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The Big Bar List: Eastside/North

By Staff · February 23rd, 2010 · Swizzle
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Allyn’s Café
3538 Columbia Pkwy., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-871-5779
Drinks we’re known for: Frozen margaritas, more than 120 beers (all bottles) and a wine shop that sells wine at retail.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Happy Hour Monday-Friday with reduced drink prices and reduced appetizer prices. We’ll soon return Tuesday open mic night.
Truly unique about us: Our Sunday night house band, The Blue Birds with the Tusculum Horns, is the longest ongoing house band gig in town.

Anderson Township Pub
6694 Clough Pike, Anderson Twp., 513-231-0601
Drinks we’re known for: Bloody Mary and the coldest beer in the area.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: St. Pat’s, the night before Thanksgiving and karaoke the first Sunday of the month.
Truly unique about us: Well-known for our outside patio and being the “Cheers” of Anderson Township; lots of professional athletes and celebrities frequent our place.

Arthur’s Cafe
3516 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-871-5543
Drinks we’re known for: A wide variety of American craft beers by the bottle and on tap; $3 Pomegranate Martinis, $2 Michelobe Light pints and $3 shots of Jagermeister, Cherry Bombs or Grape Bombs.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: In 2009 Arthur’s hosted the first annual Thanks-o-ween celebration, which takes place between Halloween and Thanksgiving. For the event we team up with our local charity of choice to raise money for a wonderful cause.
Truly unique about us: Arthur’s is most known for three things: The mural of regulars on our bar room wall recognizes some of the many faithful regulars of decades past; our garden offers one of the most beautiful and relaxing places to enjoy a meal or cocktails in the city; and, of course, our burgers.

By Golly’s
714 Lila Ave., Milford, 513 248 4444
Drinks we’re known for: Eight beers on tap and a growing selection of imports and micro brews.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Miller High Life pints or bottles $1.25 all day every day. Happy Hour Monday-Saturday.
Truly unique about us: We have two levels and take reservations for large groups. Pool table, dart boards and video games.

Habits Cafe
3036 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-631-8367
Drinks we’re known for: A comprehensive beer selection with nearly 100 beers, including the best American craft beers. Rotating selection and seasonal beers.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Sunday night Open Mic Night has been running on and off for nearly 10 years and is now a guaranteed crowd every week. Our American Craft Beer Series runs through the summer months and features a different craft beer brewery every week for 13 weeks.
Truly unique about us: Habits has been the cornerstone of the Oakley community for 30 years. Our combination of great food from our full menu and a real bar that stays packed until 2:30 a.m. is something we’re very proud of.

Hap’s Irish Pub
3510 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-871-6477
Drinks we’re known for: Best pint of Guinness in town.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: St. Patrick’s Day party includes Irish food; we show live European rugby and soccer matches.
Truly unique about us: Traditional Irish pub.

Hyde Park Tavern
3384 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-3869
Drinks we’re known for: Twenty tap handles, featuring some of the nation’s best craft beers, as well as house specials that include $2 select domestic pints and $4 bombs. Our wine list has been hand selected by the chef to compliment the food.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Happy Hour specials begin at 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and we’re known as the place to be on St. Patty’s Day.
Truly unique about us: Cincinnati’s Original Gastropub, which includes chef prepared food, a great selection of craft beers and fine wines, a friendly inviting staff and atmosphere, and more than 18,000 square inches of high definition entertainment.

Latitudes Cafe and Bar
7426 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Twp., 513-233-9888
Drinks we’re known for: Martinis, a great wine menu and house specialty drinks created by our bartenders.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Entertainment ranges from open mic night, local band performances, DJs, karaoke and trivia.
Truly unique about us: The exceptional attention to details and every staff member dedication to exceed the expectations of our guests.

Millions
3212 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-1148

Mt. Lookout Tavern
3209 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-321-9464

The Precinct
311 Delta Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-321-5454
Drinks we’re known for: A comprehensive wine list with generous martinis.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: A section of our wine list features 25 wines under $50.
Truly unique about us: Our building  is on the National Registry of Historic Landmarks and used to be a police station back in the early 1900s.

The Redmoor
3187 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-6789
Drinks we’re known for: Specialty martinis, craft beers on tap and a great selection of wines.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Happy Hours, parties, benefits, fundraisers, corporate events, weddings and a variety of local and national live music events.
Truly unique about us: The Redmoor is an owner-operated business with attention to customizing unforgettable events. Days of operation are  Thursday-Saturday but vary depending on booked events.

R.P. McMurphy’s
2910 Wasson Road, Hyde Park, 513-531-3300
Drinks we’re known for: Monthly bottle and draft beer specials, premium wine selection, golden margaritas, Robyn’s Sangria (Sunday only), Cajun Bloody Mary, $5 Car Bombs.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Open mic night on Tuesdays, live music Friday and Saturday, “Sunday Funday.”
Truly unique about us: Outdoor patio with overhead heaters, fire pits and awning; two outdoor TVs.

Sandbar
4625 Kellogg Ave., East End, 513-533-3810
Drinks we’re known for: Our famous Pink Tommy — Stoli Rasberry and pink lemonade — by the pitcher or pint all summer.

Frozen drinks like Pina Colada and Strawberry Daqueri with Ron Matusalem rum and our frozen Margarita featuring 1800 Silver. Daily bucket specials at the volleyball cabana bar.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: We feature volleyball leagues with a DJ five nights a week. On Fridays and Saturdays we have live bands on our deck overlooking the marina.
Truly unique about us: Seven volleyball courts, a cabana bar, a perfect view of the harbor and swim pool for the boaters.

The Stand
3195 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-5006
Drinks we’re known for: A wide and unique variety of draught beers and microbrews, as well as a great selection of bourbons, vodkas, and tequilas. Home to the SuperGuinness.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Every last Friday we have DipDipDive, which is a monthly dance event with music by C. Witzel & Marty Spitfly. We also host many Derf happy hours and CSL happy hours. Sunday Spunday is bring in your own vinyl and DJ night. We host VIP happy hours on Fridays. 3 Olives Wednesdays offers $3 3 Olive drinks, $4 bombs and $6 Red Bull and Vodkas.
Truly unique about us: Amazing jukebox, two pool tables and a shuffleboard table. The Stand is a former bank, so we have a visible vault door that looks great with our unique wallpaper and low lighting.

Stanley’s Pub
323 Stanley Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-871-6249
Drinks we’re known for: A great selection of imports and microbrews in bottle and on tap. We have $1 beers 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Live music 6-7 nights a week. Mondays Jazz night, Tuesday Bluegrass night, Wednesday Reggae night. We have an annual summer music festival in August.
Truly unique about us: Outdoor patio and beer garden (with tent for inclimate weather). We have a pool table outside on the patio.

Teller’s of Hyde Park
2710 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-4721
Drinks we’re known for: A wide variety of specialty martinis such as the “Helsinki Jewel” with Finlandia grapefruit vodka and cranberry. We offer 30 beers on tap and a nearly 50 bottle beer selections. Our extensive wine list includes more than 130 bottle selections with 12 glass pours to choose from.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for:
Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday with draught, liquor and bottle specials in addition to $6 appetizers. We have half-price bottle wine nights each Sunday and host monthly beer dinners from various breweries, which include a five-course menu paired with a specialty brew. $4 specialty martinis on Wednesdays and $12 coctktail pitchers and live music on Thursdays.
Truly unique about us: New and interesting beers, unique wines and handcrafted cocktails. Our high bartops offer a great place to gather in large groups and our whole bar area is full service so you can dine off the entire menu. During the summer our outdoor patio has its own full service bar as well.

Wooster Tavern
6309 Wooster Pike, Fairfax, 513-271-8616
Zip’s Café
1036 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-9876
Drinks we’re known for: Eight different tap handles featuring some of your old favorite and some new micro brews.  
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Model train running around the ceiling.
Truly unique about us: We have been around since 1926. Same great location. Same great burger.

North

Back Porch Saloon
9626 Princeton-Glendale Rd., West Chester, 513-874-2432
Drinks we’re known for: Huge selection of bottled beers and frozen drinks at the tiki bar during the summer.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Trivia on Wednesday nights during the winter and sand volleyball leagues Sunday-Thursday April through October.
Truly unique about us: Our tiki bar is open from late spring through early fall with a great view of the area up on the hill and permanent cornhole boards.

Black Angus Burgers & Brews
10575 Chester Road, Glendale, 513-772-1500
Drinks we’re known for: A large variety of bottled beers and signature drinks from our bartenders. We offer top shelf mixed drinks and efficiently priced mixed drink substitutes from the well.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Live music Wednesday-Sunday, with The Sonny Moorman Group appearing as our regular Thursday night band. Bob Cushing is our regular Sunday Evening Band, and we frequently have stand-up comedy the first Saturday of each month. Happy Hour 2-7 p.m. daily, including $1.35 domestic beers, $2.35 import and premium beers and half-priced appetizers.
Truly unique about us: A sports bar atmosphere with live music, a variety of events and concerts and extremely competitive prices on food and drinks.  Our menu is typical “bar food” but is chef-prepared with a strong emphasis on quality, and we strive to offer the best burger in Cincinnati.

Brazenhead Irish Pub
5650 Tylersville Road, Mason, 513-229-0809

Carlo and Johnny
9769 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-936-8600
Drinks we’re known for: Exceptional martini list and wines by the glass.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: We offer live music six nights a week. Happy Hour from 4:30-7 p.m. on Fridays. Kenny Cowden plays an acoustic set with  complimentary hor d’oeuvres.
Truly unique about us: We have an old world supper club feel, our building, formerly the infamous Fox & Crowe,  has a rich and colorful history. The 1940s gangster steakhouse lends its flavor to the lounge. 

Cavanaugh’s Irish Pub
7340 Kingsgate Way, West Chester, 513-779-7241
Drinks we’re known for: Jager Bombs and Jager Bullets.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: DJs on Monday, karaoke on Wednesday, free pool and jukebox on Thursday, DJs on Friday and live bands on Saturday.
Truly unique about us: What other Irish bar has two brass poles and a dance floor?

Crooked Nail Pub
9303 Cincinnati-Columbus Road (Rt. 42), West Chester, 513-755-7800

Embers
8170 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-984-8090
Drinks we’re known for: Our bartenders create new drink features nightly, including specialty martinis.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Half-price bottles of wine on Tuesday, half-price sushi on Wednesday and half-price bar menu on Thursday.
Truly unique about us: A unique blend of sophisticated young and older clientele; also a great location to spot local celebs and the “who’s who.”

Fox & Hound Pub and Grille
5113 Bowen Drive, Mason, 513-229-7921

The Friendly Stop
985 Congress Ave., Glendale, 513-771-7427
Drinks we’re known for: The best pour in town.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: We feature a Philly steak sandwich with real filet mignon on Thursday nights for only $6.95.
Truly unique about us: We’re truly the “Cheers” of Greater Cincinnati. Just try us, and you’ll be hooked.

Glendale Gaslight Cafe
1140 Congress Ave., Glendale, 513-771-8658
Drinks we’re known for: Extensive wine and beer list.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Fresh salads, sandwiches, pasta, chicken, seafood and steak entrees.
Truly unique about us: Located in the heart of historical downtown Glendale we offer a quaint, casual atmosphere and made from scratch quality food.

Go Bananas
8410 Market Place Lane, Blue Ash, 513-984-9288
Drinks we’re known for: The best frozen drinks in town. Choose between Strawberry, Raspberry, Mango, Peach, Banana, Pina Colada, Milkshake or Margarita.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Pro-Am Night where amateur and professional comedians perform and work on new material on Wednesday nights. Thursday we offer a discounted ticket price to college students and Sunday a discount to bar and restaurant employees.
Truly unique about us: We have been providing the best live stand-up comedy in the Tristate for more than 20 years.

HD Beans and Bottles Cafe
6721 Montgomery Road, Madeira, 513.793.6036
Drinks we’re known for: The best Bloody Marys in town. Infused vodka kicks off the bold flavor of our spin on the traditional Bloody Mary.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Monday movie nights; Tuesday vinyl night; Wednesday open mic; Thursday game night; live music on Friday and Saturday.
Truly unique about us: A coffee shop with a full liquor bar and more than 80 different beers. Big comfy leather couches line the back room and are positioned right in front of one of three huge plasma TVs. We are the best place to surf free wifi and sip a beer or a hand crafted Bloody Mary.  

Play By Play Rock Cafe
6923 Plainfield Road, Silverton, 513-793-3360
Drinks we’re known for: Always coming up with new shots to go along with a great selection of beers.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Wednesday 50-cent drafts, live local music on Thursday and local and national acts on the weekends.
Truly unique about us: Unique and creative shows in all different forms of music. Sports, music, seven 50-inch flat screens and a 10-foot projector. Bar food and several video games, darts and mega touches.

The Wise Owl
6206 Mulhauser Road, West Chester, 513-889-2500
Drinks we’re known for: A mix of classic cocktails like the Corpse River #2, a great Manhattan and our contemporary “Taylor Made” Margarita.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Different specials every night, including The Witching Hour (half-off win from 11-close Saturdays) and our Cocktail Collaborative ($1 off specialty drinks on Thursdays).
Truly unique about us: We focus on obscure and small production boutique wineries and exposing our guests to something out of the ordinary.

Silverton Cafe
7201 Montgomery Road, Silverton, 513-791-2922
Drinks we’re known for: Great Long Island Ice Tea and many domestic and import beers.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Karaoke on Thursday and Friday and live music on Saturday.
Truly unique about us: Great combination of food (34 double-deckers on the menu), spirits, sports and fun.

Village Tavern
9390 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-793-7882
Drinks we’re known for: Eight beers on tap and the only “shot club” in town.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Trivia on Tuesday, live music on Wednesday, karaoke on Thursday and DJs on Friday and Saturday; never a cover charge.
Truly unique about us: A patio and tiki bar; two pool tables; located in a historic building in the heart of Old Montgomery.

Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant
11069 Colerain Ave., Colerain, 513-385-9309
Drinks we’re known for: Wines made right here in Cincinnati: Brother Joe cabernet, Cincinnatus merlot, Sunset Blush white zinfandel, La Dolce Vita dessert Riesling, Tears of Joy chardonnay.
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: “Grill to Perfection” dinners on Friday and Saturday, including wine tasting, a bottle of wine and choice of entrée with soup, desserts, coffee and iced tea. Music by a roving violinist.
Truly unique about us: Restaurant enhanced by nature. Surrounded by vineyards with winery on the premises. Seating in the solarium or the spacious gazebo offers a panoramic view of the vineyard and beautiful sunsets.

Willie’s Sports Café
6475 E. Galbriath Road, Kenwood, 513-891-2204
Drinks we’re known for: 10 ice cold beers on tap and many other bottle selections
Promotional nights or events we’re known for: Happy hour 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; trivia night on Monday; kids meals free with adult meal on Tuesday as magician entertains tableside
Truly unique about us: Local independently owned restaurant with a sports theme; portions are large and prices are friendly.

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
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