Prosperity News

Recent Media Coverage

June 2014 - 9 Reasons Why You Should Fly to Cleveland Right Now, HuffPo
June 2014 - Top 5 Martini Bars, Cleveland Plain Dealer
April 2014 – Best Cleveland Restaurants, Thrilllist
March 2014 - Dyngus Day, 2014, Cleveland Plain Dealer
March 2014 - Happy Hour, Cleveland Plain Dealer
February 2014 - Fish Fry, Cleveland Plain Dealer
February 2014 – Review/Old World Wednesday, Cleveland Plain Dealer
January 2014 – Bringing Back Supper Club, Cleveland Plain Dealer
December 2013 – Prohibition Repeal Party, Kristel’s CLE
December 2013 – Smokin Fez Monkey’s Holiday Show
October 2013 – Friends gather for a mellow Friday night at Prosperity Social Club
September 2013 – First Round of Supper Club, Cleveland Plain Dealer
June 2011 – The Great American Bar Search: Cleveland, Maxim


 

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Polish Breakfast and Orange Whipp Coming Soon

Prosperity Social Club Opens for Brunch Beginning Mid-September

Not quite breakfast and not quite lunch, brunch is a delightful treat and a great way to relax and reconnect on a weekend afternoon. Where better to gather with friends and family for a satisfying midday meal than cozy neighborhood pub on Cleveland’s near west side? Prosperity Social Club is adding brunch to its menu of offerings. Beginning September 20th, Prosperity will be open Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30am-3:30pm. “Prosperity Social Club’s Chef Ed Kubitz has created an outstanding menu; from hearty omelets, benedicts, southern style biscuit dishes to fried breakfast fruit pies with cheesecake frosting. These are dishes that are in line with Prosperity’s ongoing commitment to serving quality comfort food favorites cooked from scratch and offered at affordable prices,” says owner Bonnie Flinner. Indoor and outdoor seating is available during the fair weather months.

Savory or sweet, vegetarian or solidly carnivorous, Prosperity Social Club is cooking up an array of brunch selections to suit any taste. “Biscuits and gravy, breakfast benedicts, and empanadas—we’ll have the hearty home cooking covered,” Flinner explains. Other tempting brunch fare such as our Polish Breakfast (popular on our late night menu) with potato pierogies, smoked kielbaski, herbed scrambled eggs, peppered bacon and Stadium Mustard Hollandaise, is sure to be a hit for the daytime diner. Featured specials such as crème brulee French toast with poached pear compote or savory sausage pancakes will rotate through weekly as “chalkboard specials.”

And, whether diners want to start off their Saturday or Sunday with a light libation or could benefit from a little of “hair of the dog,” a complementary list of alcoholic and non-alcoholic “day drinking” concoctions is planned. Prosperity Social Club’s award-winning Bloody Mary mix will be accompanied by a selection of cocktails created specifically for the brunch-time crowd. “Our already popular house Sangria will be a brunch standard,” says Flinner who expects the pub’s new Orange Whipp to quickly become a brunch-time craze. “It features a daily dose of Vitamin C with the kick of Amaretto, Bulleit Bourbon and brandied cherries.” Prosperity Social Club will also offer infused vodka cocktails, champagne sippers and fruit-based, non-alcoholic coolers.

Prosperity Social Club’s regular dinner menu will begin at 4pm on weekends. With Weekend Brunch service ending at 3:30pm, it is a perfect fit for service industry workers and sunny afternoon loungers.

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About Prosperity Social Club
Residing in an original 1938 barroom, Prosperity Social Club is open to the public, being a social club only in a figure of speech, behavior and attitude; a tip of the hat to a past era. Prosperity Social Club offers a full-service bar, great microbrews, a variety of affordable wines, performances by an array of talented musicians, a friendly staff and a smart, eclectic clientele. The kitchen stays open for late night dining with a sophisticated, tavern-style menu (that even accommodates vegetarians). It’s a true Cleveland experience.

About Brunch at Prosperity
Prosperity Social Club’s new weekend brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am-3:30pm, beginning mid-September. From hearty home-cooked staples like biscuits and gravy to a specialty Polish Breakfast of pierogies, eggs and kielbaski, the Tremont pub is dishing up a delicious array of menu items and host of refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Get there early for a seat on the patio.

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Make Prosperity Social Club Your Last Stop This Weekend

Tremont Pub Introduces Thursday-Saturday Late-Night Menu

Tired of drive-thrus and bland 24-hour eateries after an evening on the town? Night owls in search of flavorful nosh have a new option—Prosperity Social Club. The Tremont pub has added a signature late-night menu to accommodate after-hour diners with more discriminating tastes. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10pm-2am (Sundays-Wednesdays the regular menu remains in effect through midnight), Prosperity is serving up traditional Black Angus cheeseburgers; signature sausage, salmon, fish and portabella mushroom sandwiches; rib-sticking mac & cheese; and savory snacks and appetizers. “From our buttermilk battered fried chicken to our handmade empanadas, Prosperity regulars will definitely find many of their favorites,” explains owner Bonnie Flinner. “In fact, our meaty, whole buffalo wings—usually only available during happy hour—made the late-night menu by popular demand.

There are also some entirely new selections popping up as late-night/early morning options including Salmon Cake Benedict, Steak & Eggs, a Southern Omelet, a Greek Omelet and a Polish Breakfast (three fried potato pierogi topped with smoked kielbaski, herbed scrambled eggs, bacon and smoked cheddar cheese). “All of the ‘brunch’-type fare can be served with a delicious sweet potato hash,” adds Flinner.

Ready to try something new? Prosperity Social Club’s late-night menu is already in effect.

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About Prosperity Social Club
Residing in an original 1938 barroom, Prosperity Social Club is open to the public, being a social club only in a figure of speech, behavior and attitude; a tip of the hat to a past era. Prosperity Social Club offers a full-service bar, great microbrews, a variety of affordable wines, performances by an array of talented musicians, a friendly staff and a smart, eclectic clientele. The kitchen stays open for late night dining with a sophisticated, tavern-style menu (that even accommodates vegetarians). It’s a true Cleveland experience.

About Prosperity’s New Late-Night Menu
Experience Prosperity Social Club’s new late-night handmade menu Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10pm-2am (regular menu applies through midnight Sunday-Wednesday). Whether you crave a sausage sandwich served up with handcut fries or a Greek omelet and sweet potato hash, no one goes home hungry.

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See How They Roll At Prosperity Social Club

Two-Wheel Roundup Returns to Tremont in June and September

Join bikers, gearheads and casual motorcycle enthusiasts at Prosperity Social Club on Thursdays June 12 and September 11 from 6-9pm for the Two-Wheel Roundup, an open meet-up featuring an array of American, Euro and Japanese vintage and mod motorcycles. “Prosperity Social Club’s Two-Wheel Roundup evenings aren’t like bike nights held at chain restaurants in the area, and that’s a good thing,” says Will Stoner, vintage motorcycle event promoter and “co-conspirator” in the Roundups, which started in 2012. “The Roundups attract a more eclectic crowd. It’s not uncommon to see a 1950s Harley-Davidson Sportster parked between a low budget Honda CB550 Café Racer and a brand spanking new Ducati Diavel.”

But, while riders may come for the bikes, they’re enticed to stay for the camaraderie, live music and a $10 Strip Steak special. “Starkweather Avenue becomes an all-brand motorcycle show,” observes Stoner. “Add in great food and drink, music and interesting people and you have an instant winner.”

“It’s a laid back and fun crowd, so we’re looking forward to two terrific gatherings,” says Prosperity Social Club owner Bonnie Flinner, who has been known to ride her own 1971 BMW R60/5 to the pub. Boy=Girl is playing in June and the Britanny Reilly Band is slated for September.

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About Prosperity Social Club
Residing in an original 1938 barroom, Prosperity Social Club is open to the public, being a social club only in a figure of speech, behavior and attitude; a tip of the hat to a past era. Prosperity Social Club offers a full-service bar, great microbrews, a variety of affordable wines, performances by an array of talented musicians, a friendly staff and a smart, eclectic clientele. The kitchen stays open for late night dining with a sophisticated, tavern-style menu (that even accommodates vegetarians). It’s a true Cleveland experience.

About the Two-Wheel Roundup at Prosperity
Prosperity Social Club’s Two-Wheel Roundup takes place Thursdays, June 12 and September 11, 6-9pm. This casual open meet-up attracts American, Euro, Japanese vintage and mod motorcycles and their riders. Live music and a $10 Strip Steak special round out a night of camaraderie.

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Ck out eclectic array of motorcycles rolling into @prosperitySC Thurs June 12 or Sept 12 for Two-Wheel Roundup #thisisCLE

End The Tremont Artwalk On A Good Note

Prosperity Social Club Announces Its Summer ArtWalk Band Lineup

The second Friday of every month art lovers, foodies, serious shoppers, locals and tourists head to Cleveland’s near west side for the Tremont ArtWalk. After exploring the neighborhood’s galleries, boutiques and specialty stores on foot, Prosperity Social Club invites ArtWalkers to sit down, settle in and enjoy a little twang-tinged night music. From 9­11pm each ArtWalk evening this summer, the pub is featuring an Americana band. There’s no cover charge and the lineup is as follows:

Friday, June 13, 9-­11pm
Authentic roots music enthusiasts Rodney and the Regulars

Friday, July 11, 9-­11pm
Original mountain pop musicians, The Jen Mauer Project

Friday, August 8, 9-­11pm
Uptown and downhome Hillbilly Idol

Friday, September 12, 9­11pm
Soulful and powerful Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys

“Whether its roots rock, bluegrass, boogie woogie or classic country, there’s something these that will get your toes tapping,” says Prosperity Social Club owner Bonnie Flinner.

About Prosperity Social Club
Residing in an original 1938 barroom, Prosperity Social Club is open to the public, being a social club only in a figure of speech, behavior and attitude; a tip of the hat to a past era. Prosperity Social Club offers a full-service bar, great microbrews, a variety of affordable wines, performances by an array of talented musicians, a friendly staff and a smart, eclectic clientele. The kitchen stays open for late night dining with a sophisticated, tavern-style menu (that even accommodates vegetarians). It’s a true Cleveland experience.

About the Tremont ArtWalk music at Prosperity
Prosperity Social Club presents a free evening of live Americana music the second Friday of every month from 9-11pm all summer long in conjunction with the Tremont ArtWalk.

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Something's Brewing At Prosperity Social Club

Current Local Beers, Historic Local Brewing Memorabilia and a “Full Cleveland” Sandwich on Tap for Westside Pub

Clevelanders have been making and drinking beer since immigrants first settled along the Cuyahoga River. Northeast Ohio breweries like Leisy’s and P.O.C. were household names long before the local craft beer resurgence led by Great Lakes Brewing Company in the late 1980s. Prosperity Social Club is paying homage to that spirited legacy with a permanent display of historic signage, advertisements, crates, framed photos and other Cleveland brewerania acquired from a lifelong collector. “We’re excited to incorporate all of these treasures into the barroom décor,” says owner Bonnie Flinner. “We’ve always featured vintage industry collectibles, but we’re strengthening our focus on hometown beer advertising with impressive pieces from Erin Brew, Carling Brewing Company and others.”

Flinner’s favorite recent acquisition is also one of the more modest—a plastic wall mount fluorescent sign that reads, “Drink Beer Made in Cleveland.” As if inspired by its simple message, she’s updating Prosperity’s already robust beer list to feature more Cleveland craft brews on tap and in bottles. Draft handles will include locally produced potables like Black Box Brewing’s “End of the World” IPA, Crooked River Settlers Ale ESB, Fat Head’s Bumbleberry Honey Blueberry Ale and Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold.

Diners can order up their preferred pint and pair it with a Prosperity sandwich special that draws on a number of ingredients popular locally. The “Full Cleveland” sandwich is Kielbaski with bacon sauerkraut, Stadium Mustard hollandaise and frizzled onion straws served on a toasted Orlando Baking Company baguette with a side of handcut fries for $8.95.

“Cleveland has a lot of civic pride and we’re excited to share a taste of culinary history with locals and visitors,” says Flinner.

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About Prosperity Social Club
Residing in an original 1938 barroom, Prosperity Social Club is open to the public, being a social club only in a figure of speech, behavior and attitude and a tip of the hat to a past era. Prosperity Social Club offers a full-service bar, great microbrews, a variety of affordable wines, performances by an array of talented musicians, a friendly staff and a smart, eclectic clientele. The kitchen stays open for late night dining with a sophisticated, tavern-style menu (that even accommodates vegetarians). It’s a true Cleveland experience.

About Cleveland Brewerania at Prosperity
Prosperity Social Club is adding a permanent display of historic signage, advertisements, crates, framed photos and other Cleveland brewerania. To celebrate, the pub is also adding more local beers to its draft and bottle offerings and creating a “Full Cleveland” Kielbaski sandwich with bacon sauerkraut, Stadium Mustard hollandaise and frizzled onion straws served on a toasted Orlando Baking Company baguette.

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Something’s brewing @prosperitySC More local beer + vintage signs from Leisy’s, P.O.C., Erin Brew + more @prosperitySC #thisiscle

Celebrate Dyngus Day in Tremont

Get your Post-Lenten Party Started at Prosperity Social Club

Dyngus Day offers those who exercised admirable restraint during Lent a chance to let loose and indulge in Eastern European-inspired food and festivities. This year, Easter Monday celebrations (Monday, April 21, 2014) will dominate the near west-side of Cleveland, with the Detroit-Shoreway, Ohio City and Tremont neighborhoods all doing up Dyngus Day in a big way. “Clevelanders appreciate history, heritage, good food and having a good time,” says Eddy Dobosiewicz, who organizes and promotes Dyngus Day observances, including the North America’s largest event in Buffalo, New York. “So it’s not too surprising that this large-scale Polish party gets added to a few more social calendars in Northeast Ohio every year.”

Prosperity Social Club will be serving up Eastern European culinary specialties for 12 hours (12pm-12am) on Dyngus Day including Kielbaski sandwiches; Kielbaski with cabbage and noodles; Polish- and Hungarian-style cabbage rolls with mashed potatoes; City Chicken with braised red cabbage and mashed potatoes; potato pancakes with apple-cranberry chutney and sour cream; and homemade farmhouse cheese or potato pierogi. “Our Polish Platter will include a cabbage roll, Kielbaski with cabbage and noodles, a potato pancake and two potato pierogi for those who want to savor an array of favorites,” says owner Bonnie Flinner. “We’ll also have a house specialty—loaded pierogies—on the menu.” Loaded potato pierogies are first sauteed, then baked and topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, frizzled onions and bacon aioli. Diners can pair their meal with a Polish beer (Tyski or Okicim $4) or a Sobieski Polish Vodka Bloody Mary ($5) and top it off with strudel or Kolaczki. (Cyclists in Slow Roll Dyngus Day, a special ride organized by the leader of Slow Roll Cleveland, will receive an additional $1 of Okicim for their participation.)

There will be plenty of live music to get Dyngus Day revelers in the mood, too. Tremont-based Malphonia, a “squeezy listening” trio (Joe Milan on accordion and vocals, Steven Mastroianni on brass and Milenko Budimir on Micro-Percussion™) specializing in acoustic renderings of popular tunes spanning the centuries, delve into some popular polkas and other seasonally-relevant musical bits from 1-2pm. Prosperity Social Club “Old World” accordion regular Stan Mejac takes the stage from 3-5pm. And diners can entertain the crowd with karaoke from 9:30pm-1am.

“On April 21, you’ll literally be able to walk from celebration to celebration,” says Flinner. “With nearly a dozen pubs, clubs and restaurants paying tribute to Tremont’s Old World heritage, this is one major post-Lenten party in the neighborhood.”

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About Prosperity Social Club: Residing in an original 1938 barroom, Prosperity Social Club is open to the public, being a social club only in a figure of speech, behavior and attitude and a tip of the hat to a past era.  Prosperity Social Club offers a full-service bar, great microbrews, a variety of affordable wines, performances by an array of talented musicians, a friendly staff and a smart, eclectic clientele. The kitchen stays open for late night dining with a sophisticated, tavern-style menu (that even accommodates vegetarians). It’s a true Cleveland experience.

To Share Via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn: Kielbaski, cabbage, pierogi, live music + Polish beer Apr 21, noon-1am? Sounds like a big Dyngus Day party @prosperitySC #thisisCLE

TREMONT: DYNGUS DAY 2014
There’s plenty of live polka, sausages and drink specials to go around this April 21st. Make Tremont a destination and visit any of 11 celebratory Dyngus Day venues. Prosperity Social Club, The South Side, Sokolowski’s University Inn, Roosevelt Polish American Veterans Post #58, Literary Café, Grumpy’s Café, Polish Veterans Alliance, Plav, Post #1, Rowley Inn, The Flying Monkey Pub, Tremont Tap House and Polish Legion American Veterans, Pulaske Post #30 are paying homage to the neighborhood’s Old World heritage.

Here’s a list of the Dyngus Day 2014 specials and entertainment in Tremont:

PROSPERITY SOCIAL CLUB
1109 Starkweather Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44113 / 216.937.1938 / www.prosperitysocialclub.com
HOURS:  12pm – 1am
MUSIC:   Live music, including polka favorites

  • Malphonia, 1 – 2pm
  • Stan Mejec, 3 – 5pm
  • Karaoke, 9:30pm – 1am

FOOD:  Authentic Polish specialties like Kielbaski with cabbage and noodles, stuffed cabbage, pierogi, and strudel

THE FLYING MONKEY PUB
819 Jefferson, Cleveland, OH  44113 / 216.861.6659 / www.flyingmonkeypub.com
HOURS:  4pm – 2:30am
DRINKS: Happy Hour, 4pm – 8pm

GRUMPY’S CAFÉ
2621 West 14th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113 / 216.241.5025 / http://grumpys-cafe.com
HOURS:  7am – 3pm
FOOD:  Stuffed cabbage, Potato Kielbasa skillet, and pork and pierogi casserole

LITERARY CAFE
1031 Literary Road, Cleveland, OH 44113 / 216.308.1962 / http://literarycafecleveland.blogspot.com
HOURS:  4pm – midnight
MUSIC:   Malphonia, 7pm
DRINKS:  Vodka tasting (no food specials)

POLISH LEGION AMERICAN VETERANS, PULASKE POST #30
1041 Starkweather Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44113 / 216.771.8905
HOURS:  Open at 4pm
SPECIALS:  Polish food and drinks

POLISH VETERANS ALLIANCE, PLAV, POST #1
2234 Professor Avenue, Cleveland, OH  33113
HOURS: 12pm – Midnight
FOOD:  Kiebaski and pierogi

ROOSEVELT POLISH AMERICAN VETERANS POST #58
2442 Professor Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44113 / 216.241.1788 / http://plavpost58.blogspot.com
MUSIC:  Polka favorites on the jukebox
FOOD:   $3 Kielbaski sandwiches, $2 Tyski beer and $2 Sobieski vodka

ROWLEY INN
1104 Rowley Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44113 / 216.566.9350 / @TheRowleyCLE
FOOD:  Stuffed cabbage, pierogi, Kielbaski with cabbage and noodles

THE SOUTH SIDE
2207 West 11 Street, Cleveland, OH  44113 / 216.937.2288 / www.southsidecleveland.com
HOURS:  11am – 2am
MUSIC & FUN:

  • Bingo Hall
  • Dyngus Day Dash Run
  • Visinata, 3:30pm-6:30pm
  • DJ Kishka, 8:30pm-9:30pm

FOOD: Polish-inspired specialties such as Kielbaski pierogi, meatball and sour cream soup, sausage sandwiches with braised cabbage and pickled veggies, and beef roulade with potato pancakes

SOKOLOWSKI’S UNIVERSITY INN
1201 University Road, Cleveland, OH 44113 / 216.771.9236 / www.sokolowskis.com
HOURS:  11am-9pm
MUSIC:  Jimmy Kaye & Ethnic Jazz, 5pm
FOOD:  All Polish food and a tempting bakery stand

TREMONT TAP HOUSE
2572 Scranton Road, Cleveland, OH 44113 / 216.298.4451 / www.tremontaphouse.com
HOURS:  Open at 4pm
MUSIC: TBD, 6-9pm
FOOD:   Pork kotlet, bigos, apple & prune pierogi, Kielbaski and sauerkraut

CATCH “FISH FRY-DAYS” AT PROSPERITY SOCIAL CLUB

Tremont Pub Starts Serving Up Its Popular Lenten Meal March 7

Hand battered and homemade—there’s nothing pre-packaged about the end-of-week meals Prosperity Social Club has cooked up for its “Fish Fry-Day” menu during Lent. Every Friday from March 7 through April 18 the popular Tremont neighborhood pub is serving flaky haddock covered in a fluffy blanket of beer batter and accompanied by crunchy homemade coleslaw, tangy house tartar sauce and creamy macaroni and cheese. Hunger for more? For $5, diners can add two (2) traditional potato pierogi dressed with sautéed onions and a side of sour cream to any meal. These Eastern European staples are prepared from scratch by women at a local Polish church. “Our chef prepares a tasty, traditional and hearty Lenten meal,” says Prosperity Social Club’s Bonnie Flinner. Dinner is $12.95 and lunch is $10.95. “No one is going to go home hungry from this fish fry.”

Generous portions and attention to detail have made this annual special (a variation on Prosperity’s year-round fish offering) exceptionally popular with patrons. Last year Prosperity Social Club served 800 Lenten fish fry dinners and was recognized as hosting the “#1 Fish Fry in Cleveland.” “We can only fry fish during Lent if we want to keep up with demand,” explains Flinner. “We put onion rings, oysters, fries or fried chicken on hold for those Fridays and pair handcut potato chips and homemade French onion dip with our sandwiches instead.” Prosperity doesn’t usually take reservations for its fish fry. Diners looking to avoid a wait should stop in during special lunch hours (Prosperity, not regularly open for lunch, will be open from 11:30am-4pm on Fridays during Lent) or arrive before 7pm. Large parties are encouraged to call ahead.

Prosperity diners can also choose from other Lenten-friendly special dinners such as a full-order of cheese pierogi or pan sautéed white perch.

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About Prosperity Social Club
Residing in an original 1938 barroom, Prosperity Social Club is open to the public, being a social club only in a figure of speech, behavior and attitude and a tip of the hat to a past era. Prosperity Social Club offers a full-service bar, great microbrews, a variety of affordable wines, performances by an array of talented musicians, a friendly staff and a smart, eclectic clientele. The kitchen stays open for late night dining with a sophisticated, tavern-style menu (that even accommodates vegetarians). It’s a true Cleveland experience.

About Fish Fry-days at Prosperity
Prosperity Social Club’s Lenten Fish Fry is available every Friday from March 7-April 18. The Tremont pub is adding special hours to accommodate diners, offering lunch ($10.95) only during the seven Fridays of Lent from 11:30am-4pm. Fish Fry dinner ($12.95) will be available from 4pm-2am.

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Beer-battered flaky whitefish, house tartar, homemade slaw + creamy mac-n-cheese. Mmm. Lenten fish fry returns to @prosperitySC #happyincle