Lakewood OH

Live music, Sweet Basil pizza are on the menu at Time Warp Bar

When Westlake native Rob Rogers opened his Time Warp Bar in 2000, he designed it to be a neighborhood place where locals could enjoy a cocktail and an appetizer in style.

Since then, it has evolved to become that and a lot more.

The Time Warp Bar is known for its live entertainment. Bands can be heard there most weekends. The lineup includes the Dueling Pianos on Saturday. This hilarious piano playing duo was featured at Howl at the Moon in the Flats for a number of years. The Monica Robins Band plays on Dec. 14, and the Sloppy Joe Band can be heard on Dec. 21.

The kitchen at the Time Warp Bar stays open late at night, until 2 a.m. In addition to bar munchies like chicken tenders, mini tacos, fries, mozzarella sticks and onion rings, guests can order a salad with any combination of toppings and their choice of dressing. Neapolitan-style pizza and calzones from the neighboring Sweet Basil Pizzeria are also on the menu.

Calzones are filled with fresh garlic and herbs, Romano and mozzarella cheeses, and sauce ($9). Add any pizza topping for $1 each.

Create your own pizza from a list of ingredients that includes fresh spinach, roasted sausage, homemade meatballs, gyro meat, assorted cheeses, and tomato, fresh basil pesto, Alfredo or barbecue sauce. Or patrons can opt for one of Sweet Basil’s specialty pies. The white pie ($11 small) is topped with fresh garlic, oregano, mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. The gyro pie ($16 small, or $21 for large) is made with gyro meat and feta cheese, then spread with tzatziki sauce after it is baked. The white clam pie is a white pizza with basil, clams and quartered grape tomatoes, drizzled with balsamic dressing. The Special pizza is garnished with sausage, meatballs, bacon, onions, peppers, mushrooms, olives and cheese.

Specialty macaroni and cheese is available as a side or full order, made with your choice of cheese sauce.

Rogers said you can’t beat the happy hour prices at the Time Warp Bar. It is also a great venue for birthday parties, holiday parties and class reunions, he said. Party planners can bring their own food, if they desire, or they can order Sweet Basil’s pizza. Rogers noted that he will even close the bar for a couple of hours to accommodate sizable class reunions. The bar’s capacity is 200 people.

Stella and Dot fashion jewelry parties are popular with the female customers, Rogers noted. Organized by his sister-in-law, Carrie Rogers, the parties include free appetizers and a cash bar. He said having a party at Time Warp saves the hostess the trouble of having a party in her own home, serving food and drinks, and cleaning up afterward. Anyone interested in having a Stella and Dot party at the Time Warp Bar can contact Carrie Rogers at 440-308-2886.
The Time Warp Bar, 26261 Center Ridge Road, is open from 3 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Phone 440-871-8463. All major credit cards are accepted.



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