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Best Bars in CLE Hopkins Airport

November 8, 2012 6:00 AM

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Whether you arrived too early or got stuck on yet another ridiculous layover, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport isn’t a bad place to be. Kick back, grab a bite and a drink at the best places to be stuck at Cleveland’s most popular airport.

Samuel Adams Toasts Cleveland
Concourse A
5300 Riverside Drive
Cleveland, OH 44135
(216) 265-6000
www.samueladams.com/

Samuel Adams Toasts Cleveland is where to find legit Sam Adams brews during your visit. This bar and restaurant offers a variety of bar eats and brews on tap so that you can get a good meal and tasty drink in before boarding. Skip the traditional options you can have anywhere, come here for Fat Jack or suds from the Brewmaster’s and Barrel Room collections.

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Quaker Steak and Lube
Concourse B
5300 Riverside Drive
Cleveland, OH 44135
(216) 265-8498
quakersteakandlube.com/

This airport version of Quaker Steak and Lube has a full menu and even serves breakfast for the early flyers. The bar is small and quaint, designed to look like a smaller version of the freestanding locations, with the same racing them and decor. The breakfast menu includes a bloody Mary and high-test coffee (with Baileys, Kahlua and Grand Marnier) for those looking for a stiff eye opener. The lunch and dinner menu offers everything from hot wings to steak burgers as well as a variety or drafts and bottled beers.

Great Lakes Brewing Company
Concourse C
5300 Riverside Drive
Cleveland, OH 44135
(216) 265-8448
www.greatlakesbrewing.com/

It wouldn’t be Cleveland without the Great Lakes Brewing Company. This location is open, of course, for the early birds, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all alongside some great Great Lakes brews. The fact that this is an airport location doesn’t take away from the authenticity of the brewing company — it actually offers quite a bit of seating as well as a pretty neat view of the planes on the runway.

Winners Sports Bar and Grill
Concourse C
5300 Riverside Drive
Cleveland, OH 44135
(216) 265-6000
winners185.com/

New to the airport as of Summer 2012, Winners is a great place to stop by for a quick drink and to catch the game while you’re out of town or heading out of town. There’s no need to miss any sports play when you’ve got access to one of the city’s best sports bars. Enjoy a traditional breakfast offered at 6 a.m. and other lunch and dinner foods such as wraps, sandwiches and salads throughout the day.

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Panini’s Bar and Grill
Concourse C
5300 Riverside Drive
Cleveland, OH 44135
(216) 265-8465
www.paninisgrill.com/

Panini’s is a Cleveland-area favorite for sandwiches and beer (it is, after all, the home of the overstuffed sandwich). This airport location offers a breakfast buffet from 5 a.m. until 10 a.m., but whatever time zone you’re coming from, it’s always 5 p.m. Panini’s offers specials for the traveling folk, such as $4 shots with the purchase of a large draft. There’s no need to overspend — you’re traveling and things will add up anyway — so Panini’s understands and offers specials to cater to any traveler’s needs and wallet. This location makes sure to stay open until the last flight leaves from Concourse C.

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Kaitlin Dershaw is an Ohio native with a distinct love for Cleveland. She enjoys making new discoveries from tasty places to eat and drink, to perfectly unique live music venues. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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