Cleveland has a wide and diverse selection of nightlife that includes ethnic areas, pinball and video arcades, music and comedy clubs, and even ninja warrior courses. In this city, your fun and excitement don’t have to end after dinner.

    Head to a classic jazz club dressed to the nines for a craft cocktail. You can climb rock walls and ropes courses, play a round of Pac Man on a vintage cabinet, or even explore one of the largest haunted houses in the city. Check out the 10 best things to do after dinner in Cleveland on your holiday.

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    Severance Hall

    Take in a performance by the Cleveland Orchestra

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    Severance Hall offers stunning architecture in a historic building as well as a wide variety of live musical performances all year long. The hall is considered one of the most beautiful concert halls in the entire world.

    The home of the Cleveland Orchestra dates back to 1931 and has a seating capacity of 2,000. The hall has received the National Trust for Historic Preservations's Honour Award and sits on the National Register of Historic Places. It's only a 16-minute drive from the centre of City centre Cleveland.

    Location: 11001 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA

    Open: Hours vary by performance

    Phone: +1 216-231-7300

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    Playhouse Square

    See a touring Broadway show or live concert

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    • Luxury

    Playhouse Square is a performing arts centre where you can catch touring performances of Broadway shows, dance productions, concerts, and other live entertainment. Over the years it has hosted notable productions, such as "Frozen" and "Moulin Rouge," as well as performances by artists like Vanessa Williams.

    Additionally, the centre has held concert performances with ensemble casts showcasing their versions of Broadway hits. The Square is a good place to go if you're looking for a fun yet refined evening out on the town after dinner. It's located in the heart of city centre Cleveland.

    Location: 1501 Euclid Ave #200, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA

    Open: Hours vary by performance

    Phone: +1 216-241-6000

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    Superelectric Pinball Parlour

    Try your hand at a classic or modern pinball machine

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    • Families

    The Superelectric Pinball Parlour offers food and drinks amongst more than 20 different pinball games that range from classics to the latest hits. Pinball is back in a big way, and this hidden gem of Cleveland exists to celebrate this age-old style of gaming. Some special nights even offer free tokens when you buy drinks.

    The parlour is a fun way to spend a night after dinner. Moving between classic pinball machines from the ‘70s and LED graphics of modern machines, the environment creates a classic video-game-like experience. The parlour is located right in the heart of city centre Cleveland.

    Location: 6500 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102, USA

    Open: Monday, Friday, Saturday from 4 pm to 10 pm, Sunday from noon to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 440-506-4661

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    Velvet Tango Room

    Dress in your finest and attend a 1930s-themed jazz club

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    • Couples
    • Luxury

    The Velvet Tango Room is a cocktail and jazz club with a classic wooden bar and stunning old-fashioned architecture that sits in the heart of a trendy area in Cleveland. The whole area uses low lighting that highlights ornate decor and a tin ceiling. The bar offers a wide selection of beers, wines, and craft cocktails.

    Food selections are on offer and range from pub standards to speciality dishes. With an upscale, early-20th-century vibe, be sure to dress up for this place. T-shirts, jeans, and hats are not permitted. It's right city centre just 5 minutes by car from the town centre.

    Location: 2095 Columbus Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA

    Open: Monday–Friday from 4.30 pm to 1 am, Saturday from 6 pm to 1 am (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 216-241-8869

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    Adrenaline Monkey

    Run the gauntlet like a true ninja warrior

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    • Adventure

    Adrenaline Monkey is an adventure sports centre that offers full-fledged ninja warrior courses where you can train or test your mettle running the gauntlet against the toughest obstacles. The facility is designed with differing levels of difficulty to appeal to adults and kids of any age or ability level. Courses include a timing system and buzzers, and you can order fog machines for special events and parties.

    The options for active play are endless. You'll find parkour, ropes courses, climbing walls, and other obstacles. If you're not into physical sports, you can play the afternoon away at a high-tech video arcade. The facility is just a 25-minute drive from city centre.

    Location: 26800 Renaissance Pkwy, Cleveland, OH 44128, USA

    Open: Wednesday from noon to 8 pm, Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm, Saturday from noon to 9 pm, Sunday from noon to 7 pm (Closed Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday)

    Phone: +1 216-282-3100

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    The Fear Experience Haunted House

    Get scared at one of the largest chiller attractions in Cleveland

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    • Unusual

    The Fear Experience Haunted House provides 5 unique haunted house attractions to thrill and chill adults and kids alike. The venue is one of the largest and most extravagant haunted houses in Cleveland, having doubled in size in just the past few years. Actors train for over 2 months before they hit the stage.

    Be sure not to miss the attraction where you get to fight back! This seasonal experience offers Zombie Warfare where you get to participate in a battle against the creatures of the night. The location is only a 17-minute drive from central city centre Cleveland.

    Location: 10701 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, OH 44130, USA

    Phone: +1 216-245-3327

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    16-Bit Bar+Arcade

    Play a classic vintage arcade cabinet with a craft cocktail in hand

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    The 16-Bit Bar + Arcade offers a broad selection of beers and craft cocktails and over 40 classic arcade games from pinball to cabinets. The arcade machines include pinball machines dedicated to your favourite rock bands and classic arcade games like Ms. Pac-Man and Dig Dug. The craft cocktails are all named and themed after classic actors, films, and television series that will take you back in time to your childhood.

    You’ll relax with a Patrick Swayze or Burt Reynolds film while you game for hours on end. This adult arcade is just 14 minutes from the centre of Cleveland.

    Location: 15012 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Friday from 4 pm to 11 pm, Saturday–Sunday from noon to 11 pm (Closed Mondays)

    Phone: +1 216-563-1115

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    Asiatown Cleveland (N'hood)

    Explore an ethnically diverse Pan-Asian West Side area

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    • Unusual

    Asiatown is a area on Cleveland's west side, famed for its Pan-Asian restaurants as well as a wide range of independent shops with food, arts, crafts, and gifts. It's an easily accessible area reachable by shuttle and allows you to sample the delicious food of one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the city.

    Between sampling the edible wares at the local food stands, you can head to the shops and find that perfect gift or souvenir to remember your holiday. It's also an easy trip of just 10 minutes from city centre.

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    Hilarities 4th Street Theatre

    Catch the latest in national touring comedy acts

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    Hilarities 4th Street Theatre features local and national comedy acts all year long with light food and craft cocktails. All manner of comedic acts is presented, from local and national standup to sketch comedy shows and beyond. It's amongst the largest comedy-specific venues in the nation and has a tiered showroom that seats 400 people. Amongst the highlights are the 8 box seat areas that can seat up to 12 guests each.

    The venue has hosted such big names as Rita Rudner, Dom Irrera, Craig Robinson, and the Wayans Brothers. It's located right city centre, less than a half-mile from the centre of the city.

    Location: 2035 E 4th St, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA

    Open: Hours vary by individual shows

    Phone: +1 216-736-4242

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    Jukebox Bar

    Enjoy beer and spirits with outstanding jukebox tunes

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    Jukebox is a area tavern that focuses on the wide offerings of jukebox music and the embodiment of the rock ‘n' roll identity of Cleveland. The bar offers basic pub eats with good beer, spirits, cocktails, and a diverse range of musical options on the jukebox. The venue even posts "Jukebox updates" on their website showcasing the latest hits available.

    Musical offerings on the jukebox feature the biggest national hits as well as tunes from local up-and-comers. Best of all, you can grab some free tokens to play your favourite tunes. Some nights they even let you bring in your own vinyl.

    Location: 1404 W 29th St, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA

    Open: Wednesday–Sunday from 11.30 am to 10 pm (closed Monday–Tuesday)

    Phone: +1 216-206-7699

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