Cleveland bar holds 10-cent beer night to commemorate 1974 riot at Municipal Stadium

Patrons drink 10 beers for a dollar

CLEVELAND - On June 4, 1974, 39 years ago, the Cleveland Indians held a 10-cent beer night at Municipal Stadium.

The fans got heavily intoxicated and a riot broke out. The game was forfeited in the ninth inning to the Rangers due to the crowd's uncontrollable rowdiness.

Now That's Class bar near the Cleveland-Lakewood border celebrated the event Tuesday night with its own 10-cent beer night.

Four kegs were tapped and for a buck, customers could get 10 glasses. Patrons were drinking one after another. The staff had a good system to keep up.

"We're just having a party, having a good time with 10-cent beer, you know, the owners are rewarding all his patrons with basically free beer," said Nate, a local patron.

The party goes until the beer runs out, which is usually early in the night.

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