Hi & Dry In

in Restaurants and Cafes

Hi & Dry In, an LGBT-friendly restaurant and bar, opened at 2207 West 11th Street in 1995. The Hi & Dry In was a “funky neighborhood hangout” that featured food, drinks, and live entertainment. The restaurant’s interior was decorated in a “retail-shop chic” aesthetic replete with “dark painted brick, Thonnes molded plywood chairs, swirled Italian glass hanging lamps from the 1950s, and friendly original art on the walls.” Citing their inability to keep up with the restaurant’s booming popularity by the late 1990s, co-owners Jeff Eisenberg and Michael Weigand later sold the Tremont restaurant to Mark Anthony Pariano in early 2000. A year later, however, Eisenberg and Weigand repurchased the Hi & Dry In from Pariano. Eisenberg and Weigand again resumed operations before selling the restaurant to Sherman DeLozier and Dave Rudiger in 2003. DeLozier ultimately closed the Hi & Dry In before opening The South Side, a unrelated restaurant, in the Hi & Dry In’s former location. In 2017, DeLozier later opened the Hi and Dry Bowling and Beer (2221 Professor Avenue), an unrelated restaurant named in homage to the original Hi & Dry In.

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  • “About.” Hi and Dry Bowling and Beer.
  • “About the South Side.” The South Side.
  • Cicora, Elaine T. “Back in the Hi Life.” Scene. November 27, 2002.
  • Cicora, Elaine T. “Still Hi, Still Dry.” Scene. February 26, 2003.
  • Glassman, Anthony. “June Sees Changes for Three Ohio Gathering Spots.” Gay People’s Chronicle. June 29, 2001. Page 2.
  • Kovach, Robert. “Too Few Exclusively Gay Restaurants.” Gay People’s Chronicle. June 25, 1999. Page 6.
  • Long, John S. “Another Tremont Bistro.” Plain Dealer. May 31, 1995.
  • Long, John S. “Lean Times For Upscale Eateries.” Plain Dealer. October 24, 2001.
  • McGreevy, Ralph. “Tremont’s New Treasure Won’t Leave You Hi & Dry.” Plain Dealer. July 14, 2000.
  • Pantsios, Anastasia. “Only A Wet Noodle Would Dislike Hi & Dry.” Plain Dealer. July 19, 2002.
  • Snook, Debbi. “Neighborhood Bar in Tremont is Now A Dining Winner.” Plain Dealer. January 12, 1996.
  • Weigand, Michael. “‘Gay-Only’ is Discrimination.” Gay People’s Chronicle. July 9, 1999. Page 6.
2207 W. 11th St., Cleveland, OH 44113

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