The Barley House is an Akron staple that invites you to sit long, talk much and laugh often. They offer over 30 beers on tap at any given time along with the friendliest staff in town. Stop in for their annual St. Patrick's Day celebration or any day of the week to catch the game on one of their many TVs. This neighborhood favorite has been located in Massillon for over 26 years. They offer great food, service and even live music from time to time. No matter whether you're a local or not, you'll still feel welcome at this cozy pub! Irish Jack's is North Hill's only Irish pub, serving drinks until 1 a.m. (or until everyone goes home) Tuesday-Friday. Here, you'll find good food, drinks and even Irish dance classes! If you need somewhere to throw your Irish celebration, Irish Jack's also rents out their Brendan Hall — which is the perfect venue for almost any occasion. Arnie's Public House is more than just a bar — it also happens to be one of the best eateries in Akron! They offer incredible classics like steaks and burgers along with out-of-the-box selections like chicken and waffles and sweet potato tacos. Plus, the amazing service will have you coming back again and again. Harmon's Pub has been serving the Canton community for over 28 years. This institution serves an affordable array of generous appetizers, homemade soups, fresh salads, juicy burgers and their famous steak on a stick. Harmon's is the perfect spot to chat with friends over a cold drink. Brubaker's Pub is Summit County's original Irish American neighborhood pub, now with six locations around the area! They offer a large menu of signature cocktails and craft beers on tap along with delicious food selections like a Reuben flatbread, Bavarian pretzels and more. Stop in for happy hour, every day from 3-7 p.m.! Dublin's is the perfect spot for those looking for classic Irish pub ambiance. This traditional pour house is bursting with great food, beer and hospitality. Whether you're just looking to watch the game with your friends or want to grab a sandwich and a pint after work — J. Dublin's is your new home away from home. Established in 1988 and revamped in 2018, the Irish Pub & Grill is a Massillon destination. They offer a spectacular menu full of pub favorites including burgers, wings, sandwiches and more along with signature cocktails and any type beer your heart desires. When you stop in, make sure to try their soon-to-be-famous Reuben sandwich — we promise you won't regret it. Locally owned and operated since 1991, the Irish Exchange is the perfect place in Canton for a relaxing lunch or dinner. From their mouth-watering char-broiled burgers to their emerald green salads — they have something for everyone on their extensive menu.
Photo courtesy of the Hooley House Sports Pub & GrilleHooley House is an Irish and American sports pub that serves moderately priced, fresh and delicious pub fare along with classic Irish fare. Settle into their comfortable dining room that exudes a friendly and open atmosphere. It is also one of the best places in Northeast Ohio to catch a game, no matter what sport you're passionate about! Sully's provides the ultimate Irish pub experience that will make you believe you're actually in the Emerald Isle. Order their incredible fish and chips with a fresh pint of Guinness and settle in for an afternoon of friendly conversation. They also play host to several live music events throughout each month. Check out their calendar so you can make sure not to miss their next show.
Photo courtesy of East 4th Street.Pedestrian-friendly East 4th Street is the epitome of urban development. With strings of overhead light bulbs, an abundance of patio seating and ever-present street life, this up-and-coming downtown neighborhood is hard to ignore. This is all due to a tenacious developer, who was determined to put life into a block of vacant and struggling storefronts in the heart of our beloved city. If you're not ready to buy a home, check out their amazing apartments! Neighborhood highlights: The Corner Alley, CLE Clothing Company, Pickwick and Frolic, Zocalo Tequileria and Erie Island Coffee Company. The Civic Center District is an essential Cleveland stop. This area is home to the city's landmark skyscraper, Terminal Tower, as well as the Cleveland Mall, one of the city's public parks that is a grassy oasis in the middle of downtown. Don't miss the JACK Cleveland Casino, which used to be the Higbee Department Store featured in the famous "A Christmas Story" movie! Neighborhood highlights: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, and the Cuyahoga County Courthouse.
Photo courtesy of Phoenix Coffee.In the mid-19th century, the Warehouse District was home to warehouses for hardware, marine and garment businesses, as well as offices for the shipping industry. Today, the Victorian-era buildings are preserved on the outside but are now filled with fine dining eateries, wine bars, clubs and urban lofts. Neighborhood highlights: Dive Bar, Blue Pointe Grille, Barley House, the Nauti Mermaid and Johnny's Downtown. You can't miss the massive marquees and twinkling lights of Playhouse Square, Cleveland's official theater district. This area's collection of glamorous theaters draw well over a million visitors annually. Aside from New York's Lincoln Center, this is one of the largest theater districts in the United States with staples like the Cleveland Play House and Great Lakes Theater. Neighborhood highlights: DYNOMITE, Cowell & Hubbard and the plethora of venues.
Photo courtesy of Zoey Yaoxi Duan via the Short North AllianceOn the first Saturday of each month, thousands of visitors gather on High Street in the Short North Arts District for a Gallery Hop! Celebrate art by exploring dozens of galleries, non-traditional exhibit spaces, street performers, and more. Plus, restaurants and bars in the area stay open late on these nights so you don't have to venture with an empty stomach. Where: The Columbus Athenaeum When: March 2, 6-9:30 p.m. Join RESCUEDOhio for their annual cocktail gala and silent Paw-ction fundraiser. This evening will feature games, a silent auction, cash bar and a doggie fashion show! Where: Wild Goose Creative When: March 3, 11:55 a.m.-1 p.m. Take a moment to relax with your dog. At this course held at Wild Goose Creative, dogs will be able to practice yoga with you by posing and stretching. Plus, you'll get the opportunity to play with dozens of adorable pups while workout out — it's a win-win! Where: Serendipity Labs, Short North When: March 6, 6-9 p.m. Sample through the 2019 Girl Scout Cookies with a glass of wine! From Thin Mints to Tagalongs, Columbus 10 for 10 will have the perfect wine for every cookie. A portion of all the proceeds made during the event will be donated to Central Ohio Girl Scouts. You can get your ticket here. Where: Ohio History Center When: March 9, 2-2:30 p.m. It's almost Spring, which means it's almost fishing season in the Buckeye State. Learn about some of the best fishing practices and locations for Ohioans at all different ages, abilities and interest levels. Where: St. Charles Preparatory School When: March 9, 6-10 p.m. Savor an innovative six-course menu prepared by top Columbus chefs. This unique culinary experience will help support Freedom a la Cart, a Columbus non-profit that works to empower and employ survivors of human trafficking in Central Ohio. Where: North Market When: March 9, 7:30-10:30 p.m. At this 21 and over event, experience an evening of cocktails, food, activities, music and more. For the price of one ticket, you will receive four cocktail tastings, a $10 voucher to spend at any North Market merchant, entertainment and even a speakeasy! All proceeds from this event benefit the not-for-profit: North Market Development Authority and the Ohio Distiller's Guild. Where: Serendipity Labs When: March 14, 6-9 p.m. Find some new whiskeys to love and share just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Taste from a selection of five whiskeys with one special "Surprise" bottle in store for you. Food is welcome at this event, so feel free to pack a St. Patrick's Day feast! Where: Historic Dublin When: March 16, 12-1:30 p.m.
Photo courtesy of the City of DublinCome out and experience one of the greenest, grandest St. Patrick's Day parades in the country. Celebrate with over 100 units including marching bands, clowns, floats and giant balloons alongside 20,000 guests. Where: The Arena District When: March 16, 12-9 p.m. Join 4,000 crawlers in the largest pub crawl in all of Ohio! Explore all of the pubs within the Arena District and enjoy all that they have to offer. With a purchase of a ticket, you'll receive a t-shirt, drink specials, a koozie, free cover charges and more. Where: Ohio Expo Center When: March 29-31, Times Vary This famous show brings wholesalers, manufacturers and designers all together under one roof. Shop from rows of quality gemstone, bead, jewelry and accessory dealers for an incredible selection. Where: Columbus Museum of Art When: March 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring the whole family out for a whole day of shopping, interactive elements and a celebration of all things crafting related! At this one-day craft fair, you'll be able to support local indie artists, crafters and designers without having to leave the building.
Photo courtesy of 3 Points Urban BreweryLocated in the heart of the Pendleton neighborhood, which was once the home of Cincinnati's first master brewers, 3 Points Urban Brewery is a modern brewing facility and neighborhood gathering place. Throughout their facility and on their labels, you'll find art from local artists to help stimulate community interaction. 7391 Forbes Road This child and pet-friendly brewery is located 13 miles from downtown Cincinnati. Here, you can experience great beer among good friends, fun events like trivia, a running club, festivals and more! 7926 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria After two tours in Iraq, head brewer Andy Reynolds found that the process of brewing different beers helped put his mind at ease. He took his love for brewing and made it his career. Today Alexandria Brewing is a family-friendly establishment that celebrates rock and roll, fun and, of course, beer. 4720 Eastern Avenue Named after an American Outlaw who sought redemption at his end, Bad Tom Smith Brewing is committed to doing what is right. Since opening in 2015, they've been developing the highest quality craft beer for each style in their portfolio. They have locations in both Cleveland and Cincinnati, so no matter where you are in Ohio you're just a short drive away from their quality brews. 322 Elm Street, Ludlow
Photo courtesy of Point & Click Studio via Bircus Brewing CompanyBircus is where the hypnotic world of the circus meets the simple love of beer. Here, you'll enjoy great beer and a thirst-defying brewery experience. In this unique venue, you can also find the Ludlow Theatre, where you'll see performers juggle clubs, breathe fire, walk on kegs and amaze on the trapeze. 27 West 7th Street, Convington | 95 Riviera Drive, Bellevue When Braxton owner Evan Rouse was 16-years-old, he fell in love with the craft of brewing beer. Not even of age yet, he built a home brewery in his family's garage. Braxton is his dream come true! Here, you'll find some truly tantalizing beer, every pint brewed with passion and determination. 5905 Hamilton Avenue This brother-owned brewery has been nationally celebrated. Named one of the nation's best beers by Forbes and one of the winners of the 2018 Great American Beer Festival, Brink Brewing Company offers quality beers and a welcoming, comfortable taproom where you can share stories and make new friends. 1621 Moore Street Experience great architecture and great beer at the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company's original 1860's malt house taproom. Sample their fresh Moerlein beers, all beef hot dogs, brats, meat and cheese boards, and get a free tour of their historic brewery. 760 North Main Street, Springboro
Photo courtesy of Crooked Handle Brewing CompanySpringboro's first brewery, Crooked Handle is owned by two couples that are best friends and share a passion for craft brewing. Since they opened their doors in 2015, Crooked Handle has received overwhelming support from the community and to give back, they support two nonprofit organizations each month. 224 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue This small brewery is located in Bellevue and specializes in dark beers. While you may drive right past them the first time you visit, we promise once you taste their fantastic brews, you won't have a tough time finding them again. Their dark taproom is the perfect place to relax with a great beer and a delicious pretzel or a beer cupcake. 9964 Crescent Park Drive, West Chester Dogberry Brewing combines art and science in the best way possible. Using the freshest ingredients possible from local producers, the creative beer scientists at DogBerry craft some truly mouth-watering brews. From creations like Vanilla Nat's Nightcap to Campfire Story, they'll have a flavor perfect for your palette. 7668 Wooster Pike | 7605 Wooster Pike Located in a former roadside speakeasy on US Route 50 heading west, Fifty West Brewing Company creates handmade beers brewed in small batches that focus on craftsmanship, tradition, innovation and patience. Check out their calendar so you can make sure to stay up to date on their fun and creative events like Burger and Beer Day, trivia nights, wing days, and more! 1621 Dana Avenue
Photo courtesy of Listermann Brewing CompanyGetting its start as a home brewing parts company, Listermann Brewing has transformed into something much more. For more than 10 years, they have been consistently crafting award-winning brews. Try some at their fabulous taproom and pick up your own home brewing kit to try your hand at creating beer afterward! 3301 Madison Road No one loves the beer enthusiast community more than MadTree Brewing. Fueled by the community's demand for great beer, they are constantly experimenting and pushing themselves to create the best beer around. Visit their taproom and grab a drink with friends and a delicious meal from their onsite restaurant, Catch-a-Fire Cafe. 4362 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road What started out as a small, two-vessel system nestled in a storm cellar became Cincinnati's oldest craft microbrewery. You can find Mt. Carmel Brewing in the westernmost county of Appalachia, where you're welcome to stop by and enjoy a cold, freshly brewed beer on the porch. 20 High Street, Hamilton Located in the historic Fredrick Mueller building in downtown Hamilton, Municipal Brew Works offers as many as 20 beers on tap at a time which you can enjoy in their welcoming taproom. They also have a large patio area that is dog and family friendly for soaking up the sun on a warm afternoon. 227 Stark Street This neighborhood craft nano-brewery is located in the historic Over the Rhine Brewery District. Off Track Brewing was started by two friends who love brewing together. Today, they occupy a 1,800 square foot garage and run a five barrel steam powered brewing system. While you can't visit their space to try their beers, you can enjoy them right down the street at Dunlap Cafe, which also offers an all-day breakfast along with a full bar and beer garden. 1910 Elm Street As of 2017, Rhinegeist was the 33rd largest independent craft brewery in the United States, distributing their beer all around the country — and their Truth IPA is recognized as one of the 100 best beers in the world by Men's Journal. Experience their renowned brews in their eclectic, industrial taproom, which was once the location of the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company's bottling plant from 1895. 6550 Hamilton Lebanon Road, Monroe This family-owned, independent craft brewery doesn't confine themselves to only one style of beer — that's why they brew a bit of everything from traditional lagers to barrel-aged sours and every style in between! In their taproom, you can sample their innovative beers and a full-service BBQ eatery. 4003 Eastern Avenue Rooted in Cincinnati's oldest neighborhood, Columbia-Tusculum, Streetside Brewery provides a down-to-earth experience with a vast selection of exceptional craft beers. In their taproom, you can find everything from IPAs and lagers to stouts and specialty beers, as well as guest taps that help support other local Cincinnati breweries. 1429 Race Street | 4831 Spring Grove Avenue
Photo courtesy of Taft's Brewing CompanyWith their large facility and taproom located in the old Cincinnati Car Company Factory building and their Alehouse located in the old St. Paul's Evangelical Church building, you can experience the history of Cincinnati while sipping on a cold pint of Taft's signature creations. Be sure to grab a slice of their "Apizza" at their new Brewporium or a tri-tip steak from the Alehouse when you go! 1660 Blue Rock Street Urban Artifact's taproom is located on the lower level of St. Patrick's church in Northside, with their brewing facility located behind the building. They offer a full bar along with live music, and you can enjoy your drink in their family-friendly, picturesque courtyard. 2800 Woodburn Avenue The Woodburn Brewery and Taproom was created by a Los Angeles transplant and lifelong Cincinnatian, combining East side hustle and West Coast swagger to create innovative beers that celebrate Cincinnati's heritage. Visit their taproom to experience their fantastic creations and don't miss all of the fun events they have going on all year long.
Photo courtesy of Arrowhead Vintage and Handmade GoodsIt's impossible to spend a day in the Arts District without leaving with a new piece of art or a handmade gift from a local artisan. Whether you're looking for a gift for a loved one or just a souvenir to commemorate the day, there are several incredible downtown shops that will have exactly what you need. Arrowhead Vintage and Handmade Goods is run by husband and wife team Melissa and Dave Sherrill and is a go-to Canton destination for retro, vintage, mid-century furnishings and more! Cantonology is a shop to visit if you love our amazing city. It is owned by a mother and daughter team who love Canton and work hard to promote the city through a wide variety of hand-crafted souvenirs and gifts. Next Chapter Bookstore is one of our favorite bookstores in Northeast Ohio and specializes in classic fiction, non-fiction, instructional guides, vintage books along with community building. Artisan Boutique loves local artisans, that's why they support Ohio crafters and makers by offering a uniquely curated line-up of hand-made products in their quaint shop.
Photo courtesy of Street SideAfter all of that excitement, you'll definitely need to refuel in the middle of the day. You can't go wrong with any of the eateries in The Arts District, but here are a few of our favorites: Street Side offers chef-driven Mexican street food, a wide variety of Ohio beers and handcrafted cocktails. From street tacos to burritos — their menu holds a great mix of options everyone will love. Arcade Coneys is a Canton classic with their outdoor seating right next to the courthouse and a beautiful view of the Courthouse Angels. Their coney sauce is legendary and we promise you won't be disappointed when you try it. Deli Ohio features both traditional and adventurous deli sandwiches along with sides, soups and salads that are all made in-house and created using fresh, in-season ingredients.
Photo courtesy of the Canton Museum of ArtThe Canton Arts District is home to seven galleries, 22 artists studios and an abundance of unique public art everywhere you look. While you're in the area, you have to stop by at least one gallery or studio and experience the passion of our artsy city residents. Canton Museum of Art houses some of the most dynamic and original exhibits in the country. From their celebrated national touring exhibits to their original displays that feature incredible artists from around the world — a visit to the museum is an experience you won't want to miss. Juilliard's 3rd Space Gallery is a unique space that has been designed and coordinated by children and features their artwork! This is a great time for the whole family and allows you to see what the next generation of artists are creating. Canton Glass Works offers affordable and functional hand-blown glass along with glass blowing demonstrations. You can even attend one of their workshops to learn how to do it yourself. Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography is one of the country's largest premier galleries dedicated solely to photography. Most of the collection is for sale and holds landmark works by more than 160 lensmen and women. Hub Art Factory is a studio space and art gallery for a variety of celebrated local artists. They often host special events including art shows and art battles, where one artist is pit against another with only a canvas, paint and brushes as their weapons.
Photo courtesy of Coporation for Findlay MarketPurchase fresh produce any time of the year at Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market! Located just a few blocks from downtown in Over-the-Rhine, you can peruse local produce, meats and handmade items from more than 40 indoor merchants. Where: Cheviot Elementary School When: November-April | First and Third Fridays 3:30-6:30 p.m. Lettuce Eat Well Farmers' Market is a collaborative specialty market where all of the produce sold is organically grown and the meat is raised using organic methods. They are "pre-order only" instead of being an open market, which means you get exclusive access to fresh, local items after signing up for their email list. Where: Mulhauser Barn, West Chester When: November-March | First and Third Saturday 2-4 p.m. The West Chester Farmers' Market has been providing fresh foods and handmade items in the West Chester area since 2004. Their winter market goes through March this season and offers everything from produce, eggs and meat to crafts, cookies, soaps and lotions. Where: Kingswood Park, Mason When: November-April | Third Saturday 10-11 a.m. When the Deerfield Farmers' Market was conceptualized, it consisted of only four farmers and their goods. Today the market is home to over 15 vendors. Not only can you find great produce, meat and goods here, but also music, kids activities and special events going on all year round. Where: NorthChurch, Cincinnati When: Year Round | Wednesdays 4-7 p.m. You can find pretty much anything at Northside Farmers' Market — from locally grown produce, organic meat, eggs and plant starters to freshly baked goods, roasted coffee, street food, tea, nuts and sauerkraut! Where: Clark Montessori High School, Cincinnati When: November-May | Sundays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. During a gorgeous Sunday stroll in Hyde Park, stop by Clark Montessori High School and shop products from local farmers and artisans. They offer the market staples like seasonal produce, meats and farm fresh eggs along with artisan goods like vegan graham crackers, cookies, olive oils, goat milk, vegan soaps, and so much more.
Photo courtesy of One Line CoffeeAt One Line, you can enjoy espresso pulled from one of the rarest machines in the world, the La Marzocco Strada EP, and watch their knowledgeable baristas use it to create beautiful latte art. They also offer cold drip coffee made from Kyoto Drip Towers that you can watch, mesmerized from the behind the coffee bar. No matter what you get at One Line, you can rest assured knowing it was made from the best coffee available in the best way possible. 4541 North High Street | 2468 Northwest Boulevard Since their founding in 1991, Crimson Cup Coffee has been a leading coffee roaster in Columbus. They offer handcrafted coffee drinks, espresso, tea and frozen beverages made fresh with their award-winning coffee that they sell all over the country. Stop in for a cup of joe and enjoy the free WIFI. And if you're looking for a more hands-on coffee experience, you can check out a course at their coffee innovation lab! 3041 Indianola Avenue
Photo courtesy of Kathy Watson via Eat, Purr, LoveIf you're a coffee and cat lover, you may never want to leave Eat, Purr, Love. When you visit this eclectic "cat cafe", not only can you enjoy fantastic local coffee, baked goods and board games, but you can also play with adorable cats that are all available for adoption. 1101 West 1st Avenue Luck Bros' Coffee has been proudly serving Columbus since 2006 and offers a whole range of coffee drinks, tea and baked goods. They roast their coffee in-house and there are plenty of ways for you to enjoy it! Our favorite way to experience Luck Bros' coffee is with their espresso flight, which allows you to taste test their espresso with several different variations. 300 East Long Street
Photo courtesy of The Roosevelt CoffeehouseLocated downtown, The Roosevelt Coffeehouse is serving great coffee and helping to save lives. When you visit this coffee shop, you are supporting not only a local business but also organizations that are dedicated to providing clean water, fighting hunger and ending human trafficking. 329 East Long Street | 14 East Gay Street A downtown Columbus staple since 2001, Brioso Coffee has created a culture and community around their coffee. They use carefully selected coffee roasted by experienced roasters to provide their customers with coffee that's more than just a way to wake you up in the morning — but a special coffee experience. 1031 North 4th Street | 210 Thurman Avenue
Photo courtesy of Fox in the SnowThis coffee shop and bakery offers rustic-styled baked goods along with carefully crafted hand-poured drinks. Their stunningly decorated shops provide the perfect environment for studying, catching up with friends or just relaxing with a great cup of coffee. Several Locations Columbus' first micro-roaster, Stauf's Coffee believes that "The Proof is in the Cup", which is why they only sell the finest quality specialty coffee they can. They do this by acquiring the best Arabica beans available and roasting exclusively on gas-fired drum roasters. You can enjoy a cup of this freshly roasted coffee at one of their locations all around Columbus. 79 Parsons Avenue Owner Micael Habte grew up in Eritrea, Africa. Throughout his life there, he watched his mother roast coffee beans as part of a traditional coffee ceremony. He decided to bring his love of coffee to Columbus as a wholesale operation in 2010 and then opened an adorable retail location in 2011. Today, you can visit their shop and experience Habte's passion for coffee first hand in the historic Olde Town East neighborhood. 11 Price Avenue For over ten years, Mission Coffee has worked to provide the Columbus area with great coffee. They only use coffee roasted by the finest coffee roasters in the country and have committed themselves to creating an environment that isn't for the pretentious, but rather the curious. 1069 West Broad Street
Photo courtesy of Bottoms Up CoffeeBottoms Up was created with the purpose to achieve positive social change through great coffee and community engagement. To accomplish this goal, they provide diapers to parents in need to try to lower the infant mortality rate in the community. You can visit their stunning location in Franklinton and enjoy some of their fantastic coffee and baked goods all while supporting a great cause. 3535 North High Street Global Gallery is a Fair Trade coffee shop, gift shop and art gallery with a mission. They sell handcrafted products from around the world along with fresh coffee and delicious bakery items. At Global Gallery, you can relax, study for a final, or spend time with family in friends in an Instagram-worthy environment.