At this age-old hole-in-the-wall, beers are cheap, the ambiance is nil, the patrons are down-to-earth, and the music is always terrific. The jukebox at Mitzi's includes the usual influential hipster stuff (Johnny Cash, the Velvet Underground), a dash of '70s punk (the Clash, Buzzcocks), stone-cold classics (the Beatles, Van Morrison), and plenty of best-albums-ever-made candidates Sweetheart of the Rodeo, Exile on Main Street). There's even some AC/DC if you feel like getting big and stupid after a few PBRs. Plus, there's a couple of volumes of old-school Cleveland punk. And you thought your iPod had the coolest playlist in town.
3840 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, 216-361-8771