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ABC the Tavern

ABC the Tavern

Bar · Ohio City
1872 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113, United States
Open until 2:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri, Sun
    • 4:00 PM–2:30 AM
  • Sat
    • Noon–2:30 AM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Outdoor Seating:

An Ohio City institution! Craft beer, great drinks and tasty eats!


Based on 126 votes

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  • What you need to know
    "If you're into spicy bar food, the Atomic Dog is a must!"(2 Tips)
    Eric Z.
    "Great beer list, the best burger in town, and bar bowling."(4 Tips)
    "$1.50 beers, The Atomic Dog and bar bowling."(2 Tips)
    Chris L.
    "Too many hipsters"(3 Tips)
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  • atomic dog
  • burgers
  • bar bowling
  • beer
  • happy hour
  • sandwiches
  • hipster
  • great value
  • french fries
  • off-menu items
  • bowling
  • pork belly
  • gumbo
  • good for a late night
  • tofu
  • spicy food
  • soup
  • aioli
  • football
  • dresses
  • Jessy K.

    great food, great beer.

    Jessy King · December 4, 2014
  • Mary G.

    Best soups. Fun atmosphere. Friendly staff. An original.

    Mary Goldstein · September 16, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out ABC the Tavern as seen on 24 in 24 Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 1, 2014
  • Mike D.

    Good regular bar

    Mike D · August 6, 2014
  • Rick R.

    Love the tofu sandwich. Great service tonight!! Thanks folks.

    Rick Roscoe · June 20, 2014
  • An P.

    Dive bar with exceptional beer and friendly people

    An Phan · December 17, 2013
  • Thomas K.

    Alot of scullys ( hats ) worn in this place.

    Thomas Killings · March 12, 2013
  • Keith L.

    Don't sit on the bowling machine...

    Keith Lamprecht · March 1, 2013
  • Spike

    $1.50 beers, The Atomic Dog and bar bowling. If this doesn't grab you, the friendly Cleveland atmosphere sure will.

    Spike · January 31, 2013
  • Eric Z.

    Great beer list, the best burger in town, and bar bowling. Divy and delicious.

    Eric Zeiter · January 29, 2013
  • ClevelandNights

    A dive bar turned hipster spot. Great food and a solid rotation of beers. If you're into spicy bar food, the Atomic Dog is a must!

    ClevelandNights · December 24, 2012
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.

    I didn't tell you this; but view the photographs of the ecdysiasts in the western part of the 1st floor bar. 3=D

    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De Rose · October 8, 2012
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.

    Have a Dogfish Head Bitches Brew on tap. 3=O

    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De Rose · October 8, 2012
  • Jack P.

    "Late night menu": reducing the pitifully small menu from ten items to four. D:

    Jack Purdy · September 26, 2012
  • Scott J.

    Competent dive-y almost collage-like bar. The kind of bar you drink at in the afternoon. Beer selection is good, wasn't blown out of the water, but I'm a snob. 80s jukebox or whatever was obnoxious.

    Scott Johnson · September 21, 2012
  • Don W.

    I like this place.

    Don W. · September 4, 2012
  • mike f.

    Beyond amazing beer selection

    mike frantz · April 6, 2012
  • Jack P.

    Get the ABC Burger: yes, you can get one of the best burgers you'll ever eat, with a side of amazing fries, for the price of a combo @ McD's

    Jack Purdy · March 26, 2012
  • Kelcey W.

    Great bottle list and food. Try the lamb quesadilla.

    Kelcey Williams · March 12, 2012
  • Kelly F.

    Get a side of Sriacha aioli with your fries! Delish!

    Kelly Fergus · March 11, 2012
  • Chris L.

    Too many hipsters

    Chris Lee · February 25, 2012
  • Ed G.

    the "shark sandwich of the day" is awesome.

    Ed Garcia · February 23, 2012
  • Nicole Z.

    Leave your dollar bills and bring a sharpie!

    Nicole Zingale · February 17, 2012
  • Jack P.

    Service is highly variable, depending on how much of a hipster you are.

    Jack Purdy · February 17, 2012
  • Destination Cleveland

    Stop in during the Brite Winter Festival with a Brite Winter Mug for happy hour pricing. An Ohio City Voucher gets you a pint of beer or a 'Hot Nutz' shot.

    Destination Cleveland · February 13, 2012
  • TheEventsGuru

    Get the Gumbo... You will not be disappointed!

    TheEventsGuru · January 30, 2012
  • Stuart S.

    The hot dog is good. They have great chili on Sundays during football season.

    Stuart Spivack · November 6, 2011
  • Jonathan C.

    One of the best burgers in Cleveland! Simple and delicious

    Jonathan Campbell · October 30, 2011
  • Nicki P.

    Vintage pin bowling and good beer selection.

    Nicki Pelham · September 14, 2011
  • Nicki P.

    Old school pin bowling!

    Nicki Pelham · September 14, 2011
  • Denise M.

    The place to be.

    Denise Mihok · August 17, 2011
  • Kimberly T.

    Black Label and Genny Cream Ale. Enough said.

    Kimberly Tilly · July 4, 2011
  • John W.

    Bell's Oberon, on tap... Outstanding.

    John W · June 5, 2011
  • Kevin P.

    The BLT is freaking amazing. Now a know what good pork belly can do

    Kevin Poor · March 21, 2011
  • Kilgore T.

    Boobies on the wall! Check them OUT!!!

    Kilgore Trout · March 5, 2011
  • Norm C.

    Deep fried tofu!

    Norm Cerntastic · February 20, 2011
  • Warren

    Tip Annie well, she's awesome

    Warren · February 13, 2011
  • Alana C.

    Mike is the most-knowledgeable bartender I've ever had!

    Alana Coticchia · January 31, 2011
  • Cameron A.

    If a bar was a best friend... Chil reliable and always ready to get u crunkzilla

    Cameron Asbury · November 10, 2010
  • g nine

    get the atomic dog or a smashed burger! both come with yummy, thin frites

    g nine · October 11, 2010
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    Cleveland Beer Week · October 9, 2010
  • Allie P.

    OMG, the pork belly BLT is the shiz-nit. Salty, but oh so tasty.

    Allie P · August 31, 2010
  • debby

    Get the tofu dressed up like the burger! YUM. Also, hush puppies? Delish.

    debby · July 5, 2010
  • Susie S.

    ABC makes their own pork belly bacon. Ask for the BLT (it's not on the menu) - totally awesome and hard to finish. Best I've ever had.

    Susie Sharp · June 26, 2010
  • Aaron H.

    Go to ABC and survive the Atomic Hot Dog while listening to George Clinton, or whatever wonderful music this bar is playing.

    Aaron Hadley · June 4, 2010
  • LT M.

    These guys shut down the surf party, and then played the band cake. I hate the band cake!

    LT Magnotto · March 13, 2010
  • Dennis G.

    Happy hour is from 4-7 and 10-12 mom- fri

    Dennis Gartland · March 7, 2010
  • Dennis G.

    The shark bites are good.

    Dennis Gartland · March 7, 2010

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