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“Won't be returning” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lava Lounge

Lava Lounge
Ranked #580 of 1,832 Restaurants in Cleveland
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Springfield, Ohio
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Won't be returning”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

Service was slow, the fryer was on the blink so we couldn't order anything fried, and was overcharged for my drink. Atmosphere is dark and cold. Food was so-so. We were referred here by the host at their sister restaurant, Fat Cats, and was told they" had basically the same food." I don't think that was the case, though. The diners at Fat Cats were well dressed patrons with reservations, versus a young drinking crowd at the Lava Lounge.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank wayshower13
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
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316 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Funky and different.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

Stopped here for drinks and appetizers...the lumpia and the hummus was good. Did not like my cocktail, but the bartender quickly replaced it when I asked. I prefer a quieter more reserved atmosphere.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AroundAgain
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Christchurch
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164 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Great coffee shop, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

Loved this place. Great atmosphere, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Excellent menu choice and great coffee. Recommend the banana and zucchini bread

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank DebHnz
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illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food and drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Great hummus and pittas. Funky place with some cool cocktails. In a trendy area.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank amyp
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Washington, DC
Level Contributor
134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nice, but Dark and (Occassionally) Loud Venue”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

The Lava Lounge is a nice, small bar in the Tremont neighborhood. As a visitor from the East Coast, we have a lot of these places around that's sort of dive-y with weird "art" on red walls. Not your typical old fashioned Midwest bar. We went with our Cleveland friends on a weekend night and left before the DJ set up and the door guy started charging covers. If you don't like it loud or crowded, that may be the best time to go if you plan on checking it out. They do have a decent drink list and small food menu.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JSinDC
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