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Velvet Tango Room, Cleveland

#15 of 23 in Nightlife in Cleveland
Nightlife · Bar / Club
An authentic cocktail bar featuring a Jazz trio in the lounge nightly, pianist in the back room (open to public by reservation only on Friday and Saturday nights) starting at 9, and, weather permitting, the finest and most private English garden patio this side of the pond. The infamous back room is available to rent for select private and corporate engagements Monday through Saturday, Questions? Drop a line to

Our owner is a man of mystery. After escaping from an unnamed country in Eastern Europe, he travelled to South America. Gradually, he made a name for himself in the tango bars of Buenos Aires, but when a price was put on his head by a jealous husband, he stowed away in the hold of a freighter he believed was headed to Marseilles.

The ship finally put in at the Port of Cleveland. The gritty ambiance of the rusting city appealed to his aesthetic sense, and he decided to realize a long-cherished dream and open up an authentic cocktail lounge. We’ve been here ever since.
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  • I am an old time patron of this facility. I worked in Cleveland some years ago and was a very regular. Have made it a point to visit every time I am back. My trips to Cleveland are planned around...  more »
  • OK, Tuesday may not be the best night for action packed nightlife. But we were actually looking for quiet, romantic cocktails and the Velvet Tango Room was awesome. We enjoyed the amazing drinks...  more »
  • A hidden gem. Some of the best cocktails you'll find... in any city. The service is par excellence. You can enjoy the piano bar or hang out in the speakeasy. The courtyard is a fantastic place to enjoy a summer drink.
  • Great drinks for a date, band come in around 9:00pm. Good music, chill atmosphere perfect for dates. The place is perfect for after dinner drinks, perfect way to finish an evening without the bustle of a common bar. I will definitely revisit for a date or anniversary.

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