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I've turned to the BN locals of several places I've gone lately for recommendations on what to do and where to go. I'm back for more advice. A buddy of mine and I are going up to another of our buddy's wedding on June 1st. We're staying in the Gateway District...probably the Holiday Inn Express. The reception is at the Marriott at Key Bank. What's the best stuff to do on Friday night...eats, bars, scenery! Thanks Cleveland!
There's a bunch of great places. Here are just a few on my mind:
Great Lakes Brewery
Bier Markt on West 25th (Scene has gotten a little bit younger. It's pretty packed, but it's still a fun spot)
The Treehouse - Tremont
Edison's Pub - Tremont (My favorite spot. Great patio, cheap drinks, laid back crowd and they serve pizza late)
If you are on the West side of Cleveland:
La Cave Du Vin or The Wine Cave (A little bit expensive, but a nice place to relax. Awesome beer and wine selection)
Restaurants menus to check out: Lolita, Lola, Fahrenheit, Tremont Taphouse
When I used to go out to clubs downtown, I went to Spybar, but it was shut down about 5 years back.
This post was edited by Pula 86 12 months ago
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I believe they have a casino now.
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You've already received some good advice. E 4th Street is a great area with lots to do just on that one street, and it's close to where you'll be. The casino is worth a visit and it's walking distance from E 4th. West 6th street is lively as well depending on what you're into. It's a younger crowd, lots of clubs, full of douche bags but some people like that I guess.
If you venture out of downtown, Ohio City is just a bridge away where you have W 25th street with the aforementioned breweries. Great Lakes Brewery is a must visit (food and beer wise) but the others are cool too (I believe there are 3 others now, all on the same block). Take the "Ohio City Tour" as it's called and get a beer at each. A little further out in Ohio City is the Happy Dog on W 58th and Detroit. A large selection of beer, good prices, live music and a fun hotdog menu (the menu is literally a checklist of like 50 hotdog toppings and you can choose as many as you want).
Steve's Lunch on W 50th and Lorain is a perfect place to wrap up a night of drinking. Open 24 hours, serves breakfast and chili dogs all day long. The place will literally be packed with a line out the door after the bars close. Never a dull moment in that place. Their sandwiches are named after Cleveland officers who work the night shift. You'll want a triple Dooley and a slaw dog with the works with stadium mustard.
They have given you the essentials ... East 4th and Euclid area is great as is the West 6th area. And the casino downtown. All good stuff and all walking distance on a nice night.
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Leo nailed it.... Downtown for the club scene, Treemont for the more relaxed setting. Or you could check out the Warehouse district on W. 6th. They have some nice places to drink...Barley house for one.
Id check out the West Side Market too in the morning or day time. Fri/Sat depending on your schedule. There is nothing on earth like a Steve's Gyros. Also Im a huge fan of Franks brats.
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Here is another link for the West Side Market. Seriously, if you have never had a Steve's Gyro, you haven't really lived yet. Its amazing how they make Gyro's taste so much better than any Ive ever had. Ive been to Greece and my best friends family in Cbus owned Mykono's Gyros. Nothing like a Steve's!
cleveland's historic west side market on the web. Includes history, tour, recipes, vendors information
East 4th is more pricey but has some great more adult style restaurants. Sixth is great for drunken debauchery and Ohio City is awesome if you want a short drive. Tremont is also kind of fun. Ive always had fun in Cleveland
Try to get to one of the Melts if you can.
Great sandwiches and large beer selection.
How far is Ohio City? Might be good for Friday evening.
Anyone know anything about Southside and Prosperity in Tremont? Any opinions?
Just over the bridge. A bit far for a walk but technically doable.
If you go to Ohio City you MUST go the house that was the birthplace of John Heisman. There is one of those national historic markers in the front lawn (or at least there used to be the last time that I was there but that was years ago).
Tremont and Ohio city are 5 min cab rides. I used to live in Tremont and Southside was one of my favorite bars. Good food as well. Treehouse is another good bar in Tremont. You've gotten some excellent recommendations. Have fun.
Steve are you a native clevelander?
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Still there! I live a few blocks from there and I point it out to my fiance literally every time we drive past lol.
Coach, like somebody said, Ohio City is a short cab ride from downtown. If you wanted to drive yourself it's about 5-10 minutes depending on lights. You don't need to use the freeway, just head west on Carnegie and go over the Lorain-Carnegie (Hope Memorial) Bridge which will lead you directly to the West Side Market and the rest of the Market District (W 25th/Lorain) where the breweries and restaurants are.
Ohiocity.org has a lot of great info if that's the way you're leaning. Here's the list of restaurants (I also love Heck's and Johnny Mango): http://www.ohiocity.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=106&Itemid=229
As it stands Cleveland is one of the most underrated cities in the country. Building like crazy. Im waiting til summer and hitting it up again. Ive never met anyone who has actually gone there and NOT enjoyed themselves.
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I've always had a good time when I've been there. I've been there a half dozen times or so. It's been 8 years or so though.
All good suggestions. This knowledgeable crowd here is hooking you up.
I didn't catch if you mentioned any particular interests of those in your group. If these ideas are too general, provide more specifics of what you'd like to see / do.
Cleveland has some good food.
If really into burgers, for example, you might stop by http://www.brgr9.com/ while in the warehouse district.
If you want a really good mixed drink, you could visit http://www.velvettangoroom.com/ while at Ohio City. The place is a swanky throwback. You could feel like the cast of Mad Men there. They're about as fanatic about making a great mixed drink as just about anybody anywhere. Old school. TV chef Michael Symon said their Lime Fizz is the best thing he has ever drank.
If you like celebrity chefs and want to visit restaurants featured in TV shows, go to http://www.tvfoodmaps.com/ and search for Cleveland.
The table reservation site http://www.opentable.com/best-cleveland-restaurants lists their top 10 places in town as voted on by 150,000 customers.
Just some ideas to add to the pile. Have fun, coach.
And thanks tippydye, I'll have to check out Steve's.
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