A night at the theater is a classy affair, so a pre- and post-show gathering place needs to set a certain standard. In the heart of the Theater District, Bin 216's chef-driven cocktails, broad wine list and quirky small plates create a menu as posh as the decor. Located in the Ohio Theatre's original lobby, the tufted velvet walls, leather couches and elegant lighting still feel like an extension of the theater. With a happy hour menu that includes oysters ($1), tuna tartar ($6), $2 bottled beers and daily selected $5 glasses of wine or craft cocktails such as Still Smokin' Guns — made with aged Balvenie DoubleWood scotch and Ohio maple syrup — we can spring for better seats at a performance of Pippin next door.
1515 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216-860-0530, bin216cleveland.com