Getting to know Cleveland: Students’ Favorite Spots Around Town

Cleveland has much to offer in terms of neighborhoods, food, breweries, sports and local events. We asked our students to offer some input on their favorite places around town!

Alex Uzadives, a fifth year in the program, loves to frequent Bottle House ( located in Cleveland Heights. They offer Monday night trivia, which is a favorite of many students in the program.

West Side Market (Ohio City)

In terms of vegan fair, first year student Alex Piedra loves to visit Yuzu in Lakewood ( and Kelsey Magee, a third year in the program, likes MoMo’s Kebabs on Lee Road in Cleveland Heights ( which is known for tagine and vegan dishes. Kelsey noted that “the trea is definitely worth trying because they present it in a very cool way!”

Cleveland Museum of Art

As far as neighborhoods go, students recommend checking out the restaurants and coffe shops in Tremont. This area hosts The Taste of Tremont every summer, which is an outdoor event with food trucks and vendors galore ( Ohio City is another popular location to visit with the West Side Market (  and many breweries including The Great Lakes Brewing Company and Nano Brewery.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

In terms of events and activities, you can’t pass up the Cleveland Museum of Art ( which is always free to the public, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (, and of course seeing the Cavs basketball team play downtown (

Edgewater Beach

If getting out for some fresh air sounds like a great way to spend the weekend, you can always go visit the shores of Lake Erie, hike the metroparks (, or bike the towpath, which streatches 87 miles throughout northern Ohio and Cleveland (

Rocky River Metropark

No matter what you enjoy, Cleveland most likely has a spot for you to call your new local favorite!