On this page we will be breaking down drinking at the best bars in Cleveland. Whether you are looking for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to buy cheaper liquor during drink specials, or just to sing some karaoke hopefully we can assist.
Our first section will cover the best wine and cocktail bars in Cleveland. Up next we will get into breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool and throw some darts.
Then we will mention some of the best drink specials near you so you can hit up the right bars at the right times to do your drinking cheaper. After that we will discuss bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area.
Lastly we will talk about bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music. Towards the end there will even be a local bar map that pins all of the spots from our various lists on it.
And if you want to compare the scene here to others around the region you can do so at this link.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
Some of the top cocktail and wine bars in Cleveland are:
- Market Avenue Wine Bar at 2521 Market Ave
- Toast at 1365 W 65th St
- The Fairmount Cocktail Bar at 2448 Fairmount Blvd
- Cloak & Dagger at 2399 W 11th St
- Humble Wine Bar at 15400 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
- South Point Tavern at 1947 W Market St #109, Akron
- Little Birdie Wine Nest at 6060 Broadview Rd, Parma
- Speak of the Devil at 201 W 5th St, Lorain
- Foundry Kitchen & Bar at 525 Broad St, Elyria
- Paragon Wines, Martinis, Plates at 21920 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid
- Cork & Barrel Wine Bar at 35800 Detroit Rd, Avon
- Garden City at 3386 Tuttle Rd, Shaker Heights
- Swirl Wine Bar at 33325 Bainbridge Rd, Solon
Market Avenue Wine Bar features a massive wine list of over 300 labels with numerous selections from the best appellations in the US, Europe, South America, Australia, and beyond and all wines can be purchased at retail pricing with a 10% discount for 6 or more bottles.
A wholesome menu of made from scratch food and cocktails is available at Toast where they also have some of the best drink specials in your area from 4pm to 7pm Wednesday through Friday.
The Fairmount Cocktail Bar serves a wide range of cocktails and red and white wines in Cleveland with Tuesday happy hours from 4pm to 9pm.
If you are looking for a craft cocktail bar that serves a variety of signature cocktails that are unique, approachable, and affordable as well as a curated domestic and local beer list with vegan food made from scratch head to Cloak & Dagger.
Humble Wine Bar in Lakewood is an approachable wine bar with an extensive wine list, craft beers, culinary cocktails, and liquor specials Monday through Friday from 4pm to 6pm.
South Point Tavern offers handcrafted cocktails and martinis as well as a large selection of bourbon, wines, and craft beers in Akron.
Little Birdie Wine Nest has over 1,000 bottles in stock with local drink specials in Parma from 4pm to 6pm Monday through Friday and the doors are open from 8am to 9pm Monday through Saturday.
Draft beers, cocktails, and bubbles as well as red and white wine in Lorrain can be found at Speak of the Devil.
Foundry Kitchen and Bar has a large drink menu with handcrafted cocktails, a great selection of bourbon, whiskey, and scotch as well as one of the most extensive wine lists in Elyria.
Garden City in Shaker Heights also has a massive wine list with varietals from all over the world including the top ten regions and wine by the glass or bottle is also available.
For a clean environment for dining as well as a full bar with an extensive list of wines by the glass, liquor, and craft beer selections head to Swirl Wine Bar in Solon.
Cleveland Breweries & Sports Bars
Sample new suds and watch the big game with your friends at the best local breweries and sports bars:
- Nano Brew Cleveland at 1859 W 25th St
- Masthead Brewing Co at 1261 Superior Ave
- Market Garden Brewery at 1947 W 25th St
- Game On Lakewood at 17103 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
- Lock 15 Brewing Company at 21 W North St #TL 1, Akron
- Rookies Sports Bar & Grill at 5513 Pearl Rd, Parma
- Bascule Brewery & Public House at 1397 Colorado Ave, Lorain
- Wolfeys Bistro & Pub at 1069 E Broad St, Elyria
- Boozerz at 21702 St Clair Ave, Euclid
- ZZs Big Top at 35015 Detroit Rd, Avon
- Craft Collective at 3449 Tuttle Rd, Shaker Heights
Nano Brew Cleveland is a welcoming neighborhood brewpub and beer garden with 24 beers on tap both inside and out.
Masthead Brewing Co has a large brewery and taproom near you with salads and small plates as well as a full liquor bar with house cocktails and a large bourbon selection.
From 12pm to 4pm Sunday through Tuesday and from 11am to 6pm on Wednesday and Saturday you can visit Market Garden Brewery who offers a rotating draft list of beers, a curated wine and cocktail list, and freshly brewed beer and cider to send out in kegs and cans across the great state of Ohio.
Game On Lakewood is a sports bar on the corner of Detroit and Cordova offering a full menu until 1am with games playing on 30 HD televisions.
Lock 15 Brewing Company has a seven barrel brew house in Akron that is completely visible through a glass wall in the main dining room and bar and year-round brews, seasonal and experimental beers, and guest taps will provide a well-rounded selection for all palates.
16 beers on tap, 35 domestic and imported bottled beers, and excellent food including wings, burgers, pizza, salads, and more can be found at Rookies Sports Bar in Parma.
Bascule Brewery & Public House is Lorain’s first brewery in over a century serving 7 beers including two rotating seasonals as well as some of the best daily drink specials in your area from 3pm to 6pm.
The Wolfeys Bistro & Pub in Elyria is open daily from 11am to 11pm with happy hours from time to time.
Domestic drafts, bottles, PBR, and High Life are some of the top sellers at ZZs Big Top in Avon in addition to their famous wings and pork rinds.
Craft Collective serves a curated selection of local beer, cider, mead, wine, and spirits with liquor specials in Shaker Heights running from 4pm to 6pm Monday through Friday.
Local Drink Specials
Visit these bars with drink specials near you to buy cheaper alcohol and your wallet will thank you:
- City Tap Cleveland at 750 Prospect Ave E
- All Saints Public House at 1261 W 76th St
- Lincoln Park Pub at 2609 W 14th St
- Merry Arts Pub & Grille at 15607 1/2 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
- Ido Bar & Grill at 1537 S Main St, Akron
- First Stop at 5486 State Rd, Parma
- Scorcher’s Casual Eatery & Draft House at 900 Broadway, Lorain
- Dawg House Bar & Grill at 114 Antioch Dr, Elyria
- Old World Tavern at 661 E 185th St, Euclid
- The Rush Inn Bar & Grille at 35840 Chester Rd, Avon
City Tap has more than 40 beers flowing including imports and domestics that are available in bottles and cans. You will also find a wide selection of Seltzers, hand-packed burgers, and fresh cut fries and they even have some of the best alcoholic drink specials in Cleveland from 2pm to 6pm Monday through Friday.
All Saints Public House offers a wide selection of wine and beer as well as free comedy shows and daily liquor specials you can enjoy on the patio from 4pm to 6pm.
Burgers, steaks, and other American and global dishes are served at Ido Bar & Grill who has happy hours in Akron from 11am to close.
First Stop has 16 TV’s, 16 beers on tap, and daily food and drink specials in Parma from 7am to 6pm Monday through Friday.
If you are looking for a great place to watch your favorite sport while also enjoying food and drinks head to Scorcher’s Casual Eatery & Draft House where there are drink specials in Lorain available from 3pm to 7pm.
Dawg House Bar & Grill serves a variety of beverages and food to take in while watching the game plus they provide food and liquor specials in Elyria from 4pm to 7pm every Tuesday through Friday.
There are a wide range of drink specials from 11:30am to 6:30pm at The Rush Inn Bar & Grille in Avon.
We have done our best to mention any time you can drink for cheaper during happy hours at bars around town all throughout this post so don’t only focus on this section.
Trivia, Quiz & Game Nights
Here is a good list of bars with trivia, quiz, and game nights in your area:
- The Flying Monkey Pub at 819 Jefferson Ave
- Jukebox at 1404 W 29th St
- Saucy Brew Works at 2885 Detroit Ave
- Around the Corner Saloon & Cafe at 18616 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
- Two Bucks Parma at 7880 Broadview Rd, Parma
- Boomers at 305 Broad St, Elyria
- Beerhead Bar & Eatery at 1813 Nagel Rd #100, Avon
Jukebox has a neighborhood tavern feel and serves a variety of food and drinks while hosting bar trivia nights near you every Thursday at 8pm.
A diverse selection of high-quality craft beers including classic German, American, Experimental Yeast, and Wild Type can be tried at Saucy Brew Works who hosts trivia nights every Thursday at 7pm.
Around the Corner Saloon & Cafe features their signature buffalo chicken wings and weekend brunch plus they have numerous HDTV’s for sporting events and a local bar trivia night in Lakewood every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm.
Two Bucks Parma has a nice selection of food and drinks menu with trivia nights at 7pm every Wednesday.
Beerhead Bar & Eatery in Avon combines live music, a seemingly endless menu of rotating craft beer selections of 50 on tap, over 400 in bottles, classic cocktails, delectable small plates and appetizers, happy hours from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday, and trivia nights every Wednesday at 7pm.
More fun bars with trivia or games in Cleveland from different lists include Nano Brew and Dawg House Bar & Grill.
Dance, Karaoke & Live Music
Anyone that wants to dance, listen to live music, and sing karaoke can head to:
- Galaxy Karaoke at 1593 E 30th St
- The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar at 1163 Front Ave
- The Brothers Lounge at 11609 Detroit Ave
- Jilly’s Music Room at 111 N Main St, Akron
- Mutt & Jeff’s at 3700 Oberlin Ave, Lorain
- Trade Winds Lounge at 319 E 200th St, Euclid
Galaxy Karaoke is open from 5pm to 2:30am Friday and Saturday and features 5 lavish private karaoke rooms in your area with separate sound systems along with a great selection of food and alcoholic beverages.
For a live performance that combines live music with comedy allowing you to choose the songs that the performers head to The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar where you can also get alcoholic drink specials from 7pm to 9pm.
The Brothers Lounge features live music of all genres, traditional American fare, and a diverse selection of beer, wine, and fine spirits.
Jilly’s Music Room in Akron features a full-service bar and kitchen as well as live music and entertainment.
If you are trying to find a bar with karaoke in Lorain head to Mutt & Jeff’s on Wednesday nights from 8pm to 11:30pm.
You might also want to read our posts on:
- Breweries & Cocktail Bars In Pittsburgh
- Breweries & Cocktail Bars In Columbus
- Breweries & Cocktail Bars In Detroit
- Breweries & Cocktail Bars In Cincinnati
Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Cleveland
After reading all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available near you. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke in your area.
If you think we got anything incorrect or notice us listing any venues that are no longer open please tell us in the comments so we can keep this info as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Cleveland.