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.
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.
Prosperity Social Club is a somewhat hidden secret in Tremont, a neighborhood bar and restaurant which serves locals but could appeal to anyone. Prosperity has a full bar with a significant wine list and specialty martinis, or "Prosper-tinis," such as a pink grapefruit with Stoli Orange, Campari, and orange juice. Its food menu is a somewhat eclectic mix of appetizers and entrees. Starters include Ed's Pita Nachos, a Greek-themed fish with red pepper aoili, feta, and olives, or Pierogies with ricotta and onions. Featured entrees include Black Angus strip steak, or apple roasted pork loin, while vegetarians may enjoy roasted veggie empanadas. Prosperity Social Club also offers several happy hour and daily specials.
Somewhat hidden in the Detroit-Shoreway, the Parkview Nite Club is an old-fashioned diner, bar, and music club, all rolled into one. They host blues shows on a regular basis. A full bar with a wide selection of wines, beers, and cocktails is attached to the blues club, of course, but the Parkview stands out even more due to its all-day selection of food. Their lunch menu includes cold sandwiches as well as melts and burgers. Dinner entrees include chicken Marsala, walleye fish filet, and New York strip steak. The chili is a popular choice, and there are daily specials.
Dante offers patrons familiar dishes with a dash of innovation, leading to a memorable dining experience. A choice of 90 wines is available to accompany the food and Italian influences can be seen in the pasta dishes. For a complete experience here, sample one of their delicious cocktails along with your courses. Private dining space is also available making the place ideal for parties. Its convenient location, exquisite service and variety on both; drinks as well as food menu, makes the restaurant near perfect. Dante also offers a hearty late night menu focuses on noodle dishes between Mondays and Thursdays from 9.30p to 11p and from 10p to 12a on Fridays and Saturdays.
Shooter's on the Water is an excellent joint on the West Bank of the Cuyahoga which is very well known for its food—be it seafood, pizza, or salads. A sandwich place by day and a club by night, Shooters never lacks in excitement. At Shooters, you don't need a reason to celebrate. It has witnessed major events like MTV's Rock Concert and even the Father's Day grand celebration! The banquet facility is commendable because it can accommodate a group of 50 to 480 at any given time.
The House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio is the brainchild of its founder Isaac Tigrett and his love of the music genre “The Blues”. The venue is a brilliant mix of music and food and is popularly known for the magnificent artifacts display. They are also known for the charity work they volunteer for within the community, generating a feeling of togetherness and harmony. It is a delight to visit the restaurant and chance upon some good live music played at the venue.
Tired of shuttling from one place to another? Pickwick & Frolic Restaurant and Club introduces the guests to a one stop entertainment point. Lavish and luxury are the only words that come to your mind. No one can resist the hand tossed varieties of piping hot pizzas. Taste the red wine accompanied by 'Pickwick Antipasto Platter' or 'Three Legged Chicken'. You can also avail of the packages, wine and dine at the restaurant and laugh your heart out at the comedy show in Hilarities 4th Street Theater. Truly a complete and one of it's kind experience in Cleveland. Opens from Sunday to Thursday at 11a.
Wonder Bar's sign declares that it offers three things: Food. Drink. Jazz. Though the "jazz" part of the deal occurs on Saturday nights, the other two are on offer five days a week. Wonder Bar's small kitchen necessitates a menu of upscale comfort food, such as Camembert Mac and Cheese or nachos with chicken and scallions. There are also several small pizzas offered: Basil Pesto, Goat Cheese, and Tomato pizza, or Pepperoni and Mushroom. They are also noted for their Cincinnati-style Chili, with add-ons like bacon or onions. Their drink menu features several house cocktails like The Man-tini with Johnny Walker Gold, Honey, and Sparkling Wine, or the Two Goose Martini with Grey Goose vodka and Spruce Goose Sparkling Pinot Noir. They also have several absinthe drinks, and a weekday happy hour menu. - Marjorie Jensen
Flannery's Irish Pub is a massive Irish-American pub in downtown Cleveland capable of serving over a hundred customers at a time. They have a wide range of beers on draft including, of course, Guiness, and several Guiness mixes like Black & Tans with Bass or Black Velvet with cider—all served in larger 20oz Imperial pints. Their dinner features specifically Irish entrées like Fish and Chips or Chicken Cottage Pie, but it also includes more general fare, like New York Strip Steak or Chicken Fettucine. Flannery's also serves a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and burgers. Vegetarians can try their Grilled Portabella sandwich or a Fresh Spinach sandwich. Flannery's also has live music on Friday and Saturday nights. - Marjorie Jensen
Considered to be on the best fine dining restaurants in Cleveland, Johnny's Downtown offers some exquisite cuisines. Located in the historic Warehouse District, it has been thriving since 13 years. Elegant interiors complete with crystal chandeliers, polished wooden floors greet the moment you set your foot in this charming restaurant. Round tables covered with clean white cloth reflect a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere. It offers excellent Italian delicacies such as pastas, pizzas, calamari and much more. Listen to soft melodies on the piano every night here while you relish the delicious cuisine. An excellent place for a romantic dinner! Check the website for more details.