Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Cleveland

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum

Cleveland's top attraction is like an overstuffed attic bursting with groovy finds: Jimi Hendrix's Stratocaster, Keith Moon's platform shoes, John Lennon's Sgt Pepper suit and a 1966 piece of hate mail to the Rollin…
Top Choice Museum in Cleveland

Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland's whopping art museum houses an excellent collection of European paintings, as well as African, Asian and American art. Head to the 2nd floor for rock-star works from Impressionists, Picasso and surrealist…
Top Choice Brewery in Cleveland

Platform Beer Co

An all-ages, cool-cat crowd gathers around the silvery tanks in Platform's tasting room for $5 to $6 pints of innovative saisons, pale ales and more. When the weather warms, everyone heads out to the picnic-table-do…
Top Choice Live Music in Cleveland

Happy Dog

Listen to scrappy bands, DJs, storytellers or science lectures while munching on a weenie, for which you can choose from among 50 toppings, from gourmet (black truffle) to, er, less gourmet (peanut butter and jelly)…
American in Cleveland


Famous for his tattoos, Food Network TV appearances and multiple national awards, local boy Michael Symon put Cleveland on the foodie map with Lola. While the menu changes based on what's seasonal, expect dishes suc…
Brewery in Cleveland

Great Lakes Brewing Company

Great Lakes wins numerous prizes for its brewed-on-the-premises beers. Added historical bonus: Eliot Ness got into a shootout with criminals here; ask the bartender to show you the bullet holes.
Cafe in Cleveland


It's hard not to fall for ReBol: it's right on Public Sq in the heart of the action, and its interior features fun murals of Abe Lincoln, Albert Einstein and other 'rebels'. (Understand the eatery's name now?) The o…
Bar in Cleveland

Millard Fillmore Presidential Library

Mention to pals that you're going to the Millard Fillmore Presidential Library, and you can tell they're impressed by your intellectual curiosity. Then they figure out it's a dive bar with craft beer in the burgeoni…
Bar in Cleveland

Jerman's Cafe

Jerman's is Cleveland's second-oldest bar. Slovenian immigrant John Jerman opened it in 1908, and his family still runs it. It's a terrific, old-school dive, with a pressed zinc ceiling, Indians baseball games flick…
Cemetery in Cleveland

Lake View Cemetery

Beyond University Circle to the east, don't forget this eclectic 'outdoor museum' where President James Garfield rests in an eye-poppingly enormous tower (it's especially grand for a guy who was president for only s…