50 Cleveland Bars, Breweries and Restaurants Perfect for Day Drinking

If you want to grab a drink during the day, who are we to stop you? Around Cleveland, there are a ton…

By Brett Zelman

Beerhead Bar
1156 West 11th St., Cleveland

Beerhead has “beer, food and fun” in the form of, well, beer, food and various activities including live music and trivia nights. Most importantly, they open at 11 a.m., so you can slide up to the bar before noon.
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30 Cleveland Bars To Hit Up To Celebrate the End of Dry January

Dry January is finally almost over and thank god for that. Whatever type of bar you're looking for - cocktail lounge, brewery,…

By Scene Staff

 Parkview Nite Club
    1261 West 58th St., Cleveland 
     Layers of mystery lie just beneath the surface of this rustic, aggressively unpretentious corner bar on Cleveland's near West Side. Start with the decorative motif: How can the Rat Pack poster mingle with the framed Three Stooges photo? If this is the Parkview, where is the park -- or the view? How can a bar tout its live blues bands, even as it advertises the birthday of a regular patron named "Disco Dicky"? Most of all, how has a bar with wood paneling on walls, floor, and ceiling managed to keep from burning down this long? These are matters that require intense study from the barstool and a thorough interrogation of the help. 
    Photo via Scene Archives
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16 Lounges, Speakeasies and Hidden Bars in Cleveland and How to Find Them All

Think you’re the hippest barfly in Cleveland? Check out our list of hidden, blink-and-you-miss-them and underground bars that many pass by on…

By Scene Staff

Lounge Leo
    2161 Murray Hill Rd., Cleveland Heights
     A small, friendly bar in Cleveland’s Little Italy that will gladly welcome you into its community. It’s cheap, too!
    Photo via chuckbelike/Instagram
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23 Cleveland Restaurants, Bars and Coffee Shops With Indoor Fireplaces To Help You Warm Up This Winter

We get it, the long winters suck. But we live in Cleveland so we should be used to it at least. And…

By Scene Staff

 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. 
    Photo via Prosperity Social Club/Facebook
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36 Cleveland Bars With Food As Good Their Drinks

We get it, we want to hit up our favorite bar on the weekends too. But it's always nice to have a…

By Scene Staff

 Ironwood Cafe
    688 Dover Center Rd., Westlake
     Since the dawn of time, the bill of fare at the Ironwood looked, smelled and tasted nearly identical to what slides across the pass at countless saloons; that is to say, generic pub grub. But ever since Lloyd Foust tied on the apron in 2019, this pub has been ever so slowly transitioning to more of a gastropub. There are still wings, burgers and nachos, but there’s also a weekly pasta special courtesy of Ohio City Pasta, an awesome Cubano, a hummus dip and much more. 
    Photo via Scene Archives
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25 Homes For Sale In Northeast Ohio That Have Basement Bars

There's nothing that takes us back to the good old days, throwing back a couple of cold ones with some buddies, like…

By Scene Staff

 23479 Wingedfoot Dr., Westlake 
    $799,900, 6,313 Square Feet
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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…

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 Best Dive Bar: Parkview Nite Club
     1261 West 58th St., Cleveland,   parkviewniteclub.com, 216-961-1341
    Photo via Scene Archives
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Vintage Photos of Cleveland-Area Bars From the 1920s through the 1990s

We need a drink too. But until then, here's some vintage pictures of bars in the greater Cleveland area from the 1920s…

By Scene Staff

 Harbor Inn, 1965
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The 24 Most Underrated Bars in Cleveland

Looking for somewhere new to grab a cold one (or three) this weekend? Look no further than these bars and breweries that…

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 Stone Mad Pub
    1306 West 65th St, Cleveland
     Everyone who talks about this Detroit Shoreway neighborhood spot mentions two things; the bocce ball court and the beautiful patio. St. Patrick’s Day is next level at this Irish pub.
    Photo via @Joey_Bowling67/Instagram
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25 Cleveland Bars with Food as Good as Their Drinks

We get it, we like posting up at the bar to drink the cold away too. But that doesn't mean you have…

By Scene Staff

 BRIM Kitchen and Brewery
    3941 Erie St., Willoughby
     It took owners TJ Reagan and Chris Frate two years and more than a few wheelbarrows of cash to open BRIM, a stunning white-brick-and-glass structure that looks like a refurbished warehouse on the edge of town. But all that planning led to this being the brewery that may boast the best food out of all of them. And the brews are very good as well.
    Photo via BRIM Kitchen and Brewery/Facebook
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50 Cleveland Area Bars We Love

There are so many damn bars in this city. And that's definitely not something we're complaining about. But how does one pick…

By Scene Staff

 BottleHouse Brewing Company
    2050 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights
     This Cleveland Heights brewery, which recently expanded with a second location in Lakewood, feels more like a community gathering place than a bar. Live music, board games, community tables and no televisions gives it more of that living room feeling. And the beer is delicious.
    Photo via @BottleHouseBrew/Instagram
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Cleveland's 25 Best Bars That Aren't in Downtown

It turns out you don't always have to go downtown Cleveland to hangout at some of the best watering holes around. Whether…

By Scene Staff

 The Jolly Scholar
    11111 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
     Located on the Case Western campus and run by it’s students, this brewery and kitchen is mainly a la carte, but on Sundays, they have all you can eat boneless wings and french fries for just $9.95.
    Photo via @NoneFlyer/Instagram
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20 Tiny Cleveland Bars You Should Have Tried By Now

Sometimes bars are too big and crowded.  Luckily Cleveland is home to some smaller, more intimate watering holes perfect for gathering with…

By Scene Staff

 Johnny’s Little Bar
    614 Frankfort Ave., 216-861-2166
    Johnny’s has three locations but for this list of course we’re focusing on the Little Bar located downtown on Frankfort Avenue. Known for their burgers, served until 2 a.m. all year long, this is the perfect place to grab a beer and chow down either for lunch or a late nightcap.
    Photo via drewschafer2018/Instagram
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25 Restaurants, Breweries and Bars We Can't Wait to Open in Cleveland This Summer

Loosen your belts, Cleveland diners and drinkers: The next few weeks and months will be filled with gobs of restaurant, bar and…

By Scene Staff

 Forest City Shuffleboard
    4506 Lorain Ave.
    After nearly a year of construction, Jim Miketo is putting the finishing touches on Forest City Shuffleboard Arena and Bar, a gorgeous new entertainment option on the Ohio City-Detroit Shoreway border. A complete gut-and-rebuild job on the former Supermercado Rico building on Lorain at West 45th has produced a spacious, but comfortable social club with indoor shuffleboard, bar and kitchen. The business is now open.
    Douglas Trattner Photo
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