December 6, 2005
One of the things I love the most about Cleveland is Lake Erie. I love being around water and I love boating up and down the shoreline on a hot summer day. I have found myself spending whole afternoons just walking my dogs up and down the shoreline, just people-watching and enjoying the lake breeze. If you are like me or just like spending as much time as possible outside near the water and want a place to cool off on a hot Saturday afternoon, Shooters is the place to do it.
Shooters is located at the north end of the west bank of the flats. It is on open-air bar and grill with a couple of different decks. There is a boat dock in the front where on a weekend afternoon in the summer you will find all different sizes of boats stacked 5 deep. The menu selection is classic American with a couple great selections of lake fish. You will also find choice local microbrews on tap. Prices are all reasonable and in the $10 to $20 range for a good dinner.
As the day turns into evening, Shooters starts to hop. With dockside bars and either a DJ or local band on the stage, Shooters becomes one of the local hot spots. The "scenery" is great during the day and gets better at night. This is not so much a club (I'm not a clubber), as it is a great place to hangout with friends and listen to good music. It is both a great place to start your evening or to finish.
Parking is easy to find but will run you at least $5, depending on what is going on down there. You can also take the Rapid from downtown, or a quick 5-minute cab ride from Tower City is just as easy.If you want to move on, just start walking south on the boardwalk and stick your nose in the numerous other bars and restaurants to complete your flats experiences. If clubs really are your thing, take a cab for a few miles to head around to the east side and commence getting your groove on.
From journal Taste of Cleveland