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Issue Date: April 2011

The City List: 2011 - Downtown Nightlife

Anatomy Nightclub & Ultralounge

1299 W Ninth St, Cleveland, 216-363-1113, Intimate bar and lounge for a late-night tryst or a sexy cocktail and dancing.

Barley House

1265 W Sixth St, Cleveland, 216-623-1700, Warehouse District hot spot.

The Blind Pig

1228 W Sixth St, Cleveland, 216-621-0001, Nine-to-fivers stand shoulder to shoulder to check out a variety of music — and one another.

Bob Golic's Sports Bar & Grille

1213 W Sixth St, 216-363-1132, Traditional, upscale bar food in an environment decorated with Cleveland sports memorabilia.

Cadillac Ranch

200 Euclid Ave, 216-685-0000, The 30,000-square-foot space has 32 flat-screen TVs, nine bars, a mechanical bull and BarRoom Cleveland — a Las Vegas-style ultralounge open Fri and Sat nights.

The Cleveland Improv

Sugar Warehouse Entertainment Complex, 1148 Main Ave, Cleveland, 216-696-4677, Chuckle at the nation's best comedians with a beer-drinking crowd.

The Clevelander

834 Huron Road E, Cleveland, 216-771-3723, This watering hole near Progressive Field and The Q turns up the volume on game days.

The Corner Alley

402 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 216-298-4070, An upscale bowling alley combined with a fully stocked martini bar.

Dive Bar

1214 W Sixth St, Cleveland, 216-621-7827, Heading to the basement is a surefire sign you're stepping into a dive bar. Thursday-night Skee-Ball leagues and 42 beers on tap.

D'Vine Wine Bar

836 W St Clair Ave, Cleveland, 216-241-8463, Trendy wine bar in the heart of the Warehouse District offers a break from the dance club scene.

Flannery's Pub

323 E Prospect Ave, Cleveland, 216-781-7782, The finest Irish food, drink and entertainment this side of the Atlantic.

Gillespie's Map Room

1281 W Ninth St, Cleveland, 216-621-7747, Casual, old-school pub serving pizza, sandwiches, soup, salad and munchies. It's the Warehouse District's version of a neighborhood bar; and yes, there does happen to be an airplane hanging in the middle of it.

Hilarities 4th Street Theatre

2035 E Fourth St, Cleveland, 216-736-4242, Live, national stand-up acts in a 400-seat theater.

House of Blues

308 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 216-523-2583, An opulent venue that features national and regional music acts on a large main stage and in the intimate Cambridge Room.

Kevin's Martini Bar

2035 E Fourth St, Cleveland, 216-241-7425, An upscale bar inside Pickwick & Frolic that serves innovative martinis and a selection of champagnes.

Liquid/SuiteSixx/Ultra Night Club

1212 W Sixth St, Cleveland, 216-479-7717, This updated Warehouse District favorite features a sports bar, lounge and dance club.

Little Bar & Grille

614 Frankfurt Ave, Cleveland, 216-861-2166, Also known as Johnny's Little Bar, this small pub just steps from West Sixth Street has been a Cleveland staple for generations.

Nautica Pavilion

2014 Sycamore St, Cleveland, 440-247-2722, National acts that don't fill arenas — but still draw a respectable crowd — play in this well-known outdoor venue on the west bank of the Flats.

Panini's Bar & Grill

1290 W Sixth St, Cleveland, 216-523-7070; 840 Huron Road, Cleveland, 216-522-1510, Laid-back local hangout known for its signature sandwiches.

Pickwick & Frolic Restaurant & Club

2035 E Fourth St, Cleveland, 216-241-7425, The restaurant seats 220, dinner/show packages are available for the 125-seat cabaret, and Kevin's Martini Bar & Champagne Bar is inside.

Shooters on the Water

1148 Main Ave, Cleveland, 216-861-6900, On the first warm day of spring, nine-to-fivers pack the massive deck.

The Tequila Ranch

1229 W Sixth St, Cleveland, 216-566-8226, A mechanical bull, live music and loads of tequila.

The Velvet Dog

1280 W Sixth St, Cleveland, 216-664-1116, Professionals lounge on plush furniture and sip martinis in this three-level club with a rooftop patio.

Vinebar and View Ultralounge & Nightclub

618 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, 216-664-1815, Modeled after Vegas and Miami clubs. Rooftop deck features a cabana with 360-degree views of the city.

Winking Lizard Tavern

811 Huron Ave, Cleveland, 216-589-0313, More than 100 varieties of beer are offered at this neighborhood standard.

Wonder Bar

2044 E Fourth St, Cleveland, 216-298-4050, Mellow, intimate music venue with a great kitchen.

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