9 Cleveland Rooftop Patios You Should Be Drinking at This Summer

We know we're just little old Cleveland. We don't have the skyscrapers of Manhattan or Chicago. But we can hold our own when it comes to great views. If you're looking to enjoy a nice meal and a drink (or two, three, four etc.,) while watching a barge go by or the sunset on the lake, these spots are the place you want to hit up this summer.

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 Punch Bowl Social
1086 West 11th St., Cleveland 
Yeah, we get it, the inside is so fun here, where you can bowl, play games and sing karaoke at this spot in the Flats. 
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Punch Bowl Social

1086 West 11th St., Cleveland

Yeah, we get it, the inside is so fun here, where you can bowl, play games and sing karaoke at this spot in the Flats.

Photo via Punch Bowl Social Cleveland/Facebook
 Punch Bowl Social
1086 West 11th St., Cleveland 
But make sure you don’t forget about their rooftop, with great views of the city and the East Bank of the Flats.
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Punch Bowl Social

1086 West 11th St., Cleveland

But make sure you don’t forget about their rooftop, with great views of the city and the East Bank of the Flats.

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 Alley Cat Oyster Bar
1056 Old River Rd., Cleveland
The best views in the flats and the best oysters in town? Sign us up. 
Photo via @Alley_Cat_Flats/Instagram

Alley Cat Oyster Bar

1056 Old River Rd., Cleveland

The best views in the flats and the best oysters in town? Sign us up.

Photo via @Alley_Cat_Flats/Instagram
 Alley Cat Oyster Bar
1056 Old River Rd., Cleveland
Local powerhouse Chef Zack Bruell’s seafood joint is the place to be all summer, where you can watch the barges go by, the sun go down and wash it all down with a Collision Bend draft or an Alley Cat house cocktail.
Photo via @Alley_Cat_Flats/Instagram

Alley Cat Oyster Bar

1056 Old River Rd., Cleveland

Local powerhouse Chef Zack Bruell’s seafood joint is the place to be all summer, where you can watch the barges go by, the sun go down and wash it all down with a Collision Bend draft or an Alley Cat house cocktail.

Photo via @Alley_Cat_Flats/Instagram
 Velvet Dog
1280 West Sixth St., Cleveland 
We’ve all been there, that drunken night that ends up on the rooftop bar at Velvet Dog. And if you haven’t, what are you waiting for? 
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Velvet Dog

1280 West Sixth St., Cleveland

We’ve all been there, that drunken night that ends up on the rooftop bar at Velvet Dog. And if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?

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 Velvet Dog
1280 West Sixth St., Cleveland
The three-story Warehouse district bar boasts the only rooftop in this nightlife-filled district. And it’s always a good time.
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Velvet Dog

1280 West Sixth St., Cleveland

The three-story Warehouse district bar boasts the only rooftop in this nightlife-filled district. And it’s always a good time.

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 Red, the Steakhouse
417 Prospect Ave. E., Cleveland 
Luscious slabs of beef and creative, indulgent salads, sides and desserts make this modern American steakhouse one of the best in town. 
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Red, the Steakhouse

417 Prospect Ave. E., Cleveland

Luscious slabs of beef and creative, indulgent salads, sides and desserts make this modern American steakhouse one of the best in town.

Photo via Red, the Steakhouse/Facebook
 Red, the Steakhouse
417 Prospect Ave. E., Cleveland
And the rooftop, a sleek, well-designed space is where the upper-echelon Clevelanders wine and dine on fancy, expensive cocktails with a nice view of the city.
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Red, the Steakhouse

417 Prospect Ave. E., Cleveland

And the rooftop, a sleek, well-designed space is where the upper-echelon Clevelanders wine and dine on fancy, expensive cocktails with a nice view of the city.

Photo via Red, the Steakhouse/Facebook
 Landshark Rooftop Bar (Margaritaville)
1069 Front Ave., Cleveland
With a beautiful view of Lake Erie, Jimmy Buffet’s spot in the East Bank of the Flats is a wonderful summer drinking spot to see the sights of Cleveland. 
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Landshark Rooftop Bar (Margaritaville)

1069 Front Ave., Cleveland

With a beautiful view of Lake Erie, Jimmy Buffet’s spot in the East Bank of the Flats is a wonderful summer drinking spot to see the sights of Cleveland.

Photo via Margaritaville, Cleveland/Facebook
 Landshark Rooftop Bar (Margaritaville)
1069 Front Ave., Cleveland
Obviously, a margarita should be in your hand, with a lei around your neck and a Hawaiian shirt on, because if you’re doing kitsch, you might as well go for it.
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Landshark Rooftop Bar (Margaritaville)

1069 Front Ave., Cleveland

Obviously, a margarita should be in your hand, with a lei around your neck and a Hawaiian shirt on, because if you’re doing kitsch, you might as well go for it.

Photo via Margaritaville, Cleveland/Facebook