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From ethnic eateries to indie art galleries, Cleveland’s diverse neighborhoods offer a myriad of ways for visitors to get the authentic CLE experience.
Just four miles east of Downtown Cleveland sits University Circle, the country’s most concentrated square mile of arts and culture. Acclaimed museums, restaurants, healthcare systems and educational institutions make this 'hood a haven of entertainment and intellectual stimulation, giving it an eclectic and cosmopolitan vibe. To satisfy appetites and keep creative juices flowing, a melting pot of ethnic fare awaits between stops at world-class cultural institutions.
Where to Eat & Drink:L’Albatros, Provenance, Otani Japanese Restaurant, Piccadilly Artisan Creamery
What to See & Do: Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa), Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Severance Hall, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Dittrick Museum of Medical History (reopening Jan. 2020)
One of Cleveland’s oldest neighborhoods, Ohio City is a culturally rich community located just across the Cuyahoga River from Downtown Cleveland. Known as the city’s unofficial brewery district, Ohio City’s W. 25th Street is a craft beer lover’s paradise and is also home to one of the country’s first public markets, unique shops, boutique eateries and one of the country’s largest urban farms.
Where to Eat & Drink: Larder Delicatessen and Bakery, The Plum, Cleveland Bagel Co., TownHall, Flying Fig
What to See & Do: West Side Market, Market Garden Brewery Production Facility, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Transformer Station, Glass Bubble Project
If University Circle is Cleveland’s international art capital, the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, including the Gordon Square Arts District, is the city’s bohemian quarter. Institutions like Cleveland Public Theatre and venues such as the Capitol Theatre draw the terminally arty and interesting to local stages and indie cinema. The hip and hungry can seek out the latest bistros and bars, while urban greenery like the lakefront Edgewater Park attracts everyone from dog-walkers to dedicated surfers.
Where to Eat & Drink: Brewnuts, Happy Dog, Sweet Moses, Spice Kitchen + Bar, Banter Beer and Wine
What to See & Do: 78th Street Studios, Superelectric Pinball Parlor, FOUNT, Edgewater Park
A cultural melting pot, Cleveland’s historic Tremont neighborhood boasts more than 14 churches, remarkable downtown views, independent artists’ galleries, award-winning restaurants, laidback pubs and boutique shops. This traditionally blue-collar neighborhood balances Cleveland’s big city feel with cozy, small-town charm and boasts the title of Cleveland’s original foodie hot spot.
Where to Eat & Drink: Sokolowski’s University Inn, Parallax, Fahrenheit, Dante, The Spotted Owl,
Prosperity Social Club
What to See & Do: “A Christmas Story” House and Museum, Banyan Tree, Walkabout Tremont, LOOP, Visible Voice Books
Cleveland’s historic Little Italy neighborhood is famous for its sweet and savory Italian fare and intimate art galleries. A walk down Mayfield Road hill through the heart of the community provides visitors with a feast of the senses as they encounter tempting smells from eateries and bakeries, vibrant art and jewelry featured in gallery windows and the sounds of clinking wine glasses and alfresco diners during the warmer months.
Where to Eat & Drink: Mama Santa’s, Presti’s Bakery, Guarino’s, Washington Place Bistro,
Tavern of Little Italy
What to See & Do: Pennello Gallery, La Bella Vita, Verne Collection of Japanese Art, Little Italy Wines, Little Italy Art Walk
Just east of Downtown Cleveland sits the St. Clair Superior neighborhood, one of the oldest and most culturally diverse areas in the city. Visitors can experience a growing community of artisans focused on upcycling and locally made goods. A mixture of warehouse buildings and residential streets, artists and makers flock to the area for the ample live/work spaces, and it offers visitors a creative playground to explore. Visitors will also find the bustling markets and restaurants of AsiaTown. Here, the area’s industrial past is on full display with indoor shopping areas housed in old warehouse spaces. Unparalleled views of Downtown await as visitors discover this engaging and vibrant community.
Where to Eat & Drink: Slyman’s Deli, Superior Pho, Li Wah, Goldhorn Brewery, Asia Food Co.
What to See & Do: Cleveland Flea, AsiaTown Food Tour, Zygote Press, Rustbelt Reclamation, Cleveland Kurentovanje, Night Market Cleveland (summer only)
A short jaunt east from downtown is the Collinwood community and its emerging Waterloo Arts District. This half-mile stretch of Waterloo Road evokes both a chill and edgy vibe with a variety of indie music venues, galleries and hands-on art studios. Musicians, photographers, writers and other artists who reside in the neighborhood have helped transform the community into an engaging and welcoming hub of creativity.
Where to Eat & Drink: Citizen Pie, Six Shooter Coffee, Millard Fillmore Presidential Library,
Raddell’s Sausage Shop
What to See & Do: Beachland Ballroom & Tavern, Blue Arrow Records, Praxis Fiber Workshop, BRICK Ceramics + Design Studio, Waterloo 7 Studio/Gallery
In Shaker Square, the oldest shopping district in Ohio and the second oldest in the nation, visitors encounter a small-town vibe in a cosmopolitan setting. Plus, culinary experiences reign supreme with a lineup of creative and refined restaurants. The nearby Larchmere area, the city’s oldest antique and fine arts district, offers a sophisticated yet cozy atmosphere punctuated with large art murals and bike racks crafted as public art pieces. While exploring the countless antique shops and art galleries, visitors can also find restaurants nestled into century homes, eclectic boutiques and vintage shops filled with items ranging from rare to retro.
Where to Eat & Drink: Fire Food and Drink, EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute, Batuqui, Felice Urban Café, Zanzibar Soul Fusion
What to See & Do: Loganberry Books, Wolfs Gallery, Cosmic Bobbins, Fiddlehead Gallery, Bingham’s Antiques, North Union Farmers Market (Sat. AM only)