Apr 2, 2024 - Food and Drink

Edgewater Café reopening

Exterior photo of the Edgewater Cafe, with downtown Cleveland in background

No food, cash only. Photo: Sam Allard/Axios

Edgewater Café is back.

State of the play: The dormant dive bar at West 50th Street and Detroit Avenue opened yesterday for Dyngus Day and will fully open Friday afternoon.

  • It's the latest iteration of a near west side watering hole that closed in 2021 when its previous owner died.

Vibe check: No frills, no food. A few big TVs preside over the bar, and a couple of old-school stained-glass billiard lamps preside over the tables.

  • The new laminate flooring is the only downside. It's the sort you find in a slapdash home flip.

By the numbers: Domestics are $3 and $4, with imported bottles in the $6 range.

Between the lines: As in years past, Edgewater Café is still cash only.

What they're saying: "On this side of town, there's really not a place to go to raise a little hell after 10pm," owner Matt Began told Cleveland Scene. "You can get done with dinner and have some fun."

Stop by: Starting this weekend, the bar will be open Monday-Saturday 3pm-close.

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