Sunday, March 11, 2018

St Patrick’s Day Guide 2018

Side Quest
17900 Detroit Ave.

6am - 11am

Join us for our first ever St. Paddy's Day Breakfast with Julia Jingle at The Side Quest!

From Scratch Irish Specialties you’ve been hoping for plus bloody marys, mimosas, Irish beermosas and more!  

Corned beef marinated in Great Lakes Brewing's Conway's Irish Ale.

Eggs and Corned Beef $8
2 eggs any style, corned beef, hand cut home fries.

Corned Beef Hash $10
Served with 2 eggs any style and a 1000 Island sour cream sauce.

1pm - 2am

Picture it, Lakewood, 1922: An Epic Golden Girls themed Saint Patty's Day! Get ready pussycats, for cheesecake, specialty cocktails and more!

Reuben $10
Corned beef, provolone, 1000 Island, sauerkraut on toasted rye.  Served with fresh cut fries.

Corned Beef Sandwich $10
Corned beef, provolone, Dion mustard on toasted fresh bed bread. Served with fresh cut fries.

Corned Beef Dinner $12
Corned beef served with cabbage and red skin potatoes. Served with bread.

Plus, Homemade Luscious Cheese Cake by Julia Jingles

Mars Bar
15314 Madison Ave

Opening @ 9am and serving our very popular corned beef gyros.

O'Toole's Pub
13601 Detroit Ave

Buckeye Beer Engine
15315 Madison Ave

KEGS & EGGS @ 8am - Running all day

Half pound of our thinly sliced corned beef with cabbage and Irish potatoes.

Our half pound stacked corned beef, grilled on caraway rye bread with melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and 1000 Island dressing. Served with Engine Chips and a pickle.

Our half pound sandwich of thinly sliced and stacked corned beef served on caraway rye bread with a side of ENGINE Beer Mustard. Served with Engine Chips and a pickle.

A pint of Sierra Nevada Dry Irish Stout served with a breakfast platter of our homemade corned beef hash O’Brien w/ red and green bell peppers, 3 eggs, and choice of toast…and keep the Sierra Nevada pint glass.


Traditional Irish coffee served with Jameson Irish Whiskey and Baileys Irish Cream.
Jameson Irish Whiskey and Butterscotch Schnapps topped with orange juice.

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Around the Corner
18616 Detroit Ave

It’s St Patrick's Day, lets get ready to STUMBLE!

Open at 8:30am featuring our special IRISH BRUNCH!

First 100 people get a FREE St Pattys day shirt (with purchase of their choice of beverage)

Dj in warehouse ALL DAY!

FIRESIDE on the front stage 4-7pm

Sloane Tavern
18196 Sloane Ave

The Sloane Pub will be having our traditional kinder, gentler, St Patrick's Day this year!


13368 Madison Ave.

We're opening at noon on March 17th, so stop in on Paddy's Day for local food and music. 

Corned beef from TJ's Butcher Block. Authentic Irish Soda Bread from Blackbird Bakery. Irish cheese boards. Sea shanties and Irish songs from Wolf Larrson and The Seawolves, and of course, our award winning beer.

13373 Madison Ave.

We'll have hundreds of green jello shots, beer and drink specials.  As a plus we're featuring very tough St. Pat's Riddles (no Googling!) for jello shot prizes!
We still feature the best foosball in the city, and have recently installed what we think is the best double dart board set-up in the area.

13405 Madison Ave.

12112 Madison Ave

Kitchen opens @ 8am 
Food Specials Green Eggs & Ham + Corned Beef & Cabbage 
$6 Car Bombs & Drink specials All Day 
DJ Sam Sinister Spinning Celtic Punk Rock Starting @ 10am
Free 3pm Show W/ Duo Decibel System Obsidian Earth Survivors
Our evening show starts @ 8pm W/ The Venus Flytraps + Biitchseat + Sweet Lil

Lakewood Village Tavern
13437 Madison Ave.

Griffin Cider House
12401 Madison Ave.

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Scotch flights
Corned Beef sandwiches 

16.9oz Devils Bit Cider 
imported craft cider from Ireland for $3.50 

Devils Bit and Tullemore Dew shots for $6.50.

Kelly’s Pub
13525 Lakewood Heights Blvd.

Open @9am for kegs and eggs

$2 Bud/Bud light 16oz Aluminum
$3 Shot Specials
$5 Irish Car Bomb

Grunge DNA from 2-6pm

McGinty's Pub
13751 Madison Ave

Doors open at 8am

$3 Guinness Draft 8am - 11am
$3 Irish Breakfast Burritos
$3.50 Guinness Blonde 16oz. Cans
Complimentary Irish Soda Bread (While it lasts!)
Corned Beef Sandwich Platters Start at 11am
Late Night Corned Beef Sliders
Bagpipers throughout the Day

Live Music Starts at 3pm:
3pm - 6pm Clash of th eTartans (Traditional Irish)
6pm - 9pm Ray Flanagan and The Authorities (Irish Rock)
9pm - Midnight Guinness Bill Band (Irish Drinking Songs)

Harry Buffalo

18605 Madison Ave

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13603 Madison Ave

Yuzu is turning in Paddy’s Pub for 22 hours: The Worst Bar in Philadelphia!

DAYMAN Specials (Sunrise 6 am till 7 pm)

-Practice your dance moves like Dee with our 20ft inflatable sky dancer!

-FLIP A COIN Any guest before 7am flip a coin and call it correctly, means any drink of your choice is only a quarter! 2 tries max per customer. Remember TAILS NEVER FAILS (unless it’s Mac & Charlies)

-RUM HAM & PADDYS EGG & Raw Jellybean Breakfast Available 6am - 11am (till sold out), just $5.99 (especially important in these trying time.)

-RIOT PUNCH /$3 a glass / grain alcohol + blue Gatorade + a splash of energy drink served out of a plastic milk jug / the perfect pregame.

-APPERAANCES by GREENMAN every other hour, giving away prizes, starting at 9 am


NIGHMAN specials (7am till 2am)

GRILLED CHARLIE & MILKSTEAK Dinner (8pm till sold out) The ultimate hangover prevention!  Only $5.99

-WILDCARD BITCHES / bartenders choice, random beer, just $2

-I’D LIKE SOME WELFARE PLEASE / complimentary craft beer samples every hour from 8pm-11pm

-THE GANG DANCES THEIR A$$ES OFF / still standing past 10 pm?  We’ll be hosting a FLIP FLIP FLIPADELPHIA TOURNEY @ 10:30pm

No cover / +21 & over ONLY

Flying Rib
11926 Madison Ave. 

$2 domestic bottles til 7pm.
Corned beef, Reubens, and Irish dinners til 2am.

5 O’clock Lounge
11904 Detroit Ave

Why do the usual this St. Pats when you can make it an epic night? 6 bands for $10.00, Food, Door Prizes, a 50/50 raffle and cool people as the music community and the labor community come together to support one of their own! 

Everybody's friend, Mike Barry is in a tough battle with Cancer. Let's ease that burden while treating ourselves to a night to remember. Lifeline, Psycho Plantation, Lucky 13's, The Leftovers, Vent and Bagpiper for the $10.00 donation. 

Tickets available at the Five O'Clock. Donate, even if you can't make it. 

Mike is so worth it.

13200 Madison Ave

9pm Field Sleeper our of Columbus: The song writing project of Alex Paquet, on tour as a trio. New record, ‘Better Grid’, out 3/16 bio Scioto Records

Thee Hundos

Kimberly Haffey (of The Rainbow Emergency)

Monday, March 6, 2017

On Wednesday, March 8th in honor of International Women’s Day, women around the world are planning to strike from paid and un-paid labor to raise awareness to securing a living wage, guaranteeing basic protections for workers, ending discrimination in the workplace, and protecting civil rights and reproductive choice—and to make sure they are accessible to all women. Organizers are encouraging women to 1.) refrain from work—both paid and unpaid. 2.) Refrain from shopping with exceptions for local small businesses and women-owned businesses and 3.) by wearing red in solidarity. While the purpose of the women's strike comes from a desire for positive change, abstaining from work is not obtainable for all women. Women account for nearly two-thirds of minimum-wage workers in the US, and women of color account for more than half of those earning minimum wage or less.
As a woman owner of small business in our great bustling city of Lakewood, I decided to compile a list of women owned brick & mortar businesses with the help of other women in Lakewood. In honor of International Women’s Day, we encourage you to support these hard working women of our community.
Lakewood is a beautiful community to live and conduct business in. We are proud to call Lakewood our home.

Kelly Quest
Owner/Marketing & Events Director of The Side Quest and the other half of Every Bar in Lakewood

Please feel free to share and to let us know if we are missing anyone!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Return to Every Bar in Lakewood

A long time ago, or at least it feels that way, I began a quest to go to every bar in Lakewood and share my adventures with the world.  At the time, I assumed that world would consist of a handful of friends and a couple moms.  I was pleasantly surprised that I picked up a few more readers than that.   In the two years that followed, I succeeded on my quest of visiting all 60 bars that had been open at some point during the duration of the blog.  You voted Every Bar in Lakewood Scene's best blog of 2014.  After these achievements I began a side quest, or more precisely, The Side Quest.
In August 2014 my wife, Kelly, and I opened Ohio's first geek bar.  This endeavor quickly used all my spare time and this blog fell by the wayside.  Many things went right and some didn't:  we learned and adapted to fit ours and our customers' needs.  The Side Quest became far more personal and special than we originally imagined.  The people who are part of our business and that come to enjoy it, make all that work worthwhile and keep us enthusiastic about coming up with new events and cocktails on a regular basis.  However, sometimes you still need to get away from your own bar.  So, after taking quite a break from the blog I will be resuming Every Bar in Lakewood.

I'm interested to see how my views have changed now that I've been part of "the industry" for the past two years.  You gain a bigger respect for the work that the people working in bars and restaurants do.  You gain just as much (if not more) respect for them keeping smiles on their face while dealing with the worst of us.  On the reverse side, I have a better feel for what I should expect and what's going on behind the scenes.  The bars featured will include those that have opened since I stopped blogging and those that have noticeably changed.  Anyone that wants a reblog just needs to ask.  Beyond that, we'll see where time and all of you take the blog from there.  It's time to drunkenly explore Lakewood again!

Here is a list of the bars that have changed since July 2014:
Brew 133 became The Saloon was replaced by Bottlehouse Brewery
Pug Mahones is becoming Salt
Quaker Steak closed
World of beer was replaced by The Detroiter but it closed
The Shamrock was replaced by East End Bistro and Pub
Pacers was replaced by Forage Public House
Spitfire became Funhouse
The Stache was replaced by Game On
Madison's was replaced by Griffon Cider House
Eddy & Iggy's was replaced by The Side Quest
Bonnie & Clydes was replaced by Yuzu, Izakaya Style Bar
Trio's was replaced by Woodstock BBQ
The Winchester was replaced by Birdtown Bevy which recently closed.
16-Bit opened
Barroco gained a liquor license
Voodoo Tuna opened
Kelly's Pub replaced the long closed "House of Bud"
Bottoms Up was replaced by El Torito 
Cerino's Casual Italian was replaced by Burger 2 beers
The Corner Pub closed is being replaced by L.B.M.

Is there anything I missed or anywhere I should go back to?


Monday, December 29, 2014

2014's New Year's Eve Parties at Every Bar in Lakewood

The Side Quest

Start your New Year off with The Side Quest, join us for ATOMIC PROM! 

We will have the best (and of course worst) retro sci-fi movies on all night, Photo booth, Champagne Toast, Cosplay Contest and more.

So brush off your starfleet dress uniform, bust out your fanciest bow ties and channel your inner Judy Jetson! Cosplay prize will go to the best vintage/retro inspired cosplay.

17900 Detroit

Patio Tavern
The lovely Miss Jessica will open the bar at 3PM, and Miss Emily will be tending bar all night on New Year's Eve!
As always, we will have $1.50 Miller Lite pints, AND Southern Tier 2XMAS and Troeg's Mad Elf in pints for the always least expensive price to drink in Lakewood!  
Should our loyal patrons feel like a shot of Tullamore Dew, they will also be awarded a signature Tullamore Dew shot glass!  

We're looking forward to counting down the clock to ring in 2015!

15615 Madison

Harry Buffalo

18605 Detroit

Lakewood Village Tavern

We have happy hour until 7pm, there will be a 5:00 champagne toast for the day crowd, toast at midnight of course, $2.50 wells and domestics all night.

13437 Madison

5 O'Clock Lounge

Champagne toast free cover with a dj!

11904 Detroit

16-Bit Bar+Arcade

Alright people... HE'S BACK!!!

NO Glitz, NO Glam, NO Cover (because Chuck Norris doesn't pay covers) and NO Meatheads (just Chuck). Chuck Norris will kick the doors open at 4pm, we'll be running Chuck Norris drink specials and movies all night!!! 

Hang with us and Chuck for a killer New Year's!!!

15012 Detroit

Avenue Tap House

Red Rose

Free Chance to Win one of the Prize Buckets! Various fun items in each reusable beer bucket! Drawings at 11pm. Winners must be present. Sandwich trays at midnight! New Years party gear too! Drink specials & 40¢ Wings All Day & Night!

14810 Madison


13405 Madison

Corner Pub

We're having a day time party from 10:00am till 2:00pm, with a shot or beer toast at noon for people who can't stay awake until midnight. And a night party from 9 pm till 2 am with small finger foods, and a toast at midnight.

12301 Madison

Mahall's 20 Lanes
The same people that brought you "Enchantment Under The Sea Dance" last New Year's Eve here at Mahall's, Memorabilia Productions give you this year's:


The time has come for you to seek the path!

We invite you and your friends to join us at Mahall's and usher in the spirits of 2015. 

Between the two worlds of Dark and Light, 2014 & 2015 dance within THE BLACK LODGE!

With your MCs Snake Grimwood & Krauty McKraut!! 

Dance to DJ Himiko Gogo & DJ Road Chief!

There will be a delicious special menu of themed cocktails and eats!

5 Dollars

Come as you are or as you'd like to be,
Semi-Formal or Casual remains to be seen...

Your soul has set you face to face
with the light of a new day,
New Year's Eve at Mahall's,
Know yourself and abide in that state.

And if your anticipation is too much, join Mahall's every Monday evening at 8pm to watch episodes of David Lynch + Mark Frost's "TWIN PEAKS".

13200 Madison

Corky's Place

We're doing free party favors free champagne toast at midnight and karaoke starts at 10. No cover charge

13302 Detroit


As their name implies, RadioActive Band is a high energy Top-40 band with ... VOTED CLEVELAND'S BEST TOP-40 BAND BY CLEVELAND MAGAZINE 2013!  Starts at 9pm

1414 Riverside Dr

Around the Corner

New Years At Around The Corner! 
Biggest party on the Westside! No cover, Free Party Favors,
Balloon Drop, Pop Rocks playing in Warehouse and Dj on Front Stage!, 4 bars open!
Looking to rent out a room and do your own exclusive package? Email Ryan at or call 216-310-6148

VIP bottle service
Includes your own VIP section with a VIP host and party favors.
1 Svedka bottles (750 ML) 12 bottles of domestic beer and a bottle of champagne. -$162 Includes tax and gratuity
2 Svedka bottles (750 ML) 12 bottles of domestic beer and a bottle of champagne. - $252. Includes tax and gratuity
Customize your VIP package by calling 216-310-6148 or email

18616 Detroit

Merry Arts

$35 9-midnight:
Top shelf and domestic bottles, heavy apps and champagne toast at midnight. 
Space is limited

15607 Detroit

Sloane Pub

Come to the kinder, gentler, New Years Eve at the Sloane, with $3 Christmas Ale Pints, $1 mint chocolate pudding shots, and a champagne toast at midnight, just o name a few things.

18196 Sloane

New Year’s Eve Celebration!!!!

12/31/14 from 8:00 p.m. – Midnight
$40 per person
$70 per couple

Open bar
Generous food buffet
Champagne toast at midnight
Party favors

Contact Pat at 216-849-1295 for reservations!