Hospitality Partner

The 2014 Gay Games Hospitality Partners offer a range of opportunities to meet up with friends, or to get together your team, guests or group for your own special event during Games Week.

Click on a specific partner below or scroll down the list to read about all the wonderful and diverse opportunities for your special event. (Hospitality Partners also are sponsors of the Gay Games at the green level or higher). They include:

Angel Falls Coffee, Akron
Bob Sferra Culinary Occasions and The Better Occasions Shop, Cleveland and off-site catering
Bounce Cafe Bar Club & Lounge, Cleveland
Bricco, Akron
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Peninsula
Executive Caterers, Cleveland destinations and off-site catering
Great Lakes Brewing Company®Cleveland
House of Blues, Cleveland
Liquid, Cleveland
Pura Vida, Cleveland
Square, Cleveland
Sushi 86, Cleveland
Urban Farmer, Cleveland


Angel Falls Coffee

792 W. Market St., Akron, Ohio (330.376.5282)

Angel Falls Coffee Company is a locally gay owned and operated coffee roaster and retailer of premium coffees, specialty drinks and teas. We specialize in USDA organic, shade grown and Fair Trade premium coffees. We offer a daily lunch menu from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. except Sunday. We also offer an extensive selection of pastries. In business for 18 years, Angel Falls is an integral part of the Highland Square community in Akron as well as the LGBT community.

Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 7 a.m. – midnight
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m


Bob Sferra Culinary Occasions and The Better Occasions Shop

4261 Mayfield Road, South Euclid & off-site catering (216.533.8933)

  • Catering Services: Please visit for so much more about our food, planning and other services, 
  • The Better Occasions Shop: 4261 Mayfield Road, South Euclid, Ohio
  • We are a one-stop shop for all your pastry and event menu needs! Visit our for menus, hours and more details.
  • Event Services: Bob Sferra Culinary Occasions offers full-service catering to fit your party needs; including event planning, rental equipment, bar service, servers and on-site chefs.  
  • At Your Service Catering Delivery: We have many menu items that can be prepared in advance and picked up at our Better Occasions Shop or delivered right to your door. Deliveries can be arranged through our Event Consultant and arrive in disposable containers, with instructions to reheat or garnish at the last minute.  
  • Bar/Beverage Service: We are happy to make recommendations for wine, beer or other beverages to pair with our menus.We can arrange to have wine or a full-service bar delivered right to your door through our relationship with local wine and beverage shops.

Bounce Cafe Bar Club & Lounge

2814 Detroit Ave., Cleveland (216.357.2997)

Bounce Cafe Bar Club & Lounge delivers a surge of excitement for those seeking some of the best entertainment and dining in Northeast Ohio. We are proud to be the largest award winning nightlife spot for the LGBT community in the Greater Cleveland area. Nightly, our staff works hard to keep you entertained from the bartenders mixing up fun drinks, to our gourmet dishes served hot from the kitchen, and our fabulous cast of performers that will keep you on the edge of your seat. So come on in and experience Bounce for your next happy hour, dinner, birthday, bachelorette party, or just another weekend out. Available to accommodate any size party large or small, we will help make your big night a special one. Call us at +1 (216) 357-2997 to reserve your tables or with any questions. We look forward to serving and entertaining you for your next event or just on a night out. Let’s make it a Bounce weekend.


Downtown Akron, Merriman Valley Akron, Doubletree Fairlawn and Kent

Bricco is a locally gay-owned small restaurant group with four different locations in the Akron/Kent area. All of the restaurants are gay friendly and host many events for the community throughout the year. Each provides a different atmosphere and dining experience. Some highlights are listed below but please see our websites for more details. The owner is a longtime NAGVA and IGBO participant and the restaurant had a team of employees in the local gay softball league last year.  

  • Bricco Downtown Akron- Lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended for Friday and Saturday nights and anytime with a large group.
  • Pub Bricco (Merriman Valley Akron) - Lunch and dinner. Live jazz with no cover on Wednesday nights from 7:30-10:30 p.m. No reservations, but large parties may be accommodated so call ahead! 
  • Café Bricco (in the Doubletree Hotel Fairlawn) - Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Late night hours with full kitchen open until 11 p.m. weeknights and midnight Friday and Saturday. 
  • Bricco Kent- Lunch and dinner plus Sunday brunch. Late night hours with full kitchen until midnight during the week and 1 a.m. on the weekends. Retail wine night is Wednesday.


Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a non-profit organization that aspires to engage the public as advocates, volunteers, and philanthropic supporters to ensure that our national park is preserved and protected for future generations. 

To celebrate the 2014 Gay Games this summer, we’re hosting a special Music in the Meadow on Wednesday, August 13. At this free, outdoor concert in Howe Meadow, you’ll enjoy the folk, pop, funk, and blues music of The Laura Love Duo and Tylan (of Girlyman) & Ingrid (of Coyote Grace).

Free transportation will be provided from Cleveland and Akron. Concertgoers will receive a limited-edition VIP lanyard to take home.

Can’t make it to the concert? Explore Cuyahoga Valley National Park any time during your stay. Visit our website to discover ways to experience your park, as well as a complete Calendar of Events.

Music in the Meadow VIP Package - $95

  • Gourmet dinner before the concert: Browse food stations under a tent in Howe Meadow starting at 5:30. The menu will include chilled flank steak, salmon with chimichurri sauce, pasta with marinara, pesto, or cream sauce, fresh salad greens, and homemade bread—plus dessert. 
  • Hassle-free shuttle from both Cleveland and Akron: We’ll pick you up at 4:30 p.m. and bring you back by 9:00 p.m.—early enough to continue your evening after the event. 
  • Backstage pass: Go behind the scenes to chat one-on-one with the musicians of The Laura Love Duo and Tylan & Ingrid. 
  • Private seating near the stage
  • VIP beverage bar: Enjoy signature beverages all evening long. 
  • Exclusive tent access
  • Limited-edition VIP lanyard

Separate transportation will be provided from Cleveland and Akron for concertgoers without a VIP pass —check our website for details. This concert is supported by grants from the National Park Foundation and the Gay Community Endowment Fund of the Akron Community Foundation.

Can’t make it to the concert? Explore Cuyahoga Valley National Park any time during your stay. Visit our website to discover ways to experience your park, as well as a complete Calendar of Events

Executive Caterers


Executive Caterers - Custom Tailor Your Perfect Event- Exceptional events at any location of choice. We are the official caterer for Landerhaven Corporate Headquarters, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum,  English Oak Room at Tower City Center - Historic Public Auditorium.  We serve Northeast Ohio, Western Reserve Historical Society, Akron Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History - Historic Cuyahoga County Court House and many more. Unique Weddings to Social and Corporate Events, our extraordinary cuisine, unprecedented hospitality, and creative in-house floral decor & design, Inspire Countless Possibilities- Delivering Memorable Events.


Great Lakes Brewing Company®

Great Lakes Brewing Company® is a principle-centered, environmentally respectful and socially conscious company committed to crafting fresh, flavorful, high-quality beer and food for the enjoyment of our customers. We aspire to maintain our status as the premier craft brewery in the Great Lakes region and are dedicated to uncompromising service, continuous improvement, and innovative consumer education.

Brewpub Hours

Monday - Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM (bar open until 12:00 AM)
Friday and Saturday: 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM (bar open until 1:00 AM)
Sundays: Closed
Happy hour is available Monday - Friday from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Live Music every Monday from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Firkin in the Beer Cellar every Thursday tapped at 4:00 pm
Free Tours on Friday and Saturdays, see our website or visit our Gift Shop for more information.


House of Blues

308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland (216.523.BLUE)/East 4th Street, Cleveland (restaurant)

House of Blues is an all-encompassing entertainment venue that offers quality live music with state-of-the-art sound and a restaurant experience that features International and American inspired cuisine infused with the bold and passionate culinary vision of Chef Aaron Sanchez. Home to Kirk Franklin Presents Gospel Brunch at House of Blues, this monthly foot stomping, hand-clapping gospel brunch will having you leaving uplifted & renewed. Membership & Access are available to the exclusive Foundation Room, mixing pleasure with business in an unparalleled upscale environment. House of Blues is the most electrifying space to host a private party, with a dedicated and creative special event staff to ensure rock star treatment and a VIP experience all around. House of Blues, Where Food, Music and Art Intersect.

Crossroads at House of Blues (restaurant)
Happy Hour: 4-7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday ($2 domestic beers; $3 import beers; $4 house wine & house cocktails. Special menu available.

Tue-Thurs: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Fri: 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sat: 4 - 11 p.m.
Sun & Mon: Hours vary - please call

For more information on booking an event or private party, please contact Director of Sales, Julie Woyma at 216-274-3353 or

1212 W. Sixth St., Cleveland (Warehouse District)

Liquid has been intoxicating Cleveland since 1994. Liquid is a bar, eatery & nightclub. We have an extensive bar, full menu & variety of entertainment.
Capacity - 500
Schedule of Events 

Contact: Melissa Paradise, Liquid, Director of Marketing and Entertainment

170 Euclid Ave., downtown Cleveland (216.987.0100)

Looking to host a team dinner, private space, happy hour, or meeting…contact Pura Vida to assist you! Private, semi-private and patio spaces available!

Pura Vida by Brandt offers farm fresh, scratch made, locally sourced food…Pura Vida focuses on quality. We offer “familiar food done well.” We are vegetarian/vegan friendly, offer gluten free options, happy hour, full bar, craft cocktails and are proud to sponsor the 2014 Gay Games! WELCOME to CLEVELAND!

Lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner Monday through Saturday starting at 4 p.m.

For Group Dining packages, contact Katie Klonowski at 216.987.0100.



Square is a locally gay owned, award winning nightclub in the Highland Square area of Akron. Voted Best Gay Bar Akron, Ohio by OUT Magazine, City Voter and Fox8 Cleveland. Also voted best dance club and karaoke spot by Akron Beacon Journal.

Square is open daily during GG9 2 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. with a variety of nightly activities. 

Tues. Trivia contest @ 9:30p.m.
Wed.  Karaoke @ 10 p.m.
Thurs. Drag Bingo @ 10:30 p.m.
Fri. DJ dance party @ 10 p.m.
Sat. DJ dance party @ 10 p.m.
Sun. Live Jazz @ 8 p.m.

Stop by and see us, you can also visit us on Facebook or at


Sushi 86

509 Prospect Ave., Cleveland (216.621.8686)

With both a love for the City of Cleveland and a passion to provide affordable food made with quality ingredients, we are Sushi 86. In addition to our full menu of raw and cooked sushi, we also offer vegan and gluten-free menus. 

Daily: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.



Urban Farmer


With pride in craftsmanship, respect for Midwest food traditions and local, organic sourcing, Urban Farmer redefines the modern Cleveland steakhouse. Our chefs build personal relationships with local farms, ranches and fisheries, bringing a taste of their dedication to the table and reaffirming the direct connection between land and plate all in a comfortable, stylish ambiance that is at once a tribute to the quaintness of a restored farmhouse and the urbane boldness of mid-20th century modernism.

Phone: (216) 771-7707
Fax: (216) 472-3821
1325 East 6th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114

Breakfast: 6:30am-11am
Lunch: 11am–3pm
Happy Hour: 3pm–6pm
Dinner: 5pm–close
Brunch: 8am-3pm
Dinner: 5pm–close