The Coolest New Things Worth Doing in Cleveland This Summer

Summer is calling and you are poised to answer the call. You will sit on patios. You will go to warm summer…

By Scene Staff

 Edgewater Park 
    6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland
     
     What a fantastic place to bring a date, along with a lawn chair and picnic basket, for free on a beautiful day. 
    
    Photo via Scene Archives
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Cleveland’s Best Bars and Clubs of 2018, As Chosen By Our Readers

Along with celebrating the best and brightest in nightlife that the city has to offer this year, we also sought the best…

By Scene Staff

 Best Dive Bar (Overall Winner): ABC The Tavern
    1872 West 25th St., Cleveland
    
    Photo via Scene Archives
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9 Cleveland Bars with Prohibition Era Flair to Jazz Up Your Night

Whether it's to throwback to a simpler time or to jazz up an ordinary evening out, bar-hopping at these local speakeasies is…

By Scene Staff

GIGI’S ON FAIRMOUNT
    3477 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland Heights
    
    Gigi’s on Fairmount is a unique kind of speakeasy. Instead of serving up boozy cocktails, Gigi’s focuses on wine tasting and fine dining. During the day, patrons can stop by to enjoy an evening meal. Once the sun goes down, Gigi’s transforms into a wine lounge, driven to deliver the best of local wineries. Gigi’s on Fairmount is also hosting plenty of viewing parties for the upcoming NBA Championships.
    (Photo courtesy of Gigi's on Fairmount)
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10 of the Oldest Bars in Cleveland

These Cleveland watering holes have stood the test of time. By Jason Beudert

By Scene Staff

HOTZ CAFE - 
    This Tremont bar first opened in 1919, and was visited by Babe Ruth.
    
    Stop in at 2529 W 10th St., Cleveland. (Photo via Facebook)
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Wine Bars to Visit in Greater Cleveland

Having an approachable and deep wine list is critical to the success of any wine bar. But, having a legit food menu…

By Scene Staff

750 ML Wine Bar -  2287 W Market St, Akron - Must try: Sriracha hummus served with vegetables and fresh pita.  (Photo via 750 ML Wine Bar)
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The 18 Essential Cleveland Bars to Take an Out-of-Towner

Our essential bars, culled from many debates and more nights out than we can remember, represent Cleveland — the people who go…

By Scene Staff

Tina's Nite Club - 
    
    A lot of places do karaoke. No one does karaoke like Tina's. Or, to be more specific, Little Lou, who is your grandfather's age and who runs the stereo rig on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Which isn't to say the mic loses its luster any of the other nights, just that Little Lou is our favorite. Dig into the massive lists of bygone hits after you find the building, which is very much off the Detroit-Shoreway main drag and which takes unassuming to new levels, and belt out your guts in front of your fellow wannabe stars. Karaoke's not the appetizer here. Karaoke is the reason the bar fills up every week. So come prepared to sing. (Photo via FourSquare, John F.)
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50 Photos from Vodka Vodka at REDSpace

Photos by Emanuel Wallace, unless otherwise noted.

By Scene Staff

50 Photos from Vodka Vodka at REDSpace
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PHOTOS: Bourbon Street Barrel Room on a Friday Night

Photos by Emanuel Wallace

By Scene Staff

PHOTOS: Bourbon Street Barrel Room on a Friday Night
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8 of the Best New Bars in Cleveland

Cleveland, known locally for its propensity to host new restaurant and bar openings, like, every other day, has a lot of cool…

By Scene Staff

PLATFORM BREWERY - 
    
    Ohio City's new Platform Brewery, which officially opened in July in the emergent, so-called "SOLO district", has the distinction of owning the coolest logo of the new bars and breweries of 2014. If you haven't seen it — the logo — just walk over to the bar. All the taps, arrayed in bright primary colors, are emblazoned with the image, a light bulb laced with hops and a skyline filament inside a clean double circle. Kick-ass graphic design.
    
    And kick-ass brews too, praise God. The urban-chic, interior — wooden picnic tables, visible brewing equipment — feels more like a straight-up brewery than the club-skewing Town Halls and Market Gardens of W. 25th. It's almost like a tasting room, and rest assured that there are plenty of brews to taste. That was the idea for owners Paul Benner, Justin Carson, and Shaun Yasaki: beer beer beer, and more delicious beer.
    
    Scene's own Doug Trattner has noted, though, that despite the beertastic focus, Platform has managed to feed its guests awfully well, with guest chefs and caterers, plus rampant food trucks appearing Tuesday through Saturday. (And not to be outdone, Monday offers a competitive trivia night from the folks at Last Call USA).
    
    Beyond Platform's own brews — which are always interesting and big — the draft selection from a diverse list of breweries is extensive and actively curated. Platform also offers regular tasting events and exotic beer-and-recreation pairings: Brews & Yoga, anyone? And it's refreshing, especially if you live on or around the near west side, to hit up an Ohio City bar without dealing with the Market or Town Hall traffic.   
    
    4125 Lorain Ave. 216-202-1386, platformbeerco.com.
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26 Photos from Lakewood's 16 Bit Bar + Arcade on a Saturday Night

Photos by Emanuel Wallace. This is a promotional slideshow.

By Scene Staff

26 Photos from Lakewood's 16 Bit Bar + Arcade on a Saturday Night
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37 Pics from the Bartenders Ball at Liquid

Photos by Emanuel Wallace

By Scene Staff

37 Pics from the Bartenders Ball at Liquid
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