Melt Bar and Grilled


August is Hot, Hot, Hot with Spicy Grilled Cheese and Wings, and Cool as Can Be with Cold Beer and Delicious Cocktails at Melt Bar and Grilled!

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Melt Bar and Grilled, an Ohio favorite for gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, keeps things hot and spicy with awesome sandwiches, incredible beer and cocktails, and camaraderie all August long.

Get in on August’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 this month, including 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, and Firecracker Chicken, combining hot and spicy diablo fried chicken, sweet grilled pineapple, cool fresh avocado, and pepper-jack cheese.

Summer Veggie Primavera Mac & Cheese is August’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 substituted.
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.
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.
Speaking of games, join us for “Meltcade Thursdays” at Melt Bar and Grilled Independence, Cleveland Heights and Avon! Follow us on social media, where we will announce the games of the week, and then play four games on the machine and post your highest score on social media and tag @MeltBarGrilled and add the hashtag #Meltcade for a chance to win a $10 Melt gift card and be featured as our Meltcade Wizard of the Week!
The Melt Bar and Grilled Independence August Pinball Tournament happens Thursday, August 15th at 7pm. All players are welcome for a progressive knockout style pinball tournament. All skill levels are welcome and all players and their guests receive 20% off all bar and menu items. The tournament is officially registered with the IFPA (International Flipper Pinball Association) and there will be a raffle, prizes and surprises! 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 tournaments, Tuesday, August 6th 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, 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, August 25th 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!

Melt Bar and Grilled is proud to be a sponsor of the 4-day Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show happening September 5th – 8th at the Holiday Inn on Rockside Road in Independence, right across the street from our Melt location!  If you love Pinball, arcade games and Melt this will be 4 days of flipper pounding and grilled cheese eating awesomeness! Show your event wristband and receive 20% off at Melt Independence that weekend!

Check out the website for show and ticket information at
All Melt locations will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2nd. Thank you to our Melt Family for a great summer! We’ll be back open to provide the awesome Melt Experience at all locations on Tuesday, Sept 3rd. 

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