Best Dance Clubs in Cleveland – Top Nightlife Spots Downtown

Cleveland has a vibrant nightlife. In addition to numerous top-rated restaurants and bars, The Land has some outstanding clubs to dance the night away, listen to live entertainment, meet with friends, crash and burn with horrid pick up lines(for those who still engage people personally as too many of us have our heads in our cellphones) and chill after a week of working hard in the city where LeBron famously and truthfully stated “Nothing is given, everything is earned”.

Abby went out of town this past weekend so I was able to do a tour of the best night clubs in the city for “research” to compose this article for The Cleveland Leader.  There is a lot that separates a good club and a GREAT club.  Good food, strong drinks, friendly staff, awesome DJ, beautiful club-goers and security.  After taking my Visa and Discover cards to uncharted territory, I was able to find the best night clubs that Cleveland has to offer.  That being said, I am putting all of this on my expense report as the bottle service, cocktail shrimp and buffalo wings were work related expenses.

Seriously…Abby is going to kill me when these statements come in.

Vault

If you want an upscale experience in one of America’s most distinctive venues, Vault is the place for you.  Located in an old bank vault, you will be treated to some of the most decadent cocktails and appetizers in the midwest. Their weekly programming includes bourbon tasting, executive mixers and live jazz in addition to exclusive events every month.

2017 East 9th Street Cleveland, OH 44115

216-331-6327

Take 5 Rhythm and Jazz Tapas Lounge

Cleveland’s preeminent live jazz club offers live entertainment every week from some of America’s best entertainers and top regional and local singers and bands.  One of the most exclusive venues in the State of Ohio, fans flock every weekend to see national recording artists and sample their fine cuisine, with many dishes named for jazz legends.

740 West Superior Ave Cleveland, OH 44113

216-861-5299

Velvet Dog

One of Cleveland most requested club destinations according to hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers.

In addition to having multiple levels of clubs, rooftop patio and an impressive martini list, The Velvet Dog has fantastic weekly and monthly programming for club goers and good food.

1280 West 6th Street Cleveland, OH 44113

216-664-1116

Tomo Sushi and Hibachi Restaurant

It seems whenever a Best of Cleveland list is compiled, Tomo finds a way to be a part of the list or at least part of the conversation.  In addition to having a world class menu for sushi, seafood and asian food, Tomo is one of the premier clubs in the region.  With five levels of food, dancing and lounge areas, Tomo is a one stop shop for dinner and dancing.

1293 West 9th Street Cleveland, OH 44113

216-696-4444

Medusa Restaurant and Lounge

If you want to rub elbows with celebrities, pro athletes and platinum recording artists, then Medusa is where you need to be.  Medusa has established themselves as the after party location for concerts, ball games and special events.  The stars come to play at Medusa so do not be surprised if you see your favorite personality in the VIP, on stage or in the DJ booth.

1437 St. Clair Ave NE Cleveland, OH 44114

216-907-1210

Best Night Clubs In Cleveland Ohio
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Mike & Abby Sweeney

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Mike & Abby Sweeney are our resident foodies. Their thought process on food is "to give everything a chance." Matt loves craft beers, Italian food, and any play on bar bites. Abby is into wine, cheese, and anything Asian. Together they form a dynamic duo eager to weigh in on any new restaurant!

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Mike & Abby Sweeney

Mike & Abby Sweeney are our resident foodies. Their thought process on food is "to give everything a chance." Matt loves craft beers, Italian food, and any play on bar bites. Abby is into wine, cheese, and anything Asian. Together they form a dynamic duo eager to weigh in on any new restaurant!

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