Happy Dog (Closed Temporarily)

84% love it
GayCities Members report that Happy Dog is temporarily closed, let us know if it has re-opened
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.
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    • cuddleottercle
      cuddleottercle Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Happy but not Gay
      it's a hot dog joint. cool. is it gay- no. is it a gay bar- no. once again- Gay cities sux.

    • sluttypumpkin
      sluttypumpkin Over a year ago
      Hates it

      LOL it's a hot dog parlor not a gay club, people!
      this is NOT a gay bar. it's a hipster hot dog palace in the rundown area near Gordon Square. Gimme a break.

    • TJTLD
      TJTLD Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Simply the Best Damn Bar in Cleveland
      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
      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?

    • kmike74
      kmike74 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Not gay but it has live music and hot dogs :)
      Yeah its not a full service restaurant. Its a bar that serves hot dogs with something like fifty different toppings and features bands and dj's. Its a fun spot in the expanding and gentrifying Gordon Square neighborhood. Not for the pretentious or super trendy fags.

    • musclepig
      musclepig Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not A Gay Bar and.....
      ....barely a restaurant. Hated it.

    • JoshJay2010
      JoshJay2010 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A party in my mouth
      The beefy wide sausage tickled my taste buds and whet my appetite for more. The spicy chipotle ketchup and sriracha chile sauce put me in a hot sweat. The waiter was cute too.

    • krazeemonkee
      krazeemonkee Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Polka and kraut dogs
      Learned of this club from the Scene Magazine. It was cute. Food was good, but they only serve hot dogs and fries and dessert. 50 toppings to choose from. A Polka DJ was playing during our visit. My partner hated it, but it was kinda cute. The two bartenders were hot, no joke.