In case you haven’t heard yet, Cincinnati is hosting the All Star Game and festivities kick off this weekend. Because of this, there is no doubt this town will be abuzz with excitement, so the gals of Thread Cincinnati and I decided to get in on the action and create our own respective neighborhood guides for those looking to fan out while they fan out.
My hood is the Columbia Tusculum area and while this pocket of town is small, colorful, and quaint, there is still plenty to do (if by do you know I mean drink). So if I were you, I’d check out the following:
Pearl’s: Columbia Tusculum’s newest little bar exemplifies what it means to be the neighborhood bar. Plus, their inside space opens right up to their outdoor space, where they have a flat screen on display so you won’t miss a moment.
Allyn’s Cafe: With their sweet chicago wings, hefty beer list, and multiple televisions up and running in the bar, you’ll have yourself a classic “let’s go to a bar and watch the game” time.
Tostatos Grill: This is where you’ll go when you’re ready to celebrate post game and dinner. Get your vocal cords prepped ahead of time because should you be feeling the spirit, you’ll want to take up residence on the karaoke dance floor.
Jeff Ruby’s Precinct: If you are feeling fancy, or you’ve capitalized on some bets, consider a steak at the Precinct. You’ll need reservations for the main dining room, but the bar addition in the back will definitely be a hopping spot with live music all through the weekend.
Eli’s BBQ: While this spot is mighty popular, it is all about the experience. You go to Eli’s because you are not in a hurry, you want to sit at a bench and drink your own beer, and casually hang out. Then, you delegate someone to get in line for a round of pulled pork sandwiches and you will have yourself a perfect little summer night.
Terry’s Turf Club: And speaking of waiting, Terry’s will have an equivalent wait time but will offer you the same kind of picnic night, serving up mean burgers instead of pulled pork.
You can’t really go wrong with any of the above options, and the thing about them all is that each is basically a stone’s throw from the other. So consider bringing your gang down and bouncing in and out of each spot because there is not one place that will disappoint on either the food or drink front.
Now if you are interested in another guide, check out this neighborhood’s neighbor, Mount Adams, courtesy of Annie of Ida Street…