2095 Columbus Road
Cleveland, OH 44113
Hidden on Columbus Road, The Velvet Tango Room plays up its status as Cleveland’s speakeasy. With authentic cocktails from the days of prohibition and a secret room that requires a password (acquired with reservations), you can’t help but feel transported in time here. Every weeknight at 5:30 p.m., the Jazz Trio plays for patrons and entertains in a much appreciated setting. Additionally, various pianists are featured Monday through Thursday beginning at 9 p.m., making for a full night of jazz, pianists and delicious cocktails.
2063 E. 4th St., Lower Level
Cleveland, OH 44115
Priding itself on its homage to an era gone by, Society Lounge is a unique cocktail lounge located on the bustling East 4th Street downtown. The cocktail juices and syrups are all made from scratch and the interior is just as dim and intimate as you would expect an old speakeasy to be. Society also has a dress code in order to keep up with the attention to detail that is provided in the products and services. Frequently, the lounge hosts live entertainment varying between vocalists and saxophonists or pianists. Having a piano in the bar at all times adds to the authenticity and the promise of a relaxing night full of jazz and inspired cocktails.
1406 W. 6th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
Johnny’s Downtown is located in a refurbished 1860s Warehouse District building and is well loved by locals and people who work in the area. Wine, pasta, veal and fish are what the restaurant is best known for, in addition to the nightly piano music in the bar. The interior is cozy and intimate, especially with the addition of the live music, while the patio is a little more upbeat with the action of the street and sidewalks whirling by.
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12387 Cedar Road
Cleveland, OH 44106
Nighttown is Cleveland Heights’ jazz bar and restaurant, known for its vintage appearance and dedication to authentic jazz and unique acts. Stop here for some great food and cocktails and stay for the music and entertainment. Every Friday and Saturday, “Late Night at Nighttown” runs from 10:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. and features George Foley and Jackie Warren on piano. Additionally, the restaurant and bar hosts a variety of musical acts throughout the week, from solo artists to jazz groups.
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