On our last such experience, we noticed that the seats and stools are rarely more than half full at night. This is good for us, because we can usually score one of the coveted tables overlooking Fountain Square.
After searching around a bit, CityBeat found other downtown businesses that were dropping their prices to lure in customers for food and drink. For lunch we checked out the dirt cheap prices at Café Cin/Cin and also the slightly higher prices at the Maisonette that were nonetheless more affordable for those without a corporate expense account.
Around happy hour, we stopped by the Cricket Lounge in the Cincinnatian Hotel, where they dress down their classy atmosphere with Friday deals. And I had noticed repeatedly while walking to my garage after work that Redfish has really been packing them in for happy hour. We decided to stop in and see what their secret was.
Once we picked these, our five favorites, we visited each to check out the scene when the food's served and drinks flow at their cheapest.