6 Cleveland patio bars with great views

When the weather takes a turn for the warmer in Cleveland, you take advantage of it.
There's nothing better than whiling away the evening sitting outside on a great patio bar. Here are six Cleveland patio bar locations that not only have have great outdoor seating, but great outdoor seating with an equally amazing views.
Whether you want to overlook nature or the city, this list will have you covered.

Alley Cat Oyster Bar

Alley Cat Oyster Bar (1056 Old River Road) features a ground-level and second-story patio. While many bars in the Flats boast a great waterfront view, Alley Cat enjoys a slight advantage when it comes to its height.

While the second-story patio might not be as elevated as the neighboring Margaritaville’s Landshark Roof Bar, Alley Cat is a less crowded, more elegant experience. With an extensive wine list and seafood-forward menu, it’s a perfect pairing with watching the watercraft drift by.

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The Harp

Another spot that takes advantage of overlooking Lake Erie, The Harp (4408 Detroit Ave) rests just beside the Detroit Shoreway.

A traditional Irish pub, the stone and timber structure often features live music to enjoy while you sit on the covered or uncovered back patio. While you are overlooking an active highway, The Harp still offers a stellar view of the lake from the city skyline to Lakewood beaches.

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Ah, Hoopples. One of the best views of the city, bridges and the river, located in one of the most down-to-basics bars in the city.

In business since 1981, Hoopples (1930 Columbus Rd) is one of those spots all Clevelanders need to visit once. Perched on a quiet street corner next to the Irish Bend, they’re even known to project Cavs games onto the nearby steel lift bridge. No frills, all thrills.

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Whiskey Island Still & Eatery

Whiskey Island Still & Eatery (2800 Whiskey Island) is a patio in the fact that there are a lot of picnic tables, and some of them are on cement. That’s patio enough for us, when it’s right next to the marina.

A great casual watering hole, the Still & Eatery is a perfect place to grab a bucket of beer, sit with friends (or make new friends) and party it up on the infamous isle.

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Bar 32 Cleveland Hilton (@bar32cleveland / Instagram)

Bar 32 (Downtown Hilton)

Located on the 32nd floor of @hiltoncleveland, Bar 32 offers beautiful views of  Lake Erie.


“Stunning views, craft cocktails, delectable bites. Perched atop the 32nd floor of Hilton Cleveland Downtown, we’ve got the best seat in town for your evening out. Whether you’re toasting to something special or just celebrating a night in the city, Bar 32 is the perfect destination.”

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Collision Bend Brewery (@collisionbrew / Instagram)

Collision Bend Brewery

Collision Bend Brewery  (1250 Old River Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44113  (216) 273 7879)

“Located on the banks of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland’s Flats District, the brewery is housed in the newly renovated Hausheer Building on Old River Road. Constructed in 1863, the site first served as a chandlery, where Civil War-era merchant ships stockpiled supplies before setting sail onto the Great Lakes.

Today, beer is handcrafted by one of Cleveland’s preeminent brewmasters, Luke Purcell, who helped launch the Great Lakes Brewing Company into national fame. Luke, and his team of brewers, carefully pair a variety of beers with an eclectic menu of food prepared from scratch that includes small plates to share and pizza from a wood-fired oven.”

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