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April 26, 2021

10 Places to Check Out While You’re in Cleveland for the NFL Draft

Samantha Hubay

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Samantha Hubay

10 Places to Check Out While You’re in Cleveland for the NFL Draft

Although Electronic Merchant Systems has customers and offices in all fifty states, our headquarters and hometown of Cleveland, Ohio holds a special place in our heart. We proudly partner with many Greater Cleveland organizations, including the Cleveland Browns.

Key Takeaway You Will Get From This Article

If you are in Cleveland for the NFL draft consider checking out Azure Rooftop Lounge, Brewnuts, Cathy's Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches, Chapati, CLE Clothing Company, Flannery's Pub, Gillespie's Map Room, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Masthead Brewing Company, and Zócalo Tequileria.

Speaking of football, are you headed to downtown Cleveland for the NFL Draft?

We’re so excited that this special event will be held in our beloved city this year. While you’re here, there are plenty of small businesses to support!

Here’s a list of some places to check out:

Please note that hours and menus are subject to change. Each business has its own COVID-19 protocols, so call ahead, check out their social media pages, or visit their website for the run-down before you stop in!


Azure Rooftop Lounge -

The 9 – Level 12, 2017 E. 9th Street

Recently re-opened, Azure Rooftop Lounge offers drinks and a simple food menu in an idyllic setting. Check them out and relax on the rooftop after a long day!


Brewnuts -

6501 Detroit Ave

This local bakery serves up small batch, craft beer-based donuts in the heart of the city. They’re currently open Wednesday through Sunday, for carry-out only. Keep an eye on their Instagram page here for updated hours and weekly menus!


Cathy’s Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches -

401 Euclid Ave

Stop into Cathy’s for a sweet treat! Here you can build your own ice cream sandwich with a cookie or churro, your favorite flavor of ice cream, and a sweet topping. The delicious possibilities are endless!


Chapati –

11440 Euclid Ave

Customize a meal exactly for your tastebuds at Chapati! They offer a vast menu of healthy Indian ingredients, along with gluten free and vegan options so you can customize your order however you like.


CLE Clothing Co. -

342 Euclid Ave

Grab a souvenir tee while you’re here in the CLE! This shop is located on East Fourth Street and offers classic tees along with showcased items from local artists and designers.


Flannery’s Pub -

323 Prospect Ave

Flannery’s is an Irish pub conveniently located on East 4th Street. Their hope is that you leave full, quenched, and feeling like you belong as part of the clan!


Gillespie’s Map Room -

1281 West 9th Street

This neighborhood hangout features an aviation theme, extensive beer list, pizza, subs, and pub grub. Their pizza has been voted some of the best around town by The Cleveland Bucket List!


Great Lakes Brewing Company –

2516 Market Ave

This microbrewery serves up a refreshing craft beer selection along with a tasty menu of American food. They also offer free brewery tours and a lovely patio for sitting outdoors.


Masthead Brewing Company -

1261 Superior Ave

This local favorite offers an expansive brewery & taproom filled with American and Belgian beer options. Their wood-fired pizza has also been voted some of the best in the area by The Cleveland Bucket List!


Zócalo Tequileria -

2071 East 4th Street

Zócalo offers spicy south-of-the-border flair for every occasion. They have a wide selection of tacos, handhelds, and full plates along with an expansive tequila list complete with flavorful margaritas!


There are hundreds more restaurants and businesses to explore in downtown Cleveland. For an extensive list of restaurants in the downtown area, click here. We hope you enjoy your visit to the CLE and thank you for supporting our city!


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