Cleveland is known across the country as one of the best drinking cities in America, and it’s not earned that reputation just because of its many excellent breweries and bars. It’s acquired that reputation because the city’s bars and pubs have striven to give their customers the most enjoyable experience possible with live music, high definition sports, and a variety of different games. And now that summer has arrived, many of the Comeback City’s bars have broken out their patio and outdoor games. Here are the best Cleveland bars with lawn games.
Stone Mad Pub
1306 W. 65th St.
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 281-6500

While a cursory look at the Stone Mad Pub might give the impression that it’s just a traditional Irish pub, it’s a pretty forward thinking place. Its menu includes classics like beef stew and Sheppard’s pie, but it also serves modern fare like buffalo chicken pizza and roasted acorn squash salad. Additionally, visitors can partake in watching or participating in some bocce ball. For those who have never had the pleasure, there’s nothing quite like being able to quench the thirst that comes after an intense bocce match with an ice cold pints of Guinness.

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Lincoln Park Pub
2609 W. 14th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 621-2240

A laid-back neighborhood watering hole, the Lincoln Park Pub is also home to the best cornhole in the Tremont area. The bar’s expansive back patio features a paved gameplay space as well as several well-maintained cornhole boards that make it an ideal spot for a night out with friends. For those who don’t love the sport of Midwestern kings, darts and pinball are available. And win, lose, or draw, cornhole players follow up their games by partaking in Lincoln Park full selection of reasonably priced beers and burgers.

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2316 Mulberry Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 443-4843

Cleveland’s premier social sports bar, Mulberry’s features a massive 5,500 square foot game space that makes it a sports fan’s paradise. In the summer, Clevelanders can register for Mulberry’s summer volleyball leagues to have fun and meet new people while getting a quality workout. Alternately, visitors can play some cornhole while taking in spectacular views of the city on the bar’s outdoor deck. And the Tribe faithful can savor tasty cocktails while watching the Indians continue their inevitable march toward capturing the American League pennant.

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Flyer’s Bar & Grill
6298 Pearl Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44130
(440) 842-1964

Tourists, recent transplants and long-time residents looking for a thoroughly entertaining bar experience should make their way out to Flyer’s Bar & Grill. Best known for its fantastic trivia nights, the bar is also home to many classic cabinet video games and an entire section committed just to cornhole. Also, its outside area features a full-sized sand volleyball court. And in between rounds of friendly and friendship-destroying play, customers can indulge in some of Flyer’s highly affordable chicken wings, which are available in 14 different and equally mouth-watering flavors.

Players Club At Lost Nation Sports Park
38630 Jet Center Drive
Willoughby, OH 44094
(440) 602-4000

The Players Club at Lost Nation Sports Park is one of the best places to watch a game in Cleveland outside of an arena. With 13 HDTV and one 70” projection screens, three full bars and a host of arcade games and a slew of delicious bar foods like bacon and cheese fries, the bar has all necessary ingredients required for a top flight game night. And those hankering for a little competitive play can get into some team cornhole. Also, non-sports fans should visit the Players Club on Friday nights for live performances from a range of talented local musicians.

Mario McKellop is a freelance writer who has covered the pop culture beat since 2010.