Restaurants and Nightspots
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- Restaurants (89)
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Hilarities Comedy Club
Cleveland offers some of the most diverse comedic entertainment available today in a number of locations. One of the best is Hilarities, part of Pickwick and Frolic in the East Fourth Street Entertainment District, downtown. Housed on the lower level, patrons travel through the restaurant and lounge area to the ticket booth and then, down a flight of stairs to the waiting stage.
East Fourth Street Entertainment District
East Fourth Street, in downtown Cleveland Ohio between Prospect and Euclid Avenues, is the city's up and coming entertainment and residential district. Within walking distance of Public Square and area sports arena, the one-block strip is home to restaurants, nightclubs, and scores of historic, renovated apartments.
Powerhouse on the West Bank of the Flats
The Cleveland Powerhouse, on the West Bank of the Flats just outside of downtown Cleveland, is a former power station transformed into retail shops, restaurants, and a comedy club. The red brick building sits along the Cuyahoga River, next to the Plain Dealer Pavilion concert venue, and offers spectacular views of the Cleveland skyline.
The Cleveland Flats, the area surrounding the Cuyahoga River that bisects the city of Cleveland, has been a shipping powerhouse during the early 1900s and a vibrant entertainment district during the 1980s and 1990s. The area is divided into two sections -- the East Bank and the West Bank. Today, the East Bank has declined into a veritable ghost town with boarded up buildings and empty streets, where there were once hundreds of revelers.
Cleveland Wine Bars
Cleveland has a collection of unique, cozy, and sometimes quirky establishments that serve wine by the glass - or the bottle. Try an old favorite or discover a new spot in this list of ten top Cleveland area wine bars.
Cleveland Coffee Houses
Cleveland Ohio is known for its many quirky coffee houses, many of which offer free Wifi access and a variety of food as well as coffee. From Tremont to Ohio City to Cleveland Heights, here's a list of the best.
Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Patio Restaurants
Outdoor dining is one of Cleveland's summer pleasures. Although the season can be short, the city abounds with patios, decks, and other "al fresco" dining areas. Take a look at your Guide's Top Picks for outdoor Cleveland dining.
Mother's Day Brunch
Mother's Day is May 14. Treat your mother to brunch at one of these tasty and elegant spots in and around Cleveland.
The Baricelli Inn
The Baricelli Inn is an elegant 1896 mansion, turned restaurant and bed and breakfast, in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood just up the hill from University Circle, the city's museum and cultural district.
Slyman's Restaurant on Cleveland's near east side, is "the" place to go for corned beef. The decor is "early dive bar" and the service can be brusque, but the food is divine and the line to get a table is usually out the door.
House of Blues
Opened in 2004 in downtown Cleveland, the House of Blues Cleveland, combines distinctive southern cuisine, a fun and electric atmosphere, and some of the best music groups -- of all genres -- around.
Giovanni's, in the east side Cleveland suburb of Beachwood, has been serving excellent northern Italian cuisine paired with the perfect wines for thirty years. One of just a few four diamond restaurants in the city, Giovanni's deft and knowledgeable service, flawless food, and comfortable Tuscan-style atmosphere never fail to please.
Top Special Occasion Restaurants
When you're looking for something romantic, something special, you want to make you choose a great restaurant. Here are some extra special choices for your night out in Cleveland, Ohio.
Lockkeepers Restaurant is an elegant fine dining restaurant just south of downtown Cleveland, offering excellent steaks and seafood accompanied by fine wines.
Three Birds in Lakewood offers consistently good food, good service, and a spacious and relaxing patio for summer dining.
Fat Fish Blue
Right in downtown Cleveland, but with its heart and soul in New Orleans, Fat Fish Blue dishes up fun, live entertainment and delicious Creole cuisine.
1950s-Style Diners in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio
Are you a fan of classic 1950s-style diners? You're in luck. Cleveland and northeast Ohio boast several excellent, authentic and delicious examples.