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Celebrate Cocktail Week!

September 03, 2014, 12:00 AM  |  Posted by Doug Katz in the bar car

In celebration of the first annual Cleveland Cocktail Week ( Twitter:@CWCLE), the Katz Club Bar Car will be hosting a very special tasting on Friday September 5th.

Eric Seed, principal and owner of Haus Alpenz (http://alpenz.comTwitter:@HausAlpenz), will be on hand. Eric is also a native Clevelander, growing up on the east side. He is also a James Beard Award nominee for “Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional. If you are unfamiliar with the name Alpenz, they are an international distributor of spirits focused upon distinctive, authentic and unique flavors. The Minneapolis based company was founded in 2005 and has imported such great products as Dolin vermouth and Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette as well as reviving many forgotten libations and bringing us rare artisanal and regional offerings. Their bottles can be spotted at some of the best cocktail bars in the nation, including our own acclaimed Katz Club.

Named “Aromatized & Oxidized,” the seminar will cover fortified wines from the Haus Alpenz portfolio including some items that are soon to be released for the first time in Ohio. Complimentary appetizers from the Katz Club will be served.

Immediately following the seminar, our own Eric and Lorilei will be hosting a special happy hour featuring many extraordinary Haus Alpenz products.

Please join us on September 5th at 5 pm. Tickets are free. RSVP through eventbrite at the following link:

We will see you there!

Ring in the New Year in the bar car!

December 13, 2013, 12:00 AM  |  Posted by Emily Richardson in the bar car

It’s time to make plans for New Year’s Eve, if you can take your mind off next week’s office party, your best friend’s ugly sweater cookie swap, the family gift exchange, and the dozen other holiday obligations – oops, festivities – on your agenda for the holidays. We’re looking forward to the next few weeks, hectic as they are, and we’re excited to celebrate the arrival of 2014 in the bar car with you.

Here is what we have in store for NYE in the bar car; please feel free to contact us with any questions and to reserve your spot for the first portion of the evening.


champagne, oyster tasting, hors d’oeuvres

$45 per person incl. tax & gratuity call to RSVP

216.932.3333 x202

Enjoy a fresh selection of oysters and elegant hors d’oeuvres in the one of a kind setting that is the Bar Car. Reservation includes oyster tasting, unlimited hors d’oeuvres, and complimentary glass of champagne. Stop in for an hour or two, or stay all night!

10pm - close

late night brunch

no reservations necessary – just stop in!

Starting at 10, the Bar Car is open to all and featuring brunch-inspired small plates to keep you going into the wee hours.

Steak frites, bacon egg and cheese on a gougere, and creamy grits with crispy chicken livers and sundried cherry syrup are just a few of the dishes Chef Katz has created for this part of the night! Joined by our expert cocktails and great selection of wine and beer, and of course a champagne toast at midnight.

Burgers & Bourbon - yes please!

October 19, 2013, 12:00 AM  |  Posted by Emily Richardson in the bar car

Bourbon is delicious, year-round, no question. However, fall really gives it the chance to showcase its magical ability to warm your bones and give you that intangible sense of wellbeing and delight, doesn’t it? …Can you tell that we really like bourbon? As you dive into boots and sweaters and piles of leaves, think about joining us for Burgers & Bourbon, a Wednesday evening event that we hope to offer on a regular basis! Our first one was last week, and we were thrilled with the turnout and enthusiasm of our guests. Our ever knowledgeable bar manager, Eric, selects three small batch bourbons to taste and discuss. Paired with an expertly crafted grass fed burger and a beer to complement, it’s a great way to spend a Wednesday.

Bourbon varieties and burger change each time; last week’s burger was topped with bourbon glazed bacon, grilled onion, yellow house cheese and mustard aioli. Next week we’ll feature a bacon, mushroom and swiss burger!

Call us at 216.932.3333 to sign up. We are happy to make adjustments for dietary restrictions, but we must know when you call to reserve! Our next Burgers & Bourbon night is Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:30pm, and the cost is $25.

stack of coffee cups


shortrib chilaquiles

soft scrambled local farm eggs, black beans, crispy tortillas, salsa verde, pickled chiles, amish cheese, cilantro & local feta

roasted hangar steak

smash browns, brussles sprouts, sauteed onions, pastrami, parmesan aioli & classic chimichurri

romaine hearts salad

roasted beets, green beans, baby red potatoes, bleu cheese, grape tomatoes & balsamic vinaigrette. add smoked local chicken for $4

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The Bar Car at the Katz Club was the result of one question, what is our kind of bar? It had to be a sleek, cozy, hand crafted, Cary Grant gibson in a wifi world kind of place. A Raymond Chandler mahogany bar top mystery with ice tinking in a highball glass sort of joint. Traditional and familiar, but worlds away from anything that happened before five o'clock.

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Hand made cocktails & Champagne

the menu

Freshly shucked oysters, world-class cheese and a selection of small plates

The best ingredients, people with a passion for cocktails and an intimate setting make the bar we have always wanted.