Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Tower City Center

Tower City Center

Shops + Restaurants

230 West Huron Road, Cleveland, OH 44113
Tower City Center Retail & Food Court Hours:

Monday–Saturday ..........10:00 AM–7:00 PM
Sunday ................... 12:00 NOON–5:00 PM

Featuring over 45 specialty shops, fine dining and casual eateries, a 10-screen cinema, two hotels, and indoor access to JACK Casino and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

Guest Services is located on Level 1 to the left of Foot Locker.

Family Friendly Shopping Hours begin at 2:30 PM daily. For complete information, visit

Johnny's Downtown

Johnny's Downtown

Official Restaurant

1406 West 6th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
Monday–Friday ..............11:30 AM–3:00 PM

Monday–Thursday ..........5:00 PM–10:30 PM
Friday & Saturday ..........5:00 PM–11:30 PM
Sunday ......................... 4:00 PM–9:00 PM

Johnny’s Downtown, opened in 1993, is similar to the original Johnny’s on Fulton Road. The setting, a refurbished 1860s Warehouse District building (formerly a general store) is the drinking and dining spot of locals and business people alike. There is piano music in the bar, featuring Mike Petrone, Monday-Friday, and Cliff Habian on Saturday evening.

Panini's Bar & Grill - Gateway

Panini's Bar & Grill - Gateway

Official Bar

840 Huron Road East, Cleveland, OH 44115
Open 11:00 AM every day

Panini’s Gateway is downtown Cleveland’s famous sports bar located on the corner of East 9th Street and Huron Road. Serving Clevelanders for 25 years, Panini’s Gateway specializes in OVERSTUFFED sandwiches and pizza. Stop by before and after Festival screenings for a great meal and to watch the NCAA Basketball Tournament and other games.

Great Lakes Brewing Company

Great Lakes Brewing Company

Official Craft Brewery

2516 Market Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
Monday–Thursday ........ 11:30 AM–10:00 PM (Bar 12 Midnight)
Friday ..................... 11:30 AM–12 Midnight (Bar 1:00 AM)
Saturday ................. 11:00 AM–12 Midnight (Bar 1:00 AM)
Sunday ....................... 11:00 AM–4:00 PM (Bar 5:00 PM)

Monday–Thursday .......... Cellar Nights Happy Hour 4:00 PM–7:00 PM

Great Lakes Brewing Company's historic brewpub offers guests of all ages a memorable dining experience from start to finish. The menu celebrates locally sourced ingredients that complement Great Lakes' award-winning beers, including year-round, seasonal, and pub exclusive offerings on tap.

Happy hour is available Monday through Thursday from 4 PM–7 PM in the downstairs cellar bar. Check out our daily events here:

Bigmouth Donut Company

Bigmouth Donut Company

1418 W 29th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 282-8228
Ohio City - Hingetown:
Tuesday–Thursday..... 7:00 AM–2:00 PM
Friday.......................... 7:00 AM–3:00 PM
Saturday–Sunday....... 8:00 AM–3:00 PM

Rocky River:
Tuesday–Friday..... 6:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday................ 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday.................. 7:00 AM–3:00 PM

Bigmouth Donut Company is a craft donut shop specializing in scratch-made donuts with unique flavors, utilizing only fresh, natural ingredients.

Our vision is to bring you delicious donuts with a special focus on quality, taste and appearance.

Delicious Gluten-Free and Vegan Donut options now available all the time!

City Roast Coffee

City Roast Coffee

Located in Cleveland's historic West Side Market

1979 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
Open ALL Market Days
Monday & Wednesday 7 AM – 4 PM
Friday & Saturday: 7 AM – 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 4 PM

Cleveland Bagel Co.

Cleveland Bagel Co.

4201 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113

6:30 AM–1:00 PM Daily

7501 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103

6:00 AM–1:00 PM Daily

Two locations serving up fresh malty boiled, hand-rolled Cleveland Bagels daily. Also available at numerous locations throughout the city. Visit to find a location.

Crepes De Luxe

Crepes De Luxe

Located in Cleveland's historic West Side Market

1979 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM – 3 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 4 PM

Foundation Room

Foundation Room

308 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
Lounge Hours:
Tuesday–Saturday: Opens at 5 PM
Sunday–Monday: Hours May Vary

Dining Room:
Tuesday–Saturday: Open at 5 PM
Sunday–Monday: Hours May Vary

Concierge Hours:
Monday–Friday: 9 AM–6 PM
Saturday: 12 Noon–6 PM

Foundation Room VIP Club at House of Blues provides an exclusive, VIP, dining and lounge experience like no other in Cleveland. Located on the top floor of House of Blues, guests enjoy a stunning setting and ambiance only found in Foundation Room, Cleveland’s luxe, downtown hideaway. Don’t miss the spectacular city views from the rooftop level patio overlooking the beautiful East 4th Street.

For access, dinner reservations, and more information, please visit:

Georgio's Oven Fresh Pizza

Georgio's Oven Fresh Pizza

Home of the Fresh-N-Ready Pizza

27 Locations in Northeast Ohio.

Visit for details

The Ghost Light Restaurant & Lounge

The Ghost Light Restaurant & Lounge

1260 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
Open Daily: 6:30 AM–11:00 PM

Come enjoy the new menu offerings at the Ghost Light Restaurant and Lounge. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as libations before kicking off your evening on the town. Specializing in everything from sliders, Cleveland pierogis, and homemade pizzas, our share plates make for a spectacular pre-show meal!

Special Offer: BOGO free appetizer (one per table) when you show your CIFF pass or ticket stub.

Gypsy Beans

Gypsy Beans

6425 Detroit Road, Cleveland, OH 44102
Monday – Saturday: 7 AM – 9 PM
Sunday: 8 AM – 9 PM

Hours are extended for special events.

Gypsy Beans, a traditionally styled European coffee house and bistro, is an independent, locally owned bakery café located in the Gordon Square Arts District in the Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood. Featuring select locally Roasted Coffees, a variety of Pastries & Desserts, and a Bistro Menu that focuses on the freshest seasonal ingredients prepared with worldly influences.

Gypsy Beans is located on the Southeast corner of West 65th and Detroit Avenue.

Jaworski's Meats

Jaworski's Meats

7545 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Tuesday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 5 PM

Johnny's Little Bar

Johnny's Little Bar

614 Frankfort Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
Monday - Saturday 11:30 AM – 2:30 AM (Food served until 1:00 AM)
Sunday 4:00 PM – 2:30 AM (Food served til 1:00 AM)

Johnny's on Fulton

Johnny's on Fulton

3164 Fulton Road, Cleveland, OH 44109
Thursday & Friday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday – Thursday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday Closed

Opening in the 1920’s as Louise’s Garden, a restaurant that would flourish into the most reputable dining establishment inCleveland. The restaurant was renamed “Johnny’s Bar” in 1952. Known for serving authentic Northern Italian Cuisine in an inviting atmosphere, this Cleveland landmark is a must visit establishment for both locals and visitors toClevelandlooking for a memorable dining experience.



1404 West 29th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
Monday–Friday: 5:00 PM– 2:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 Noon–2:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 Noon–12:00 Midnight

Jukebox is a music-centric bar with a neighborhood tavern feel, located in Ohio City's blossoming Hingetown community. The jukebox catalog rotates monthly to feature new music, upcoming in-town artists, iconic records from Rock Hall inductees, along with customer suggestions and old favorites. The chef designed food menu is anchored with over 10 homemade pierogi recipes, accompanied by a robust appetizer and sandwich list. The beverage menu is highlighted with 12 rotating craft drafts, signature cocktails and a variety of wines. Weekly events include Tuesday's Vinyl Night & Wednesday's Music Trivia.

Le Petit Triangle Café

Le Petit Triangle Café

1881 Fulton Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
Monday–Thursday: 10 AM–10 PM
Friday–Saturday: 10 AM–11 PM
Sunday: 10 AM–9 PM

Lobby Court Bar

Lobby Court Bar

Renaissance Hotel Cleveland, Cleveland, OH 44113
Sunday – Thursday: 11 AM – 11 PM
Friday – Saturday: 11 AM – 1 AM

Gather in the Lobby Court Bar to meet with colleagues and grab a bite. Featuring signature cocktails and an engaging atmosphere, this downtown Cleveland restaurant’s convenient Public Square location is ideal for a late night dinner.

Luna Bakery Café

Luna Bakery Café

2482 Fairmount Boulevard, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Monday – Friday: 7 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 8 AM – 5 PM

Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream

Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream

Ohio City Kitchen & Shop

1867 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
Sunday – Thursday: 11 AM – 10 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11 AM – 11 PM

Show a CIFF44 pass or ticket stub and receive $1 off any menu item. Offer valid March 25 - April 5, 2020. Restrictions may apply.

Parker's Downtown in The Kimpton Schofield Hotel

Parker's Downtown in The Kimpton Schofield Hotel

2000 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44115

Monday–Friday: 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
Saturday: 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
Sunday: 8:00 AM–11:00 AM

Monday–Friday: 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 AM–3:00 PM

Monday–Thursday: 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:00 PM–12 Midnight
Sunday: 5:00 PM–10:00 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM–3:00 PM

As an homage to all that is good about Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, Parker’s Downtown in The Kimpton Schofield Hotel offers an urban dining menu with many tweaked favorite dishes, an array of daily/weekly specials for willing diners and a collection of beers, wines and cocktails that refresh and enthuse the brain, palate and spirit.

Rudy's Strudel & Bakery

Rudy's Strudel & Bakery

5580 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129
(440) 886-4430
Sunday–Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday–Thursday: 8 AM–5 PM
Friday: 8 AM–6 PM
Saturday: 8 AM–5 PM

Located in Parma Ohio's Polish Village, Rudy's is THE destination place for paczki, pierogi, and polka!

Rudy's Strudel has been serving Cleveland and the surrounding communities for over 70 years featuring fine European traditional baking while putting a modern twist on classic ethnic bakery and food. Ranging from mouth-watering homemade pierogi to sweet tasting European tortes, kolachki and strudel, we have something for everyone. We also create beautiful, custom wedding cakes. Bring in a photo or let us design a wonderful one of a kind masterpiece that will surely be remembered.

Sainato's at Rivergate

Sainato's at Rivergate

Italian Family Eatery

1852 Columbus Road, Cleveland, OH 44113
Monday–Thursday: 10 AM – 10PM
Friday–Saturday: 10 AM – 11 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM – 6 PM

Friendly, family-run Italian restaurant and sports bar nestled on the banks of the Cuyahoga River in the emerging Rivergate District.

Founded in 1972 on the simple principal of offering people quality food for an affordable price in a warm environment is exactly what Sainato's at Rivergate is today!

Dine in, order out, call in for delivery or catch the big game! We've got something for everyone!

Soho Chicken + Whiskey

Soho Chicken + Whiskey

1889 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
Dinner: Tuesday – Saturday 5 PM – 10 PM
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM – 2 PM

Located in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood

Superelectric Pinball Parlor

Superelectric Pinball Parlor

6500 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102
Tues: 4 PM–11 PM
Wed: 4 PM–11 PM
Thur: 4 PM–11 PM
Fri: 12 PM–1 AM
Sat: 12 PM–1 AM
Sun: 12 PM–8 PM

Stop by and play over 20 games ranging from the 50s to the latest releases. Located in the heart of Gordon Square, Superelectric is a great addition to a fun night out! The Arts District showcases a variety of activities. Live theatre and film along with a blooming restaurant and retail presence make a trip to the west side of town well worth your time and quarters.

Sushi 86

Sushi 86

509 Prospect Avenue East #45, Cleveland, OH 44115
Monday–Friday: 11 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 4 PM–9 PM
Happy Hour: Monday–Friday, 4 PM–6 PM

We are located inside the Fifth Street Arcade (530 Euclid Ave).

The Tea Lab

The Tea Lab

530 Euclid Avenue #17, Cleveland, OH 44114
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 3 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 2 PM

Visit the Lakewood location if you're on the west side: 14534 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107 (Open Monday - Friday, 8AM - 7PM and Saturday, 9AM - 6PM).

TY FUN Thai Bistro

TY FUN Thai Bistro

815 Jefferson Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
Monday–Thursday: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM, 5 PM–10 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM, 5 PM–11 PM
Saturday: 5 PM–11 PM
Sunday: 5 PM–9 PM

Show a CIFF44 pass or ticket stub and receive a 10% discount. Offer valid March 26 - April 5, 2020. Restrictions may apply.

Wonder Bar

Wonder Bar

2044 East 4th Street, Cleveland, OH 44115
Tuesday – Thursday: 5 PM – 11 PM
Friday & Saturday: 5 PM – 2 AM

Happy Hour: Tuesday – Friday, 5 PM – 7 PM



12413 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
(216) 862-2508
Sunday–Thursday: 4 PM–10 PM
Friday–Saturday: 4 PM–11 PM

Zhug is a new concept by chef Douglas Katz that offers Middle Eastern Mezze in a casual, high energy urban space at Cedar Fairmount in Cleveland Heights.

Astoria Café Market

5417 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Tuesday -Thursday: 11 AM-9 PM
Friday: 11 AM-10 PM
Saturday: 10 AM-10 PM
Sunday: 10 AM-3 PM

Enjoy 10% off your dining experience with a CIFF ticket or pass (does not include alcohol).

Banter Beer and Wine

7320 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Monday-Thursday: 11 AM-Midnight
Friday-Saturday: 11 AM-1 AM
Sunday: Noon-8 PM

Take 10% off the entire bill for any guest that brings in a CIFF ticket or pass.

Daily Press Juicery & Shop

6604 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Monday-Friday: 9 AM-6 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9 AM-5 PM

Show your ticket and receive 10% OFF.

Forest City Yoga Studio

5407 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

$8.00 class drop-in with a CIFF ticket or pass. Current class schedule can be found at

Gypsy Beans

6425 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Monday-Saturday: 7 AM -9 PM
Sunday: 8 AM-9 PM

Gypsy Beans is offering the "SILVER SCREEN LATTE" available exclusively during the CIFF and 10% off your order when you present your ticket or ticket stub.

Ninja City Kitchen & Bar

6706 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Sunday-Thursday: 11 AM-Midnight
Friday & Saturday: 11 AM-1 AM

Take 50% off signature craft cocktails or any Cleveland-based craft beer.


6515 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Sunday and Monday: Closed
Wednesday- Saturday: 11 AM-7 PM

Take 10% off purchase with a CIFF ticket.

OPUS 216: Live Music for Any Event!

1366 West 59th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Take $50 off any public or private event booked during the month of April with reference code CIFF. For pricing and booking information, email

Spice Kitchen + Bar

5800 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Tuesday-Thursday: 5 PM-9 PM
Friday-Saturday: 5 PM-10 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM-2 PM and 5 PM-9 PM

Join us for drinks and snacks, or a make us the culinary stop in your 'dinner and a movie' night: Apps for two, Drinks on You (free shareable appetizer with drink purchase).

Sweet Moses

6800 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Sunday-Thursday: Noon-10 PM
Friday-Saturday: Noon-Midnight

Take $1 off of Brownie Sundaes. This sundae is piled high with homemade vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, brownies, and topped with whipped cream and a cherry.


1365 West 65th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Monday-Thursday: 4:30 PM-11 PM
Friday: 4:30 PM-1 AM
Saturday: 10:30 AM-1 AM
Sunday: 10:30 AM-10 PM

Take 10% off the tab with a ticket stub or pass.

XYZ the Tavern

6419 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Monday-Friday: 11:30 AM- 2 AM
Saturday & Sunday: 9 AM-2 AM

Craft beer and slice of XYZ pizza for $5 for all ticket and pass holders.

Boss Dog Brewing Co.

2179 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Monday-Friday: 4 PM-12 AM
Saturday: 12 PM-2 AM
Sunday: 12 PM-2 AM

Get 10% off your tab when you present your CIFF ticket stub.

CLE Urban Winery

2180B Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Monday: 5 PM-9 PM
Tuesday: 3 PM-10 PM
Wednesday: 3 PM-10 PM
Thursday: 3 PM-10 PM
Friday: 3 PM-11 PM
Saturday: 3 PM-11 PM
Sunday: Closed

Get 10% off your tab when you present your CIFF ticket stub. Offer is valid for the duration of CIFF East.

Dewey's Pizza

2194 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Monday-Thursday: 11 AM-10 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11 AM-11 PM
Sunday: 4 PM-10 PM

Receive one free side salad with the purchase of a pizza at the Cleveland Heights location with the presentation of a ticket stub during CIFF East.

MOJO World Eats

2196 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Monday-Thursday: 4 PM-9 PM
Friday-Saturday: 4 PM -10 PM
Sunday: Closed

Receive 10% off any purchase over $25.

Phoenix Coffee Co.

2287 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Monday-Friday: 6:30 AM-8 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 7 AM-7 PM

Phoenix Lee is offering 10% off one beverage of choice when you present your CIFF ticket stub. Offer is valid for the duration of CIFF East.

The Wine Spot

2271 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Monday: 1 PM-8 PM
Tuesday- Thursday: 11 AM-10 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11 AM-11 PM
Sunday: 12 PM-8 PM

Receive complimentary “Bites” off of our Happy Hour Menu with the purchase of two drinks. One offer per visit.

Announcing CIFF Alum Streams

In an attempt to help these days at home go by faster, we’ve compiled a list of films from past CIFFs that are currently available to stream through various platforms, like Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes. Take a trip down CIFF memory lane, re-watch your favorites, and catch up on the ones you missed.


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