Prior to the Prohibition Era, OTR was
at the heart of Cincinnati’s rich brewing history. At one point the
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company took up three city blocks dedicated
solely to producing that fine golden beverage.
These establishments offer more than just your average
beer and a burger. You can still enjoy your favorite food and some
excellent beverages in addition to a little something extra. Dance,
gamble, laugh, play and sing as you venture outside your standard
weekend night out.
Guinness, Shepherd’s Pie and hooligans are all staples of
the typical Irish bar. The capacity of the aforementioned staples vary
depending on which bar you choose; more upscale places like Nicholson’s
and Claddagh’s lean toward the “first date” atmosphere.
These area pubs are exactly as described — comfortable
and cozy gathering places to have a drink and shoot the breeze with the
regulars and neighbors you may have never met. Don’t feel obligated to
dress over-the-top or spend half of your weekly — or bi-weekly for many
of us — paycheck on an outrageous four-course meal.
Dueling piano bars add a different dimension compared
with most local watering holes. This makes such fine establishments a
welcome change for both entertainment thrill-seekers and weekend
warriors. There is still booze, food and music, but piano bars take the
experience to a new level.
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.
Restaurants and wineries alike offer a great selection of
some fine fermented grapes. Whether you have a more refined taste and
enjoy the dryness of a Cabernet or still have a sweet tooth, surely you
can find a bottle or two to stock the wine rack.
The Cincinnati Bearcats look one step closer to being a lock for their second straight NCAA tournament appearance after a 60-56 win against Big East rivals Louisville in front of a sellout crowd at Fifth Third Arena Thursday night.
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