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  • 1. Beachland Ballroom & Tavern

    North Collinwood | Music Clubs

    This far-east-side intimate ex-ballroom, with its creaky hardwood floor and cathedral ceiling, hosts up-and-coming national and regional music...Read More

  • 2. Cleveland Bop Stop

    Ohio City | Music Clubs

    The city's jazz scene thrives at the Cleveland Bop Stop. In a unique building that faces Lake Erie, the two-level cabaret seating mixes excellent...Read More

  • 3. Cleveland International Film Festival

    Downtown | Music Clubs

    Cleveland's celluloid appeal is apparent in big Hollywood films, such as the 2003 release American Splendor and the 1978 classic Deerhunter...Read More

  • 4. Cleveland National Air Show

    North Coast Harbor | Music Clubs

    What began in 1923 with the Cleveland Air Races is still one of the premier air shows in the country, drawing more than 40 military and civilian...Read More

  • 5. Cuyahoga County Fair

    Themed Entertainment

    This August agriculture-oriented event, one of the largest in Ohio, has all the usual fair fare—games, rides, exhibits, and more. It's held...Read More

  • 6. Flying Fig

    Ohio City | Bars/Pubs

    Across Market Avenue to the south is the Flying Fig, where martinis are king and appetizers are irresistible. ...Read More

  • 7. Great Lakes Brewing Company

    Ohio City | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    The centerpiece of this neighborhood's night spots is Market Avenue, which houses the Great Lakes Brewing Company, a smoke-free restaurant and...Read More

  • 8. Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    Comedy Clubs

    Seating is cabaret-style at the comfortable Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant. Attentive servers bustle throughout the club to deliver drinks...Read More

  • 9. Jacobs Pavilion

    Music Clubs

    The concert stage at Jacobs Pavilion hosts national rock and pop acts throughout the spring, summer, and early autumn. ...Read More

  • 10. Market Avenue Wine Bar

    Ohio City | Wine Bars–Nightlife

    Arguably the best-stocked wine bar in Cleveland, the Market Avenue Wine Bar has a warm, snug interior, and seasonal alfresco seating is ideal...Read More

  • 11. Nautica Entertainment Complex

    The Flats | Bars/Pubs

    The dozen or so venues that compose this complex dominate the West Bank of the Flats. ...Read More

  • 12. Pickwick & Frolic Restaurant & Club

    Gateway District | Cabaret

    Unique in presentation and scope, this cabaret, martini bar, restaurant, and comedy club brings magic, flair, and entertainment with style to...Read More

  • 13. Shooters on the Water


    Shooters on the Water, an indoor-outdoor restaurant and night club, has easily the West Bank's best view of Downtown, Lake Erie, the busy Cuyahoga...Read More

  • 14. Treehouse

    Tremont | Bars/Pubs

    The signature spectacle of the Treehouse is its hand-crafted tree sprouting from the root of the bar. Like most spots in Tremont, expect a house...Read More

  • 15. Velvet Dog

    Warehouse District | Dance Clubs

    Another venue with a view, the Velvet Dog has three options for your entertainment pleasure. The martini bar in the Third Level Lounge is comfortably...Read More

  • 16. Velvet Tango Room

    Warehouse District | Dance Clubs

    The Velvet Tango Room serves martinis and cocktails straight out of the post-Prohibition era, amid plush booths at a mahogany bar. The crowd...Read More

  • 17. 806 Martini and Wine Bar

    Tremont | Wine Bars–Nightlife

    Not to be outdone by its nightspot neighbors, Tremont has its own wine bar, 806 Martini and Wine Bar. ...Read More

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