TRAVEL: Cleveland

Updated: Apr 6, 2020

Go, do, drink. A Goose staffer's pick of where to go, what to do, and what to drink in Cleveland. —INGRAIN, Summer 2018

Cleveland is a terrific American city

STORY / Erika Wojno

Cleveland has summer down to an art. And Goose Island's own Erika Wojno explores the city that she loves and give us her best recommendations for the real places to go in the Sixth City.


Cleveland Museum of Art

11150 East Boulevard

Remember when museums were free? A visual tale of world history, from ancient Egypt to 20th-century France, awaits at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Map out your art discoveries using a museum app that utilizes wayfinding technology, then create your own digital artwork in the museum’s new, interactive ARTLENS Gallery.


Platform Beer Co; The Plum Cafe & Kitchen

4125 Lorain Avenue; 4133 Lorain Avenue

Settle in for a seasonal beer (August brings Paranormal Hoptivity back to the taps) or dry-hopped cider at Platform Beer Companys tasting room, then walk (all of next door) to The Plum Cafe & Kitchen. The riffs on regional and international dishes, like country ham fried rice and fried chicken with miso peanut slaw, are worth the wait for a patio table.


West Side Market

1979 West 25th Street

The West Side Market, going strong since 1912, is packed with both shoppers and every level of the food chain, from fresh produce, seafood, and meats to imported olive oils and handmade pasta. Grab a bottle of wine and some cheese for later.


Edgewater Beach House

7600 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway

Head to Edgewater Beach, where a dip in Lake Erie or a hike along the shoreline comes with an Instagram-worthy skyscraper backdrop (@IngrainMagazine). Afterwards, grab a local beer and a pierogi at the new multimillion-dollar Edgewater Beach House.

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