Over the next few minutes you will be going on a deep dive into where you can buy wine, liquor, and beer in Cleveland. Our only real goal is to cover as much as we can in this local alcohol guide.
Kicking this off will be a list of the best liquor stores and wine shops in your area. Those that are ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will be filled in first so they can get the party started soon.
Once the stores are out of the way we will get into the best breweries and beer bars, and a list of Cleveland wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards will get a shout out, and we will round this all out by mentioning some of the best happy hours near you to buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for your area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. By the way we have written a separate post for Akron at that link.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Cleveland
Our favorite liquor stores and wine shops in Cleveland to buy vodka, tequila, a case of beer, or a bottle of wine would be:
- Tony’s Market State Liquor Store at 3114 Clark Ave
- Ohio State Liquor Store at 18414 Detroit Ave
- Elyria Liquor & Beverage at 1063 E Broad St, Elyria
- Euclid Mini Mart State Liquor Store at 355 E 200th St, Euclid
- The Wine Spot at 2271 Lee Rd
- Little Italy Wines at 12414 Mayfield Rd
- Minotti’s Wine & Spirits at 20550 Lorain Rd
- North Coast Wine & Beer at 1630 W 117th St, Lakewood
- Rozi’s Wine House at 14900 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
Ohio State Liquor Store is one of the best beverage shops in the region supplying a vast assortment of beers, wines, spirits, non-alcoholic drinks, and more. Delivery is available across the county with a minimum purchase of $500 for weddings and large parties.
The Wine Spot is a locally owned and operated establishment that specializes in artisan beers and one-of-a-kind wines. They stock a superb collection of international drinks at the most competitive prices in the area. Little Italy Wines offers a broad choice of wines and beers and you can participate in tastings from 3pm to 8pm every Saturday.
With three different locations in the region Minotti’s Wine & Spirits can meet all of your beer, liquor, mix, ice, and other needs while ensuring exceptional service. There is a sample available to try before you purchase your drinks. For over 80 years Rozi’s Wine House has sold an outstanding range of beers and wines in your area.
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
There are some nice breweries and beer bars in town like:
- Masthead Brewing at 1261 Superior Ave
- Southern Tier Brewery at 811 Prospect Ave E
- Forest City Brewery at 2135 Columbus Rd
- Noble Beast Brewing at 1470 Lakeside Ave E
- Butcher and the Brewer at 2043 E 4th St
- Buckeye Beer Engine at 15315 Madison Ave, Lakewood
- Bascule Brewery and Public House at 1397 Colorado Ave, Lorain
Masthead Brewing is recognized for its ever-changing menu of juicy New England IPAs, Neapolitan-style pizza, and barrel-aged beer created using whiskey barrels sourced from top-tier distilleries. They have a taproom with seating for up to 300 people and a dog-friendly patio with a view of downtown.
Besides the amazing craft beer options Southern Tier Brewery Cleveland has a full complement of spirits for fantastic cocktails and a range of wines to go with soft drinks, iced tea, and coffee. Growlers and crowlers are available and they can fill them or you can bring your own to take with you.
Forest City Brewery boasts a diverse variety of flavors influenced by traditional European beer styles and American classics. Their brewmaster crafts a core lineup of light, dark, and seasonal favorites.
Noble Beast Brewing is a family-owned business that produces both a variety of traditional and experimental beers. They also prepare a farm-fresh and seasonal menu with a highly creative eye that elevates the standard brewery fare.
Through public house seating, progressive dining, and shared dishes Butcher and the Brewer promotes connection and a sense of community. They use classic brewing techniques to brew a range of traditional and innovative beers as well as create farmhouse-inspired food based on local ingredients, ethnic flavors, and artisan products.
In addition to more than 25 outstanding draft brews Buckeye Beer Engine has two authentic cask-conditioned ales and over 100 bottles to choose from. Half-pound burgers, sandwiches, salads, vegetarian dishes, snacks, and weekly specials including a wonderful brunch on Saturdays and Sundays are on the menu.
Wine Bars In Cleveland
Cleveland wine bars are a great place to relax with friends as well as being good options for a date night:
- Wine Bar at 2521 Market Ave
- Flight Cleveland at 5712 Detroit Ave
- Brothers Wine Bar at 11607 Detroit Ave
- Humble Wine Bar at 15400 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
- Little Birdie Wine Nest at 6060 Broadview Rd, Parma
- Dodie’s Dockside at 301 Broadway, Lorain
- The 4 Bistro and Wine Bar at 4450 Mayfield Rd, South Euclid
The Wine Bar pairs an extensive wine list, cocktails, and craft beers with plenty of small plates whipped up with seasonal ingredients. They can also facilitate special parties like birthday parties or anniversaries.
Founded in 1923 Dodie’s Dockside is one of the first Italian-influenced seaside dining establishments in town located on the main floor of the historic Ariel Hotel on Broadway. Their menu combines traditional beach cuisine with a contemporary twist.
Wineries & Vineyards In Your Area
Head to one of these wineries or vineyards near you to see how the sausage gets made:
- ThornCreek Winery at 155 Treat Rd
- Klingshirn Winery at 33050 Webber Rd
- John Christ Winery at 32421 Walker Rd
- Michael Angelo’s Winery at 5515 Broadview Rd
- The Winery at Wolf Creek at 2637 S Cleveland Massillon Rd
- Jilbert Winery & Brewery at 1496 Columbia Rd
ThornCreek Winery has a casually elegant domed ballroom, a rustic aged basement, and spacious grounds making it an ideal spot for a custom-designed event. They can cater parties for up to 350 guests. Since 1983 Klingshirn Winery has always supported local home winemakers.
With its rustic architecture, wide outside environment, and rows of aromatic vines John Christ Winery has a lovely ambiance to produce delicious wines. Everything is done on-site from grape juice extraction to fermentation, aging, bottling, labeling, and more.
Michael Angelo’s Winery provides a relaxing atmosphere where you can unwind and enjoy delicious food, drink, and companionship. There area great tastings near you at The Winery at Wolf Creek from noon to 10pm Sunday to Thursday and until 11pm on Friday and Saturday.
Jilbert Winery and Brewery is known for manufacturing high-quality Ohio grape and honey-based wines. Situated in a vintage dairy barn erected in 1905 their winery also features the historic and charming Jilbert home, a tasting room, gift store, and an enclosed terrace.
Best Local Happy Hours
You can buy cheaper alcoholic drinks if you know when and where the best Cleveland happy hours are:
- Blue Point Grille at 700 W St Clair Ave
- Fat Cats at 2061 W 10th St
- Cleveland Chop at 824 W St Clair Ave
- Don’s Lighthouse Grille at 8905 Lake Ave #1
- Sarita a Restaurant at 14523 Madison Ave, Lakewood
- Stancato’s Italian Restaurant at 7380 State Rd, Parma
- Foundry Kitchen and Bar at 525 Broad St, Elyria
Because of its exceptional service and award-winning wine list Blue Point Grille has won Cleveland Magazine’s Silver Spoon Award for Best Seafood Restaurant every year since it debuted. They advertise happy hours from 3pm to 7pm with $7 drinks and $5 raw. Don’t miss out on some of the best happy hours near you at Fats Cats or Cleveland Chop from 4pm to 7pm.
Don’s Lighthouse Grille serves some of the best seafood and steaks in the city along with excellent service. There is a happy hour from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday with half-priced appetizers and discounted drinks.
If you want to have a private dining experience for any special occasion complete with delectable dishes and signature sauces accompanied by imported bespoke wines head to Stancato’s Italian Restaurant. They have special deals on Monday with 20% off on all online Pronto orders and you can get a classic family pack for only $39.99 on Sunday.
The Foundry Kitchen and Bar focuses on fresh locally sourced cuisine presented in unique and exciting ways complemented by a broad choice of craft beers on tap, handcrafted cocktails, bourbons, whiskeys, scotches, and wines. There are also gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options available. Take advantage of another great happy hour in your area from 3pm to 7pm.
You can read more of our posts on:
- Everything About Alcohol In Pittsburgh
- Everything About Alcohol In Columbus
- Everything About Alcohol In Detroit
- Everything About Alcohol In Cincinnati
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Cleveland
We wish we had more to share but we will try to keep this page as up to date as we can. Hopefully you learned at least a little something about all of the local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours in your area.
Don’t be afraid to let us know if you found anything incorrect on this page in the comments, we want to keep this info as accurate as we can. Now go have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Cleveland.