November 23, 2019

The 25 Hottest Patios in Cleveland for Cold Weather Drinking

Just because it might be cozier to stay inside doesn't mean you have to coop up for the entirety of fall and winter. Fortunately, these Northeast Ohio bars and restaurants agree. Head out to one of these fire pit spots now, grab a beer, and sit outside and enjoy the fresh, smoky air.

Just because it might be cozier to stay inside doesn't mean you have to coop up for the entirety of fall and winter. Fortunately, these Northeast Ohio bars and restaurants agree. Head out to one of these fire pit spots now, grab a beer, and sit outside on the patio and enjoy the fresh, smoky air. To be clear, some of these spots only have indoor fireplaces, and that's OK by us too.

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 Hodge’s
668 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
Head downtown to Hodge’s for the cornbread and stay for a martini on the large patio in the courtyard of the luxury apartment building called The Residences at 668. This restaurant from the Driftwood Group is consistently one of the best downtown.
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Hodge’s

668 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

Head downtown to Hodge’s for the cornbread and stay for a martini on the large patio in the courtyard of the luxury apartment building called The Residences at 668. This restaurant from the Driftwood Group is consistently one of the best downtown.

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 Market Garden Brewery
1947 West 25th St., Cleveland
This massive Ohio City brewpub seats well over 300 guests in multiple dining rooms, at various bars, and in a gem-like beer garden. Upscale pub grub joins an ever-evolving list of world-class suds, cooked up by an award-winning brewmaster.
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Market Garden Brewery

1947 West 25th St., Cleveland

This massive Ohio City brewpub seats well over 300 guests in multiple dining rooms, at various bars, and in a gem-like beer garden. Upscale pub grub joins an ever-evolving list of world-class suds, cooked up by an award-winning brewmaster.

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 The Oak Barrel
5975 Canal Rd., Valley View
This beefy, barn-style Valley View restaurant, with a fireplace in the middle of the restaurant and an outdoor fire pit, can accommodate 450 people. Fortunately, chef and owner Demetrios Atheneos knows how to win over diners with his impressive gastropub fare. 
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The Oak Barrel

5975 Canal Rd., Valley View

This beefy, barn-style Valley View restaurant, with a fireplace in the middle of the restaurant and an outdoor fire pit, can accommodate 450 people. Fortunately, chef and owner Demetrios Atheneos knows how to win over diners with his impressive gastropub fare.

Photo via @MitcheSM/Instagram
 The Harp
4408 Detroit Ave., Cleveland
The warm decor here sets the mood for an inclusive menu of Irish and American fare, ranging from boxty and shepherd’s pie to lobster pierogi. Throw in a good selection of Irish brews and spirits, along with live traditional music and you’ve got yourself one top-notch pub.
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The Harp

4408 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

The warm decor here sets the mood for an inclusive menu of Irish and American fare, ranging from boxty and shepherd’s pie to lobster pierogi. Throw in a good selection of Irish brews and spirits, along with live traditional music and you’ve got yourself one top-notch pub.

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 Prosperity Social Club
1109 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland
Cozy and retro, this former workingman’s watering hole in Tremont serves up food, booze, and a bowling machine along with live music. While you might feel like you’re in a different era here, the up-to date food and bar menu brings this place into the 21st Century. 
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Prosperity Social Club

1109 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland

Cozy and retro, this former workingman’s watering hole in Tremont serves up food, booze, and a bowling machine along with live music. While you might feel like you’re in a different era here, the up-to date food and bar menu brings this place into the 21st Century.

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 McNamara’s Pub
8611 Lake Ave., Cleveland
This neighborhood bar, on the fringes of the Cuddell and Edgewater neighborhoods, was named Best Blue-Collar bar by us back in 2006. It hasn’t changed much since, and that’s why we endorse this spot, where you can find one of the cheapest beers in town.
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McNamara’s Pub

8611 Lake Ave., Cleveland

This neighborhood bar, on the fringes of the Cuddell and Edgewater neighborhoods, was named Best Blue-Collar bar by us back in 2006. It hasn’t changed much since, and that’s why we endorse this spot, where you can find one of the cheapest beers in town.

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The Treehouse
820 College  Ave., 216-696-2505 
This Irish pub has a wide selection of beers and a beautiful tree theme. 
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The Treehouse

820 College Ave., 216-696-2505

This Irish pub has a wide selection of beers and a beautiful tree theme.

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 The South Side
2207 West 11th St., Cleveland
This hip Tremont spot boasts one of the most well-manicured patios in town. Get some friends together, order a bunch of small plates and beers and enjoy some live music and don’t forget the chicken and waffles.
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The South Side

2207 West 11th St., Cleveland

This hip Tremont spot boasts one of the most well-manicured patios in town. Get some friends together, order a bunch of small plates and beers and enjoy some live music and don’t forget the chicken and waffles.

Photo via South Side/Facebook
 Merwin’s Wharf
1785 Merwin Ave., Cleveland
The Cleveland Metroparks opened Merwin’s Wharf in 2014 and if you haven’t checked it out yet, you’re missing one of the best views in the city.
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Merwin’s Wharf

1785 Merwin Ave., Cleveland

The Cleveland Metroparks opened Merwin’s Wharf in 2014 and if you haven’t checked it out yet, you’re missing one of the best views in the city.

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 Town Hall
1909 West 25th St., Cleveland
Town Hall’s healthy GMO-free menu isn’t the only reason to head out to this Ohio City spot. The back patio is always hopping with 20-somethings having a good time on weekend nights, even in the winter.
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Town Hall

1909 West 25th St., Cleveland

Town Hall’s healthy GMO-free menu isn’t the only reason to head out to this Ohio City spot. The back patio is always hopping with 20-somethings having a good time on weekend nights, even in the winter.

Photo via @LilBuff02/Instagram