The closest thing Cleveland has to an Algonquin Round Table is Nighttown, a New York-style supper club that attracts a most deliciously diverse clientele. Named by Down Beat magazine as one of the world’s “100 Great Jazz Clubs,” Nighttown draws the serious music fans for sure. But there is far more to the joint than hot licks and cool chords. The menu is decidedly old-school but well-executed, with dishes like whole artichokes, roast duck, trout amandine and Dublin Lawyer ruling the roost. The comfortably appointed dining rooms, bar and patio burble with conversation as doctors, professors, writers, artists and students exchange bon mots over bouron and beer. It’s this rare triple identity – as serious restaurant, inspired jazz club, and especially as living room to an intellectual community – that makes people continue to flock to “The Top of the Hill.” (Scene Magazine)
Named after the Dublin Red-Light District in James Joyce’s Ulysses, Nighttown posseses the ambiance of Irish pubs and turn of the century New York bars. Leaded, etched, and stained glass, combined with a clutter of memorabilia from earlier eras decorate the four distinctly different dining rooms and three active bars. Be sure to see Stephen’s Green, our outdoor dining area (fully-heated for year-round use) with a wall-size waterfall.
Since opening day, February 5, 1965, the menu has been a model of consistency. Top quality Certified Angus Beef, milk -fed veal, and the freshest of fish and chicken are prepared with creative simplicity. Try our house speciality, The Dublin Lawyer. And Nighttown has the best jazz available – in fact, we’re the only club in Ohio on Down Beat’s list of The Best Jazz Clubs in the World. Local players, as well as the likes of Ahmad Jamal, Benny Green, John and Bucky Pizzarelli, the Count Basie Orchestra, Eliane Elias, Ann Hampton Callaway, Bob Dorough, Karrin Allyson, Kurt Elling, Bob James and literally hundreds of other “name” artists have all performed to enthusiastic audiences in one of the most intimate venues imaginable.
Smooth Jazz fans will also see their favorite artists.
Nighttown, 12383 Cedar Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-3153