Guide To Republican National Convention In Cleveland: 4 Places To Go Within Walking Distance Of Quicken Loans Arena
PHOTO: The Arcade is one of Cleveland’s finest retail and dining locations, if not the finest. (photo courtesy of The Arcade)
It makes for a long day listening to speeches, policy and platform agendas, and just the general protocol that makes up the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which runs through July 21.
At some point, you might want to abandon the rhetoric and just get out and about for a little walk.
So here are a few places that are within walking distance of Quicken Loans Arena – and by walking distance we mean just a few blocks – that won’t blow up your time frame or your legs, for that matter.
(In no particular order)
TILTED KILT PUB AND EATERY – Hey, the Cleveland Indians are in first place in the American League Central and this is a great sports bar to grab a beer, a burger and watch the game. Or any game involving your favorite team, on its myriad televisions. Be forewarned, however. If you’ve never heard of the Tilted Kilt, this is a chain restaurant in the same vein as Hooters, complete with a fairly high level of testosterone and provocatively dressed female servers. 21 Prospect Ave. E, tiltedkilt.com/Cleveland
HARRY BUFFALO – Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Harry Buffalo has an assortment of burgers, sandwiches, salads, starters and more, but the joint is best known for its chicken – both the wings and the fried chicken. You can get anything from two pieces to a 35-piece special called the Big Hen House. And they have carryout so you can take it back to the Arena if you can slip it past the watchdogs. 2120 East 4th St., harrybuffalo.com
PROGRESSIVE FIELD – Practically right across the street from Quicken Loans Arena is Progressive Field, where the Indians play their baseball. Only, don’t call it Progressive Field. If you want to blend in with the locals, call it “The Jake.” When it was first constructed more than 20 years ago, the stadium was named Jacobs Field after a former team owner. Naming rights deals being what they are, the insurance company came in and the name was changed. The Indians aren’t home this week so you can’t catch a game live, but all their team stores and souvenir shops are open at The Jake. 2401 Ontario St., cleveland.indians.mlb.com
THE ARCADE – This will be your longest walk, about six blocks straight up East 4th St., but so worth it. The Arcade is a retail and dining experience attached to the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Do NOT call it a mall, because it’s much more than that. Even its stunning architecture will tell you that. 401 Euclid Ave., theclevelandarcade.com
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