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Cleveland is not only the second biggest city in Ohio, it is also home to the world renowned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Right on the south shore of Lake Erie, the scene is set for romance straight from the beginning, and there are and restaurants aplenty to choose from when you're in the mood for a hookup. Whether you already have a significant other, or you're looking to .

While Cleveland doesn't quite have the pull of bigger cities like NYC or San Francisco, it really does pull its weight in the region, and you can be assured that not only will you you have a great time here whatever you are doing, you are also pretty much guaranteed to find a date while out and about.

Once you do succeed in making a Cleveland hookup, there are so many places to go on a follow up date. There's the Playhouse Square Centre, which is second in size only NYC's Lincoln Centre, and there are always Broadway shows here, as well as many other special events.

Whatever you chose to do, you are sure to find a hook up in busy, happening Cleveland!

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History of Nightlife in Cleveland

Cleveland can be said to be the birthplace of rock and roll, since it was here that the term was coined. But don't worry -- rock music is not the only kind of music in Cleveland, and the city boasts its own orchestra, one of the world's best.

Museums have also always been one of Cleveland's stocks in trade; check out the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, as well as the similarly named Cleveland Museum of Art, which is one of America's most important art museums.

Generations of immigration has taken place across history from all corners of the globe to give Cleveland a diverse cuisine, and there are so many restaurants and delis in the city that it would be next to impossible to visit all of them on a visit here. However, if you are a local, you probably know your way around the restaurant circuit already, and will know that there are a lot of great places to take a date.

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Best Times To Go Out

Weekends are where (or when) it's at in Cleveland. Go clubbing on a Saturday night here and you are sure to hook up. If culture is your thing, you could pick up a date at one of the many literary and poetry events. There are poetry readings across the city on a regular basis, so if you feel like hooking up with a moody poet, now's your chance! These events happen most evenings, but the start of the week is the best time.

Date Hookup Bars Cleveland: Directory

Cleveland is known for its great friendly hookup bars and clubs, and people flock here from all over the nation to get in on the date hookup action. It's not hard to see why it is so easy to score a date in a place as happening as Cleveland, with bars, clubs and restos catering to straight and gay crowds night and day. It really is a very friendly city and probably one of the easiest to find a date hookup among all the cities of the US.

Cleveland Beerfest

Type :
Off the hook annual beer festival.
Space :
Large outdoor area with indoor spaces.
Crowd :
Ranges across all ages.
Website :
www.clevelandbeerfest.com
Address :
Cleveland Convention Centre
Any Notes :
Some wheelchair access, some outdoors involvement so wear appropriate clothing.
Brief Description :
OK, this isn't a bar, but no guide to Cleveland would be complete without a mention about the Cleveland Beerfest! Spread across two nights of beer-themed craziness, the Cleveland Beerfest is a great place to either take a date or find one. If you are a beer enthusiast, or if you can convincingly pretend that you are, then this is a great choice for a night out or two. Even if you don't get lucky, there is a great opportunity to meet people, try out new and weird drinks, and generally up your knowledge of the beer world. If you're looking for a date in the drinks industry, this could be your chance, as you'll be rubbing shoulders with reps, brewers, suppliers, and journalists, not to mention thousands of craft beer fans. There'll be live music as well, so if dancing is your thing you'll be in the right place. Pace yourself with the drinking though, as there will be over 400 craft beers available to sample. Want to know more, and check the dates for the 2018 Cleveland Beerfest? Visit their website!

Gibb's Lounge

Type :
Lounge and Mexican restaurant.
Space :
Small venue with a bar and seating area.
Crowd :
Mostly middle aged
Website :
Gibbs Lounge
Address :
3560 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland Heights, 44118-1402
Any Notes :
Poetry and comedy on Thursdays.
Brief Description :
A great little place for jazz, with a distinctly older African-American crowd. The atmosphere is laid-back, and Wednesdays are especially busy, but there are events most weeknights. Mondays feature line dancing, and throughout the week you're likely to find other folk out on dates, as well as girls-night-out types. It's a laid-back venue, and dress is casual. They do over 40 cocktails, and there's a large TV screen if vegging out in front of a game is your thing. Check Gibb's Lounge if you want in on the older black club scene and are looking for a chilled atmosphere. It is the most LGBT friendly place as well, so if you want a gay date hookup this is the place to be.

Becky's

Type :
Gay bar and resto
Space :
Large dance spot, full bar
Crowd :
College to middle aged and beyond
Website :
www.beckysbar.com
Address :
1762 E 18th St.,Cleveland, OH 44114
Any Notes :
Not for the squeamish!
Brief Description :
With $2.50 well drinks, great beer, and plates piled high with chicken wings, this cheap student-friendly gay bar is a huge draw for the LGBT community in Cleveland. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming, so you are sure of a good time if you show up here looking for a date hookup tonight. They have a pretty good menu serving all sorts of bar food, but the real draw is happy hour (check their website as this changes) and their hip clientele.

Drop Bar Cleveland

Type :
Bar and club
Space :
Medium sized, large full bar, banquette seating.
Crowd :
College to middle aged adults
Website :
www.dropbarcleveland.com
Address :
1392 W 6th St, Cleveland, 44113.
Any Notes :
No pets.
Brief Description :
This place is one of the hottest clubs in Cleveland and features a neon-lit dancing area, as well as banquette seating, and live DJs who really know how to rock a party. There's bottle service, too, which makes the whole experience a little easier for dyed-in-the-wool partygoers. The vibe here is very much geared to the pre-game crowd, but there is something for everyone, especially those out on a date. There are women's nights, and the website is easy to navigate too, meaning that you can plan your night out accordingly. Friendly staff and a nice clean environment make Drop Bar a definite must for anyone either out on a date, or looking for someone to hook up with!

The Chamber

Type :
Goth/Industrial nightclub
Space :
Large space, full bar, seating areas
Crowd :
College to middle aged
Website :
The Chamber
Address :
11814 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, 44107
Any Notes :
Close to transit, Coat check
Brief Description :
all round.

Rumor Cleveland

Type :
Bar and lounge
Space :
Patio, stage, VIP lounge
Crowd :
College to young adult
Website :
www.rumorcleveland.com
Address :
Cleveland 1266 West 6th, Cleveland, OH
Any Notes :
Strict dress code. Table reservations
Brief Description :
With an upscale cocktail lounge and regular ladies' nights, Rumor is probably the best place in Cleveland to hookup with a date. Private parties and fancy special events are Rumor's stock in trade, so if you want to make a night of it it is best to call ahead and make a reservation. There is a very strict dress code, so make sure you look sharp. The website has a code of how to dress, so check it out and ensure you have the correct attire! If you are wondering about parking, they havea full valet service - yes, it's one of THOSE kinds of places! If you happen to be looking for a certain calibre of date, then Rumor is by far your best bet. The barstaff and bouncers are especially helpful.

Shooters on the Water

Type :
Sophisticated bar and eating zone
Space :
Large dance floor, excellent kitchen, full bar, stage
Crowd :
Young to Middle aged adults
Website :
www.shootersflats.com
Address :
1148 Main Ave., Cleveland OH, 44113
Any Notes :
Parking available, all credit cards accepted
Brief Description :
Go for the location and the bar. It's right on the water and attracts a large crowd, so if you're looking to hookup you will be spoiled for choice. There are also great restaurants nearby, and you can even get yourself a dinner cruise on Lake Erie, which would make for a very romantic date! There is a light show on the patio that is popular with the locals, and they have regular deals on drinks.

Velvet Dog

Type :
Nightclub and lounge
Space :
Dance floor and rooftop patio
Crowd :
College to young adults
Website :
www.velvetdogcleveland.com
Address :
1280 W 6th St, Cleveland, OH 44113
Any Notes :
Coatcheck, nearby parking
Brief Description :
Looking for a martini lounge in the Warehouse District with a rooftop patio that includes bottle service? The is one of the best. Four floors plus private areas make Velvet Dog one of Cleveland's most exciting dance venues.If you are looking to hookup with someone tonight, then head down to Velvet Dog, where you will find a happy-go-lucky crowd of young to middle-aged partygoers. Friendly and knowledgable bartenders make this a place to remember.

Anatomy Nightclub + Ultralounge

Type :
Club and lounge
Space :
Large dance floor, outdoor pation, split floors
Crowd :
College to young adults
Website :
www.anatomycleveland.com
Address :
Warehouse District, 1299 W 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44113
Any Notes :
Smoking outside only, Coat check
Brief Description :
A date hookup spot par excellence, with friendly staff, cheap drinks, and a crowd that just does not stop partying make Anatomy probably the best nightclub in Cleveland bar none. If you're looking to hookup with someone hot tonight, check it out. There are split floors for dancing, and an outdoor patio if you want to chill out and chat with other Clevelanders out for a night of fun. There are also more laid back lounge areas for when you need a break from dancing, and with regular weekday events to keep you going, this place is a surefire hit if you're looking to meet someone else who's looking for fun and maybe a little more.

With so many bars, clubs and restos across the city, if you have not found a date hookup spot by now, then maybe it wasn't the right night. You can try again tonight though! Who knows, maybe you will find your ideal date hookup spot in Cleveland! Whatever you want to do in Cleveland, you can be sure to find a date if you try out our guide. Traveling across the US? Have a look at the rest of Freehookups.com

Looking for a spot for a follow up date? Cleveland also has a lot of annual festivals. If you want to hookup with a hot date, you could do a lot worse than to go to an event that draws thousands of revellers. Fashion Week Cleveland will appeal to a broad spectrum of partygoers, and the CMJ Rock Hall Music Fest. There are also intellectual draws, such as the TEDxCLE conferences, and Notacon. If cinema is your thing, try the Cleveland International Film Festival.

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