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Issue Date: October 2004 Issue


Best of Going Out

Just got paid -- now what? It depends on your posse, your baggage, your compadre. Check out our chart below to discover how to have the most fun, whoever you're with.
Going Out Prelim Main Event Wind Down
With the Family See an African giant black millipede at the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center. 28728 Wolf Road, Bay Village, (440) 871-2900 Dinner followed by simulated Harley, strike fighter and 18-wheeler rides at Dave & Buster's. 25735 First St., Westlake, (440) 892-1415 A scoop of cookie dough or caramel fudge brownie at Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream. 26161 Detroit Road, Westlake, (440) 250-0952
With Your Wife Gallery hop in Tremont, from Pavanna Gallery (2250 Professor St.) to Kelly • Randall Gallery (2678 W. 14th St.) and beyond. Anything from pizza to java and mustard-crusted pork tenderloin at Fahrenheit. 2417 Professor Ave., Tremont, (216) 781-8858 Great martinis, live music and an ambiance that encourages both conversation and cutting a rug at 2527. 2527 W. 25th St., Ohio City, (216) 771-2527
With a Client Hit the sushi bar at Century at The Ritz-Carlton. 1515 W. Third St., Cleveland, (216) 902-5255 Courtside seats to see LeBron. Anywhere from $325 to $500 from Executive Tickets (216-524-7277), Amazing Tickets (216-591-1800) or Tickets West (440-777-9378) Bubble-gum martinis (vanilla Smirnoff, banana liqueur, Baileys and more) at Pickwick & Frolic's Kevin's Martini Lounge. 2035 E. Fourth St., Cleveland, (216) 241-7425
With Your Friend (Male) Wager dinner at the Alliance Sports Dome's driving range. 6060 W. Canal Road, Valley View, (216) 447-7878 Seventeen kinds of wings, 78 TVs and 24 satellite feeds at Harpo's Sports Café. 5777 Smith Road, Brook Park, (216) 267-7777 Workingmen, sports lovers and boat freaks watch freighters ply the Cuyahoga at Major Hoopples. 1930 Columbus Road, the Flats, (216) 575-0483
With Your Friend (Female) A foot salt scrub ($10) and lip treatment ($10) at Essentials Healing Spa. 1331 Linda St., Rocky River, (440) 333-2615 Dinner at Treats, an old home turned into a tearoom/restaurant. 1325 Linda St., Rocky River, (440) 331-3414 Flan and a bottle of Torres Vina Esmeralda 2002, a sweet white Spanish wine, at Viva Barcelona. 24600 Detroit Road, Westlake, (440) 892-8700
On the Prowl Two-dollar happy-hour beers draw a hip, fun-seeking crowd to the Blind Pig Speakeasy. 1228 W. Sixth St., the Warehouse District, (216) 621-0001 Ages 25 and younger, Velvet Dog; 25 to 35, Dive Bar; 35 and older, D'Vine Wine Bar. All in the Warehouse District For an ultra-hip bar in an intimate setting with vintage plush decor, check out Mercury Lounge. 1392 W. Sixth St., the Warehouse District, (216) 566-8840
On a Blind Date View "Cupid and Psyche" by Jacques-Louis David at the Cleveland Museum of Art, which is open late Fridays. 11150 East Blvd., University Circle, (216) 421-7340 Dine in the old carriage house at That Place. 11401 Bellflower Road, University Circle, (216) 231 4469 Going well? Canoodle over a bottle of wine at La Cave du Vin in Coventry. 2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights, (216) 932-6411
With Another Couple Stroll through Willoughby's quaint downtown, stopping at Scooters to buy old-fashioned candy for the kids. 4127 Erie St., (440) 946-7632 Sit at the tiki bar in summer at Lure Bistro. 38040 Third St., Willoughby, (440) 951-8862 Enjoy live music and the cigar lounge at the Willoughby Brewing Co. 4057 Erie St., Willoughby, (440) 975-0202
To Pop the Question Tell her to dress up for your "company party." Bring a camera, but don't let her see it. Act normal (women can sniff out surprises). Reserve a private deck of the $2 million luxury yacht Majestic for dinner and a three-hour cruise. $1,194. (440) 243-5141, www.aquacharterllc.com Share a celebratory bottle of 1997 Pierre Peters Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru at Market Avenue Wine Bar. 2526 Market Ave., Ohio City, (216) 696-9463
To Break Up Place the "we need to talk" phone call. Provide comfort with meatloaf, then drown his sorrow in a shake at 24-hour Chuck's Diner. You pay! 2194 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, (216) 321-9911 Drop your ex off and head to Starbucks for some personal reflection. Flirt with a barista. 2175 Lee Road, (216) 371-6100

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