The Best Seats In Parma Heights

We as Americans spend a lot of time sitting, and Parma Heights does its fair share. Maybe you've never considered which seat on RTA will make your ride better or which barstool is the best barstool. I'll unveil these seat secrets and more, so you might get the most out of your dinner, your day at the park, the library. So read up, have a seat and settle in.

Best seat for going places: I like to sit midway back on the RTA bus, where you have to step up. I always choose the seat in the first elevated row, on the driver's side. This is the perfect seat because it gives you the best view of what's happening outside on York Rd,. W. 130th and Pearl Rd. as well as a clear view of the front of the bus.

Grab the best barstool at My Corner Bar, 6211 W. 130th, right in-between the eight televisions where you can view the Summer Olympics and baseball. They also offer the best combo of access to drinks and views of any band when playing. And their outdoor patio. It's a whole social scene every Summer.

The seat superlative at The ClubHouse, 6365 Pearl Road, is the table near the two carousel horses on the wall. The energy of the kitchen converges with the hum of the dining room, so no one overhears your sweet nothings while eating chicken paprikash. You can see everything happening in the dining room, yet your table offers privacy and a little intrigue.

The best seat for seeing and being seen is at Suburban Haircutting, 6595 Pearl Road. Rich has taken the idea of the classic barbershop and given it an upgrade to bring it up to speed with modern times. His signature Haircuts and straight-razor shaves will help clean up your looks, and leave you feeling rejuvenated. 

The best seat at Gamers Haven, 6639 Pearl Road, for those family games, campaign games, strategy games is any table playing board games. It feels like a cliche, but it's 100 percent true that there isn't a bad seat in the place. Am I a little biased?  Heck, yes.  And this year marks the 6th Anniversary of Gamers Haven.

The best seat for indoor reading where you can find great titles and somewhere to read them is in the iconic Parma Heights Library at the table nearest the newspapers and magazines.The Googie architecture is like nothing you'll see at your go-to coffee or donut shop.This library is an oasis of peace amid the hustle and bustle of the city and traffic rushing by at 25mph. The best seat for outdoor reading is any bench along the Metroparks. 

Best seating for...people watching are the two tables outside Valero Yorktown, 6177 Pearl Road. I enjoyed a Pina Colada cookie while watching the staggering array of humanity trickle in and out on a busy day.  And one may see a Parma Heights Firetruck taking off from the station across the street! 

Best seat for crying in peace. Hey, we've all been there. Any seat at a Parma Heights City Council meeting. Term limits thrown out the window, New traffic cameras, higher service fees, flooding along Pearl road, no respect for historic buildings, landscaping legislation. There, there now. Can things get any worse?

Best seat for Summer: Few Parma Heights traditions top escaping the sun, cooling off (and catching a snooze) on the pool lounge chairs at the Parma Heights pool. There is nothing like the smell of Coppertone and the sight of giant striped towels at the pool.

There is nothing like city sitting in the Summer. And if you find the best place to park yourself outside, make sure to BYOB...a blanket!

Emery Pinter

Worked in marketing research, marketing, and was a Librarian and Bookstore Manager. Advocate for small businesses.  Member of the Parma Heights Front Porch Forum, 2ND Fridays Parma Heights, the Dig, Plant, and Grow Garden Club, and believes preserving historical assets and buildings are a key ingredient to any city. 

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Volume 16, Issue 7, Posted 7:28 AM, 07.01.2024