An authentic cocktail bar featuring a Jazz trio in the lounge nightly, pianist in the back room (open to public by reservation only on Friday and Saturday nights) starting at 9, and, weather permitting, the finest and most private English garden patio this side of the pond. The infamous back room is available to rent for select private and corporate engagements Monday through Saturday, Questions? Drop a line to [email protected] Our owner is a man of mystery. After escaping from an unnamed country in Eastern Europe, he travelled to South America. Gradually, he made a name for himself in the tango bars of Buenos Aires, but when a price was put on his head by a jealous husband, he stowed away in the hold of a freighter he believed was headed to Marseilles. The ship finally put in at the Port of Cleveland. The gritty ambiance of the rusting city appealed to his aesthetic sense, and he decided to realize a long-cherished dream and open up an authentic cocktail lounge. We’ve been here ever since.
1996: An international man of mystery opens The Velvet Tango Room to revive the art of the Craft Cocktail in Cleveland, Ohio - and he hasn't looked back.