Prosperity Social Club (1109 Starkweather Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113 / 216.937.1938 / prosperitysocialclub.com) is welcoming the community back. Although the Tremont pub’s quintessentially Cleveland aesthetic, shady patio, handcrafted cocktails, elevated comfort food, and Midwestern hospitality remain intact, guests will obviously notice some changes, including new hours. Beginning Friday, July 31, Prosperity Social Club will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, 2 pm-midnight (kitchen service 2 pm – 9 pm). To get their “sea legs,” Prosperity will only serve drinks and/or a Fish Fry on opening day.
“We made the decision to close during Lent, so it’s only fitting that we kick things off again with a Friday Fish Fry,” says owner Bonnie Flinner. Limited quantities of the beer-battered haddock meal that includes house-made tartar sauce, asiago-and-parmesan mac-n-cheese, and sweet, tangy coleslaw will be available that first Friday (and every Friday after) for dine-in, take-out or curbside pickup. Other menu offerings will come online gradually beginning August 1 including a weekly Hungarian stuffed cabbage Thursday special and weekend packed picnic options starting August 8. “For those who want to head across the street to enjoy the beauty and space of Lincoln Park while the weather’s still nice, we’ll be putting together an appetizer, main course, and light dessert planned and packaged specifically for al fresco dining,” says Flinner. “We’ll even have blankets available for purchase if you find yourself unexpectedly beguiled by the Park or a Tremont arts event on a sunny Saturday or Sunday.”
But what’s a pub without the full complement of wine, beer, and spirits? “Our general manager, Jeffrey Siefer, has been working to build a fun and refreshing list of classic and featured cocktails, along with a carefully curated whiskey list that hits all the marks,” says Flinner, adding that the decision to keep the bar running until midnight was made to spread patrons out over the day and accommodate everyone from couples getting out of the house to hospitality workers getting off their evening shifts. Prosperity’s traditional Sangria and a new, summer Rose Sangria will now be available in 16-ounce take-away bottles.
In addition to implementing and exceeding industry guidelines, Flinner has added Plexiglas space dividers, sanitizing options, and carry out tables along Starkweather. “We want the guests’ focus to be on friends, food, and spirits, not on worrying about this temporarily challenging time, so we are going above and beyond to provide the best possible experience,” she says. “This is still a ‘social club,’ even if right now we’re reuniting with friends while standing six feet apart and smiling behind masks.”
Due to capacity limits, Flinner strongly recommends calling ahead to reserve indoor or outdoor seating. The pub can accommodate groups of 10 guests or fewer. Prosperity Social Club is also in the process of updating its point-of-sale system to enable customers to order through its website and have food delivered from DoorDash®.