Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ah, Thursday night — the only truly social night of the week.
It’s the night when babysitters are booked, friends convene, and
drinks are imbibed.
There are no family obligations to fulfill, no amateurish weekend crowds to
elbow through — and the possibilities are endless.
The night starts after work and ends whenever you want.
In any city.
All over the world.

This week, we’re presenting the perfect Thursday night in Cleveland.
Photo: ThinkstockCleveland might not be the first place you think of when
choosing a vacation spot — but if you don’t visit, you’re
missing out.
Besides the obvious draws like The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and
the A Christmas Story House and Museum, there are a plethora of new
and exciting things to see and do.
Earlier this year, the Cleveland Institute of Art finished a $75 million
dollar renovation that includes a three-story atrium, added art galleries, and
an auditorium for the Cleveland Cinematheque.
Hotels seeing an influx of millennial and business travelers are sprucing
things up to keep pace.
The Kimpton just finished a $50 million dollar zhuzhing that includes 24
luxury apartments while a $260 million Hilton is set to open in 2016 –
just in time for the Republican National Convention.
Clearly, there’s a lot going on in this not-so-sleepy city.
  Photo: Hyatt3 p.
m.
: Check into the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade.
Located within walking distance from the entertainment district (First Energy
Stadium, Progressive Field, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Playhouse Square, and
Horseshoe Casino — to name a few spots), this hotel is the best use as
a home base during your visit.
Built in 1890, this Cleveland landmark is part of The Arcade, a five-story
shopping mall that was one of the first in the nation.
The lobby, with filigree-style railings, lit lampposts, and a Victorian-era
iron-and-glass vaulted ceiling, looks like a cross between the Main Staircase
of the Titanic and a turn of the century Parisian concourse.
And if design doesn’t do it for ya – then its tony spa will
ensure a relaxing stay.

Photo: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 3:30 p.
m.
: Head straight for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
You’ll only have a couple of hours before this iconic museum closes
for the night (at 5:30 p.
m.
) – so have a plan of attack because there’s a lot to see! One
popular stop is the Beatles exhibit, which features the most comprehensive
collection of band artifacts including Paul McCartney’s handwritten
arrangement for "Birthday," a personal birthday card to John Lennon from Ringo
Starr (who was just inducted this year), and clothes worn by the Fab Four.
Other highlights: the interactive "One Hit Wonder" kiosks where visitors can
listen to recordings of hit songs by fleeting artists, and memorabilia from
legendary artists like Elvis, Janis Joplin, and The Rolling Stones.
Tickets are $22 (adults) and $13 (children).
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Photo: Jukebox6 p.
m.
: You’ll have worked up quite a thirst and Jukebox, a tavern-esque bar
in the Hingetown area, is just the spot for a pre-dinner drink.
A unique take on bar food (perogis, jerky, and Cajun cheddar popcorn) and a
carefully curated beer/cocktail list draws customers in, but it’s the
actual jukebox that keeps them coming back.
The catalog rotates monthly featuring a fresh mix of new releases, customer
suggestions, songs from bands that are currently playing in Cleveland and Rock
& Roll Hall of Famers.
In a time of Spotify, Pandora and YouTube, listening to your favorite song on
an old-school jukebox while tipping back a craft beer makes this bar soooo
worth the trip.
Photo: Flying Fig8 p.
m.
: Time to eat.
The Flying Fig restaurant is a great place to get an authentic taste of
Cleveland.
The intimate eatery has been a huge supporter of sustainable agriculture and
the farm-to-table movement.
The menus are ever-evolving with dishes made from locally sourced, seasonal
offerings.
Two must-orders: the artisanal cheese board and the grass-fed burger.
The gnocchi is also a fave.
In the city for a few days? Their brunch is buzz-worthy, too.
Related: Reindeer Tacos and Native Brews: A Great Night Out in Anchorage
Photo: Facebook/Mitchell’s Homemade10 p.
m.
: In 1999, two local brothers Pete and Mike Mitchell thought it would be
fun to make ice cream for a living and opened up their first scoop shop.
Today, there are nine locations.
The flagship Ohio City spot features a state-of-the-art 6,000+ square foot
production kitchen that handcrafts small batches of ice cream made with local
ingredients and grass-fed dairy.
Classic faves include Rocky Road, Bing Cherry Chocolate, and Caramel Sea
Salt, and there are limited-edition creations like Toasted Hazelnut and Lemon
Black Raspberry Yogurt.
They even offer vegan ice cream made with coconut milk.
  Photo: Agora10 p.
m.
: You’re in the city that coined the term "rock and roll," so it better
have an impressive music scene to back that up — and it does.
Cleveland is a must-play for many bands on tour.
Check out the lineups at venues including House of Blues, the Agora, and
Beachland Ballroom.
  Photo: Prosperity Social ClubMidnight: Before heading to bed, the
best place to grab a nightcap is the Prosperity Social Club.
The bar has a retro charm, featuring a kitschy game room with an old-school
bowling ball machine, vintage board games,  and shuffleboard that
customers can play.
But the best part? On warm summer nights, the outdoor patio is the perfect
spot for throwing back some of its (strong) specialty cocktails, like a Lemon
Drop-Tini or a Stone Fruit Bourbon Sour.
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3:30 p.
m.
: Head straight for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
You’ll only have a couple of hours before this iconic museum closes
for the night (at 5:30 p.
m.
) – so have a plan of attack because there’s a lot to see! One
popular stop is the Beatles exhibit, which features the most comprehensive
collection of band artifacts including Paul McCartney’s handwritten
arrangement for "Birthday," a personal birthday card to John Lennon from Ringo
Starr (who was just inducted this year), and clothes worn by the Fab Four.
Other highlights: the interactive "One Hit Wonder" kiosks where visitors can
listen to recordings of hit songs by fleeting artists, and memorabilia from
legendary artists like Elvis, Janis Joplin, and The Rolling Stones.
Tickets are $22 (adults) and $13 (children).
Related: Bar Hopping with Silicon Valley Techies in Palo Alto, Calif.
Photo: Jukebox6 p.
m.
: You’ll have worked up quite a thirst and Jukebox, a tavern-esque bar
in the Hingetown area, is just the spot for a pre-dinner drink.
A unique take on bar food (perogis, jerky, and Cajun cheddar popcorn) and a
carefully curated beer/cocktail list draws customers in, but it’s the
actual jukebox that keeps them coming back.
The catalog rotates monthly featuring a fresh mix of new releases, customer
suggestions, songs from bands that are currently playing in Cleveland and Rock
& Roll Hall of Famers.
In a time of Spotify, Pandora and YouTube, listening to your favorite song on
an old-school jukebox while tipping back a craft beer makes this bar soooo
worth the trip.
Photo: Flying Fig8 p.
m.
: Time to eat.
The Flying Fig restaurant is a great place to get an authentic taste of
Cleveland.
The intimate eatery has been a huge supporter of sustainable agriculture and
the farm-to-table movement.
The menus are ever-evolving with dishes made from locally sourced, seasonal
offerings.
Two must-orders: the artisanal cheese board and the grass-fed burger.
The gnocchi is also a fave.
In the city for a few days? Their brunch is buzz-worthy, too.
Related: Reindeer Tacos and Native Brews: A Great Night Out in Anchorage
Photo: Facebook/Mitchell’s Homemade10 p.
m.
: In 1999, two local brothers Pete and Mike Mitchell thought it would be
fun to make ice cream for a living and opened up their first scoop shop.
Today, there are nine locations.
The flagship Ohio City spot features a state-of-the-art 6,000+ square foot
production kitchen that handcrafts small batches of ice cream made with local
ingredients and grass-fed dairy.
Classic faves include Rocky Road, Bing Cherry Chocolate, and Caramel Sea
Salt, and there are limited-edition creations like Toasted Hazelnut and Lemon
Black Raspberry Yogurt.
They even offer vegan ice cream made with coconut milk.
  Photo: Agora10 p.
m.
: You’re in the city that coined the term "rock and roll," so it better
have an impressive music scene to back that up — and it does.
Cleveland is a must-play for many bands on tour.
Check out the lineups at venues including House of Blues, the Agora, and
Beachland Ballroom.
  Photo: Prosperity Social ClubMidnight: Before heading to bed, the
best place to grab a nightcap is the Prosperity Social Club.
The bar has a retro charm, featuring a kitschy game room with an old-school
bowling ball machine, vintage board games,  and shuffleboard that
customers can play.
But the best part? On warm summer nights, the outdoor patio is the perfect
spot for throwing back some of its (strong) specialty cocktails, like a Lemon
Drop-Tini or a Stone Fruit Bourbon Sour.
Related: Living It Up Like a Sheik in DubaiWATCH: Ladies’ Night in
Amman, Jordan — Not as Tame as You Might Think
Let World traveling
club Travel inspire you every day.
 Watch World traveling club Travel’s original series "A Broad
Abroad.
" Cleveland might not be the first place you think of when choosing a vacation
spot — but if you don't visit, you're missing out.

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