Friday, January 6, 2017 / by Coby Socher
1. The Speakeasy at Quintana's, 2200 S. Taylor, Cleveland Hts.
The Speakeasy at Quintana's is a secret bar located on the second floor of Quintana's, an old-fashioned barber shop in Cleveland Heights. The best part isn't even the passageway to the bar, which is hidden behind a bookcase. The atmosphere at the Speakeasy is the real draw, with jazz tunes playing and lounge vibes reigning supreme, not to mention delicious cocktails.
2. Gigi's After Dark, 3477 Fairmount, Cleveland Hts.
Gigi's on Fairmount opened recently, and their great success at bringing New York-style dining to Cleveland led to them opening a cocktail lounge next door. Gigi's After Dark is the perfect romantic location for a first date or anniversary outing, offering classy appetizers and a wide array of wines on the menu.
3. Yuzu, 13603 Madison, Lakewood
Yuzu is the perfect Japanese restaurant and cocktail bar for the 21st-century hipster. It offers cocktails with names like "3AM Snap Story," and fun events like Nickelodeon Trivia Night.
4. Old Angle Tavern, 1848 W. 25th, Cleveland
Old Angle Tavern is the classic Cleveland pub, with sports playing on the TVs and a huge selection of both traditional and modern beers. The pub is affordable and fun, with plenty of seating available despite its cozy size and downtown location.