|Take me out to the ball game...|
The Tribe home opener is right around the corner and here are some specials around town for what is an unofficial holiday in the city of Cleveland.
Before I continue, let me just say, don't be an idiot. We are grown ups and if you can't handle your adult beverage, please switch to diet coke. I would prefer you don't arf all over my shoe on the home run porch.
Downtown is going to be, how the kids put it, cray cray. Consider car pooling, having your mom drop you off, or take the RTA. It is $5 all day, and in my opinion, the best way to get around. Click here for more information. The RTA is also hosting the Rally Alley for Opening Day, starting at 1 pm. If you have never been, it is fun and there is usually a chance to snag a free tshirt. Woo. Hoo.
Here are the specials around downtown:
Gateway Plaza (that space between the Jake and the Q)
Noon - 3pm
There will be the Bud Build-a-Bar on Gateway Plaza from noon - 3, last call at 2:45. This was pretty fun last year.
Barley House - 1261 W. 6th Street
Opens at 11.
Before the game, CAARRLLOOSSS BAEEEERRRGGAAAA will be signing autographs from 11-1. 1st one is free. There will be 8x10 pics for sale and 50% of proceeds of the 8x10s will go to the Leukemia & Lymphona Society.
FREE RTA trolley goes from there to E4th.
See more at: http://www.barleyhousecleveland.com/#sthash.FS0sMx9r.dpuf
City Tap - 748 Prospect Ave E
For the early birds... ahem... City Tap opens at 9.
Special drinks include $5 24 oz Miller Lite, Bud Light and Yuengling cans. $3 Bud draft.
I have to admit, City Tap is one of my downtown favs. They have wifi and if you are nice, the bartenders will plug your charger in without being jerky about it. Big plus in my book, so don't blow it.
More info here: http://www.citytapcleveland.com
Harry Buffalo - 2120 E 4th
$6 pitchers anytime and Happy Hour starts at 3.
More info here: http://www.harrybuffalo.com
Also, if you forgot your cool Tribe gear, the Fresh Brewed Tees truck will be there! They also will have only at the truck some amazing custom Chuck Taylors with a Wahoo feather on them. They are fantastical and if anyone out there would like to buy them for me, I will accept them.
More info here: http://www.freshbrewedtees.com
Tilted Kilt - 21 Prospect Ave
Opens at 10 am.
There will be $4 16 oz Throwback cans of Miller Lite and they are having a season-long contest for a chance to throw out the first pitch.
If you have never been to the Tilted Kilt, yes, the server are in school girl outfits...and the male bartenders and bar backs are in kilts. Ahem...something for everyone kids.
More info here: http://www.tiltedkilt.com/events/
Other fun downtown locations that will likely have specials as well.
Call them for details.
Clevelander Bar and Grill - http://www.clevelanderbar.com
Flannery's - http://www.flannerys.com/operationHours.php
Panini's Bar and Grill - http://www.paninisgrill.com/locations/cleveland-gateway/
Thirsty Parrot - http://www.thirstyparrot.com/Events/Default.aspx
Wilberts - Open at 9 am http://www.wilbertsmusic.com
Winking Lizard - http://winkinglizard.com/our-specials.aspx
Ohio City Fun
Great Lakes Brewing Company - 2516 Market Ave (Ohio City)
Open at 11 am.
For the Ohio City kids, GLBC will have the Rally Drum Red Ale named for the awesomeness known as John Adams. If you get there early enough, you can get nachos in a helmet you can keep! Baseball themed menu.
The Fatty Wagon Shuttle will start running at 1 and will run for 2 hours after the game. If you are taking the RTA downtown, you can get off an Ohio City and it drops you in the middle of fun, near the West Side Market.
More info here: http://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/events/3600
TownHall Ohio City - 1909 W. 25th Street
Open at 11 am.
This sounds fun, they have Italian or Vegan Sausage Ball Park Box with fries or chips, Bell's Oberon Draft or Milkshake (!) and cracker Jacks for $12.
If you or any in your posse are vegan, this is the joint to go to. They also have a great selection for the carnivores in the group.
More info here: http://www.townhallohiocity.com
If I have missed something, please let me know and I will update the post accordingly.