Whether you're looking to enjoy a pink peppermint martini or an ice-cold Dortmunder Gold, Cleveland is home to a bar you'll go gaga over. From the upscale to the casual, Cleveland's bars have a lot to offer the city's club crowd no matter what type of experience for which you’re looking.
Do you love chocolate? OK, really, who doesn't? The Chocolate Bar just might be the mecca of martinis in the city; featuring flavors like peanut butter cup, white chocolate, chocolate mint, crème brulee, coconut macaroon and even banana cream pie. The chocolate shooters are also popular, featuring a spirit of your choice in an edible Belgian chocolate shot glass. As you might expect, the sweet spot offers a variety of indulgent, chocolate-inspired dishes and desserts. The crowd here is sophisticated and stylish, and the atmosphere matches.
The twenties and early thirties crowd frequents Velvet Dog; a modern dance-focused club in the Warehouse District. Velvet Dog is a pillar in the Cleveland club scene; an ultra-popular three-level bar with a fantastic rooftop patio, techno and pop beats and dimly-lit, energetic vibe that will bring out the dancer in even the most dedicated wallflower.
Beer snob? No way. Beer lover? Oh yeah! McNulty’s Bier Markt brings a twist of European flare to the city, boasting in a diverse crowd. The bar was voted to be among the 100 best beer bars in the country by Draft Magazine. Belgian-inspired Bier Markt offers its guests more than 80 imported bottled beers as well as a rotating variety of drafts in a contemporary environment with low lighting, tolerable music volume and abundant seating for those who want to take a load off.
Looking for something refined that’s popular but not mainstream? You’ll feel right at home at The Velvet Tango Room. This Cleveland gem includes, quite obviously, lots of red velvet, live piano and jazz and rich wood carpentry that makes ladies want to put on some Chanel No.5 and their reddest lipstick and revert back to the thirties: a time when bars were decadent and delightfully naughty. Historically accurate drink recipes lure the late twenties and older crowds, and the mood is sensual, slow and vintage.