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Laid-back vibes
Enjoy hot dogs, beer, and lots of live music, from rock and country to punk and polka, at this mixed-crowd spot.

Tags: Mixed Gay/Straight, Pub/Tavern, Food, Tourist Attraction, bar food

5801 Detroit Ave (at W 58th St)
Cleveland, OH 44102
Detroit Shoreway

(216) 651-9474
Website

  • Mon-Thu 4:00pm-2:30am
  • Fri-Sun 11:00am-2:30am

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  • RoyC loves Happy Dog

    July 2


  • May 30, 2016

  •   Happy but not Gay
    cuddleottercle ·

    September 14, 2015

    it's a hot dog joint. cool. is it gay- no. is it a gay bar- no. once again- Gay cities sux.

  • September 14, 2015

  • csuperman7 was here
    "Akeem and his first Cleveland dinner"

    January 14, 2015 via foursquare

  • csuperman7 was here
    "First time here, looks amazing"

    November 5, 2014 via foursquare

  •   LOL it's a hot dog parlor not a gay club, people!
    sluttypumpkin ·

    August 17, 2013

    this is NOT a gay bar. it's a hipster hot dog palace in the rundown area near Gordon Square. Gimme a break.
  •   Simply the Best Damn Bar in Cleveland
    TJTLD ·

    January 27, 2013

    In a town languishing in social Purgatory, The Happy Dog at West 58th and Detroit stands out like a much-needed Messiah. Slick, hip and with an edgy, cosmo scene one catches only in Soho or Chelsea -- this the "It" place. This is not for the vapid Flirtini locals of West 6th -- ditch the pretense and show up loaded with plenty of denim and depth. The street level pub has an extensive drink list and its quirky signature 50 flavors of hot dog toppings (don't ignore the award-winning Hamburgers) which has made the Dog famous nationwide. The underground croft, The Underdog, is the scene for ever-changing venues and alternating genres -- everything from indie to polka to classical is performed live here. The place is a favorite among the Uni music conservatory set and the ambience is refreshingly intellectual and urban chic. Parking is thankfully now ample next to the bar and in the nearby Gordon Square lots. The Happy Dog is the multicultural bar of the 21st century -- Gay and Str8 friends can socialize without sacrificing either their dollars or their dignity. If you're looking for a club you can be proud being seen in.....this is the place.
  •   Not gay but full of long sausages
    beardedgermancub ·

    July 4, 2012

    What's up with this site that half the bars on here are not gay? Cleveland is so quiet that str8t bars have to be in the gay section to make up for nonexistent nightlife?
  • Boundbear is now a fan

    April 27, 2012

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