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12 Sports Bars

By Brian Dill · February 29th, 2012 · Swizzle
As long as you’re not rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers any one of these places could be your new favorite place to catch the Bengals, Reds, UC or Xavier. Get off the couch and park in front of the nearest flat screen or projection TV and throw a few back. Paint your face, wear that jersey that has been your Sunday outfit for the past 17 weeks, exchange high fives and enjoy yourself. That’s why we have sports bars.

The Beer Sellar
301 Riverboat Row, Newport, 859-431-6969
You can’t beat the $5 roundtrip water taxi for all home Bengals and Reds games. The Beer Sellar barge offers a scenic view of downtown and features more than 60 draft beers and twice as many bottled beers.

Dickmann’s Sports Café
479 Orphanage Road, Fort Wright, Ky., 859-331-8076
A sports bar on steroids. Not only are the sports on TV, Dickmann’s has nightly volleyball and Tuesday night trivia with $6 pitchers and 45-cent wings.

Game Time
3613 Harrison Ave., Cheviot, 513-661-9464
Formerly known as Cheviot Sports Tavern, Game Time has a new name and fresh vitality. It’s huge, like the Disney World of sports bars. Watch the game while shooting darts or playing pool.

Head First Sports Cafe
218 W.

Third St., Downtown, 513-721-3767
The spot for a homemade lunch or a pre-game beer. Located just across the street from Paul Brown Stadium, it is the place to be before, after or during Bengals and Reds games.

Holy Grail Tavern & Grille  
161 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown, 513-621-2222
Within 100 yards of Great American Ballpark you can chug a beer and get to the game almost as fast as “Neon” Deion could steal second, third and home. The first of the Banks restaurants features 30 50-inch TV’s so you won’t miss a dunk, goal, run or touchdown.

In Between Tavern
307 Sycamore St., Downtown, 513-621-7009
It’s the sports bar that’s in between the stadiums. Aside from the obvious, In Between’s beer garden is buzzing with Bengals and Reds fans and is the place to go post-game.

Knockback Nat’s   
10 W. Seventh St., Downtown, 513-621-1000
Part neighborhood hangout, part sports bar, part destination for hungry individuals looking for delicious smoked wings, Knockback Nat’s has a little something for everyone. And there will always be some sports on the TV.

MVP Sports Bar
6923 Plainfield Road, 513-794-1400
Full menu, food for kids, “Go Greek” section of menu with gyros, gyro salads and Baklava Sundae. Weekly events include karaoke, trivia and ladies night and if all else fails there are 14 50-inch TVs to catch your favorite team.

Riverwalk Sports Cafe  
136 E. Third St., Newport, 859-261-2804
A place to catch the big game or chill out across from the big city. Riverwalk has some of the cheapest pitchers in town, a must for game day.

Tickets Entertainment Complex
100 W. Sixth St., Covington, 859-431-1839
A 19th Century firehouse turned sports mecca. This place is a shrine to many professional franchises and those who happen to be a fan of  “the discount double check” will feel more than at home inside Tickets. Also, check their Facebook page for details on regular comedy and live music acts.

Tom and Jerry’s Sports Bar
5060 Crookshank Road, Westwood, 513-451-1763
Karaoke during the week and live music on the weekends. An added bonus to this sports bar is a fantastic breakfast menu.

Willie’s Sports Café
401 Crescent Ave., Covington, 859-581-1500
Family dining and adult spectator sports. With five locations, Willie’s is accessible to anyone who considers themselves a true fan or those who just enjoy a good time.



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