Browns Overview

Fast facts

League: NFL

Head Coach: Kevin Stefanski

Team Mascot: Chomps, SJ, Brownie the Elf

Year Opened: 1999

Capacity: 67431

City / State: Cleveland / Ohio

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Browns vs Steelers

Rival Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Browns-Steelers Rivalry is the oldest rivalry in the AFC. With 126 meetings and counting, there has been a lot of bad blood between these two foes since their first meeting during the 1959 season. This rivalry is often referred to as the Turnpike Rivalry due to the major driving route between the cities (Pennsylvania and Ohio Turnpikes). The rivalry is primarily fueled by the proximity of the cities with the drive taking only 2 hours making it relatively easy for road fans of either team to attend the game. The All-Time Series stands at Pittsburgh 68 wins to Cleveland’s 58 Wins. If you have a chance to catch the Turnpike Rivalry we promise you, it will not be disappointed.

Browns vs Ravens

Rival Team: Baltimore Ravens

Browns fans have lots of animosity toward the Ravens franchise due to the original Cleveland Browns controversial relocation to Baltimore in 1996. At the start of the 1996 NFL season, the Browns owner Art Modell decided to move the team from their long-time home in Baltimore, Maryland. This move tore the hearts out of many diehard Browns fans leaving a bad taste in the city’s mouth. To this day Browns fans still hold a grudge against the Ravens organization. When attending this matchup, you’ll see plenty of tee shirts reading “Muck Fodell” referring to the hatred for previous Browns owner Art Modell.

Browns vs Bengals

Rival Team: Cincinnati Bengals

The rivalry between the Browns and Bengals is most commonly referred to as “The Battle of Ohio” and is fueled by geography and a shared history between the teams. Cleveland in the northeast part of the state and Cincinnati in the southwest are on opposite corners of the state which splits the states fans. Both franchises were also founded by coaching legend Paul Brown (The Browns in 1946 and the Bengals in 1968).

Browns Tailgate Guide


Cleveland is home to arguably the most passionate football fan bases in the NFL. Browns fans have defiantly dealt with their share of hardship over the years, but regardless of their team’s performance you can expect a packed house every home game at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Browns fans are very passionate about their team and even more passionate about their tailgating. If you’re wearing your brown and orange, then Browns tailgaters will be more than hospitable offering cold beers and delicious food. Whether you’re enjoying the vast parking lot tailgates or barstool tailgating at one of the many local area sports bars you’re more than likely to run into a Dawg Pound member (Browns Super Fan’s).

The Dawg Pound is an extremely zealous group of season ticket holders that sit behind the east end zone at Cleveland Browns Stadium. You’ll see these super fans wearing their Dog masks, carrying dog bones and occasionally even eating dog food. These Fans make the Atmosphere in and outside Cleveland Browns Stadium make attending a Browns game unmatchable.

Win or lose, probably lose, Brown fans know how to throw a party, so come prepared to party hard and cheer even louder when attending a Cleveland Browns game at Cleveland Browns Stadium.


The Clevelander

Since the weather in Cleveland can be pretty brutal in November and December we recommend hitting up the Clevelander. Located at 834 Huron Rd., The Clevelander stands as the oldest game day bar in all of Cleveland. Expect it to be filled to the brim with excited Browns fans on game days making it a great place to get into the game day spirit. Drink prices are reasonable, and the location is just a few block from the stadium via East 9th.

“The Muny”: Lot C or Municipal Parking Lot

Located on the corner of Shoreway and E. 9th Street, this lot is where you will find all of the lifelong Brownies tailgaters and is considered party central for Browns fans. You’ll find tons of beer and food at what is considered the hub of Browns tailgating. Make sure to arrive early to reserve your spot at “The Muny” and by early I mean early like the night before the game. Whether you’re a first-time visitor to Cleveland Browns Stadium or a lifelong Browns fan “The Muny” is the place to be on Game day. Tip - (Drink Responsibly, police have been cracking down on public intoxications.)

Where to tailgate

Browns Stadium Guide

In Game

A Browns game at Cleveland Browns Stadium is one of the best NFL game experiences you’ll ever have. Regardless of the Browns win-loss record, the stadium is completely sold out for every home game. The fan base of the Cleveland Browns is one of the loudest and most passionate in the league.

The most passionate of Browns fans can be found in the Dawg Pound. These extremely zealous fans sit behind the east end zone in Cleveland Browns Stadium and remain loud and rowdy throughout the game no matter what the score. You’ll see these super fans wearing their Dog masks, carrying dog bones and occasionally even eating dog food. These Fans make the atmosphere inside Cleveland Browns Stadium arguably the best in the NFL and make attending a Browns game an unforgettable experience.

Whether sitting in the Dawg Pound or elsewhere in the stadium when attending a Browns game make sure you’re ready to be loud. Browns fans get especially strong during the playing of their theme song Hang on Sloopy. Learn the lyrics to the song and come prepared to belt out this tune, which is famous all over Ohio. You’ll also want to be ready to spell out O-H-I-O frequently, as Browns fans are very proud of their Ohio roots.

Lastly, it’s worth noting that the concessions at Cleveland Browns Stadium are also top notch. The $150 Million Phase 2 renovation to Cleveland Browns Stadium added new concessions that opened in 2015. You’ll find something for everyone inside of Cleveland Browns Stadium including Jonathon Sawyer’s Sausage & Peppers and C-Town Eats, which provides fantastic Italian options. The best part of the renovations is the new Cleveland Cocktail Co. Bar that has been added on the 100 level of the stadium where you can find locally brewed craft beers for some of the lowest prices in any NFL Stadium. Come to Cleveland and cheer loudly for the Browns alongside some of the best fans in the NFL who never give up supporting their team no matter the score.

Things to check out

Cleveland Browns Ring of Honor

The Browns pay homage to franchise legends with the engraving of their names on the second level of Cleveland Browns Stadium's walls. The shrines of all time Browns greats include Jim Brown, Otto Graham, Paul Brown and much more make up the Ring of Honor.

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The Dawg Pound

The section of the stadium located behind the east end zone in Cleveland Browns Stadium is known for the extremely passionate Browns fans that inhabit theses seats. If you’re lucky enough to snag seats in the Dawg Pound, you will surely get the best Browns game experience. Things in the Dawg Pound can get pretty rowdy, so make sure you’re ready for anything.

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The Browns live mascot is a bullmastiff adopted by the team in 2014. Swagger leads the team out of the tunnel before every home game, and although it is a new tradition, it has become a pretty big spectacle for Browns fans.

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Fight Songs

  1. Hi-O-Hi-O for Cleveland

    Hi-O-Hi-O for Cleveland,
    For the greatest team in the land
    We raise our voices, in one great chorus,
    Just to make them understand
    We’re proud they come from Cleveland,
    Where we play the best football
    Hi-O-Hi-O for Cleveland
    To the greatest pro team of all !

    We’re All-American people
    From an All-American town
    We cheer the Indians, we cheer the Barons
    And we cheer the Cleveland Browns.
    We’re all for one with Cleveland
    We sing to her renown.
    For we’re All-American people
    From an All-American town!

  2. Hang On Sloopy, Cleveland Browns

    Hang on Sloopy, Sloopy hang on
    Hang on Sloopy, Sloopy hang on

    Sloopy lives in a very bad part of town
    And everybody there tries to put my Sloopy down
    Sloopy I don’t care what your daddy do
    ‘Cause you know Sloopy girl I’m in love with you
    And so I’m singing

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

    Sloopy let your hair down girl, let it run down on me
    Sloopy let your hair down girl, let it run down on me

    Come on Sloopy, come on, come on
    Come on Sloopy, come on, come on
    Well, come on Sloopy, come on, come on
    Well, come on Sloopy, come on, come on

    Well it feels so good, come on, come on
    You know it feels so good, come on, come on

    Well shake it, shake it, shake it Sloopy, come on, come on
    Well shake it, shake it, shake it yeah

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Browns Bars & Restaurants

  1. Johnny’s Little Bar


    Cozy, casual tavern with a celebrated burger, Italian dishes, a late-night menu & 40+ beers.

    614 Frankfort Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. The Corner Alley

    Corner Alley

    Bowling alley with an American bar & grill serving creative starters, pizza, burgers & sandwiches.

    402 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Morton’s The Steakhouse

    Mortons steak

    Renowned for its signature menu and legendary hospitality, Morton's The Steakhouse Cleveland sets the standard for fine steakhouse dining.

    1600 W 2nd St, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$$

  4. Pickwick & Frolic

    Pickwick and Frolic

    In the mood for a night of Dining, Drinks, Laughs and Entertainment? Pickwick & Frolic offers a unique interactive atmosphere with the very best quality of food, service and entertainment

    2035 E 4th St, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Barley House

    BArley House sandwich

    Features traditional American cuisine, while showcasing over 20 craft beers on tap, over 20 televisions to watch your favorite sports.

    1261 W 6th St, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  6. Wilbert’s Food & Music

    Rack of Ribs

    Intimate music venue serving a full menu of American fare with a Southern twist & drinks.

    812 Huron Rd E, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  7. Gateway Bar And Grill

    Gateway Bar and Grill beer

    Gateway Bar and Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week in a casual, upbeat setting.

    631 Huron Rd E, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  8. Wonder Bar

    WonderBar Cleveland

    Buzzing watering hole in a historic building, with live jazz, a streetside patio & classic pub grub.

    2044 E 4th St, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Masthead Brewing Co.

    Masthead beer

    Expansive brewery & taproom pouring American & Belgian beer paired with wood-fired pizza.

    1261 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA


    Bar website

    american - european - pizza - $

  10. Butcher & The Brewer

    Butcher and the Brewer

    Butcher and the Brewer works diligently with local farmers to source “Good Meat.”

    2043 E 4th St, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Nick’s Sports Corner

    House of Wings Sportsbar Beer 3rd Base Sports Bar Beer Kilroys Beer

    Nick's offers a laid back, neighborhood bar setting in downtown.

    615 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  12. Society Lounge

    Society Lounge on fourth

    Sit back in time. Enjoy.

    2063 E 4th St, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. City Tap

    City Tap beer

    Vibrant spot with classic pub fare & a happy hour, plus 40 draft beers & 60 bottle/can options.

    748 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. The Clevelander


    Whether you come to relax under the sun or party the night away, Clevelander Hotel South Beach is your destination for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

    834 Huron Rd E, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. Flannery’s Pub

    Flannerys beer

    Everyone is Irish when you visit Flannery's Pub!

    323 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA


    Bar website

    american - european - $

  16. Thirsty Parrot


    Why settle for bar food or ballpark grub when you can dig in to the tastiest and highest quality fare in town.

    812 Huron Rd E, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  17. Urban Farmer

    Urban Farm

    With pride in craftsmanship, respect for Midwest food traditions and local, organic sourcing, Urban Farmer redefines the modern Cleveland steakhouse.

    1325 E 6th St, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - steakhouse - $$

  18. Red The Steakhouse

    Red Steakhouse

    An upscale steakhouse that largely downplays the notion of what a steakhouse should be.

    417 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$$

  19. Dive Bar

    Working Man Friend Beer Tiki Hut Pub & Grill Beer 4th and Mill Beer

    Best Place to watch a Buckeyes game!

    1214 W 6th St, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  20. Becky’s Bar and Grille

    Beckys beer

    Downtown's Neighborhood Bar

    1762 E 18th St, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  21. ABC Tavern

    fries hot dog

    ABC Tavern bringing you the best experience for your game day

    1872 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  22. Happy Dog

    Happy Dog

    has over 75 beers, including more than 20 beers on tap.

    5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  23. Blue Point Grille

    Blue Point

    Experience thoroughly hip dining in the heart of Downtown Cleveland's spirited Warehouse District at the Blue Point Grille.

    700 W St Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA


    Bar website

    american - italian - $$$

  24. Angelo’s Pizza

    Angelos Pizza

    Long-running eatery with one of the most amazing pizzas

    13715 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  25. Cowell & Hubbard

    Cowell Hubbard

    Up-scale restaurant in Cleveland that serves the most tender fish and steaks

    1305 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$$