After working hard all week, let your hair down during the weekend by grabbing a friend or group to check out the bar scene on Madison and Detroit Avenues. In this stretch of town, you can find establishments such as the Winking Lizard Tavern, and The Doghouse that will whip up your favorite drink and offer in-house entertainment like live music, a lively crowd, and friendly faces you can get to know each time you visit. For authenticity, you can sip an assortment of Irish whiskeys by the fireplace at Sullivan's Irish Pub & Restaurant while also enjoying traditional Irish fare.
Arts & Parks
To expand your knowledge of the city and local artisans, make a visit to one of the four art galleries in Lakewood, including the Bela Dubby, which doubles as a coffeehouse, the Local Girl, Wobblefoot Gallery, and the Pop Shop Gallery & Studio. Come for the goofy names, and stay for the cool art that is funky, unique, and colorful. If you would like to spend a day in the park, Lakewood Park has live music, an outdoor swimming pool, basketball courts, and killer views of the lake and the Cleveland skyline. You can even take in a show at the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival each June.