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There's plenty to do in Cleveland after dark. Take in a movie; enjoy one of the city's many concert stages; dance the night away; and more.
Pickwick and Frolic, Cleveland Ohio

Pickwick and Frolic

(Courtesy of the Pickwick and Frolic)
These are just a few of the many nightime attractions in Greater Cleveland:

Concert Venues
  • House of Blues -- Downtown Cleveland's popular concert and dining venues.
  • The Agora -- Around for 40 years, the Agora has launched the career of many a rock legend.
  • The Grog Shop -- In Cleveland's eastside Coventry neighborhood, this small venue gets cutting edge rock bands.
  • Tower City Amphitheater -- An outdoor summer concert stage, in the shadow of Public Square.
  • Fat Fish Blue -- This Downtown Cajun restaurant is known for its live Blues music. It's "the" place to be in Cleveland for "mardi gras."
  • Cain Park -- A park-life summer concert and theater venue in Cleveland Heights, east of Cleveland.
  • Plain Dealer Pavilion -- Located in the Nautica Entertainment complex in downtown Cleveland, this concert stage comes with a spectacular view of downtown Cleveland and the bridges over the Cuyahoga River.
  • Blossom Music Center -- Located midway between Cleveland and Akron, this outdoor pavilion is the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra as well as a favorite summer concert venue.
  • The Velvet Dog -- A popular dance club in downtown Cleveland's Warehouse District.
  • Spy -- A wood-panelled, elegant, up-scale bar and dance club in Cleveland's Warehouse District.
  • The Velvet Tango Room-- A sauve, 40s-style martini and cocktail spot, located just south of downtown.
  • Pickwick and Frolic (pictured above) -- This downtown entertainment complex has a martini bar, a comedy club, a cabaret, and a tasty restaurant.
Movies:Cleveland Wine Bars -- Try a glass of your favorite Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, or Champagne at one of Cleveland's many wine bars.

  • Parnell's -- In Cleveland Heights on Cleveland's east side, this authentic, friendly pub is a little slice of Ireland.
  • Flannery's -- In Cleveland's downtown Gateway neighborhood, an Irish favorite.
Gay Dance Clubs:
  • Twist -- Non-stop action, just east of Lakewood.
  • The Grid -- Downtown Cleveland's dance favorite.
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