Daily shot-and-a-beer specials? Beer-and-a-slice deals during happy hour? Garage-style doors for easy breezy summer afternoons? BBQ? Gnocchi? This neighborhood tavern — ABC's slightly cleaner sibling, a mile west — will leap onto your favorite-bar list after a single visit. With its exposed-brick interior and ample seating, it's an ideal spot for a weekend lunch or a pre-Capitol Theatre dinner, but the open-air atmosphere and pizza by the slice until dawn makes it a late-night checkpoint to boot.
6419 Detroit Ave., 216-706-1104, xyzthetavern.com.
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