December 30, 2013

Cleveland Rocks New Year's Eve

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014!

Downtown Cleveland is taking a cue from New York City and hosting its very own New Year's Eve celebration this year in Public Square. The celebration was designed by Ohio Homecoming, a "movement" designed to bring cross-sections of the community together to raise the profile of Ohio, reinvigorate citizens, build civic pride, and invest in our local communities and neighborhoods.

Around 10,000 people are expected to pack into Public Square tomorrow evening to ring in the new year. Festivities kick off at 8 p.m. with ice carving demonstrations, food trucks and live entertainment. For those looking to celebrate with some libations, a beer garden will be open to those 21+ all night long.

Electronic dance trio Krewella will perform a free concert and Cleveland's own Drew Carey will emcee the festivities, leading up to the midnight countdown and a grand fireworks display.

The entire night is free and open to the public. Gates open at 6 p.m. so be sure to get there early!

Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year. Cheers to 2014!

Cleveland Rocks New Year's Eve hours:
Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

For more information or directions, visit Ohio Homecoming.

December 19, 2013

12 Bars of Christmas

Downtown Willoughby is not only beautiful during the winter time, with each of the storefronts and the square filled with dazzling lights, it's also home to a slew of top-notch restaurants and bars. These bars are celebrating the holiday season by offering their very best Christmas beers during the 12 Bars of Christmas pub crawl this Friday.

The crawl will make stops at 12 of the most popular establishments in Downtown Willoughby. Radio personality Allan Fee of Fee's Kompany will kick off the tour at 8 p.m. at Lure Bistro. Each restaurant or bar will feature a different 4-5 oz. winter beer that can be sampled for just $2. Games, entertainment and a chance to win stocking stuffers also will be part of the night's festivities.

Stops on the crawl include Willoughby Brewing Co., Olivor Twist, Nickleby's, The Wild Goose, John's Cafe, Burgers-n-Beer, Mullarkey's Pub, Ballantine, Fanucce's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, the 1899 Pub and Frank and Tony's Place.

Take a break from holiday shopping and sample some of the best brews Northeast Ohio has to offer!