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Mahalls 20 Lanes
13200 Madison Avenue
Lakewood Ohio, 44107

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FROM THE AIRPORT – Take the RTA Red Line to 117th st. This will be 10 blocks from Mahalls 20 Lanes. You can walk, take the 25 BUS, or call a Cab/ Uber.

RTA – Rapid Transit Authority. It runs from the aiport via the Red Line directly to the Venue AND to the Hostel!! You can be there in less than 20 minutes!!

Local Bus serviceMahalls 20 Lanes is located on Madison Avenue. The bus that runs down Madison is the 25. It will take you across Lakewood to the west and downtown Cleveland to the east.

Parallel to Madison is Detroit Avenue which is a bit more useful and has the 26 bus. This bus will take you to the ROOT cafe as well as the Public Library. If you click on the link for the Root Cafe you will see on the home page a few pictures flickering by. The one of the girl making espresso if my friend Tatiana (Totty, or Tot) I’ve known her since I was 11 years old.

Cabs – Uber and lyft are the only options these days.


AirBnb’s are the way to go!! Lakewood has plenty and they are clean and affordable.

Travelodge This place is very near to the Days Inn but not as GRIMY. Click on the link to get rates etc…

If you want to stay downtown, which is also really accessible by public transit, just google
hotels in Cleveland. They are pretty affordable. I mean, it’s Cleveland

Days Inn – DO NOT STAY HERE. BEDBUGS have been found here.


Click here for a google MAP of places recommended by some locals!

Mahalls 20 Lanes has a restaurant and Full Bar inside. Also we will provide light snacks for free throughout the weekend. But if you choose to leave then here is what I recommend. Or don’t recommend!



My friend Julie Hutchison purchased the original Coffee shop, The Lakewood Phoenix back in 1996. I remember going there as a young teenager and smoking cigarettes out front with my hoodlum friends. A few years ago she and her husband Bobby Brightenstein expanded to another storefront in the same building and began serving amazing vegetarian, vegan, and raw food. A staff of one became a staff of six and there is always a line at the counter.

We will be having morning coffee pilgrimages from the Root to Mahalls to start each of our days. This place is where I grew up and the stories are endless. I even lived in the basement for a time when I was a kid.

BARROCO – Colombian food at it’s finest. Just two blocks east of Mahalls this place has been super popular amongst our guests for years. Screen Shot 2021-07-27 at 9.15.48 PM

ANGELO’S PIZZA – THE BEST PIZZA EVER. I challenge you to find a better pizza. This place is  walk ing distance to the venue. It is my favorite pizza ever!! Deep Dish Crust. Oh yeah baby. Even Tom Hanks eats there!

LBM – Cocktail bar with great food and LOUD music just a few blocks east of Mahalls as well.

Cleveland Vegan – For our non-meat eaters who want great food. This place is recommended by EVERYONE. It’s little further away, but still in Lakewood.

MALLEYS CHOCOLATE AND ICE CREAM PARLOR – The Original Malleys Chocolate opened in Lakewood in 1935. The 2nd store, which is the one currently still operated, was opened in 1949. This place is a piece of history. I highly recommend a stroll down Madison Ave to check it out.


GREAT LAKES BREWERY Located less than a 5 minute walk from the Cleveland Hostel this Brewery opened in 1988 and was the FIRST in the state of Ohio after an era of drought in the state. Today they produce over 100,00 barrels annually and ship to 13 states and DC. (Unfortunately not New York yet.)

The food is delicious and each dish comes with a recommended beer which is always served on tap! Here is an image of the outdoor patio which is a great place to relax.


Full refunds will be available minus any paypal fees if there are any. Please contact clevelandtango@gmail.com if you need to request a refund.


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