Originally Posted by cyc wid it
Skip, is there anything fun to do in Clevland? I find myself in the unenviable position of having to visit a few times.
If you're burgin', go to B Spot. I think there are a handful of locations now. Happy Dog is also a fun place to eat, and they generally have live music. Little Italy is kind of fun and has some decent places to eat. If you like beer do yourself a favor and go to Lizardville. Largest beer and whiskey selection I've seen anywhere, and they serve food now, too. There's also the Great Lakes Brewing Co. restaurant, which is pretty good. It's across the street from the West Side Market, which is a cool thing to see. Check out an RTA station designed by my uncle next door. Lakewood has a ton of bars but I am not too familiar with the west side of town. If you want a delicious sandwich go to Melt. Do it at off-peak hours or you'll wait forever.
I'm not too familiar with downtown options but East 4th st. is popular. Lots of bars and restaurants, seems kind of douchy to me. There's also a new casino and a new aquarium, if you're into those things. The Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame is kind of lame and expensive but maybe go if you get bored. Or if you really like I.M. Pei.
If you are a "cool kid" go to coventry / cleveland heights and see the 'cool kid' stuff there. Lots of boutiques, some okay food. For shopping you might check out Beachwood mall on the east side, which has SF affiliate Brigade, along with Saks, Nordstrom, J Crew, etc. There's also a streetwear store there called Next, which is almost hilariously out of date. They've been pushing raw denim for a few years now and I think they've just started carrying Alden. Lots of sneakers though. A few minutes away from that is Kilgore Trout, which is mostly MC. They carry a few things SW&D people might be into, like Lanvin sneakers, along with lots of expensive suiting. Their website says they also do Quoddy and Alden now. I guess I haven't been there in a while. On the west side, Crocker Park is the best option for shopping I can think of atm. If you are into music / records, go to Music Saves. It's next to the Beachland Ballroom, which is a decent concert venue. For coffee maybe go to Phoenix Coffee. Or check out Loop, which is a coffee shop / record store. If you like cute little towns drive out to Chagrin Falls. See the waterfalls, eat ice cream at Jeni's. It also has Cuffs, which is a surprisingly nice MC / MC casual store. Kiton, Edward Green, Lobb, etc. Also some Hermes iirc.
Anyway, knock yourself out. bigskip can probably fill in any gaps, my knowledge of the city is far form complete.Edited by A Fellow Linguist - 7/22/12 at 12:05am