Melt Bar and Grilled


We’re Holding on to Summer as Long as We Can with Awesome Gourmet Comfort Food, 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 the summer going with awesome sandwiches and incredible beer and cocktails all September long.
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 September’s Maniacal Macaroni & Cheese, and is a 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 / Refreshing 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 

Make sure you leave room for dessert, the delicious Campfire S’mores Bread Pudding, made with 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! The Melt Bar and Grilled signature ultra “cheesy” vegan mac & cheese has arrived, mixed up with typical Melt deliciousness! Vegan mac & cheese is also available as a side with any sandwich. Check out our Maniacal Macaroni & Cheese page for all options and dishes that are available vegan.

Melt will be at the Easton Town Center Mac & Cheese Festival with our awesome new ultra-creamy and cheesy mac & cheese on Friday, September 27th from 4p – 8p. Come join us as we feature a few different variations of our mac & cheese including the new vegan version!
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!

Melt is partnering with the Cleveland Agora and Grog Shop for concert ticket give-a-ways this month.  Contests will be run through Melt’s Facebook and Instagram pages. 

  • Hot Snakes / Wednesday, September 11th at the Grog Shop – Contest runs September 1-8
  • Rancid / Thursday, September 19th at the Cleveland Agora – Contest runs September 9-15
  • Pallbearer / Thursday, September 25th at the Grog Shop – Contest runs September 16-22

We’ve also partnered with the Grog Shop to say “thank you” to all Melt friends and family with these special offers:

  •  $15 tickets for Hot Snakes / Wednesday, September 11th. Use this link or enter the code MELT at checkout.
  • $12 tickets for Pallbearer / Wednesday, September 25th. Use this link or enter the code MELT at checkout.

Melt Bar and Grilled is proud to be a sponsor of the 5th annual, 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 Melt!  If you love pinball, arcade games and Melt, this will be 4 days of flipper pounding and grilled cheese eating awesomeness, including a special pre-show pinball tournament event at Melt Independence on Wednesday, Sept 4th! Show your event wristband and receive 20% off at Melt Independence that weekend and check out the website for show and ticket information at

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.

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, September 3rd 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, each 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, September 29th 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 a proud partner with Keep It Local Cleveland and encourages everyone to support local businesses! The Keep It Local Cleveland Project is an organization dedicated to connecting the unique people of our city to the unique, locally owned and operated businesses that drive our economy. For more information, visit