Detroit-Shoreway Neighborhood Guide
Just west of Downtown Cleveland, Ohio, and above the shores of Lake Erie is the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood, a collection of smaller unique, and diverse districts from the Lake Erie shore, art, and antique districts, and so much more. My Detroit-Shoreway Neighborhood Guide will focus on the Edgewater Beach, Gordon Arts District, and the Lorain Antiques District areas.
- Visit 9000 feet of shoreline along Lake Erie at Edgewater Park and enjoy a treat at the beach house.
- Experience the performance arts at one of the many historic movies, music, and theater venues.
- Check out some incredibly beautiful murals around town.
- Eat some delicious food with flavors from around the world.
- Shop at stylish boutiques and unique antique and vintage shops.
Gordon Square Arts District
My Detroit-Shoreway Neighborhood Guide wouldn’t be complete without talking about The Gordon Square Arts District. Popular destination and vibrant arts and theatre district full of retail, restaurants, and theatres within the neighborhood. Beautiful murals and art can be found around the district among many special events and festivals.
Grab A Donut & A Beer At Brewnuts
The biggest donuts in town can be found at Brewnuts, a quirky donut shop & bar in the Gordon Square Arts District area of The Detroit-Shoreway Neighborhood. Expect fun-themed donuts for unexpected holidays and other themed occasions in a super-Instagramable shop. Just look at the ladies’ bathroom wallpaper.
Visit | 6501 Detroit Avenue
Eat Delicious Pizza at Il Rione Pizzeria
Tasty pizzas, yummy salads, and an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere with a cute outdoor patio area. Dough balls are limited daily and you should expect a wait in the evening.
Visit | W. 65th Street
Find Something Unique At “Himiko’s” Cool World
One of the more unique boutique shops in town where you get major nostalgic 80s & 90s vibes while shopping for unique & quirky finds.
Visit | 6511 Detroit Avenue
Make Your Own Hotdogs at Happy Dog
This bar slash hotdog joint gives you the choice of dozens of toppings. Some as normal as ketchup or cheese, others as odd as Froot Loops and neon green Alien Pickle Relish and many dips on the side.
Visit | 5801 Detroit Avenue
Shop Beautiful Locally Made Jewelry & Goods at Océanne Studio & Boutique
French native-now Cleveland local designer’s beautiful handcrafted jewelry and curated goods shop Océanne is a must-visit. The hottest trend right now is getting a zapped with a forever bracelet. More info on the website.
Visit | 6519 Detroit Avenue
Catch A Movie At The Capitol Theatre
First-run indie movie theatre with vintage theatre vibes
Visit | 1390 W. 65th Street
Lorain Avenue Antiques District
The Lorain Avenue Antiques District is a two-mile-long stretch spanning through Detroit-Shoreway and a little bit into the Ohio City Neighborhood. You will find many locally-owned businesses from antique and vintage shops, trendy restaurants, and a street full of historic buildings. Below are some of my favorites but you can visit their website for the full list of shops, restaurants, and history.
Antiques & Vintage Shops To Check Out On Loraine Avenue
Named one of America’s five best vintage stores
Visit | 7105 Lorain Road
Nook n Cranny
Find a little bit of everything at this unique shop.
Visit | 5201 Lorain Avenue
Beautiful interior packed full of vintage and antique finds.
Visit | 7806 Lorain Avenue
Large collection of antique art nouveau and deco finds including rental for prop use.
Visit | 7410 Lorain Avenue
Unique and unexpected finds and oddities.
Visit | 7900 Lorain Avenue
Buy A Plant At
Recreational Pots & Plants
Fairly new plant shop on the block with the cutest little French-themed faux shop wall inside.
Visit | 4736 Lorain Avenue
Eat The Best Bread At Cents Pizza + Goods
Awesome branding, photogenic interior, and yummy pizza, but what really has me coming back is the Wonder Bread with house cultured butter and a side of Fontina vs Fontinella. (Seriously, don’t sleep on the Wonder Bread). They also have + Goods, a spot in front of the pizza shop selling curated goods you don’t see in the Cleveland area.
Visit | 5010 Lorain Avenue
Also on Lorain Avenue
Depending on the map or website, these destinations might be in Ohio City but are sometimes referred to as being in Detroit-Shoreway. Either way, I decided to add them since they are hovering on the border and are all worth a visit. Enjoy,
Two floors of amazing vintage goods.
Beautifully curated vintage home goods.
Your new favorite brunch spot opened next to Helm Collective.
Shuffleboard, Drinks, and eats and nostalgia.
Minimalistic and clean coffee shop with coffee, drinks, and pastries.
Edgewater Park & Beach
My favorite part of my Detroit-Shoreway Neighborhood Guide is talking about Edgewater Beach and Lake Erie. The northern border of Detroit-Shoreway is 147 acres of lakefront park which includes 9000 feet of shoreline, a fishing pier, play spaces, lots of green spaces, a beach house, and more. One of the famous Cleveland Script Signs can be found in Upper Edgewater, and Cleveland’s favorite tree, a weepy willow on the edge of the lake can be found next to the beach. It’s one of Cleveland’s most popular beaches and green spaces.
Hang Out At The Edgewater Beach House
Have a drink and watch the sunset, meet up with friends, lounge on a rocker, and watch the sunset. The beach house is a great spot to hang out while enjoying the lakefront at one of Cleveland’s most popular beaches.
Visit | 7600 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway
Visit One Of The Cleveland Script Signs At Upper Edgewater
There are several of these script signs around town, this one has an epic view of downtown Cleveland from a bluff over Lake Erie.
Visit | Upper Edgewater Drive
My post on the Cleveland Script Signs & How To Find Them will show you where to find all of the script signs around town.
Eat A Burger & Fries At Good Company
A simple menu of tasty burgers, fries, and shakes in a well-designed space.
Visit | 1200 West 76th Street
Enjoy Lake Erie at Edgewater Park at the Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront Reservation
It may be the smallest Great Lake, but to us locals it’s like a little ocean. It has a personality. One day she’s feisty with powerful waves and the deepest, prettiest blue shade ever, the next day it’s still as glass with a greenish-teal hue. Sunsets will sear into your memory and you can spend hours exploring the beach, the bluffs at Upper Edgewater, the pier, and more.
Visit | 7600 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Detroit-Shoreway Neighborhood Guide! Are you a business in the neighborhood and want to collaborate, or did you have an update on something I shared here? Contact me. Be sure to check out my other Cleveland Ohio Neighborhood Guides below!