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Issue Date: April 2009


There’s a reason Tremont’s most famous establishments are just that. But the next time you visit, take some time to explore the side of the neighborhood its natives know best
Andy Netzel
[Q] “What’s one thing in Greater Cleveland you wish more people knew about?”

“The second Sunday of every month, the Prayer Warriors play the Barking Spider for free,” says Banyan Tree manager Judy Crichton. “It’s such a crazy juxtaposition of this grungy pub and these amazing soul and gospel singers.” 11310 Juniper Road, (216) 421-2863,; the Prayer Warriors perform at 9 p.m. the second Sunday of each month.

“Mallorca,” says Donna Kelso-Nelson, who handles the Prayer Warriors’ public relations.“There’s this one waiter, Enrique ... he just makes you feel like the only person in the restaurant. Mallorca, 1390 W. Ninth St., (216) 687-9494,
1) El Taino This tiny Puerto Rican restaurant will give you new-found carne guisado cravings. 3038 Scranton Road, (216) 621-4888

2) Tremont Tap House Go ahead, wear jeans. Everything seems casual until you taste the food. 2572 Scranton Road, (216) 298-4451,

3) The Rowley Inn Get dinners for under $5, bar bowling, dart nights, $2 beers and all the neighborhood talk worth repeating. 1104 Rowley Ave.

4) Lava Lounge An attractive crowd and expertly mixed drinks. 1307 Auburn Ave., (216) 589-9112,
5) Prosperity Social Club Hip, trendy spot. 1109 Starkweather Ave., (216) 937-1938,

6) Lincoln Park West 14th Street and Kenilworth Avenue

7) Gentleman’s Barbershop They still use straight razors and hot lather here. 2338 W. 11th St., (216) 470-4726

8) Visible Voice Books All the best new and old literature. 1023 Kenilworth Ave., (216) 961-0084,

9) Phonographic Arts Record Shop Boutique record shop. 1009 Kenilworth Ave., (216) 298-4695
10) Banyan Tree Accessories and home décor items. 2242 Professor Ave., (216) 241-1209,

11) Tremont Scoops Ice Cream Vegan, gluten-free ice-cream cake, anyone? 2362 Professor Ave., (216) 781-0352,

12) Shaker Cycle Buy something new, used or let owner Mitch Paul talk you into fixing what you have. 2389 W. Fifth St., (216) 685-2453

13) Tremont Dog Park Run by caring volunteers who have created a safe space. Adjacent to Clark Fields, off Quigley

Old Favorites

A) Grumpy’s Café
2621 W. 14th St.
(216) 241-5025

B) Lincoln Park Pub
2609 W. 14th St.
(216) 621-2240

C) Civilization
2366 W. 11th St. 
(216) 621-3838

D) Literary Café
1031 Literary Ave.
(216) 861-3922
E) The SouthSide
2207 W. 11th St.
(216) 937-2288

F) Parallax
2179 W. 11th St.
(216) 583-9999

G) Sokolowski’s
1201 University Road
(216) 771-9236

H) Hotz Café
2529 W. 10th St.
(216) 771-7004
I) Lolita
900 Literary Road
(216) 771-5652

J) Fat Cats
2061 W. 10th St.
(216) 579-0200

K) Lucky’s Café
777 Starkweather Ave.
(216) 622-7773

L) Fahrenheit
2417 Professor St.
(216) 781-8858
M) The Flying Monkey Pub
819 Jefferson Ave.
(216) 861-6659

N) Asterisk Gallery
2393 Professor Ave.
(330) 304-8528

O) Edison’s Pub
2373 Professor Ave.
(216) 522-0006

P) The Treehouse
820 College Ave.
(216) 696-2505
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 4:27:57 AM by Anonymous
Im a 58 year resident of tremont (AKA The South Side) , and I think it"s cool that I can walk the streets at night again and feel safe.

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