February 23, 2018

Pub Olympics: Where to Drink and Play Bar Games in Cleveland

Not everyone is gifted with athletic prowess, but when it comes to bar games — we're talking pool, darts, foosball, bowling, bocce and big Jenga — you don't have to be LeBron James to conquer your opponents. Here we’ve found the best 20 places to play bar games with a drink in hand.


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Nano Brew
1859 W. 25th St., 216-862-6631-
You probably think of craft beers when thinking of Nano Brew, but they also offer a giant Jenga set available to all. Try to make the right pull while drinking one of their many craft beer selections. 
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Nano Brew

1859 W. 25th St., 216-862-6631-

You probably think of craft beers when thinking of Nano Brew, but they also offer a giant Jenga set available to all. Try to make the right pull while drinking one of their many craft beer selections.

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The Corner Alley
Various locations
A bowler's dream with a glowing atmosphere, this place has up to 17  lanes ready for bowlers of all skill levels. Plan an event or just stop by with some friends. It’s never a bad day for some bowling. 
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The Corner Alley

Various locations

A bowler's dream with a glowing atmosphere, this place has up to 17 lanes ready for bowlers of all skill levels. Plan an event or just stop by with some friends. It’s never a bad day for some bowling.

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The Social Room
2261 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, 216-321-0736
With a variety of drink choices, pop-a-shot basketball, a pool table and an open mic night every Monday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. this is a place to get social.
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The Social Room

2261 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, 216-321-0736

With a variety of drink choices, pop-a-shot basketball, a pool table and an open mic night every Monday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. this is a place to get social.

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Pride of Erin
12228 Lorain Ave, 216-251-2922
If you’re looking for darts, darts and more darts then you need to go experience this place for yourself. While there, enjoy a Guinness on draft, always poured to perfection. 
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Pride of Erin

12228 Lorain Ave, 216-251-2922

If you’re looking for darts, darts and more darts then you need to go experience this place for yourself. While there, enjoy a Guinness on draft, always poured to perfection.

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Iggy’s Bar
13405 Madison Ave. Lakewood, 216-472-4449
This place has everything you need for a night of fun with some bar games. Try your luck at their foosball tables or stroll in on a Monday for free pool and $1 beers after 3 p.m.
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Iggy’s Bar

13405 Madison Ave. Lakewood, 216-472-4449

This place has everything you need for a night of fun with some bar games. Try your luck at their foosball tables or stroll in on a Monday for free pool and $1 beers after 3 p.m.

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Game on Lakewood
17103 Detroit Rd., Lakewood, 216-303-9700
Get your game on at this Lakewood spot with pool tables, darts, a bowling machine and more. Their draft selection is always changing, while their food remains on point. 
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Game on Lakewood

17103 Detroit Rd., Lakewood, 216-303-9700

Get your game on at this Lakewood spot with pool tables, darts, a bowling machine and more. Their draft selection is always changing, while their food remains on point.

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Forest City Shuffleboard Arena and Bar
4506 Lorain Ave., 440-829-2196
This is the ultimate place to play shuffleboard. With five indoor shuffleboard courts and two outdoor shuffleboard courts, there’s room for everyone. Be ready to absorb the fun right as you walk through the door and ask about their seasonal shuffleboard leagues. 
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Forest City Shuffleboard Arena and Bar

4506 Lorain Ave., 440-829-2196

This is the ultimate place to play shuffleboard. With five indoor shuffleboard courts and two outdoor shuffleboard courts, there’s room for everyone. Be ready to absorb the fun right as you walk through the door and ask about their seasonal shuffleboard leagues.

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Wild Eagle Saloon
921 Huron Rd E,  216-465-3225
Enjoy options such as indoor bocce ball, pool, darts, a punching bag machine and more inside this lively environment. We recommend hitting up this spot on weekdays for less of a wait. 
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Wild Eagle Saloon

921 Huron Rd E, 216-465-3225

Enjoy options such as indoor bocce ball, pool, darts, a punching bag machine and more inside this lively environment. We recommend hitting up this spot on weekdays for less of a wait.

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Hi and Dry
2221 Professor Ave., Tremont, 216-566-9463
Experience the combination of bar bowling and real bowling inside this Tremont gem. You can come with friends, your mom or even your dog. This place is for everyone.
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Hi and Dry

2221 Professor Ave., Tremont, 216-566-9463

Experience the combination of bar bowling and real bowling inside this Tremont gem. You can come with friends, your mom or even your dog. This place is for everyone.

Photo via tessarolleston/Instagram
Hotz Cafe
2529 W. 10th St., 216-771-7004 
Established in 1919, Hotz Cafe's old-time shuffleboard table is ready to fulfill your craving for sliding pucks on sand and wood. Appreciate a piece of history and a cheap beer while here. 
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Hotz Cafe

2529 W. 10th St., 216-771-7004

Established in 1919, Hotz Cafe's old-time shuffleboard table is ready to fulfill your craving for sliding pucks on sand and wood. Appreciate a piece of history and a cheap beer while here.

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