a.m.

A quintessential billiards bar, Nolan’s is a casual place to score some grub and challenge a buddy. It’s filled with regulars and a comfy atmosphere so don’t come in unless you’re ready to make a few friends. (Photo by Caitlin Summers)

WEST SIDE MARKET CAFE
1979 W 25th St.
Open 7 a.m.
Open early, the West Side Market Cafe serves up breakfast and drinks all day. Though you won’t be able to get any specialty cocktails, the cafe focuses on wine, beer and mimosas.

WEST SIDE MARKET CAFE

1979 W 25th St.

Open 7 a.m.

Open early, the West Side Market Cafe serves up breakfast and drinks all day. Though you won’t be able to get any specialty cocktails, the cafe focuses on wine, beer and mimosas.