Best Place to Get Drunk and Feel Important

V Lounge at Vivo Restaurant

Let the smooth electric beats guide you into the dark, where this lounge hides below one of Cleveland's hottest restaurants. Low-slung couches and tables scattered throughout the basement bar make a late-evening drink a relaxing affair. As the night progresses, a large projection screen plays clips of curious cartoons you've probably never seen, while a DJ spins obscure techno. Open Thursday through Saturday, the V Lounge's Chicago-inspired, ultra-lounge feel makes it one of Cleveland's go-to spots for the well-to-do. Sightings include LeBron James and his Cavs teammates, visiting athletes from the Miami Dolphins and other teams, and actors such as Matt Dillon, Hilary Swank, and Heather Graham. But in a space lit only by candles, and with drinks like Sex on the Sofa and the Vivo Lemonade, even schmucks like us can pretend we're someone worth knowing.