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Established as an Irish restaurant and bar in 1910, the Flat Iron has operated in a former four-story hotel dating from the late 1800s while continually dishing up authentic entrees from the motherland of limericks. Flip open Flat Iron's menu to find flavors imported from the tops of MacGillycuddy's Reeks, such as the Flat Iron potato skins ($6.25), six deep-fried ovals mingling with mixed cheese, crumbled bacon, and scallions. Pub specials include the tried-and-true fish and chips ($10.95) and the traditional shepherd's pie ($9.95), showcasing natural deposits of ground lamb under gravy and cheese bedrock. Flat Iron's burger and sandwich selections include regional inspirations from Dublin, Ireland, to Dublin, Ohio; the Irish Bend burger ($7.50) is festooned with sautéed mushrooms and swiss, while the Charlotte chicken ($7.95) arrives smothered with thousand-island dressing and crunchy bacon. Barley-and-yeast connoisseurs can choose an imported beer ($3.50–$7.50) to continue their Gaelic jaunt, or reward American-ale summoners by drinking a domestic beer on tap ($3.50–$5).

1114 Center St
Cleveland,
OH
US

At Gillespie's Map Room, a glistening row of taps pours forth mouthwatering glassfuls of tasty suds while ovens roast cheesy discuses of thin-crust pizza to crispy perfection. Nestled in the Warehouse District, a stone's throw away from Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field, Gillespie's Map Room relishes in its location at the heart of Cleveland's bustling nightlife neighborhood, as well as the adrenaline gland of the city's boisterous sports center. A no-frills row-house façade decked in humming neon shamrocks and wood-lined glass panels exudes a heartwarming turn-of-the-century charm. Inside, an interior of rough brick walls, live acoustic music, and a roaring fireplace frames relaxing post-shift beers and hearty meals of chili-topped hot dogs or pollock-fillet fish 'n' chips with welcoming hominess.

1281 W 9th St
Cleveland,
OH
US

Cleveland Scene reviewed Stone Mad Pub, Restaurant and Bocce. Eighty-seven percent of more than 120 Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant. Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average.

1306 W 65th St
Cleveland,
OH
US

Tower230 is a modern, upscale sports bar filled with charbroiled meats, frosty beers, and utter contempt for low-definition television. Intercept a menu as you settle into a sleek, chic booth and start with mesquite-chicken roll-ups (with monterey jack, red jalapeños, and bell peppers rolled into a flour tortilla and fried, with sour cream and salsa, $7.25). Split a 16-inch Meat Junky pizza ($17) with your forced dining companions, communally savoring the pepperoni, sausage, bacon, ham, seasoned ground beef, and salami, or perform curls with a Tower burger—a half-pound, hand-formed patty stuffed between two grilled-cheese sandwiches, four bacon strips, and two fried eggs ($10.25). Tower's draft-beer list and massive bottle-beer collection feature a Michigan-made pint of Dark Horse Reserve special black ale ($5) and an imported bottle of Stella Artois ($4.50).

230 West Prospect Avenue
Cleveland,
OH
US

The downtown lounge and golfery boasts six high-def golf simulators—massive windows that transport you into the scenic world of one of 16 top golf courses—along with a full menu of spectator fare in a fun and casual environment. During your retreat from the unmanicured greens of the everyday, you and your three closest friends or parolees will get four hours to play 18-hole golf on one of the course simulators; choose to use the lounge’s provided clubs, or bring your own for optimal swinging success (up to an $86 value). Shoot a fake round among the dramatic beauty of Pebble Beach or the lush tropical sights of Miami’s Blue Monster. When your ball touches the screen, the simulator picks it up and carries it to the exact locale on the virtual course—based on your sphere’s speed, height, and velocity—allowing you to show off, swagger, or cower in shame at your real-life abilities on the simulated greens.

627 Prospect Ave E
Cleveland,
OH
US

Gateway Bar and Grill presents hearty plates and classic dishes against a backdrop of a fireplace and built-in bookcases lined with books.Tucked inside the Radisson Cleveland-Gateway, the restaurant caters to hotel guests and outside diners alike. Guests can savor tender ribs served with crisp fries or hot wings dressed in their choice of sauce alongside specialty cocktails made with freshly pressed juices and served in freshly blown glasses.

651 Huron Road East
Cleveland,
OH
US