25 Stunning Cleveland Waterfront Patios You Should Have Experienced By Now

Cleveland may not have developed it's lakefront as well as other cities, but that doesn't mean we don't have some bars and…

By Scene Staff

 Collision Bend Brewery 
    1250 Old River Rd., Cleveland
     Zack Bruell’s brewpub in the East Bank of the Flats was recently named the best brewpub in the country, according to USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. The combination of the exquisite views, the locally-sourced menu and home brewed beers all contributed to that lofty ranking.
    Photo via Scene Archives
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The 19 Best Places to Get a Drink Before Noon in Cleveland

Day drinking is having a moment, especially with the whole "Sunday Funday" trend taking over Instagram. However, there are plenty of Cleveland…

By Scene Staff

The Rowley Inn
    1104 Rowley Ave., Cleveland
    The historic Rowley Inn is open at 7 a.m. except for Saturdays, when they start the party at 5:30 a.m. They serve great food, craft beer, and promise you won't be judged no matter what time you slide up to the bar.
    Photo via sputnik_cl/Instagram
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Cleveland's Most Over-the-Top Restaurants You Should Visit at Least Once

It's now possible to spend more than $150 at the movies or for a night out bowling in Cleveland, which got us…

By Scene Staff

Mike’s Place
    4447, 1700 S Water St., Kent
     Mike’s Place is a family restaurant that has been around since the summer of 1987. What makes it over the top? Being able to eat inside of a bus, and not to mention the airplane stationed right outside the restaurant. The whole road trip decor with ubiquitous license plates makes this family restaurant stand out from the rest. 
    Photo via Rickeubanks1212/Instagram
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18 New Cleveland Bars and Restaurants We Can't Wait to Open Soon

The number of exciting bar, restaurant and brewery projects that have our attention in Northeast Ohio is nothing short of impressive. From…

By Scene Staff

    Location TBD
     BrewDog recently stormed the United States by planting a very big flag in Columbus with the opening of its new 100,000-square-foot brewery in Canal Winchester, just outside the city, but this Scotland-based brewery has been making a lot of noise for a decade. The company recently confirmed to Scene that its next move will involve opening a Cleveland-based BrewDog Bar in an as-yet-unannounced location. 
    Photo via @BrewDogUSA/Instagram
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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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9 Places in Cleveland to Watch the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers haven't always had the easiest time taking on the Golden State Warriors in the past four years, but here are…

By Scene Staff

Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks
    Mon, Jan. 20
    Photo by Emanuel Wallace
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19 Things You Should Be Exploring in Lakewood This Weekend

This inner-ring westside suburb has always had an eclectic vibe, thanks to its bevy of independent shops and eateries; locally owned small…

By Scene Staff

    12301 Madison Ave, Lakewood, 216-712-4692
    Back in the day, Lakewood's bars tended to lean toward the no-frills, shot-and-a-beer variety. Times sure have changed, as evidenced by new(er) kid on the block, LBM, which is billed as "your friendly neighborhood Viking cocktail bar." In the hands of other proprietors, this conceit could be cheesy. At LBM, however, the Viking theme works like a roguish charm, in the form of an affordable, adventurous cocktail menu with unique spirits and concoctions. Who won't feel like conquering the night after sipping on drinks dubbed the Wayward Souls and Crimson Seeds?
    Photo by Emanuel Wallace <a
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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…

By Scene Staff

Iggy&#146;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.
    Photo via drewguy55/Instagram
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Where to Score a Good Glass of Wine for $5 or Less in Cleveland

We squeezed the grapes of the internet to find 20 Northeast Ohio places that offer actually good wine for the most reasonable…

By Scene Staff

    18515 Detroit Rd., Lakewood, 216-221-3500
     Come in for a variety of red and white wines for $5 Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Photo via erikaerika1/Instagram
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20 of the Most Beautiful Bars in Cleveland

Sometimes a person wants to have a drink at a hole in the wall. Other times, you want to go as fancy…

By Scene Staff

 The Foundation Room at the House of Blues
    308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
     Whether it&#146;s before or after a show or just on any night you want to get a drink in a quiet place, you should check out the Foundation Room at the House of Blues - but make sure you know someone who&#146;s a member in order to get in. This funkily-designed bar makes you feel like you&#146;re somewhere in the far East, with Persian rugs and Indian designs giving the place a very relaxing feel.
    Photo via Foundation Room/Yelp
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16 Bars Where Cleveland Introverts Can Grab a Drink

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to drink alone. But finding a nice quiet bar where you won’t be hassled isn't always easy.…

By Scene Staff

 Clark Bar
    1201 Clark Ave., 216-344-9999
    Nestled in the less visited and unpublicized section of Tremont &#151; on the &#147;other&#148; side of I-490 &#151; is a dive bar that people call the &#147;best-kept secret in the neighborhood.&#148; It&#146;s a simple, small, old-school, no-frills bar where a host of local regulars drop by to eat and drink, cheaply, with their friends and neighbors or all alone. You&#146;re more than welcome to join. 
    Photo via obkeeno/Instagram
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12 Irish Bars to Hit in Cleveland this St. Patrick's Day

On March 17, everyone is Irish. Here are 12 real deal Irish pubs in Northeast Ohio ready to supply you with all…

By Scene Staff

 PJ McIntyre's Irish Pub
    17119 Lorain Ave.
    A beacon in the heart of the Irish-inspired neighborhood of West Park, PJ McIntyre's sets the standard for a St. Pat's Day experience with the perfect pint of Guinness. 
    Photo via Yelp/Cara L.
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24 Restaurants Just Opened or Coming Soon in Northeast Ohio

In case you thought Cleveland didn't have enough options for good eats around town, here's the latest batch of bars and restaurants…

By Scene Staff

24 Restaurants Just Opened or Coming Soon in Northeast Ohio
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6 Places for Happy Hour if You Only Have $6

Photos courtesy of Yelp

By Scene Staff

Barley House 1261 W 6th St - Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. 12 price domestic beers and wine, $2 tacos on Tue and halff off appetizers on Wed.
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10 Cleveland Bars Open on Christmas Day

Let's face it: on Christmas night, after all the food has been eaten and all the gifts have been unwrapped,  the one…

By Scene Staff

Around the Corner - 18616, Detroit Avenue
    Stop in for a nightcap at 8 p.m. on Christmas. (Photo via Maya83, Flickr Creative Commons)
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21 Underrated Cleveland Bars You Should Have Tried By Now

We're all privy to our favorite watering holes but there are definitely some gems that get brushed under the rug. Lucky for…

By Scene Staff

V.I.P. Inn - 4107 Rocky River Dr. 
    Self-titled as a "local watering hole" on Facebook, this inn gives off the farthest thing from the very important person kind of vibe. That's all. (Photo via the Cleveland Scene Archives)
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13 Cleveland Kid-Friendly Restaurants for Parents to Eat Out and (Most Importantly) Drink

Kids are great. Their cute little doe-eyed faces give every parent a reason to wake up in the morning. But every once…

By Scene Staff

13 Cleveland Kid-Friendly Restaurants for Parents to Eat Out and (Most Importantly) Drink
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9 Cleveland Karaoke Bars to Sing Your Heart Out

Whether you’re good or bad at it, everyone loves to sing. These Cleveland dives help patrons to unleash their inner Mariah by…

By Scene Staff

    	14026 Triskett Rd (West Side)
    	Foodies and singers can both enjoy a sit down at Casey Jones Tavern. Priding itself on its extensive song selection, the Tavern updates its tracks monthly to provide the newest hits for bar-goers to bellow out. Karaoke kicks off every Friday and Saturday, so grab a group of friends and go act a fool. (Photo by Caitlin Summers)
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Photos: Cleveland Dive Bars We Love

You never know when it's going to be time for your favorite spot's last call, after all, so enjoy 'em while you…

By Scene Staff

Mars Bar
    15314 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-228-4500
    On the corner Madison Avenue and Mars Avenue in Lakewood is a simple, single-story brick building, home to one of the coziest, most laid-back bars in the suburb.
    It's a small red-and-yellow room &#151; a few small tables and a modern bar &#151; with four huge flat-screen televisions that make it a perfect place to watch the game. And then there's the gyro meat rotating in the heat, emanating irresistible smells to those near the machine in the corner behind the bar.
    They've got some of the best gyros around, perhaps because they are authentically Greek. I first met Mars Bar owner George Gountis last summer when I came there to watch the Greece-Colombia World Cup game. There, a handful of neighborhood guys wearing old Greece soccer jerseys were sipping beers, eating gyros and taking shots of "Ouzo of Plomari." Gountis explained the gyros were so great because of the tzatziki sauce made from scratch by his mother, who went to painstaking lengths to use only the freshest of yogurt.
    It's more than just gyros though. Mars Bar is a great place to relax outdoors, with tables out front and a full patio in the back. On a recent early Sunday afternoon, a couple of regulars were taking turns playing corny pop songs on the digital jukebox before taking their beers outside to smoke some cigarettes and get some fresh air.
    It wasn't long before they were back inside, of course. Back to the safe confines of a bar stool and the luminescent glow of low-watt lights. Back to the warm embrace of cold booze and idle conversation. Back to friends and family.
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9 Cleveland Bars That Are Open Early Morning

For third-shifters or for early morning booze hounds, these nine hot spots are small, friendly and, most importantly, open early. By Brittany…

By Scene Staff

BOBBY O&#146;S
    16013 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
    Open 5:30 a.m.
    Bobby O&#146;s applauds itself for being the working man&#146;s sports bar. No pretension here, this Cavs-obsessed dig sells cheap food and even cheaper beer. (Photo by Caitlin Summers)
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