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Nighttown, at 45 - One of the Best Jazz Clubs in the World, and Home of The Press Club of Cleveland
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 05:00.
I met an old friend for drinks at Nighttown, the other night. Nighttown is definitely one of my old real NEO friends' favorite East Side places to gather, and has been for decades, for many good reasons... starting with a great owner (in the video above) and staff, excellent, consistent food, and the world's best jazz. Open every day, from 11 AM-2AM, the ambiance is as good as it gets, as well... for a club inspired by the Red Light District of Dublin.
Interesting, Nighttown is also the home of The Press Club of Cleveland, The Press Club's Hall of Fame and Visual Archives... lots of related information is linked here... the video above introduces the Press Club Hall of Fame, hosted at Nighttown, which includes our own new media idol Roldo... since 2004.
It is hard to believe Nighttown is nearly 45 years old.... happy birthday, February 5th. This real NEO institution clearly has many lessons for other local businesses of all sorts to learn.
Founded February 5, 1965, at the top of Cedar Hill, where Fairmount, Cedar and Euclid Heights Boulevards all meet, in Cleveland Heights, Nighttown is conveniently located in one of my favorite parts of the region, and is certainly a real NEO success story. With a name inspired by "Ulysses", a character steady and true, and the distinction of being the only club in Ohio on Down Beat's list of The Best Jazz Clubs in the World, Nighttown has as loyal and diverse a following as the many great stars who have performed live music here, over so many years.
Anytime, Nighttown is one of the best places in the region to stop for a quick drink, Sunday brunch, or dessert on the patio - all weather - menus here... and they throw great private parties... I've been to a few. And, if you book a party there, here's something special you get...
Nighttown's London Cab, with Brendan Ring in the driver's seat, can be available
to pick up your special guests, complimentary for parties of at least 25.
Call Brendan for further details.
The more I think about it, the more I realize, I need to frequent Nighttown more often.
In appreciation and recognition of 45 years serving this community, perhaps it is a good time for you to stop by Nighttown, as well.