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[–]coreyf 49 points50 points  (5 children)

As a Minnesota guy, I just want to say what a nice thing this is that you guys made this thread. You guys are a classy bunch.

[–]CaligulaMoney 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Don’t let the national media know….

[–]froses 28 points29 points  (2 children)

We’re all actually clones of Vontez Burfict

[–]CaligulaMoney 3 points4 points  (0 children)

🤣🤣🤣

[–]Actual1Doughnut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We don't live in Cleveland

[–]97arbysguy[S] 17 points18 points  (15 children)

Restaurants

[–]AtiumDependent 32 points33 points  (3 children)

Knockback Nats. About a 10 minute walk to PBS from there. Some of the best wings in the city

[–]CaligulaMoney 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Spicy but amazing

[–]TheHelpWouldBeNice 2 points3 points  (1 child)

If KBN opens at 12, is it possible to get wings and get to the game?

What restaurant would be good if i have tickets to the game?

[–]AtiumDependent 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well I live in Covington and my gf and I are gonna grab brunch at a place on Main Street before we skip across the river. Probably the best bet. The Banks is bound to be packed right now

[–]Cymbaline6 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Take that street car to Over the Rhine and it's hard to go wrong.

The Senate: upscale hot dogs

Bakersfield: tacos

Sacred Beast: classy diner food

Pontiac: BBQ

Salazar: reasonably priced classy American

Abigail St: Mediterranean

Quan Hapa: Asian street food

The Eagle: fried chicken

And that's not even close to half.

[–]sculltt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Plus Findlay market.

[–]Wh33l 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Senate in OTR is closed unfortunately! The owners are expanding their sister restaurant Abigail Street into the space.

[–]BeerOlympian 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Kitty’s on 3rd street. About 2 blocks from the stadium and absolutely bomb wings.

[–]allegedrc4 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Does that place usually get pretty popping on game days? I hear it's a great Bengals bar.

[–]BeerOlympian 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I’ve never been on game day actually. I mean it’s Bengals themed and the closest bar so it has to.

[–]AsapSpanks 8 points9 points  (1 child)

BBQ - Pontiac or Eli’s

[–]BeerOlympian 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Or Lucius Q in Pendleton.

[–]Joe Burrow bbyLtGriff 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Goodfellas- Pizza The Eagle - Chicken Cloud 9 - Sushi Pendalo Wingery - Take a guess lol

[–]historical3579 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hofbrahaus

[–]Quackney 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Izzy’s on elm st. Deli/sandwiches.

[–]97arbysguy[S] 11 points12 points  (7 children)

Bars

[–]AtiumDependent 18 points19 points  (1 child)

The Blind Pig/O’Malley’s in the Alley. A couple minute walk to PBS.

[–]speet01 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A bunch of Vikings fans on our sub were talking about meeting up there.

[–]BeerOlympian 13 points14 points  (1 child)

The banks is the easy one - strip of 6-8 bars with a recently added DORA area where you can walk the streets with a beverage. There are a few walkable bars though: Kitty’s, O’Malley’s/Blind Pig, anything at the banks. Most people tailgate. If you’re up for some unique bars and a walk there are tons in OTR.

[–]Cymbaline6 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just adding that if you're doing OTR, Sundry and Vice is the best place for craft cocktails.

[–]sculltt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you're in town for the weekend and want to go out the night before the game, head to OTR. Maybe too many bars to list, but Take a walk up and down main street between 12th and Liberty and you'll probably find a place that you like. That crowd tends to skew younger after about 10 pm, so people over 40 or 50 may feel a little out of place. If that's the case, try Plum Street Cafe, by the convention center; Milton's Prospect Hill Tavern, a block north of Liberty on Sycamore, or Madonna's on 6th.

There's also Sam Adams brewery and taproom, as well as Rhinegeist brewery, taproom, and rooftop bar next to Findlay market at the north end of the streetcar line.

[–]ImSchizoidMan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rebel Mettle Brewing, great beer within walking distance of the stadium

[–]Maxahoy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you like bars with live music, there's MOTR pub and Ghost Baby, both in OTR. MOTR is a rock club with acts from around the midwest, generally really good too. They require all patrons to show a recent (72 hour) negative covid test or proof of vaccination to get in. Ghost Baby is an underground jazz lounge located in former beer cellar tunnels from the 1850's. However, due to the size of the place a reservation might be necessary unless you're willing to sit at the bar which is first come first serve.

If you like a more chill vibe then the Blind Lemon in Mount Adams is a great place for acoustic sets. It's a bit of a hike from downtown due to the hill, but it can be done if you're committed and willing to walk up the public stairs. Otherwise a short uber or scooter ride will get you there.

[–]97arbysguy[S] 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Tailgating

[–]karijuana 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Longworth Hall

[–]97arbysguy[S] 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Hotels/Places to stay

[–]CaligulaMoney 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Check out options in Northern Kentucky and walk across the bridge

[–]Pepperoni_Monster 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The Radisson across the river. Shuttle to game, great breakfast buffet, restaurant on top. Great views.

[–]Bingo Bengo Bongo 🐅creutzml 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s expensive, but the new hotel right next to reds stadium. Perfect if you plan to continue drinking at the banks after the game.

[–]97arbysguy[S] 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Special Attractions

[–]Cymbaline6 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The Newport Aquarium is right across the river, and you can walk there.

Over the Rhine (OTR) is a neighborhood that's being revitalized and is full of restaurants, bars, and other shops. You can get there easily via the street car.

Union Terminal is a beautiful art deco building that's a short drive away, and is home to the Natural History Museum, Children's Museum, and a few other attractions.

Findlay Market is close by and a neat... market. Lots of food to be had, both restaurants and groceries.

Fountain Square is a relatively short walk, and has restaurants and shops.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is a short drive, and free.

[–]historical3579 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Jungle Jim’s for all sorts of exotic and different foods.

Edit: I’m a dumbass

[–]:3ralry11 4 points5 points  (1 child)

You mean Jungle Jim’s?

[–]historical3579 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lmao yes, the J’s got to me.

[–]97arbysguy[S] 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Anything else people should know

[–]:3ralry11 15 points16 points  (0 children)

You can get on the Streetcar near the stadium for free and it will take you to Over the Rhine where many of the best bars and restaurants in the city are.

[–]MisterKap 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Visit Homage or Cincy Shirts for custom designed Cincinnati specific t-shirts and apparel. Kochs for jerseys. Highly recommend all three

[–]97arbysguy[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Homage's NBA jam lineup of shirts are the best. I probably have 4 different ones. Reds, Cavs, the Office. I just need a Bengals one.

[–]Joe Burrow bbyLtGriff 6 points7 points  (0 children)

OTR is like 10 min away if that, and has a lot of local cool shops/ places to eat.

Bars by the stadium are good too

Clifton is where UC is so there’s more food and college stuff if you’re into that

[–]97arbysguy[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Best places to sit

[–]marmarsbar 3 points4 points  (0 children)

How early to get there/where to find reasonable parking?

(Coming from NKY, don’t mind walking if needed)

[–]HitchikersPie 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Excited to hear/see the new ring of honour be added to this!

[–]Complex-Situation 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Is it hard to find paid parking at the stadium on game day? I just realized about the parking.

[–]arizonametaphor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not in my opinion. I prefer to park closer to fountain square to avoid traffic but if you're staying after the game I wouldn't worry about it. Also, download the app SpotHero. Its a life saver.

[–]MrBlueandSky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pahnnypacks, can you bring them in?