Rowley Inn
1104 Rowley Ave
Daily – 5:30am – 2:30am – Lunch & Dinner available.
Neighborhood bar and grille across the street from A Christmas Story House & Museum. Between a killer jukebox filled with classic rock, oldies and good country, drinks cheap as any bar in town, a 5:30 a.m. opening time and  vintage Asteroids and bowling machines, how can you pass up the Rowley Inn?
Price Range – $

A Cookie and a Cupcake
2681 W. 14th Street
216-344-9433 –
11am – 9pm Fri. Sat.; 11am – 5pm Sun.
Choose from 12 different varieties of cupcakes as well as brownies, classic cookies and individual cheesecakes. Or order a one of a kind specialty cake for that special occasion.
Price Range – $

806 Literary Avenue
216-999-7714 –
Fri: 11am–2am | Happy Hour 4pm–7pm in the bar area; Sat + Sun: 11am–2am | Brunch served from 11am–3pm
Build-your-own craft tacos, craft beer, margaritas, tequila & whiskey. Vegan friendly and gluten-free friendly. Late night and outdoor patio dining.
Price Range – $$

The Bourbon Street Barrel Room
2393 Professor Avenue
216-298-4400 –
Friday 11am – 2am, Saturday 12pm – 2am, Sunday 10am – Business Decline (Brunch, 10am-3pm)
Offers a relaxed, casual, fun atmosphere while serving authentic New Orleans style cuisine by Southern Louisiana native, Johnny Schulze. Chef Johnny’s Creole and Cajun inspired cuisine includes classics such as: gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish etouffee, & beignets (just to name a few). The Bourbon Street Barrel Room also features 30 rotating craft beer handles, as well as ALL the classic New Orleans cocktails made with love with care.
Price Range – $$

2366 West 11th Street
216-621-3838 –
Fridays 7am until 11pm, Saturdays 8am until 11pm, and Sundays 8am until 6pm.
At the corner of Lincoln Park, this is a great coffee house to spend an afternoon in, or grab a sandwich to go. WiFi available.
Price Range – $

Churned Ice Cream Shop
2681 W. 14th Street
216- 861-2445 –
11am – 9pm Fri. Sat.; 11am – 5pm Sun.
Amazing house-made ice cream just south of Lincoln Park in Tremont! Their flavors are very creative, like Cap’n Crunch, Coco Puffs, Maple Bacon with French Toast, Carrot Cake, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp, etc.
Price Range – $

The Clark Bar
1201 Clark Avenue
216-344-9999 –
Authentic working class bar. The regulars are chatty, the drinks and food are easy on the wallet with great service from the bartenders who rarely let you see the bottom of your glass. Touchtunes, Keno, historical decor and you might even run into a patron or two pictured on the walls!
Price Range – $

2258 Professor Ave.
Friday – Sat – 11am – 11pm/ Closed Sunday
Subs, pizza, salad, pasta, and tiramisu! 100% scratch kitchen – nothing comes pre-made. Features 30” pizza available for purchase or by the slice and specialty pizzas. Most of the business is take-out, but there are 7 tables inside and lovely outdoor patio dining.
Price Range – $

2247 Professor Avenue
Friday – Saturday – 4:30 pm – 12:00 am/ Late Night Noodles – 10pm – 12am/Closed Sunday
Michelin Starred Chef Dante Boccuzzi’s signature restaurant DANTE, features a creative, seasonal dining experience with the option of ordering a la carte or chef prepared personalized tasting menus as well as late night noodles. DANTE restaurant offers a unique inside look at a busy working kitchen with the chef table.
Price Range – $$$

Dante Next Door
2247 Professor Ave
216-274-1201 –
Lunch – Friday 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
Brunch – Saturday, Sunday, Monday – 10.30 am – 3.00 pm
Restaurateur Dante Boccuzzi’ s latest creation, Dante Next Door, expands his Tremont footprint and is adjacent to his signature restaurant, Dante. Traditional Italian cuisine and brick oven pizzas. Family friendly. Will offer a music venue later in June. Serves Brunch on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
Price Range – $$

Duck Island Club
2102 Freeman Avenue
Friday/Saturday/Sunday – 7pm – 2am
Still lives up to its old speak easy days. The Duck Island Club is a small bar that straddles Ohio City and Tremont. Surrounded by big bars, but just off the cut enough to remain hidden. Not a loud dance club (although it can be at times), The Duck Island is a retreat from all the big bars and the people that frequent them. If you are looking for a small intimate bar, then The Duck Island Club is for you.
Price Range – $

Edison’s Pub
2373 Professor Avenue
Friday – 4pm – 2:30am, Saturday & Sunday – 1pm – 2:30am
Honors the famed inventor Thomas Edison. Come see the Beer Wall of 100 of beers. Lunch and Dinner from the menu of Pizza and Deli Foods. The patio courtyard features outdoor darts, grapevines, and a flowing water fountain.
Price Range – $$

Edison’s Pizza Kitchen
2365 Professor Ave
Friday 4pm – 2:30am, Saturday 1pm – 2:30pm, Sunday – 2pm – 10pm
Pizza, subs, and salads. Connected to Edison’s Pub, so grab a beer while you wait. Edison’s patio courtyard is a great place for pizza eating and beer drinking.
Price Range – $$

El Taino
3038 Scranton Road
216-621-4888 –
Friday – Saturday – 11am – 9pm
Authentic, delicious Puerto Rican food. Large portions. Served cafeteria style. Takeout available.
Price Range – $$

2417 Professor Av.
216-781-8858 –
Friday/Saturday – 5pm – 1am/Happy Hour Friday – 4pm-7pm/Sunday closed
Fahrenheit was a run-away hit the moment it opened its doors in 2002. But even its rising star chef Rocco Whalen could not anticipate the heat he would generate with this Tremont gem. Contemporary American cuisine. On any given night, Fahrenheit’s comfortably sexy environment transforms into a hangout for the dressed-in-black crowd, a respite for downtown suits-and-ties, a charted destination for suburban adventurers and a laid back meeting place for the neighborhood folks.
Price Range – $$$

Fat Cats
2061 W. 10th Street
216-579-0200 –
Brunch Saturday – 11am – 4pm; Lunch Friday – 11am – 4pm; Happy Hour Friday – 4pm – 7pm; Dinner Friday/Saturday – 4pm – 12pm
“Little gem” in Tremont that is tucked away – but with a wonderful view of downtown Cleveland across the valley. The ambiance is a wonderful hip casual as Fat Cats operates out of a converted house with wood floors, warm colors and cool paintings.
Price Range – $$

The Flying Monkey Pub
819 Jefferson Ave.
Friday – 3:00pm – 2:30am, Saturday/Sunday – 11:00am – 2:30am
An upscale bar experience, not even remotely uptight. Happy Hour prices all day Sunday and Karaoke starts at 8pm. Beautiful bar and patio.
Price Range – $

2247 Professor Avenue
Lunch Friday – 11.30 am – 2.00 pm
Dinner Friday – Saturday – 4.30pm – 12.00 am/Closed Sunday – Monday
Ginko is located in the basement of the Dante restaurant. The menu features traditional Japanese Sushi and Shabu Shabu with a modern, Dante twist. The restaurant design features a “River Flowing Water Sushi Bar”. Request a bar seat in front of Chef Noma-San and enjoy the Omakase Tasting Menu featuring fish flown in from the Tskiji Fish Market. Come visit Tokyo in Cleveland.
Price Range – $$$

Grumpy’s Café and Bakery
2621 West 14th Street
216-241-5025 –
Friday 7am to 10pm, Saturday 8am to 10pm, Sunday 8am to 3pm
This homey little café and neighborhood icon was destroyed in 2004 by a fire but has reestablished itself in this location quite nicely. Larger and adored more now than ever. The menu resembles the original grumpy’s style with fresh, “feel good” ingredients in Cleveland-style comfort food. Breakfast all week and brunch over the weekend. Lunches include affordable, healthy portions that vary from comfort food to daily fresh fish specials that will get you out quickly.
Price Range – $$

Hotz Café
2529 W. 10th Street
216-771-7004 –
Opened in 1919, the bar has been in the Hotz family for four generations. There is history galore in the building and if the walls could only talk, they’d have many a tale to tell . Hotz’s Cafe is a traditional “old style” tavern with a friendly staff and regulars both old and new! The mahogany bar and the bottle-cap bar stools are straight out of 1919. The shuffleboard game is a more recent addition, from 1936. Legendary Cleveland bar hosted Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb to Lou Gehrig to Indians legend Rocky Colavito. Tossed Robert De Niro & Meryl Streep and company when they wanted to film a scene in the bar for the movie, The Deer Hunter (filmed in part at Tremont’s St. Theodosius Cathedral and Lemko Hall).
Price Range – $

La Bodega
869 Jefferson Avenue
216-621-7075 –
Friday 10AM – 7PM, Sat – Sun 10AM – 4PM
30+ super sized sandwiches and salads available, and you can customize your order.
Price Range – $$

Lava Lounge
1307 Auburn Ave
Friday & Saturday – 4pm – 2:00am Food to 2am
Attracting people from all different backgrounds and social ranks, Lava Lounge is a haven of diversity. Lava Lounge serves as a relaxing but trendy spot, and prides itself on offering gourmet food choices to the late–night crowd.
Price Range – $$

Lincoln Park Pub
2609 West 14th Street
Friday/Saturday – 11:00 am – 2:30 am, Sunday – 12:00 pm – 2:30 am
An attorney on your right, a steel worker on your left. Food, pool table and darts.
Price Range – $

Literary Café
1031 Literary Avenue
216-308-1962 –
Friday/Saturday 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m
A cash only, shot and a beer, Mom and Pop bar. No food, snacks provided.

900 Literary Ave
Friday and Saturday 5pm – 11pm, Sunday 4pm -9 pm;
Chef Michael Symon’s restaurant is a stylish but casual little bistro. Modern-bohemian vibe with a highly–touted menu of international fusion fare.
Price Range – $$

2180 West 11th Street
216-298-5096 –
Friday – 7am – 10pm, Saturday – 8am – 10pm, Sunday – 10 am – 6 pm
Coffee shop-slash-alterna rock music shop. WIFI available.
Price Range – $

Lucky’s Café/Sweet Mosaic
777 Starkweather Avenue
216-622-7773 –
Friday – Breakfast & Lunch served 9am – 3pm/Coffee and pastry served 7am – 5pm, Saturday/Sunday brunch – 9 am – 3 pm – coffee & pastry – 8am – 5pm
Cyber café includes soup, sandwiches and decadent pastry. WiFi available.
Price Range – $$

2179 W. 11th Street
216-583-9999 –
Lunch: Friday – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm; Happy Hour: Friday – 4pm -7pm , Saturday – 5pm -7pm; Dinner: Friday & Saturday – 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Executive Chef, Zach Bruell’s sophisticated restaurant serves innovative dishes with Japanese touches plus a full sushi menu.
Price Range – $$$

Pat’s in the Flats
2233 W. 3rd Street (at the foot of Literary hill)
216-621-8044 –
“Working-man bar by day, blue-collar rock club by night.” No-frills bar in a historic setting, with shows by local & touring rock, punk & indie bands. No credit cards accepted – accepts cash only.
Price Range – $

Pizza Pan
2401 Scranton Road
216-241-7774 –
Friday/Saturday – 10am – 12am, Sunday – 10am – 11pm
Local take-out & delivery chain known for its pies, ribs & more, as well

Porco Lounge & Tiki Room
2527 W. 25th Street
216-802-9222 –
Friday-Saturday 4pm-1:30am, Closed Sunday
Creative cocktails served with tiny umbrellas in a snug Polynesian island hangout with a patio.
Price Range – $$

Press Wine Bar
2221 Professor Ave
FRI 4pm to 2am (Happy Hour Fri – 4pm-7pm) | SAT 10am to 2am | SUN 10am to 12am
Now serving Brunch on Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 3pm. Full service kitchen and bar featuring 8 draft “wines on tap,” large wine list by the glass and bottle, 7 Ohio brewed craft beers on tap, and dozens more by the bottle.
Price Range – $$

Prosperity Social Club
1109 Starkweather Ave
FRIDAY – 4pm – 2:30am, SATURDAY – 10:30am – 2:30am, SUNDAY – 10:30am – 2am – Kitchen till 2am on Fri & Sat; Sun til Midnight
Retro style atmosphere, eclectic clientele and an unpretentious attitude!  Offers a tavern-style menu that is vegetarian friendly, and an array of craft beers and libations. Art Deco influences, wormy chestnut walls and vintage beer memorabilia. Game room features an old-fashioned bowling machine, pool table and vintage board games. Retro-style, vacation themed patio.
Price Range – $$

Sokolowski’s University Inn
1201 University Avenue
216-771-9236 –
Lunch: Friday – 11am – 3pm; Friday Dinner – 5pm – 9pm, Saturday – 4pm – 9pm
Established in 1923, Sokolowski’s is Cleveland’s oldest family-owned and operated restaurant. This landmark serves cafeteria-style Polish and Eastern European classics in homey surroundings. See all of the pictures of various famous chefs and celebrities who tout this place as THE place for traditional, delicious Polish food – Michael Symon, Jimmy Fallon, Anthony Bourdain, Tyler Florence, and Bill Clinton. With large fireplace, dark paneling and decades of Cleveland sports memorabilia on the walls.
Price Range – $$

The South Side
2207 West 11th Street
216-937-2288  –
Friday – 11am – 2am, Saturday – 11:30am – 2pm, Sunday – 10:30am – 2:00pm, Sun Brunch – 10:30am-3:00pm
9 HDTVs including 3 on the patio to cheer on your favorite teams.  1,000 square foot inside/outdoor patio open year round. Casually hip and artfully unpretentious, this Tremont tavern offers good food, cold beer, stylish surroundings and frequent appearances by local bands and DJs. WiFi available.
Price Range – $$

The Spotted Owl
710 Jefferson Avenue
216-795–5595 –
Friday/Saturday – Open 5pm through last call. Closed Sundays.
Creative cocktails prepared amid exposed brick & salvaged wood in a historic space from the 1850s. House snacks are provided by Ohio City’s The Black Pig and rotate often.
Price Range – $$

Tony’s Southside Pizza
2193 Professor Avenue
216-771-0515 –
Open exclusively for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm to 1am
Family-owned and operated. All menu creations honor generations of Greco-Roman heritage recipes, authentic and wholesome ingredients, and old world preparation methods. Features seasonal pasta dishes, antipasti, signature piccolo pizza pies, and original desserts. Handcrafted house cocktails, Italian/Greek wine pairings, and themed craft brews. Credit cards not accepted – cash only.
Price Range – $$

Tremont Scoops Ice Cream
2362 Professor Avenue
216-781-0352 –
Fall Hours: Friday –  4pm -10pm, Saturday – 12pm -10pm, Sun 12pm – 9pm (check to see if they are open in December)
Tremont Scoops has REOPENED in 2013 under new ownership!  They’ve refreshed their branding, and they’re now scooping a variety of ice creams made by a local family-owned ice cream company. The focus is on the classic ice cream flavors, with a few interesting ones thrown in. Vegan options are available too. In addition to the standard cone selections (cake, sugar, and waffle), they also offer something called a pretzel cone.
Price Range – $

The Treehouse 
820 College Avenue
216-696-2505 –
Friday 4pm-2am, Saturday – Sunday 11am-2am, Sunday Brunch – 11am – 3pm
Irish pub – A trip to Cleveland is not complete without a Stoli Doli or a perfectly poured pint of Guinness. Full service dining and live entertainment on Sundays.
Price Range – $$$

Tremont Tap House
2572 ScrantonRoad
216-298-4451 –
Friday 4pm-12am, Saturday 11am-1am, Sunday 10am-11pm, Sunday brunch 10 am – 3 pm
Tremont’s first gastropub. Fresh, high quality, local ingredients along with an extensive selection of hand crafted American and European beers.
Price Range – $$

Ty Fun Thai Bistro
815 Jefferson Ave
LUNCH – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; DINNER – Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Established in 2006 by Bangkok native Sunny Ting. ZAGAT named TY FUN among the top ten restaurants in Cleveland. Features fresh authentic Thai cuisine in an upscale and fun environment.
Price Range – $$$

The Velvet Tango Room
2095 Columbus Road
216-241-8869 –
Friday – 4:30pm – 1am, Saturday – 6pm – 1am
Originally, a barber shop in the front, and a blacksmith shop in the back. Later, it was a bar, then a speakeasy, then a series of bars again, with various levels of repute. The bullet holes in the ceiling are real. And for the most part, the ghosts are gone. Modest small plates go with craft cocktails in a loungey space featuring live jazz.
Price Range – $$$