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So, we went to these experts and asked, “What are the best patios in Downtown Cleveland?” Here’s what they had to say …
When in the Flats East Bank, start your alfresco adventure at Chef Zack Bruell’s upscale eatery, Alley Cat Oyster Bar. According to one of our travel experts: “It’s all about the panoramic views! But also, the wrap around patio/open window to the restaurant. It’s a clean, classy restaurant where you can sit back, relax, eat great food and sip a relaxing cocktail.”
Located on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Hotel at The 9, Azure’s stunning patio — boasting an uber sleek and sophisticated design — comes with sky-high views of Downtown. (Added bonus: This is a great spot to catch the fireworks happening at Progressive Field during Indians games.)
As far as rooftop patios go, it doesn’t get much more exhilarating than a well-mixed cocktail at Bar 32, located at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. This contemporary bar, located on the 32nd floor of this convention center hotel, offers one of the chicest and most knee-wobbling views in town. Scope the beauty of Lake Erie whilst sipping ‘tinis.
While Cleveland Chop, located along St. Clair Avenue in the Warehouse District, seems relatively visible from its entrance, it’s the hidden-gem of a patio in the back that is truly the pièce de résistance. While there, tip back a margarita made from roasted pineapple tequila, nom a 40-day dry aged steak and take in the sprawling views of Worthington Yards.
Named for the countless ships that navigate the narrow passages of the Cuyahoga River it overlooks, this East Bank brewery features handcrafted beer from brew master Luke Purcell, who helped launch Great Lakes Brewing Company into national fame. The views? Out of this world.
It might be lesser known, but it’s certainly not lesser on the quality of the patio experience at East End in the Flats East Bank. Catch a summer sunset while sipping cocktails made from fresh herbs, spices and delicious mixers. Try the Venus Flower or the refreshingly light Cucumber Mint Cocktail.
Chris Hodgson took his legendary culinary skills from the food truck to his gorgeous restaurant on Euclid Avenue in the Gateway District. Come for the chicken & waffles, stay for the 2,000-square-foot patio complete with fire pit and outdoor bar.
Love a good beer, but have kids in tow? Head to Hofbräuhaus in Playhouse Square where they’ve got suds mimicking the Munich-based beers once created by the Duke of Bavaria, as well as a playground on their 1,000-seat biergarten.
Located in the Flats East Bank along the Cuyahoga River, Lindey’s Lake House (formerly Coastal Taco) landed on several of our experts’ lists. According to one travel expert, “It’s right on the river and guests can admire the Cleveland skyline or watch the boats as they pass by. To top it off, furry four-legged friends are always welcome on the patio.”
Known for their award-winning beers (aptly named after dogs) like Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night, Berliner Weiss and Old Leghumper, the Akron-based Thirsty Dog has a full-scale restaurant and brewing facility in the Flats East Bank. The best part? The spacious patio overlooking the Cuyahoga River. Spot a barge and prepare for the impending jaw drop.
A waterfront restaurant in the Flats East Bank entertainment district features open spaces and expansive views of the Cuyahoga River and seasonal open...
Follow the energy rising up to Azure Sky, Cleveland's only sun deck and lounge perched 150 feet above the city streets. Delight in live music or...
Now we are raising the bar at Bar 32. Located 32 stories atop Hilton Cleveland Downtown with an indoor/outdoor patio and picture-perfect views of Lake...
Offering signature steaks, hand crafted burgers, seafood specialties, neopolitan pizzas. Locally crafted beers, creative cocktails, extensive wine...
Built in 1863, located on the banks of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland’s Flats District housed in the newly renovated Hausheer Building on Old River...
An historic location with modern decor featuring American fare and cocktails, as well as outdoor seating with sprawling river views.
A 24,000-square-foot German microbrewery and restaurant located in the heart of Cleveland. Complete with live music daily, onsite brewed Hofbräuhaus...
Lindey’s Lake House is a casual, fun, social place where our commitment to fresh, farm-to-table and local is our way of life all year long. Enjoy.
Located on the East Bank of the Flats, 36 drafts available along with brews only available at this location. Full food menu focusing on brew pub...