Ohio City has been branded with one of the worst words a neighborhood can be attached to: ‘trendy.’ Flanking the extremely worthwhile West Side Market, this stretch of near-downtown Cleveland just across the bridge from the city proper houses a diverse set of way-too-expensive restaurants, about 100 different breweries and a few neighborhood holdouts that pre-exist the perceived trendiness of the area.
While the recommendations here are centered around the main artery that runs through Ohio City, 25th
Street, the reality is that the borders can sometimes blur on where Ohio City ends and other nearby areas like the Detroit Shoreway begin. The close proximity of those two neighborhoods in particular means that there can be some mixing and matching between this itinerary and our Detroit Shoreway set of recommendations
, particular as it relates to excellent Cleveland dives like B And G Tavern
Specific to this Ohio City itinerary, the set is dominated by the breweries that have steadily streamed into the area, from the most macro of Cleveland breweries, Great Lakes, to much more restricted offerings like Hansa’s German beer hall-style selections, the variety here is what makes Ohio City an attractive destination, in spite of polished and, gasp, ‘trendy’ locations that dot the area.