Cleveland, Ohio: Rowley Inn

Posted: June 15, 2018 in Uncategorized
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We recently visited Cleveland, Ohio where we made a pilgrimage to A Christmas Story House.

The home from the cult classic movie A Christmas Story has been now restored to its movie splendor and is open year round to the public for tours and even overnight stays. In addition to the home that has been staged exactly as the set in the film, there is a museum that features original props, costumes and memorabilia from the film.

If you’re a fan of this movie (and really, who isn’t), you’ll LOVE this tour. You’ll learn a lot about the making of the film and get your hands on some pretty cool stuff, making for awesome photo opportunities.

Photo Jun 05, 9 54 44 AM

Across the street is the Rowley Inn, which also played a part in the movie.

During the filming the upstairs of the building served as a location for make-up and wardrobe, and the bar served as a location for post-filming “meetings”.  Many extras in the movie were patrons who regularly frequented the bar and were there at a minutes notice when someone was needed, and several even still live in the neighborhood.

When we saw the leg lamp in the window, we knew that was where we would be dining, post-tour of the house.


Spice: Just the right amount of spice, salted rim.

Mix: Housemade

Chaser: None Offered

Fixin’s: Lemon, Lime, Olive

Price: $?

The Bloody Mary here was tasty, but not something we would seek out had it not been for the proximity to the house. The food was terrific and it seems like they have a wide variety on their menu. Again, we probably would not come here specifically to drink or dine, but it’s a great spot for a post-tour bite/drink and I’m sure, a terrific neighborhood watering hole.

When you’re in this area, don’t overlook the Rowley Inn because you won’t be disappointed!

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