The Aviator Event Center & Pub, located in the former home of 100th Bomb Group, recently celebrated one year in business. This first year was pertinent to establishing The Aviator as a premier restaurant and venue space, and we know it's just one of many more to come.
If you haven't been to The Aviator yet (or you have been but want an update on all of its exciting details), we're dishing out the need-to-knows about this stunning facility and why it's one of our favorite places in Northeast Ohio.
The Aviator overlooks the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, providing guests with stunning runway views and a dining experience fit for royalty. Between its incredible views, dazzling fixtures, luxe decor and elegant furniture, The Aviator's level of sophistication is unmatched. There's simply nothing else in the area that compares to its novelty, modernism and avant-garde touches.
The Event Spaces
The Aviator has four unique venues — the magnificent Flight Event Space, the versatile Gabriella's Space, the charming Maria's Place and the stately Sophia's Room. As you may suspect, the Flight Event Space offers spectacular views of the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Additionally, this space has the capacity to accommodate up to 400 guests and includes a ravishing white marble dance floor — it's the quintessential wedding venue.
Gabriella's Space is also quite impressive. It can accommodate up to 120 guests and is the perfect place for baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, corporate events and more. Both Maria's Place and Sophia's Room are smaller — Maria's Place can accommodate up to 70 guests and Sophia's Room up to 40. Both spaces offer a more intimate experience.
The Pub and Rooftop Bar
The Aviator's Pub offers a modern twist on your favorites from the former 100th Bomb Group. Think — all-American appetizers, exquisite entreés and delectable desserts. Some of our favorite items on the dinner menu include the Butter Grilled Salmon, Aviator Mac and Fancy Smash.
Plus, if you go for brunch, you must order the Jack Frost Crispy French Toast featuring glazed and corn flake-crusted Jack Frost donuts, chantilly cream, fresh strawberries and Ohio maple syrup.
The rooftop bar is Cleveland's hottest spot to hang out. It provides premier views of the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and a swank ambiance. Whether for a date night with your honey or a girl's night out — it's the place to go for an epic experience.
Menu items at the rooftop bar include contemporary American dishes — like monumental burgers and decadent desserts — as well as handcrafted cocktails, wine and beer. One of our favorite menu items — a rooftop exclusive — is the Hawaiian Smash — a smash burger crafted with American cheese, barbecue ham and "cowboy candy" on a brioche bun. We also love the Ohio Buckeye Cannoli with peanut butter cream, a chocolate-drizzled shell and roasted peanut crumble.
In addition to its stellar event space, restaurant and bar, The Aviator is a must-visit business because it's owned by Medina County native Khadar Sousso. He says, "We have been very fortunate to come into Cleveland at a time when event needs are at an all-time high. It has been an amazing ride so far. We are blessed with a great team of professionals to make it all happen. The excitement continues to grow!"
Khadar is excited to begin hosting more events at The Aviator like themed dinners, brunches and parties. Additionally, he says that expansion is on the horizon.
Ready to learn more about The Aviator, how to book your event or make a reservation? Visit AviatorCle.com for more information. The Aviator is located at 20920 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland.