When you think of everything a classic inner city bar should be, you're thinking of Euclid Tavern whether you know it or not.
As you enter, you find out there's a lot more to this little hole-in-the-wall than it appears from the street. The place resonates with the feel of an old smokey barroom of yesteryear, minus the smoke of course. It comes complete with a full-sized stage, full bar, and restaurant-style seating.
It's the kind of place where it's not hard to imagine an old bluesman might like to go whale on his guitar for awhile or a saxophone player busting out some fast paced jazz licks with a full band behind him. Or, you could imagine some old fashioned rock and roll with guitar, bass, and drums shaking the rafters.
The truth is, all of these things have taken place at this historic Cleveland hangout. Located on the east side near Case Western Reserve, it's been a hot spot for live music for decades.
The tavern closed in 2001, ending a 92 year run as a favorite neighborhood watering hole. In 2008 came a rebirth for the bar with a new look and a new menu.
In 1987, the bar was the setting for the movie "Light of Day" with Michael J. Fox and Cleveland-native Joan Jett.
They feature live bands two or three nights a week on average and is searching for a house band to host open jam night on wednesdays.