Melt Bar and Grilled


Declare Your Independence from Boring with a Summer Full of Fun, Great Gourmet Comfort Food, Awesome Beer and Delicious Cocktails at Melt Bar and Grilled!

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Melt Bar and Grilled, an Ohio favorite for gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches is you’re your official summer hotspot, with awesome food, beer and camaraderie all July long.

Get in on July’s Melt Most Requested item, Kung Pow Wings, fresh double fried and extra crispy chicken wings or crispy tofu “wings” tossed in our signature kung pow sauce.

Two awesome summertime grilled cheese specials are available in July, including Firecracker Chicken, combining hot and spicy diablo fried chicken, sweet grilled pineapple, cool fresh avocado, and pepper-jack cheese, as well as Up in Smoke, made with boneless slow-roasted pork ribs, hickory smokehouse BBQ sauce, creamy crunchy slaw, spicy garlic pickles, BBQ kettle chips and smoked gouda.

Summer Veggie Primavera Mac & Cheese is July’s Maniacal Macaroni & Cheese, and is tasty summer mix of roasted broccoli, garlic mushrooms, sautéed zucchini, cherry tomatoes, onions & spinach, garlic cream sauce and romano. Grilled chicken or vegan chicken can be added.

This month’s Summertime Classic Sides include:

  • Watermelon Salad / Fresh watermelon, crisp cucumbers, red onion, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, lemon poppyseed vinaigrette. Vegetarian, Vegan Available
  • Kung Pow Broccoli / Roasted broccoli, spicy kung pow sauce, crushed peanuts. Vegetarian, Vegan Available

Leave room for dessert, the delicious Campfire S’mores Bread Pudding, homemade chocolate bread pudding smothered with a sweet marshmallow glaze, then topped with vanilla ice cream, real whipped cream, powdered sugar, and crumbled graham crackers.

Melt Bar and Grilled is pleased to announce vegan mac & cheese is here! Our new signature ultra “cheesy” vegan mac & cheese has arrived with typical Melt deliciousness! Vegan mac & cheese is also available as a side with any sandwich. Check out the Maniacal Macaroni & Cheese page for all options and dishes that are available vegan, and check out Melt owner and founder Matt Fish at Cleveland VegFest, the official introduction of our awesome vegan mac & cheese.

Melt Bar and Grilled has partnered with Breckenridge Brewing for the “Pints for Parks” Promotion. With the Cuyahoga Valley National Park right in our own backyard, this is the perfect partnership, and the perfect reason to have a beer! We will be pouring Breckenridge Agave Wheat all summer and donating $1 for each pint sold, plus, an exclusive “keep the pint glass” offer in all Northeast Ohio locations. The pint glass features Cuyahoga Valley artwork designed by famous Colorado artist Andrew Hoffman. The promotion starts July first, but supplies are limited. 

The Lakewood Summer Meltdown is back for its tenth year on Saturday, July 13th from 4pm – 10pm. The event, sponsored by Melt Bar & Grilled and presented by LakewoodAlive, will include a 5K race, 1 Mile Kids Fun Run, street festival, beer garden and a wide selection of food vendors. The family-friendly street festival features free programs from over 50 businesses and nonprofit organizations, including over 40 interactive opportunities. Summertime activities include a sprinkler park, skateboarding, yoga, various exercise demonstrations, and more.
Melt has also partnered with Drink Local Drink Tap for the #Waves4Change campaign. We’re proud to partner with this non-profit organization whose goal is to inspire individuals to recognize and solve our water issues. We’re asking Melt fans to reduce your use of single-use plastics and to take pics doing something sustainable using the #Waves4Change hashtag on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
The Parmageddon, 2016 winner of USA Today‘s Best Ballpark Food contest, is back at Progressive Field now through All-Star Week, July 8th – 11th. This award-winning grilled-cheese sandwich is stuffed with potato and onion pierogi, onions and sauerkraut. The only thing better than an Indians win, is an Indians win with a side of Parmageddon!
All Melt Bar and Grilled locations will be closed on Thursday, July 4th to celebrate our freedom, honor our heroes, and enjoy time with family and friends. Please celebrate safely and responsibly.   
Curious about what beer is on tap at your Favorite Melt location? Just check out the new online draft beer list for all Melt Bar and Grilled locations. The current and up-to-date list can be found attached to our specific locations’ pages on our website!
New Meltcade concept added to more Melt Bar and Grilled locations. The new “Meltcade” is our awesome menu and killer drinks mixed with classic arcade games, pinball and new modern video games. Got the twitch to play some pinball, classic arcade games, or try your luck at a claw machine, all combined with the best comfort food and craft beer in Ohio? We now offer the new Meltcade concept at our Independence, Avon, Short North (Columbus) and newly renovated Cleveland Heights locations. Plus, we have the exclusive Killer Queen arcade game at our Short North location. All games are available for play every day during business hours.
The Melt Bar and Grilled Women’s Only Pinball Tournament is set for Thursday, July 18th at 7pm at the Independence location and features free tournament entry for participants. All pinball and classic arcade machines will be coin-op and all tournament participants and their guests get 20% off food and drink! The tournament is officially registered with the IFPA (International Flipper Pinball Association) with prizes for the top 3 tournament players! The tournament is presented by Melt Bar and Grilled and Kidforce Pinball.
We have partnered with our friends at Arcade Super Awesome to create the ultimate pinball and arcade experience at our Columbus Short North location. The waiting area has been transformed into a pinball and arcade paradise with 13 pinball games, perfect for this month’s knockout tournament, Tuesday, July 2nd from 7:30pm – 11pm. The tournament format is group knockout with players placed in groups of 4, playing on a randomly selected machine. The bottom two scores receive strikes. After 3 strikes, the player is eliminated. This is an IFPA recognized tournament with no entry fee and 20% off food and drink for all players and guests.
Join your friends Sunday, July 28th at our Short North Columbus location for a new Killer Queen draft tournament. Killer Queen is the hottest cult arcade game out there and is a 5v5 competitive retro-style game, is the hottest game out there and we’ve got it. All skill levels are welcome to enter the draft, including brand new players, and all participants and guests receive 20% off food and drink. For the Killer Queen Draft Tournament, each team will have a captain that will draft players based on skill level, making sure each team is fair and balanced. Please arrive by 3:00pm to get your name on the draft list, then grab a beer at the bar and wait for the games to begin at 3:30pm. The tournament will be a double-elimination tournament or best of 3 (or best of 5) depending on the number of teams drafted, with the winning team getting a Melt prize bag!

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