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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Cleveland

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Cleveland? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Turn Bar + Kitchen at The Ritz-Carlton Cleveland restaurant
4.9
4.9 (263)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown Cleveland
About the restaurant
A nod to the spirit and legacy of Cleveland’s steel-working industry, TURN Bar and Kitchen adapts to the palates and moods of diners throughout the day. In the morning, the locally sourced menu focuses on hearty, healthy dishes. Lunch at TURN attracts a mix of locals and guests with its signature dishes. As the working day winds down, a steam whistle signals the start of off the clock, featuring light fare and strong spirits. Dinner offers modern American plates and delectable desserts. TURN Bar and Kitchen has limited seating times and service with social distancing.

Savor your meal in secluded luxury in our Event Design Center, a Private Dining space with seating for 10. For additional information and pricing, please connect with the restaurant team directly at 216-902-5255.

We look forward to serving you soon.

Top review
BuckeyeFanvip
Dined 7 days ago
Melanie is an excellent server and always makes experience the best
A photo of Nano Brew restaurant
4.7
4.7 (186)
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Ohio City
About the restaurant
Nano Brew Cleveland is a friendly neighborhood brewpub with 24 beers on draft both at the inside bar and at the lively outdoor Beer Garden Bar. Enjoy a freshly brewed beer from our 1 barrel brewhouse or any of the other local craft breweries we feature on draft. Brewmaster Andy Tveekrem brings over two decades of award-winning brewing experience to this small but mighty brewhouse to turn out adventurous and at times experimental brews. From one of a kind brews to recipes that might make it to full scale production at our Market Garden Brewery just down the block, the lineup of beers will change weekly.
Top review
Reviewer
Dined on May 18, 2024
Great atmosphere and good food! We enjoyed the experience!
A photo of Market - Rocky River restaurant
4.6
4.6 (40)
$30 and under
American
Rocky River
About the restaurant
Since 2015, MARKET on Linda in Rocky River serves made-to-order dishes with premium ingredients. Enjoy a rotating draft selection of 24 craft beers, wines, and signature cocktails. Explore diverse dining spaces, including a vibrant bar, covered patio, outdoor area with a fire pit, main dining room with a fireplace, and an intimate private dining room. Accommodating all party sizes, we offer private party options for personalized events. Join us at Market for a memorable dining experience.
Top review
Meredith90
Dined 3 days ago
A very good dining experience, per usual. The food is excellent and the service was great.
A photo of 1811 Bar Room & Specialty restaurant
4.6
4.6 (41)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Brecksville
About the restaurant
1811 Shop & Bar Room is a unique combined concept establishment that houses a specialty home goods shop and a culinary-forward cocktail bar. Located in the heart of Brecksville, OH in the Brecksville Town Center, just steps away from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 1811 offers a unique experience to help our patrons escape the dreary, transactional environments found in most places these days. The Bar Room at 1811 is a place where you can relax with your favorite people and enjoy the highest quality cocktails and small bites made with passion and served with care. As we are a small, intimate space, reservations are made in 90 minute increments to help us better serve all of our guests. Thank you!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Mar 15, 2024
This is a really cool place for cocktails. Food is only cheese tray so not a dinner spot but wonderful cocktail menu with some cool history too. If you’re local to the area it’s nice to enjoy and not need to head downtown. We enjoyed our time out and will be back soon !!!
A photo of House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Cleveland restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1274)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Downtown Cleveland / E. 4th Street
About the restaurant
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar is now open! We look forward to welcoming you back to our made from scratch, southern inspired cuisine!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Awesome atmosphere and food. Foundation room super cool!
A photo of Pub Frato - Chagrin Falls restaurant
4.5
4.5 (389)
$30 and under
American
Chagrin Falls
About the restaurant
Pub Frato is celebrating its 10th year in Concord and are excited to bring our award winning menu to Chagrin Falls and all who come to visit its amazing culinary and shopping scene!

Pub Frato is the winner of Cleveland Magazine's Silver Spoon Award for Best Gastropub 2018-2023.

Our transformation of the legendary Raintree restaurant includes installing 4 large garage doors that allows us to bring the outside in for our guests. Whatever seat you're in, you'll have views of your favorite sporting event on at least one of our 7 TVs.

We're proud to partner with local purveyors; The Spice and Tea Exchange, White Barn Brands coffee & flowers.

You can make reservations here on our website, OpenTable, or just give us a call!

We look forward to meeting our new friends in Chagrin Falls because at Pub Frato, there are no strangers, only friends who haven't met yet.

Top review
PattiP
Dined 3 days ago
We enjoy eating at Pub Frato, nice local place with good service. The burgers are great... alas, the french fries are always limp.
A photo of Sol restaurant
4.4
4.4 (323)
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Willoughby
About the restaurant
Located in Historic Downtown Willoughby, Sol is truly unique. The building dates back to the 1920s - originally serving as the Cleveland, Painesville, and Eastern Railroad power substation – and mixes modern and classic design to maintain and preserve the original architecture. Customized furniture and wood from Indonesia, unique lighting, and a variety of texture and tiles make the interior of the restaurant one of a kind. Expansive bar areas and cozy booths are the perfect place to dine or relax with a cocktail. Our award-winning patio with wood-burning fireplace and gazebo is the perfect place to lounge on a warm sunny day. Chef Brandon Hufnagle has built a home with Sol, working through the ranks over the past 8 years, and delivers amazing and delicious dishes that compliment the space perfectly. Make your next reservation with Sol. #FortheSol
Top review
Jarod
Dined on May 12, 2024
Amazing experience, great food and drink menu. I highly recommend
A photo of Muze Gastropub restaurant
4.3
4.3 (32)
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Lakewood
About the restaurant
Your neighborhood gastropub — come for friends, fun, and a diverse array of entertainment throughout the week. Stay for creative takes on your favorite pub fare along with rotating food and drink specials.

Parties of 8 or more have an automatic 20% gratuity added to the bill.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 17, 2024
This definitely one of my new favorites places to eat at now
A photo of The Astro Restaurant restaurant
3.6
3.6 (35)
$30 and under
American
Downtown Cleveland
About the restaurant
Step into the cosmic embrace of "The Astro," a dining experience that transcends the ordinary through the vast universe of iconic sci-fi movies. At The Astro, every bite and sip is a nod to the classics that shaped our imaginations—from Star Wars to Star Trek, and beyond. Our menu is a galaxy of flavors, each dish ingeniously named after beloved characters, ships, and planets from the cinematic universe we cherish. Not to be outdone, our "Men In Black" bar serves up interstellar cocktails so potent, they're bound to have you chatting in alien tongues. But it's not just about the food and drink; it's an immersive journey. With themed events, characters from your favorite sagas roaming the floor, and surprises at every turn, dining at The Astro is like stepping into your own sci-fi adventure. Prepare for a meal that's simply out of this world.
Top review
ChuckB
Dined on May 17, 2024
A couple of friends and I went to The Astro Restaurant with tempered expectations. Overall it is a fun place with a lot of room to expand on its theme. There are several TVs mounted throughout the restaurant, with each one showing a different Sci-Fi movies. There are a couple mannequins dressed up in character, sort of Planet Hollywood style, and some very cool themed art work painted on the walls throughout the restaurant. Movie soundtrack music is blasted through the speakers in the restaurant as well. The service was excellent, with everyone being very attentive to our needs during our visit. I loved that the staff uniforms are flight suits! Two of us ordered drinks - The Manhattan Project was a bit of a miss for me and was just sort of flat. My friend enjoyed his drink, which was a sweeter, more desserty drink but I can't recall the name. They could have been a couple bucks cheaper for what they were. They were out of the E.T. Punch which comes with a souvenir glass or I probably would have tried that one too. The food was actually surprisingly good. Between all of us we had the caesar salad (one with salmon, one without), the Steelwill (cheese-stuffed chicken entree), and the Blue Beatle Burger with tater tots which we couldn't stop eating! The brunch menu looked like it had some really good stuff on it, and after the meal we had on this visit I'd be happy to go back and try more! This restaurant is run by the same people as The Haunted House Restaurant and now I'm more inclined to give that one a shot as well.
A photo of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Orange Village restaurant
2.8
2.8 (62)
$30 and under
American
Beachwood
About the restaurant
Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 5, 2024
Our server told us he was being g taken off the floor shortly after we ordered our food. We then had to get up and find servers because no one came to take care of us. One of my friends had to return her food to be cooked properly and after 15 minutes we had to get up and find a server to get it back. No one checked to see if everything was okay or give refills.
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