Have you ever looked at a bar or restaurant from the outside and said to yourself, "Eh...I'm not sure I want to eat here." For years, that's how I felt about The Colony (also known as Brennan's Colony) in the Cedar Lee area of Cleveland Heights. I mean, look at it:
This might be the first Irish bar I've ever really liked to at at.
The one downside? They don't have a web site, so you have to hope that you'll like one of the daily specials or something off of the unpublished menu if you go there on a whim. And one other thing...they can get to be kind of crowded, and service can be a little slow if you're in a big group. But what else should you expect if you're in a small-ish place in a large group?
Give The Colony a chance if you're ever in the area. It's a great little bar with some really great food.