Do you have a need for speed? Maybe you just want to get your blood pumping and the competitive juices flowing. Whatever it is, Cleveland has just the thing to scratch your action itch. From fun and games to athletic endeavors, here are just a few spots in The Land where you can get your adrenaline rush.
Newsflash: shuffleboard isn’t just your grandparents’ game anymore—at least not at this trendy Ohio City hotspot. Named one of Travel Channel’s Top 15 Things to Do in Cleveland, Forest City Shuffleboard offers indoor and outdoor courts, regulation shuffleboard tables and all the food and drink needed for proper pre- and post-gaming.
Talk about a day-to-night glowup. The Corner Alley starts off the day as a family-friendly, 16-lane bowling alley with elevated Americana fare, and ends it as a slick, bourbon-soaked downtown nightlife destination. HD-TVs and local craft brews take this East 4th Street sportsbar to another level.
Bowling, bocce, and Italian eats? Yes, Virginia, there really is a heaven. Food and fun intersect at Pinstripes, located at the Pinecrest mixed-use complex in Orange Village. For those epic nights, indulge in the late-night menu with mini bacon cheeseburgers, flatbreads and warm chocolate chip cookies.
Feel a need for speed? Suit up and hit the indoor/outdoor track at BOSS Pro-Karting & Axe Throwing, where you won’t get a speeding ticket for putting the pedal to the metal. Thanks to X1 Junior Karts, kids don’t have to miss out on the fun. (And did we mention they offer axe-throwing, too?)
Ever climbed a stack of giant Rubik’s Cubes? Take your shot at Play:CLE, one of the nation’s largest indoor adventure parks featuring climbing and bouldering walls, as well as Ninja Warrior and parkour courses. Afterward, Plate + Pint beckons with fuel in the form of food and drink.
Aspiring Ninja Warriors big and small can choose from three different courses with their favorite as-seen-on-TV obstacles at Adrenaline Monkey. An array of Parkour courses, aerial ropes and climbing walls round out the rigorous fun — all included with a two- or three-hour adventure pass.
At this “fun, no-attitude, indoor bicycle park,” check your ‘tude at the door and let your inner badass do the biking. (The helmet hair is totally worth it.) Ray’s Indoor Bike Park offers MTB and BMX courses geared at all levels of difficulty, not to mention deals for first-timers.