When you are low on cash, but still want to experience great entertainment, look no further than The Happy Dog. When you visit this venue, you'll notice that it's a small space and has an unpretentious atmosphere. The Happy Dog hosts excellent live music performances, serves delicious hot dogs, and attracts an extremely eclectic crowd. Their drinks menu is quite impressive as well and serves a slew of crafty cocktails, chilled beers, and potent libations.
Great Lakes Brewing Co. is a brewery-pub and contains a gift shop too. The brewery, housed in a Victorian-style building, serves up some delicious sandwiches, burgers, salads, appetizers and more. The calamari is a local favorite. If you are not sure of the best beer that could be paired with your choice of appetizer then go for the recommended ones listed on the menu. Its exhaustive selection of craft brews and delectable pub grub make it of the top craft breweries of Great Lakes.
Midwestern foodies often mourn the lack of variation in restaurant menus with the change of seasons. They won't be disappointed at Chef Rocco Whalen's Fahrenheit, which has a seasonal menu that incorporates the best meat, fruits, veggies and spices available each season. Patrons are assured of fresh and sumptuous fare. Pizzas, pasta, salads, steak and seafood form the staple menu. The martini bar at Fahrenheit is refreshingly innovative. Private dining space for a party of fifty can be arranged.
Nano Brew is a popular brewpub among locals and visitors in Cleveland. It offers over 24 craft beers, including their award-winning in-house brew as well as those from regional breweries. Enjoy a chilled draft indoors or out in their lovely beer garden. While you're here, you can also enjoy delicious schnitzels, sandwiches, burgers, salads and fries.
Hidden away in Ohio City, Touch Supper Club offers both an upscale dining experience and a dance club. One section of the restaurant is for dining and another for dancing. The entertainment usually features DJs spinning a variety of music from salsa to '80s, to indie and alternative. The menu is upscale American, generally simple in concept but with unique touches. Touch also offers staples like a Touch Burger with secret sauce, or mac and cheese with fancy cheese, ham, and peas. Vegetarian options include a vegan roots dish or mushroom pizza.
The multi-level Velvet Dog is located in Cleveland's Warehouse District, and offers plenty of space to dance, lounge, and relax. On the dance floor, you'll hear a mixture of Top 40 hits and electronic music. Sip on delicious martinis and get off your feet for a while in the lounge. On the rooftop patio, you'll be treated to amazing views of the city. Enjoy the sounds, lights, and crowds at this popular nightclub.
Salt is a well-known restaurant that specializes in small plates packed with flavor and some of the delectable items on the menu are Chicken Liver Plate served with toasted rye and pickles and Lamb Meatballs topped with feta cheese and pistachio. Alternatively, the Calamari is quite delicious and is a must-try. The exposed brick walls and chandeliers give the place a rustic edge and maintain the elegant vibe at the same time. The bar comprises high table tops and their delicious cocktails like The Bride with vodka base and Elle Driver with tequila base will leave you wanting for more.
The dingy yet vibrant interior of the Grog Shop has been mesmerizing visitors for a number of years. No music lover in Cleveland leaves without a visit here. Come here to catch live music acts by various upcoming pop and rock bands. Chill out with a drink in the lounge or at the bar, and have a look at the photo-covered walls. Dropped in on a day when there's no event? Don’t worry, the jukebox will keep you occupied.
Associated with the Fat Head's Brewery in Pittburgh, PA, Fat Head's in North Olmsted is a popular dining venue located on Lorain Road. The place offers their impressive in-house beer menu, which includes popular brews such as Bumble Berry, Head Hunter, as well as seasonal drinks such as Holly Jolly, Stone Age and many more. To nosh along with these refreshing brews and ales is a pub menu featuring deep-fried favorites like fries, onion rings, burgers and much more. The place has a nice, jolly vibe, the service is friendly and the overall experience is truly delightful. If you're looking for some good cask-conditioned beer, Fat Head's is where your search ends.
Soho Kitchen & Bar, on 25th Street offers an eclectic, quintessentially Southern menu. Serving dishes that are at essence, the comfort food of United States, the charming eatery is a great mix of a hipster, urban bistro and a rustic eatery. Open for dinner on weekdays (except Mondays), Soho also serves a killer brunch on the weekends. Classic dishes such as mac n' cheese, shrimp and grits, fried chicken and waffles, Southern poutine line the menu along with a great vegetarian selection, some of which can even be adapted to vegan tastes. They also have an impressive bar program on offer. Moderately priced, Soho Kitchen & Bar is supported by a great wait staff and a nice ambiance. Drop in for brunch some time, and you'll know what all the fuss is about.
The charming setting of Gigi’s on Fairmount manages to grab one's attention right from the word go. Matt black walls, snug window seating and an upscale yet relaxed ambiance that is only further enhanced by the pouring of numerous wines - Gigi’s is everything one could hope for from an intimate date night. Food is prepared from local produce and includes season's fresh flavors. The menu constitutes both wine accompaniments for snacking such as charcuterie and fromages as well as full-fledged meals such as the Filet Mignon and Sea Scallops. Wines are delicious and the list endless - everything from Zinfandel to the fruity Barbera deserves a sip. However, brace yourselves as this little bistro is known to host lengthy queues and reservations are not taken.