There is something new looming on the dining horizon – the gastropub. According Wiktionary, a gastropub is “A public house that serves high-qualityfood”. The term originated in Britain and the gastropub phenomenon is quickly making its way through the United States. I decided to snoop to see if there was a gastropub or two in Cleveland, Ohio and here is what I discovered.
Tremont Tap House – Hailed as the first gastropub in Cleveland, the Tremont Tap House is located in the historic Tremont district on Cleveland’s West Side and serves over one hundred flavors of beer with twenty four available on tap. Locals favor the happy hour burgers and the warm environment of red brick and dark wood. Patio seating is available for the warmer months. Parking is on the street. Entrée prices range from $15 – $25 and brunch served on Sundays from 10am – 3pm. Hours Monday – Saturday 4pm – 2am, Sundays 10am – 2pm. Address: 2572 Scranton Rd., Tremont, OH
Clyde’s Barroom and Bistro – A neighborhood establishment run by a family with ties to Cleveland Heights where the pub is located. Described on Clyde’s website as “Comfort food with a contemporary twist” this gastropub offers burgers, steaks, vegetarian items and salads. Hour hour on Monday from 4pm – 10pm, Tuesday through Thursday 4pm – 6:30pm and 9pm – 11pm. Tuesdays are half priced wine by the bottle day. Dinner entrees priced from $10.90 to $19.90, sandwiches range $8.90 for the grilled chicken to $13.90 for the Open Faced- Steak. Parking is available on the street and in nearby lots with valet service available Wednesday through Saturday. Hours 4:00pm – 11:00pm, the bar is open late. Closed Sundays. Address: 1975 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH.
The Greenhouse Tavern – Located on E. 4th Street in downtown Cleveland’s Gateway District the Greenhouse Tavern was named one of Bon Apetite Magazine’s Top Ten Best New Restaurants in America. Owners Jonathon and Ameia Sawyer established their restaurant with the green principles of organic ingredients and the proximety between farm and soil to a restaurant making for quality food. Open for Lunch, Dinner and Happy Hour the Greenhouse Tavern offers a unique menu with dishes such as Artichoke Farro Fricassee, Half Roasted Chicken in Brioche Bread, Salads, Frites and more. Dinner entrees range from $14.00 to $30.00. Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00am – 1:am, Saturday 5:00pm – 1:00am and Sunday 2:00pm – 9:00pm. Address: 2038 East Fourth Street, Cleveland, OH
These Cleveland, Ohio gastropubs are independently owned and operated and are the hot spots to go for a bite to eat or to kick back and have a drink with friends. Check out their websites for additional menu information. Reservations may be necessary on the weekends.