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Old 10-15-2008, 09:06 AM
 
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Hi All

Plan to be in Cincy on Nov 16th to watch the Eagles vs. Bengals.. sorry pulling for the Eagles. Tix to the game are reasonable, airfare (to Dayton-boo) are cheap, and want to spend Saturday night in your town.. Any recommendations on places to go and what I should do when in town? Have scanned this forum and it appears that OTR might be a good place to hang out?? Seems similar to South Street in Philly? Looking for cool sports bars and night clubs prefereably downtown......please advise..

Thanks in advance
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:56 AM
 
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I'm not much into the bar scene, so can't help you there, but I would definitely recommend Mongtomery Inn on the river. The ribs are delicious! Also a trip to Union Terminal is well worth the time. You can also head over the river for the aquarium or a spectacular view of the city at Devou Park (I like to stop and get Skyline Chili to-go and enjoy it at the top of park. Haufbrohause (however you spell it) is fun - good German beer and a fun atmosphere.

As for OTR - some people on here will build it up and act like it's great. IMHO it's still a nasty ghetto. Probably not where I would send out of towners. However, I know nothing about Philly or the South Street you mentioned...so that might be your cup of tea. Don't know if they are similar or not.

Have fun - Cincy is a great city!
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:51 AM
 
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OTR is building up, but it is not really a place to go to bar hop or "hang out" . Main St. used to have a lot of great bars, but most have closed.

My recommendation would be to hop on the Southbank Shuttle { TANK - Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky > Routes & Schedules > Southbank Shuttle }
to Covington, KY's Mainstrasse Village { Mainstrasse Village - Covington, Kentucky }. Lots of bars, restaurants & shops.

Hope you have a good time in Cincinnati!!
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:49 PM
 
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Woodlands, where are you from?

Also, tell us your age, type of music you're into, and what type of entertainment you like ... this would help a lot. Do you like contemporary places or hole in the walls?
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:32 AM
 
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I live in Baltimore and spend a great deal of time in the DC-NYC corridor. I am in my mid thirties and prefer contemporary bars over a hole in the wall.. especially if I do not know the hole or the wall. We have numerous hole in the walls in Baltimore and some you can go in and be brand new with no problems other you may want to go in with a regular... Cincy seems similar to Bmore though midwesterners may be friendly. Music scene.. I am pretty open as long as there is good beer..... Given the short amount of time I will be in the area.. I would prefer to do any sight seeing dowtown, riverfront or the surrounding historic neighborhoods....
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:15 AM
 
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Covington, Mainstrauss across the river has some solid bars to hit up...
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:22 AM
 
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downtown around fountain square has a lot of cool bars/restaurants. Mt. Adams, right up the hill from downtown has a bunch of cools bars as well. If you go to Kentucky I would recommend Mainstrausse over Newport. Pick up a citybeat when you get in, they don't steer you wrong
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:12 AM
 
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Ok, Woodlands ... I like contemporary places too so I can probably help!

Check out NADA (6th & Walnut) for drinks and great food. They have a great outdoor area to sit around and chit chat. Another great to hang out is Twist on 4th and in between Race & Elm. For a club type atmosphere, check out Bang on W. 4th, very contemporary and fun. They usually bring in DJ's from around the US. Remember, it won't start getting busy until about 11:30 or 12, so check out some of the other places in the mean time.

Cab it up to Mt. Adams ($5 maybe $6 from DT). Check out the Pavilion, Alive One. Grab some Thai at Teak Thai. If you guys want authentic Italian (which was started by an Italian that moved here from Philly) go to Scotti's on Vine in between 8th & Court St.

Hit up Via Vite on Fountain Square for great Italian, locally owned, with modern decor. Check out the Art Museum and Contemporary Art Museum, they're both awesome.

This should keep you busy. If you have an ?'s DM me.
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Old 10-17-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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I can recommend the Plum Street Bar - its within walking distance of Paul Brown Stadium. For the night before, the Boathouse (Montgomery Inn) is definately a good idea. Must try Skyline Chilli while you are here too and Graters Ice Cream.

G Man
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Old 10-17-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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plum street is a hole in the wall neighborhood kind of place.
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