December 09, 2020

Cleveland's Best Bars and Clubs of 2020, As Chosen By Our Readers

Oh, 2020. It's finally almost over. But not before we recognize those bars that were voted as the best in town in our Best Of Cleveland survey. It's been a tough year in a lot of aspects but especially in the bar and restaurant industry. These bars rose above the competition this year so let's definitely patronize them when this damn pandemic ends.

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 Best Jazz Club: Nighttown
12383 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Heights,   nighttowncleveland.com, 216-795-0550
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Best Jazz Club: Nighttown

12383 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Heights, nighttowncleveland.com, 216-795-0550

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 Best Rock Club: The Agora
5000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland,   agoracleveland.com, 216-881-2221
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Best Rock Club: The Agora

5000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, agoracleveland.com, 216-881-2221

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 Best Bar or Club for Local Music: Mahall’s
13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood,   mahalls20lanes.com, 216-521-3280
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Best Bar or Club for Local Music: Mahall’s

13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood, mahalls20lanes.com, 216-521-3280

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 Best Bar or Club for Underground Music AND Best Hip-Hop Club: Grog Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights,   grogshop.gs, 216-321-5588
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Best Bar or Club for Underground Music AND Best Hip-Hop Club: Grog Shop

2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights, grogshop.gs, 216-321-5588

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 Best LGBTQ Bar AND Best Club or Bar to Dance: Twist Social Club
11633 Clifton Ave., Cleveland,   twistsocialclub.com, 216-221-2333
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Best LGBTQ Bar AND Best Club or Bar to Dance: Twist Social Club

11633 Clifton Ave., Cleveland, twistsocialclub.com, 216-221-2333

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 Best Bar/Club for EDM: FWD Day + Night Club
1176 Front Ave., Cleveland,   fwdnightclub.com, 216-990-2300
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Best Bar/Club for EDM: FWD Day + Night Club

1176 Front Ave., Cleveland, fwdnightclub.com, 216-990-2300

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 Best Dive Bar: Parkview Nite Club
1261 West 58th St., Cleveland,   parkviewniteclub.com, 216-961-1341
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Best Dive Bar: Parkview Nite Club

1261 West 58th St., Cleveland, parkviewniteclub.com, 216-961-1341

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 Best Place for Arcade Games: 16-Bit Bar+Arcade
15012 Detroit Ave., Lakewood,   16-bitbar.com/cleveland, 216-563-1115
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Best Place for Arcade Games: 16-Bit Bar+Arcade

15012 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 16-bitbar.com/cleveland, 216-563-1115

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 Best Neighborhood Bar: Merry Arts Pub
15607 ½ Detroiot Ave., Lakewood,   facebook.com/merryartspub, 216-226-4080
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Best Neighborhood Bar: Merry Arts Pub

15607 ½ Detroiot Ave., Lakewood, facebook.com/merryartspub, 216-226-4080

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 Best Spot for Day Drinking: Terrestrial Brewing Company
7524 Father Friscati, Cleveland,   facebook.com/terrestrialbrewing, 216-465-9999
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Best Spot for Day Drinking: Terrestrial Brewing Company

7524 Father Friscati, Cleveland, facebook.com/terrestrialbrewing, 216-465-9999

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