As you may know, I wrote about Washington’s nightlife as being ... not so great back when John Wall was accused of going to Rosebar Lounge all the time. If you’re a Washingtonian reading this, I’m one of you and cringe when I hear that our city is called “boring,” not so hipster, and full of gridlock. Well, I’ll concede on the gridlock.
But let’s talk about Cleveland’s nightlife. When LeBron James played for the Cavaliers in his second stint from 2014 to 2018, Northeast Ohio was one of THE places to be. The restaurants and bars would be packed when the Wine and Gold proudly proclaimed that they would “Defend the Land.” And yeah, their nightlife was hotter than anything at Rosebar, the “hottest nightclub in D.C.” according to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.
Since James went to the Lakers, the nightlife spots in Cleveland weren’t quite as popping, at least whenever the Lakers and Warriors weren’t playing. But Cleveland’s West Side Market and new waterfront have helped improve the city’s image over this past decade — even when James was playing for the Miami Heat. So Cleveland’s nightlife is probably better than many would expect. Just like Washington.
As for the game, go Wizards!