Imagine a place that sits right on the river, with the city lights reflecting in the water and freight ships passing by. At the same time, you’re snug at your table with a glass of wine or beer, watching a band perform right in front of you. Talk about ambience. This is why I am convinced that the Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland has one of the best locations in the city. And once the East Bank of the Flats finishes it’s facelift, it’s going to be even better.
To be honest, I didn’t know that the Music Box was open until I saw an article about them in Cleveland Scene. My friend and I were looking for something to do a few weekends ago and with the cool weather, it seemed like the perfect choice. I checked out the band that was scheduled to play – Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons – and liked what I heard. For $8 a ticket, it didn’t take much convincing.
Luckily for us, the talent was amazing. Angela Perley has a hauntingly beautiful voice that you can’t help being mesmerized by. Plus she threw in a little something special when she played a saw with a violin bow. Definitely never saw that before! We were very close to the stage, as the bottom level is quite intimate. In additon to the downstairs supper club there is an upstairs Concert Hall. Not only will they feature local musicians but also well-known national touring musicians every night of the week.
The venue is located on the west bank of The Flats, right next to Shooters. My only complaint is that you have to pay for parking, but it’s still probably the cheapest parking in downtown Cleveland. Drinks and food are quite reasonable and they have a happy hour from 4 – 6 p.m. every day. Looking to find a new brunch spot? They have that too! This is a fabulous addition to the Cleveland music scene and I’m already looking forward to my next opportunity to head to the Music Box.