Serving up fanfare with the big game
By Mike Kezdi
Looking for a place to watch the game while sipping on some suds? Here are four options perfect for celebrating wins, lamenting losses, or just generally getting in on the excitement.
Downtown's Barley House is a mecca for Browns fans, especially during home games, with doors opening at 8 a.m. for breakfast and a free tailgate party. You won't go thirsty with 20 taps - including tableside tap service - and more than 30 bottles. The 20 TVs ensure you won't miss any of the action, unless you're blind like most NFL refs.
Watching the Cavs and Browns can lead to drink (for one reason or another), and Flannery's Pub on Prospect Ave. is the ultimate Irish-American watering hole to imbibe in hearty food, Euro brews, and sports. Try one of the more than 15 imported beers on tap and witness the beauty of perfectly poured 20-ounce Imperial Pints; those are only for the imports, folks.
Tag Lounge & Bar
Ultimate gamers always find their way to the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland. Gamblers looking to supplement their sports entertainment should seek out the casino's Tag Lounge & Bar. Thirty-five flat-screen TVs surround a forest of electronic table games - blackjack, roulette, craps, and video poker - and the bar boasts 10 craft beers and eight wines on tap.
With more than 100 craft beers, 48 are on tap, and NFL's Sunday Ticket, Tremont TapHouse is a go-to spot for Browns fans who don't want to freeze their keesters off at FirstEnergy Stadium. Watch the action on eight large high-def TVs in the main bar, or maybe you'll luck out (or be brave enough) and catch a game on the 12-by-8-foot projector screen outside.