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Food + Drink

A Case For: Bitters

A Case For: Brews

A Case For: Speciality Ice

A Dish We Love

Avant Gourmand

Bar Crawl

Bottle Service

You don't have to be a bartender to mix drinks like one. Hover over the dots below for home bar spirits recommended by expert mixologists, Beth-Davis Noragon, Grovewood Tavern & Wine Bar owner; Will Hollingsworth, the Spotted Owl owner; Andy Knecht

Craft Ways

The atmosphere of a bar varies almost as much as its draft list

Drink Deconstructed: Buttered Up

Drink Deconstructed: Slick Ride

Drink Dispensers: Beer Cocktails

Drink Dispensers: Breakfast Cocktails

Drink Dispensers: Hot Drinks

Drink of Choice

French Quarters

Get in the Spirits

Get in the Spirits: Amy Williams

Get in the Spirits: Andy Knecht

Get in the Spirits: Bin 216

Get in the Spirits: Breakfast Cocktails

Get in the Spirits: Bubble and Flow

Get in the Spirits: Light Show

Get in the Spirits: Old Order

Get in the Spirits: Our Drunken History

Get in the Spirits: Porco Lounge & Tiki Room

Get in the Spirits: The Fairmount

Get in the Spirits: Will Hollingsworth

Get in the Spirits: With a Twist

Gigi's on Fairmount

Glass Action

How to: Create a Signature Cocktail

How to: Cure a Hangover

How to: Survive as a Beer Drinker in a Cocktail World

Lunch Crush

Name Game

On Tap

Saddle up to the bar at one of these local brewery's tasting rooms.

Our Drunken History

Romantic Spots

Slam Dunk

Score culinary points by getting inventive with these fondue tips.

Time Table

In the CLE


Comments from the readers

Heart Throbs

Love Connections

As we highlight 20 more eligible bachelors and bachelorettes in our city, two former Cleveland Magazine singles dish on finding love.

Mayor in Denial

The troubles in Cleveland's police department should surprise no one. They're the latest example of careless policies at City Hall.

Night Moves

This month marks the 50th anniversary of Nighttown, the Cleveland Heights spot known for its fine dining, distinctive artwork and world-class jazz artists.

Revenge of the Nerds

Superheroes, villains and cult icons descend upon Cleveland for comic con.

Small Wonders

Lindsay Marissa Osborne is traveling the world to highlight all the good it contains.

Spirit Lifter

The Magic School Bus

In 1979, I boarded a bus in Cleveland's Lee-Harvard neighborhood while my parents looked on and waved.

Tinder Moments

Photography by Jeff Downie; Styling by Elizabeth Cook; Edited by Steve Gleydura; Stories by Rebekah Ainsworth, James Bigley II, Roxanna Coldiron, Kathleen Finley, Barry Goodrich, Sheehan Hannan, Rachel Kalayjian, Frances Killea, Angel Mack, Amber Matheson

Tinder Moments: Angela Gianforti

Tinder Moments: Ann Emmons

Tinder Moments: Ariel Robinson

Tinder Moments: Bobby Steinburg

Tinder Moments: Camille Rowell

Tinder Moments: Daniel Maggio

Tinder Moments: Diane Rinaldi

Tinder Moments: Dyllan Kimbrell

Tinder Moments: Gary Barnidge

Tinder Moments: Genna Petrolla

Tinder Moments: Hilary Golston

Tinder Moments: Howard Perlmuter

Tinder Moments: Jaclyn Schler

Tinder Moments: Jacqueline Clemens

Tinder Moments: Jarred Smith

Tinder Moments: Keith Henderson

Tinder Moments: Kellyn Nicole

Tinder Moments: Michael Fleming

Tinder Moments: Nate Williams

Tinder Moments: Sandhya Gupta


Here are a dozen places to get you started.


Bright Spot

Curtain's Up

Final Chapter

Say Chief

Schoolhouse Rockers

The Tri-C High School Rock Off is a teachable moment for local musicians.

Stage Leap

Verb Ballets refreshes the iconic Lamentation by modern dance legend Martha Graham.

Test Fun

The MythBusters exhibit at the Great Lakes Science Center allows visitors to find the truth behind perplexing myths.

Ticket Master

Welcome Mat


Hand Maiden


Winter Survival Guide 2015

Brighten your winter blues with tips on style, health, home and more.

Winter Survival Guide 2015: Frosty Fun

If you hibernate all winter long, you'll be missing out. There's a lot to do during these cold months, and many activities for the whole family. After you've had a snowball fight or two and maybe built a snowman, consider giving these outdoor adventures a

Winter Survival Guide 2015: Heads Up

Winter Survival Guide 2015: Home Goods

Winter Survival Guide 2015: Natural Remedies

Change up your medicine routine with a trip to Cleveland Clinic's Chinese Herbal Therapy Clinic.

Winter Survival Guide 2015: Winter Warmers

It takes more than sheer determination to survive the region's harshest months. With a little planning and an open mind, you can weather the winter without adding any extra padding come spring. Read on for healthy, hearty slow cooker recipes.