On this page you will find everything from:
Where to Stay, How to get around,
PLUS recommended places to
EAT and DRINK!
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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION and TAXI’s
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. The Red Line will also take you DIRECTLY to the CLEVELAND HOSTEL if you are staying there. It is located at W25th st. and is directly across the street from the station.
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 service – Mahalls 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.
WESTLAKE CAB – (440 331 5000) Very affordable cab service in Lakewood and greater Cleveland. I highly recommend this service over any other. The drivers are very friendly and knowledgeable.
AirBnb’s are the way to go!! Lakewood has plenty and they are clean and affordable.
Cleveland Hostel – This Hostel opened in one of the best neighborhoods in town. It is across the street from the famous West Side Market and is also close to tons of bars and restaurants. One of Cleveland’s first Micro Brewery’s, Great Lakes, is across the street and I highly recommend the Dortmunder Gold and Stilton’s Cheese Soup!!
This is an image from the rooftop deck!!!
The Hostel is brand new. Really clean and affordable. They also rent bikes. They are directly across from the local Rapid Transit (RTA) which drops you 8 blocks from the Venue.
Shared rooms of 4 – 6 people are around $27 a night. If you are coming by car it’s only a 10 minute drive from the venue. By train it’s about 25. Cabs in Lakewood are extremely affordable so that is also an option.
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.
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!
PLACES IN LAKEWOOD :
The MOST IMPORTANT to mention is THE ROOT CAFE
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.
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.
PLACES IN CLEVELAND 10 MINUTES OR LESS DRIVE. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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.
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