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Cincinnati for a first timer

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by CaptCampion, Jan 22, 2017.

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  1. CaptCampion

    CaptCampion High-Roller

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    Going there for a convention later in the summer (beginning of July). Anyone from there and want to give me some recommendations on food, cool things to see? Expect that I'm in a hotel downtown near the convention center. I know it's a long way off, but frankly I'm just kind of bored tonight.....
     
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    The Downtown are Over The Rhine is the largest historical district in the United States. Mamy of it's buildings are 100 years old or more. Some highlights are restaurants and bars on Vine Street and Main Street. The Eagle, Bakersfield, 16 Bit, Senate, and Tafts Ale House are all places to try. Also get some Graeters Ice Cream. Washington Park is a well done park downtown. And they have a decent casino downtown, Jack.
     
  3. Skeezy513

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    I agree with ChilliPalmer! Tafts Ale House is my new place! The Key Lime beer they have is really good!! Also the smoked wings they server are amazing! The convention center is a good distance away from a lot of the good spots but Uber works great in the city! The casino is fun, check out what they have going on when you get closer to your trip! Have fun!
     
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    Obviously, you have to have Skyline Chili while you are there. And visit the campus of my alma mater, Xavier University (just kidding on visiting Xavier).\

    Go see a Reds game and hang out at the Banks down by the stadiums downtown one night. It's not as "local" as the Over-The-Rhine area mentioned above, but it's still a fun place to spend an evening. For a nice walk, there's a pedestrian bridge over the Ohio River into Northern Kentucky. Nothing particularly special about the entertainment district in Newport, KY where the bridge drops you off (though I always enjoy the Hofbrauhaus), but it's a decent area and (as stated) a nice walk.

    Montgomery Inn Boathouse on the river east of the stadiums is also a Cincinnati tradition. Ribs and Saratoga chips.
     
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  5. CaptCampion

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    Yeah the Taft Ale House already made my list because ironically this is a church (musicians) convention and I understand that bar is in a beautiful old church. I need to check to see if the Reds are in town. Unfortunately this convention usually falls near the All-Star break so some years there's been no baseball (I have gone to games at Wrigley and PNC park though)
     
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    Gotta' have some Grippo chips!!!
     
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    Jeff Ruby's is a great steak house. Best steak I have ever had and we have a lot of good steak houses in Chicago to compare it to. It is expensive but worth every penny.
     
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    Cincinnati Chili, Montgomery Inn, a Reds game, The Party Source in Northern Ky for an incredible selection of alcohol and cigars. Jungle Jim's in the Eastgate area for the same.
     
  9. CaptCampion

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    Dammit it's the all-star break during the convention
     
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    Moerlein Lager house is pretty cool. Good food and they brew their own beer but the view from the second floor is great.
     
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    The Montgomery Inn is fantastic. They recently closed their Columbus location and a little part of me died inside. I'm only ever in Cincinnati for the occasional Reds/Cubs game, but I've always enjoyed heading over to Newport afterwards. Whether it's worth checking out on a non-game night, I don't know.
     
  12. CaptCampion

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    Bump.

    I'm off to Cinci for the first time about a week from now.
     
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    Well that was a pretty fun trip to Cincinnati. I didn't try as MANY places as I'd anticpated but I did occasionally have to spend time doing convention stuff. I went to Queen City exchange for beers three times. That's the place that has "fluid" pricing on the beers as if it were a stock exchange....if you buy a beer it makes the price go up and the other beers in that same category go down. They had a great selection and the first two times were there it was mostly empty (ok, but that was a Monday and Tuesday in the early afternoon). The third time was later in the evening and they were doing Game of Thrones trivia night and it was PACKED. Must have been 100 people in there and it's a small place. Anyway, I'd highly recommend for the atmosphere and great selection of beers.

    Also went to Taft's Ale house, built in an old church. Again, great beers. My friend had a coconut infused porter or something that was amazing. I don't normally like dark beers but that tasted like drinking a Hawaiian girl. Food was very tasty too.

    Went three times to "Knockback Nats". Literally, the best chicken wings I've ever had. The dry rub was amazing, but they also had sauces that were incredible. I eat wings all the time and these are now top of my list. We had a little snafu with them one night. We went there late because we knew that (according to their website) the kitchen was open until 1am. We got in there after a long walk at 12:42am and were told the kitchen was closed. Weren't terribly happy about that. The next day I was relating that story to the owner (when I started telling the story I didn't KNOW she was the owner) and she told me to be sure to come back in later that night and she'd "hook me up". Boy did she. Big old basket of free wings with multiple sauces.

    Other place I went 3 times was the Americano burger bar. Really tasty and juicy burgers, great staff and beer selection, and the 2nd best wings I've ever had.

    Not a bad city. Downtown is a little dirty....closer to Detroit than what I'm used to in Portland, but everyone was friendly and I never felt unsafe. Nice people too

    C
     
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    Next year is BALTIMORE
     
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