Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: BOLD Food & Drink

Bringing ambiance to The Flats, BOLD Food & Drink’s low-lit dining room is filled with small, candle-lit tables. But whether you’re in the mood for a romantic evening out or a casual night on the town, you’ll find something for you on the menu. Chef Demetrios Athenos works his magic again, bringing the luxury of

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Backyard Bocce

If you’re looking to soak up some sun, enjoy the sounds of the river and enjoy a brew while playing some bocce, then this venue is for you. Backyard Bocce features three indoor courts and one outdoor so the fun doesn’t stop in the winter. When springtime rolls around, its garage doors open up so

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Beerhead

Looking for a relaxing fireside dinner and drink on the water? Then this is the patio for you. Coming all the way from Illinois, Beerhead features a variety of more than 400 different drinks, with 50 rotating taps. Looking for more than beer or spirits? The restaurant also serves pizzas, sandwiches, small plates and an

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: FWD Day + Nightclub

FWD Day + Nightclub is making a splash in CLE.  The outdoor day and nightclub venue boats a pool alongside the Cuyahoga Rivera and also features cabanas, a dance floor and stage. While enjoying the poolside, open-air nights with a view of the skyline, guests get to enjoy music from a roster of world-class artists

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Margaritaville

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. The oceanic vibes bring Clevelanders down south to a tropical island for the entirety of their meal. Large parties can dine in a pontoon-boat, while the remainder of the diners take a dive to tables under the surface of the ocean. Beware, though, because every half-hour the

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Lago

Owned and operated by the Salerno family of six, Lago brings more than food to your table; it brings its family traditions, values and love of food. The progressive, family-owned Italian restaurant is located in Aloft hotel. During the warmer months, guests can dine outside while enjoying a view of the Cuyahoga River. With a

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

The Nashville-based dueling piano bar brings an old-school music club vibe to The Flats. Whether you’re in the audience, or the piano man (or woman), you’re in for a night of fun. Guests control the tunes, as a rotating group of entertainers plays audience requests from the two grand pianos on stage. And sometimes there’s

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Originating as Summit County’s oldest brewery, Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. brought to the Flats East Bank a one-of-a-kind taproom with its brews poured from dog-bone handles. Its walls and shelves are lined with traditional barrels, holding meticulously hand-crafted brews inside. A diverse spectrum of award-winning, limited-time, seasonal and aged beers differentiates Thirsty Dog from its

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Alley Cat Oyster Bar

With a prime two-story waterfront location in the heart of the Flats East Bank, guests can enjoy seafood with flare from renowned Cleveland chef, Zack Bruell. Alley Cat’s bar, seasonal open-air dining room, and patio overlook the Cuyahoga River and provide great people watching as visitors stroll the walkways along the East Bank of the

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Magnolia

  Step into Magnolia, and you’re back in the roaring ’20s. With the facade of a donut shop, a little ‘secret’ door in the back tells an entirely different story. Step through and you’re brought into a room with cushy couches and a bar. But, on occasions, it will feature lighting that looks straight from

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Aloft

  Aloft Cleveland Downtown is a hip hotel right in the thick of the Flats East Bank. In addition to offering easy access to the many establishments throughout the neighborhood, visitors can also meet with friends at the WXYZ® bar inside the hotel or grab a snack from Re:fuel by Aloft℠, the hotel’s 24/7 pantry.

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