Posted: Mar 2, 2007 1:27 pm |
Edited by: DevilDog
I posted this in the other section but thought it should go here too as I KNOW some of you are gonna get lost going here.....ignore this advice at your own expense.......
The directions you get off the internet ARE going to get you lost on the way to the Beachland, especially because there's no sign for 152nd St. and you're going to go straight thinking S. Waterloo and Waterloo are the same street but there's a jog in the middle where it has nothing to do with either road named Waterloo. It's really, REALLY f-ing confusing if you've never been there:
- when you exit I-90 @ exit 180B you're on S. Waterloo, you go through an intersection (I think it's just one) and you come to a stop sign. To your left is the overpass for I90 - this is 152nd St. and you need to turn left. It's not marked 152nd St. at that intersection in any way. Go under the overpass and Waterloo Rd. cuts to the right. The other thing to remember: if you don't turn at that intersection, you're going to start going past a bunch of trucking and storage places which will mean you went too far. Good luck getting back as that street is a mess. Waterloo and S. Waterloo are on opposite sides of the highway - in other words, following S. Waterloo and thinking you're going to eventually hit Waterloo or get to the Beachland will not work. Just a little heads up as everyone I know gets lost there. I did for years.
Also, the Beachland has a nice jukebox in the back bar (think Norton-type records) and the food there is excellent. I also just saw The Griefs are playing afterwards in the tavern and are definately worth checking out. The Dead Boys couldn't sell out the Beachland on Halloween and I don't think I've ever seen it sell out - it's a pretty big room - so don't worry too much about getting shut out if you don't have a ticket yet. I bought my ticket this AM so I known they have them left.
One last thing - if you haven't gotten a hotel yet, the Radisson downtown is our favorite and is pretty cheap. I also seem to luck into free parking when staying there. Cleveland gets a bad rap, mostly deserved in the past, but walk down to the public square (head toward the R'N'R HOF and you'll hit it) and you won't believe how beautifully the city has been revitalized. It's impressive. (I know, I'm loooooong-winded)