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February 2022

Featured Articles

Cleveland's 50 Best Bars, Clubs and Cocktail Lounges

We're a bar town — and this is our toast to 50 of the top cocktail craftsmen, dance clubs, neighborhood taverns and dive bars to inspire your next night out. 

Food + Drink

Best Things We Ate This Month: Hako, Chatty's Pizzeria & More

The editors of Cleveland Magazine share the best local dishes they ate this month.

Lulo Kitchen Is a Refreshing Downtown Latin Dining Experience

With a cafe upstairs and a speakeasy downstairs, this Colombian-inspired eatery offers a colorful menu and decor.

Review: Acqua di Luca Is the Pearl of Downtown

Luca and Lola Sema's Mediterranean-inspired temple of seafood might be the best representation of the husband-and-wife duo yet.

Rust Belt Vegan Kitchen Explores the Midwest's Green Scene

From Belt Publishing, the book veganizes our most beloved recipes and tells stories of the veggie-based chefs blazing a new path forward.

UnHitched Brewing's Chef's Table Offers an Unforgettable Tasting Menu in Louisville

In a former bowling alley that offers an already solid menu of brew fare, Chef Alex Najar tailors this four- to six-course menu to each group he serves.

Word of Mouth: Salt's Jill Vedaa on Her Favorite Cleveland Eats

From Gunselman's Tavern to Prosperity Social Club, the chef and co-owner of Salt in Lakewood loves a bar burger.

In the CLE

A Guide to 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland

Catch the next generation of hoopers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse with our guide to the NBA party of the year.

A New Cleveland Operation Set to Help the Homeless

The new field office is geared around providing a forum for Cleveland's homeless population.

Amtrak's New Proposal Looks to Add Rail Service in Ohio

The proposal, backed by billions, is hoping to build a passenger rail service between Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton.

Editor's Note: Cleveland Bars Offer Insight Into Our Character

Whether you're looking to grab a bite to eat, try a new drink or watch the game, these bars are how Cleveland is drinking.

Look Back: Jubilant Clevelanders Revel In Prohibition's Repeal

The Hollenden Hotel was the place to be on Feb. 20, 1933, as diners shared (almost) legal drinks for the first time in a long time.

Show Your Pride With Cavs Merch From These Local Shops

Whether you’re into fresh silhouettes, nostalgic callbacks or classic wine and gold, GV Art + Design, Cleveland Clothing Co., and the Cavaliers Team Shop have everything you need to show your Cleveland basketball pride.

The Fight to Save Roundwood Manor

For more than three decades, Sylvia Korey has served as the protector of one of Ohio's most historic homes. But what she sees as a rescue plan to escape its demolition, Hunting Valley officials perceive as a threat to the village's character.


After Being Purchased by Spotify, Findaway is Ready to Change the Audiobook Market

The Solon-based company, which was purchased by the audio giant last fall, has been around since 2004.

Cleveland Native Brings "The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John" to Playhouse Square

Michael Cavanaugh's show on Feb. 11 is a living breathing tribute to two of music's best acts.

At Home

A Historical Shaker Heights Home Gets a Modern Uplift

Brightwater Interior Design transformed this home's kitchen and bathroom into a contemporary oasis with historical charm.


Xhibition's New Cleveland Store in Tower City Embraces High-End Streetwear

Located smack-dab in the center of downtown Cleveland, Xhibition's new location is using the NBA All-Star game as a catalyst.

Travel & Outdoors

4 Tips to Know Before Sending Your Child to Overnight Camp

From reviewing the schedule to writing letters, here's how to make the most of your child's trip to camp.

A Guide to Northeast Ohio's Camp Offerings

Navigate the area's extensive offering of summer camps and programs to find the best experiences for your child.

Cleveland's 50 Best Bars, Clubs and Cocktail Lounges

We're a bar town — and this is our toast to 50 of the top cocktail craftsmen, dance clubs, neighborhood taverns and dive bars to inspire your next night out. 

Cleveland's Best Bars: Around the Corner

Despite having never won a race, associate editor Henry Palattella shares his tips on how to win a hermit crab race.

Cleveland's Best Bars: Bar Oni

Get some yakitori small plates and watch a baseball game from the other side of the world at this Tremont spot.

Cleveland's Best Bars: Cloak & Dagger

With a recurring cast of characters and an extensive drink list, Cloak & Dagger is one of the city's best spots to grab a cocktail.

Cleveland's Best Bars: Galaxy KTV

This AsiaTown destination will make you feel like a pop princess no matter how out of key you are.

Cleveland's Best Bars: Good Night John Boy

A grotesque and surprisingly delicious drink, this ashtray-like concoction has a smoky taste.

Cleveland's Best Bars: Happy Dog

Customization is the name of the game at this Gordon Square hot dog spot.

Cleveland's Best Bars: Harbor Inn

This Cleveland drinking institution has been around since 1895.

Cleveland's Best Bars: Humble Wine Bar

The wood-fired pizza from this Lakewood wine bar pairs perfectly with nearly 100 bottles.

Cleveland's Best Bars: LBM

LBM's co-owner leads a team of bartenders that uses molecular gastronomy technology.

Cleveland's Best Bars: Little Rose Tavern

Stop, drop and roll over to this funky dive bar famous for its flaming, tongue-in-cheek shot.

Cleveland's Best Bars: Mahall's 20 Lanes

Trainer's creativity echoes through Mahall's lanes, as evidenced by her colorful drinks and theme nights.

Cleveland's Best Bars: Moe's Tavern

You might think you know everything about this downtown spot. You'd be wrong.

Cleveland's Best Bars: Parnell's Pub

After purchasing the original Parnell's Pub in 1998, Synnott opened another location in Playhouse Square.

Cleveland's Best Bars: Porco Lounge & Tiki Room

Not only is the word "falernum" fun to say, but it also is the main ingredient in Porco's signature Zombie drink.

Cleveland's Best Bars: Scalpers Bar & Grille

Make sure you're not on a diet when you visit this Lyndhurst sports bar known for its high-piled burgers.

Cleveland's Best Bars: Society Lounge

Some behind-the-bar creativity led to the creation of this creamy milk punch.

Cleveland's Best Bars: Speak of the Devil

Celebrate the resurgence of downtown Lorain at this craft cocktail spot that features century-old recipes.

Cleveland's Best Bars: Twist Social Club

As Cleveland's premier gay bar, Twist Social Club provides entertainment that the LGBTQ community isn't able to get elsewhere.