Sure, the rotating beer list is like a piece of art that we'll gladly indulge in time and time again, and the food is deliciously creative on its own, but tuck into the third booth opposite the bar for a whimsical surprise courtesy of local artist Scott Radke. Beneath a colorful chalkboard of specials and a collection of funky beer taps, a forlorn bunch of characters — including a gloomy tinman — grimace from the wooden tabletop. Whether drowning sorrows or celebrating good fortunes, there's something humbling and comforting about those creatures and this place.
2572 Scranton Road, Cleveland, 216-298-4451, tremonttaphouse.com
food & drink
12:00 AM EST
October 21, 2014