Best Gay Bar

Cocktails Cleveland

Owner Brian Lyons bought the old Rockies hangout in 2005, hoping to make it a sister club to his successful Cocktails Akron. Since then, he's begun attracting crowds with an evolving menu of theme nights, like the Friday-night piano lounge. Adding to the variety are bartender Jim Tasker's regular feasts, when he fires up the patio grill to dish up $10 dinners of tenderloin steak, baked potato, corn on the cob, and pasta salad. The bar also puts its name on one of the most competitive squads in the gay Shooters' Pool League. The Cocktails team wins a lot, and these days, so does the bar.