By Jill Tatem, Host Committee member
One of the dangers of a packed and stimulating conference program is data clog. Experienced archivists know that taking breaks to refresh, relax, and chat with colleagues is essential. Fortunately, downtown Cleveland offers a range of venues for happy hour rejuvenation.
Some of those restaurants and bars also offer glimpses of Cleveland’s historic architecture, including:
- The Metropolitan at the 9’s transformed bank vaults
- The 1890 Lounge at Cleveland’s Arcade
- The Chocolate Bar’s promise of liquid dessert, also at the Arcade
A grocery store may seem a strange location for happy hour, but Heinen’s downtown is not your typical grocery store. Housed in the renovated Cleveland Trust Rotunda at East 9th and Euclid, the 2nd floor Lounge offers numerous wine and beer selections, small plates, people watching, and wonderful views of this renovated historic building.
Downtown neighborhoods with concentrations of bars and restaurants are
The Host Committee’s restaurant spreadsheet offers more choices, both in these downtown neighborhoods and farther afield.
Cleveland RTA’s C-Line Trolley provides free transportation from the Convention Center to all these areas all day on weekends and evenings on week days.
Happy Hour guides are available from