The Oldest Bar In Cleveland, Harbor Inn Has A Fascinating History
By Nikki Rhoades|Published July 24, 2018
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is — she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
When one explores and admires the streets of Cleveland, they will find a cornucopia of old and historic buildings. Many have housed multiple businesses and attractions, but a few historic buildings have continuously operated as the same entity since opening. Bars, in particular, seem to come and go with population and demographic changes, but this one bar in the Flats is the exception to that reality.
This bar is an icon, and Clevelanders can’t get enough of its atmosphere. Have you visited the Harbor Inn before? What year did you first discover it? Share your stories in the comments, because we’d love to learn about what these walls would tell of if they could talk!