My wife and I are heading to Cleveland saturday night to hang out and catch the Tigers/Indians game sunday afternoon. I want to catch the wings game saturday night and visit some decent bars. Just wondering if anyone had any insight on this "issue" at hand! Thanks in advance
WAY OT: Best places to get an adult beverage in Cleveland?
I love the idea I'll see if I can persuade my wife lol
Great Lakes Brewing Company in Ohio City is fantastic. Their selection of beers is world-renowned, and their atmosphere pretty chill. Give it a look.
Seconded. If you're looking for a fancy dinner check out the Flying Fig, too.
Great Lakes beer is fantastic.
May I reccomend the Elliot Ness?
Yes. You may also recommend the Christmas Ale as a seasonal fave.
You mean like Ovaltine?
Available at any grocery store.
I haven't been to C-town for a few years, but last time I was there we went to a place near the Jake (errrrr, Progressive Field) that I think was called the Green Lizard (or something Lizard, anyway).
Yeah we all got food poisoning from that place, so stay the hell away from there.
I think it may be the Winking Lizard. My sister-in-law lives there, and she and her husband are frequent patrons of that establishment (for the drinks, not the food FWIW). I'll also second Great Lakes. We watched part of Prior's meltdown against Purdue last year there as part of my in-laws wedding day extravaganza.
Needless to say I was in the bag when we were there so my memory's a little fuzzy.
It was actually a pretty cool place to drink and hang out after the game (Donyell Marshall's ugly ass even walked in at one point -- he was playing for the Cavs at the time), but when the 3 of us all developed the same symptoms ~24 hours later, and the only common thing we all ate that trip was the pizza from that place, it was a unanimous choice to never eat there again.
But I guess if you stay away from the food it still might be a good place to chill & drink.
Winking Lizard is delicious and fantastic. I grew up in cleveland, and the lizard is the essential place to eat and drink. Try a Bo-Man's sandwich and grab a beer.
If you're looking for a wings & beer type sports bar, I would suggest Cleats.
WInking lizard is good, Paninis on E.9th + Prospect pretty good also. I suggest leaving downtown (cav's not playing + indians suck = dead downtown bar scene). If you have to stay try some of the bars on E. 4th, corner alley is pretty nice. Personally Id go to the West Park area, the west side of cleveland, and hit up West Park Station or P.J. McIntyres.
The discussion begins and ends with Great Lakes Brewing Company. Try the Burning River Pale Ale. It's tasty, alcoholic, and fortified with a skosh of I See What You Did There.
No question, bier markt by the west side market. My buddy used to live above it. Great beer selection. Great vibe. Second choice is winking lizard, which is a typical jumbo sports bar but they have a 'keep the glass' special where you get a nice glass for every one you order at regular price. If you get lucky on the monthly selection, it's quite nice. Half my glasses are from there. The other half were stolen from bier markt.
The best place in cleveland on a sunny day is Shooters in the flats hands down..... and west 6th is the place to be
Shooters is pretty much the worst place to be if it's not at least 75 degrees outside.
I live in Cleveland, great lakes brewing company is great, kind of like Cleveland's Bells. You can't go wrong with any beer you get there, Dortmunder, burning river, blackout stout is phenominal, they just released Holy Moses which they only brew every other year. The nightlife spot in town right now is West 6th. It's lined with all different kinds of bars/clubs. The Blind Pig, Velvet Dog, The metropolitan, The Barley House is the trendy spot at the moment, but it's completely full of douchebags, lots of graphic tees and Tapout shirts. The Cadillac Ranch is where Lebron had his birthday party FWIW. My favorite bar is on West 9th, it's called the Map Room, just a low key spot. There's nothing special about the Winking Lizard, I would go to either Panini's or The Clevelander if you're looking to stay near the stadium, they're literally right next to each other, they almost share a patio(there is also a paninis on west 6th, great food). The Harp is a great place to go, great food, but its kind of on the outer part of the city towards Lakewood. Also Tremont is just a cab ride away, Michael Symon has a restaurant there called Lolita which is unbelievable. Michael Symon is one of the Iron Chefs. He also has a restaurant on East 4th which is a great place to go. East 4th is pretty much a bourbon street knock off in Cleveland, lined with lights and bars.
It was many years ago but there was a good scene down by the river flats when the weather was nice. I have heard its not like that anymore but I had a few good pints walkin around down there.
best women in cleveland are at shooters on that 75 degree day
But the roof at Velvet Dog is a good place to be on a warm day as well.
The Airport is a great place to drink. That way you can also get out of the state of Ohio.
Get in a car and get the fuck out of Cleveland. Niagra falls is nice.
My suggestion was going to be anywhere still in Michigan.
If you like Creole/Cajun, then check out Fat Fish Blue at the corner of Prospect and Ontario. Plus they have live music most nights.
Second on Fat Fish Blue - great music as well...
go to Quaker Steak and Lube in Independence - it is about 10/15 minutes from the ball park.
Great wings even if they are over priced.
I've been there. The company we were training with said they'd pay for 2 alcoholic drinks per person.
If I remember right, each person at the table got one of those big tube beers... haha..
Too much road construction going on right now to make the drive to Independence worth while.
Best beverage in Cleveland? I'd drive north...