Best Happy Hour Spots In Cleveland

May 27, 2011 8:38 PM

Cleveland has no shortage of places to stop and have a brew. Happy hours can be found by the dozens, though here are a few that stand out. – Kurt D. Moore

Tremont Taphouse

2572 Scranton Road
Tremont, OH 44113
(216) 298-4451
www.tremonttaphouse.com

The Tremont Taphouse is located on Cleveland’s south side in the Tremont district. It is the city’s first Gastropub, defined as a casual pub with upscale cuisine and a large assortment of beers. Beer enthusiasts will find hand-crafted American and European beers — a list of more than 100 beers, including 48 available on draft. Beers are $1.50 off during the 4 to 7 p.m. happy hour on weekdays. Hours of operation are 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday.

ABC The Tavern

1872 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 861-3857
www.abcthetavern.com

ABC The Tavern is a favorite local hangout in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. The renovated bar offers not one but two happy hours, 4 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight. Beers are as low as $1.50. Food is tasty and affordable, leaving more money for the beer. Locals praise its selection, ranging from domestics to imports and microbrews. A special feature is its bar-bowling game. Hours of operation are 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 2:30 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Blake’s Seafood Restaurant & Bar

9 Main Street
Westlake, OH 44145
(440) 892-3474
www.hydeparkrestaurants.com/blakes/index.htm

The Blake’s Seafood & Restaurant Bar is a trendy hangout with great food and good deals. Its happy hour specials, which run from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. weekdays, include a $1.95 bar menu, $1 off draft beers and $2 off cocktails. With discounts dipping down to as low as $1.95 on high-quality food, making it cheaper than even many menu items at fast food joints, Blake’s Seafood & Restaurant Bar is a popular happy hour destination. Dinner hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Momocho Mod Mex

1835 Fulton Road
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 694-2122

Momocho Mod Mex likes to mix it up, offering authentic Mexican cuisine with a modern twist. Its chef and owner, Eric Williams, cooked at some of the city’s best restaurants before focusing his passion for Latin flavors at Momocho. Its happy hour, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, offers up half-off golden margaritas, Tecate beer and small, rolled-up tortillas known as taquitos. Hours of operation are 5 p.m. to close Tuesday through Saturday and 4 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Call for more information.

Don’s Lighthouse

8905 Lake Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 961-6700
www.donslighthouse.com

Don’s Lighthouse, located on the west end of Cleveland’s shoreway, is the place to head to get fresh seafood and prime beef. The restaurant is located about seven minutes from downtown Cleveland. Its 3 to 6:30 p.m. happy hour on Monday through Friday features specials not only on beer, wine and cocktails, but also on heaping portions of food. Lunch hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays. Dinner hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

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