Grog Shop (2785 Euclid Heights Blvd, Cleveland Heights) – This is, by far, the best place to see live music in Cleveland. It’s cozy with good sound and is (usually) air-conditioned, with a number of great beers on tap. Plus the neighborhood it’s in, Coventry, is filled with neat shops and restaurants, too (we recommend Big Fun, Sweetie Fry and the Dog House).
House Of Blues (308 Euclid Ave) – Opened in 2004 (and the first show was Cheap Trick—you better believe Scott was in the crowd for that one!), the Cleveland House Of Blues is one of the smallest HOBs in the country, allowing for a concertgoing experience that is far more intimate than a 1200-capacity venue should be.
Now That’s Class (11213 Detroit Ave) – If a punk rock dive bar (complete with a half-pipe) is what you’re looking for, Now That’s Class is what you want. Cheap drinks, loud music and a sketchy jukebox equal a great time.
Playhouse Square (1400-1600 blocks of Euclid Ave) – Right across from the Wyndham Hotel in downtown Cleveland is Playhouse Square, a series of interconnected theaters of various shapes and sizes that host everything from Broadway musicals to concerts as well as screenings of classic films. Take in an engagement of Anything Goes, as its run coincides with our wedding.
Cleveland Cinemas (various locations) – Ever wish your local megaplex would do fun stuff like Sunday morning screenings of Audrey Hepburn movies or midnight showings of Jurassic Park, or even play a foreign film or two? Look no further than the Cleveland Cinemas! While the downtown location at Tower City primarily shows Hollywood popcorn fare, the Capitol Theatre (on the west side) and the Cedar Lee Theatre (on the east side) both have a lot of fun with their movie programming, including frequent screenings of cult classics like The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Room.
Horseshoe Casino Cleveland (100 Public Square, Cleveland) – Opened this past Spring, this place has all the bells and whistles: table games, tons of slots, a huge buffet, and a food court (featuring a B Spot Burgers location). Aubrey and Scott have yet to visit the new casino, but hope to do so before the wedding. Open 24-hours, the Horseshoe Casino could be a fun place to meet up after the wedding reception!