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8 Things To Do In Cleveland, Ohio At Night

things to do in cleveland, ohio at night
Susanna
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Cleveland nightlife is all about the music. The home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame does not disappoint. Visitors to the city can listen to music all night while sipping a cocktail at an eclectic bar, or even have an authentic taste of Southern Germany right in the midwest of the United States. Cleveland nightlife includes some iconic venues, and some trendy new places to check out. The night scene can vary depending which area of the city you’re in, but no matter where you are in the city, you’re bound to have a good time until the sun rises. Read on to learn more about the best things to do in Cleveland at night!

1. Cleveland House of Blues

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Imagine rocking out and dancing to popular singers and bands. At the Cleveland House of Blues, that’s entirely expected. General Admission ticket prices are standing room only. If you do want to upgrade, there is a limited number of VIP seats available. There is a restaurant and bar located at the House of Blues. Check the website for the ticket prices for shows. Once a month, the House of Blues offers a Gospel Brunch where local talent performs as guests enjoy an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. The Cleveland House of Blues is available to rent for private events.

Cleveland House of Blues

Address: 308 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114

Website: Cleveland House of Blues

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2. Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

** Editor’s Note: Establishment is permanently closed.**

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park is right outside the city. The venue is a perfect place to see top comedians, bands, and artists. This venue allows 2,600 fans to rock out to their favorites. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend events here. Prices vary for different events. This venue offers a restaurant with flavorful American cuisine, and rock memorabilia covers the walls of the cafe. Make a reservation on their website. Dine among rockstars and then see your favorites onstage!

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

Address: 10777 Northfield Rd, Northfield, OH 44067

Website: Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

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3. Hofbrauhaus Cleveland

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This location is modeled after the 400+-year-old brewhaus in Munich, Germany. This location has a German-themed menu with crowd favorites such as the wurstplatte and schnitzel. There also are salads, fish, and vegetarian options. Remember to enjoy a beer that the Hofbrauhaus is famous for. Bands perform regularly. This brewpub also has regular Happy Hour events and other scheduled events. Check the website for a full calendar of events. Hofbrauhaus Cleveland accepts reservations. The Hofbrauhaus is open Monday-Thursday from 11am-11pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am-2am, and Sunday from 10am-8pm.

Hofbrauhaus Cleveland

Address: 1550 Chester Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

Website: Hofbrauhaus Cleveland

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4. Music Box Supper Club

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The Music Box Supper Club opened in 2014. There are two stages - a downstairs supper club and an upstairs concert hall. The Music Box features national singers and top performers from Northeast Ohio from a variety of musical genres. The first floor is called the Rusty Anchor and offers a la carte dining options for guests. The menu features American dishes with a hint of Caribbean flavor. The concert schedule can be viewed online.

Music Box Supper Club

Website: Music Box Supper Club

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5. Club Velvet

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Club Velvet is part of Hard Rocksino at Northfield Park. Club Velvet puts premiere comedians onstage. Guests can enjoy drinks and casual dining options. Explore the calendar of events online. Group packages are available. Club Velvet is a great place for a night out, party, or corporate event.

Club Velvet

Address: 10777 Northfield Rd, Northfield, OH 44067

Website: Club Velvet

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6. Wonder Bar

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The Wonder Bar is a locally owned bar that serves food, craft beer, and hand crafted cocktails. Sit back and enjoy an appetizer or local craft beer and soak in Cleveland’s eclectic night life. The Wonder Bar is located in the Gateway District among other great bars and restaurants. The Wonder Bar won a 2016 Local Favorite Award on The Culture Trip. The Wonder Bar is open Tuesday-Thursday from 5pm-11pm, Friday and Saturday from 5pm-2am. Happy Hour is Tuesday-Friday from 5pm-7pm.

Wonder Bar

Address: 2044 E 4th St, Cleveland, OH 44115

Website: Wonder Bar

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7. Beachland Ballroom and Tavern

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The Beachland Ballroom was built in 1950 as the Croatian Liberty Home. Beachland is a cool music venue, and it’s now known as one of Cleveland’s most eclectic music venues. Beachland serves food, drinks, and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The bands playing are local Indie bands and national acts. The show tickets are a great price, and so are the beers. Check their website for a full calendar of events.

Beachland Ballroom and Tavern

Address: 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH 44110

Website: Beachland Bar and Tavern

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8. WXYZ Lounge

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This lounge serves beer, seasonal cocktails, and more. Sit back and enjoy local Indie artists and guest DJs spinning their favorites. WXYZ Lounge has a full set of events for visitors to enjoy. WXYZ Lounge is located at the Aloft Cleveland Downtown. Opening hours are Sunday-Thursday from 4pm-12am and Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm-2am.

WXYZ Lounge

Address: 111 West 10th St, Aloft Cleveland, Downtown Cleveland, OH

Website: WXYZ Lounge

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Play the music

Cleveland’s night scene is all about the music. Almost every bar or club offers live music. Whether you want to check out local Indie bands or hear a popular national act, Cleveland’s got you covered. If live music isn’t your thing, laugh it up at Club Velvet with some of the nation’s funniest comedians. Whatever you chose, don’t forget to try a local craft beer or signature cocktail. No matter what your preference for having fun is, you’re sure to have a night to remember in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Susanna Carlson is a freelance writer from Wisconsin. She enjoys traveling, art, reading, and outdoor activities in her free time.

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