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Reds1
08-13-2006, 08:07 PM
Hey everyone.

I'm doing a big weekend of Red games next weekend and we want to hit the pre-game tailgate and after the game nightlife. Does anyone have any suggestions? I was told before the game there is a bar right outside the stadium and then after the game Newport? Specifically, someone said this german bar? Any thought!

Thanks to all. I'm so excited about this weekend.

David

PressBox
08-13-2006, 08:13 PM
David:

Someone will invariably direct you to a few shady clubs in Covington and Newport. But I won't do that here.

I would recommend an evening at the Argossi riverboat casino. Good times to be had there, if you're in to that sort of thing.

You know what's funny is that as much time as I've spent in Cincinnati over the years, I hardly eat anywhere other than a Wendy's or something like that. I'd like to know other folks' recommendations on restaurants in Cincy.
One of my favorites is Jillians. I thought it had closed recently , but when I drove by about a week ago it appeared to still be in business because all the neon was lit up. Can anyone speak to this???

Good luck and hope you have a great time in the queen city!

SunDeck
08-13-2006, 08:16 PM
The one in Newport is the Hofbrauhaus. Yes, it's german. Kind of can't get any more german- it's the only other Hofbrauhaus outside Munich. Been to both; great beer, good food. I'd recommend the outside beer garden.

Don't know about the one across from the ball park, but it does look like a lively place.

And I always plug Arnold's up on East Eight Street. It's about 3/4 of a mile north of the GABP. Friend of mine owns the place- oldest continuous tavern in town. Live music out in the garden is usually quite good and the food is great.

Reds1
08-13-2006, 08:29 PM
Hofbrauhaus - that's it. My brother and I saw it before, but I couldn't remember that name. Anywhere else?

TOBTTReds
08-13-2006, 08:39 PM
Hofbrauhaus is highly recommended.

For pre-game, there is no where that compares to GameDay Sports Cafe on Pete Rose Way near the stadium. Big screens, cornhole, hotdogs and brats. Everything is Reds themed. It is my dream basement. Big bar too. They have two large rooms and pool tables. A must go!!!

GAC
08-13-2006, 08:44 PM
You have Game Day right down from the stadium, and the In-Between right across the street. They are both hoppin' pretty good after the game.

Alot of times WLW will after their post-game broadcast from Game Day.

edabbs44
08-13-2006, 08:48 PM
Gotta hit the Montgomery Inn Boathouse for ribs at some point.

Hofbrauhaus is top shelf, if you want to get loaded.

Those are 2 must sees every year for me and my wife...luckily she loves the city.

redsmetz
08-13-2006, 10:11 PM
If you're going to a Business Day Special, there's a great little Mexican place up on Court Street called Javier's. Just west of Walnut St. right next to Avril Meat Market. Good burritos, quesadillas, black bean nachos. Not a big place, but I eat there all the time and actually stopped in there on Opening Day this year. I think he may be moving to a new larger place down a couple of blocks, but try him on a weekday afternoon game.

RBA
08-13-2006, 11:36 PM
The one in Newport is the Hofbrauhaus. Yes, it's german. Kind of can't get any more german- it's the only other Hofbrauhaus outside Munich. Been to both; great beer, good food. I'd recommend the outside beer garden.



How about an excuse to visit Vegas?

http://www.hofbrauhauslasvegas.com/home/index.php

Hofbräuhaus has been operating in Melbourne, Australia since 1968. Hofbräuhaus franchises have been opened in the U.S. (Newport, Kentucky, Las Vegas, Nevada, and soon to open in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). There has been a franchise at the Bangkok International Airport in the 1990s for some years as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hofbr%C3%A4uhaus

Reds1
08-13-2006, 11:40 PM
That's awesome guys! Thanks

RedsMan3203
08-13-2006, 11:41 PM
Rock Bottom....

You get great beer and great food all in one stop.

Reds1
08-13-2006, 11:42 PM
Rock Bottom....

You get great beer and great food all in one stop.

We went there last year. Ordered the beer sampler. LOL. Looking for more Reds theme hangout! Good food though. thanks

Unassisted
08-13-2006, 11:46 PM
I doubt there's any watering hole outside the stadium more Reds-themed than Game Day.

There are some nightlife recommendations in the FAQ, too.

Heath
08-14-2006, 09:16 AM
Then to really get away from it all, head up to Mt. Adams. Nice place to relax and see downtown.

Reds1
08-14-2006, 05:15 PM
One more quick question. We want to watch BP. How early do you have to get to see Griffey, Dunn, and the Reds to hit BP?

Cyclone792
08-14-2006, 05:51 PM
For nightlife after the game, I'd recommend Mt. Adams, though there's not really any Reds themes there, unless ... you happen to run into Arroyo. Bronson's been known to hang out at a specific Mt. Adams bar on Saturday nights, and I've seen him there multiple times.

If you're looking to watch the Reds take BP, I'd honestly first recommend going to see them on the road. I've seen more Reds BP/fielding practice at three road games this season than I've seen in 25 home games this season. The gates open two hours before gametime, and the Reds will be out there taking BP when the gates open, but I'm not sure how much longer they stay out there. If you hit up the Reds on the road, you get the entire duration of BP/fielding practice before the game.

KittyDuran
08-14-2006, 06:34 PM
You might try this if you're set on seeing BP...Tho' you cannot go into the park. Note the non-ballpark entrance to the Machine Room is on the NE corner. From the Reds website:
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/cin/ballpark/machine_room.jsp

CAN YOU SURVIVE BATTING PRACTICE FROM THE MACHINE ROOM?
The Machine Room at Great American Ball Park will open 3 hours prior to game time, and fans arriving early can watch batting practice by both teams. (Note: access to the ballpark is not permitted until the gates open)

We invite fans to enjoy the memorabilia and nostalgic photos of the past, including the legendary zambonie from the Big Red Machine era, all while watching current and future Reds stars take the field.

Fans who wish to enjoy the Machine Room on game days must have a ticket to the game.

For more information, call (513) 765-7606
For information about private parties, call (513) 765-7591

creek14
08-14-2006, 06:44 PM
I've had some good times at Game Day post game (hey bucksfan, how's Todd)?? Seen Jim Day there a couple of times after games.

Reds1
08-15-2006, 10:20 AM
I guess it's tough to see much of the reds during BP!

thanks everyone

Reds1
08-15-2006, 12:00 PM
No one told me Game day has $1 drafts before the game. woo Hoo.

Reds/Flyers Fan
08-15-2006, 02:51 PM
Pregame dinner: Montgomery Inn Boathouse east of the ballpark

Pregame drinks: Game Day just east of the ballpark on the other side of the US Bank Arena

Postgame festivities: Hofbrauhaus, Tropicana or Mt. Adams, of which the latter gives you the best Cincinnati experience

Reds1
08-16-2006, 12:29 AM
I think we're doing pregame at Game Day. Burgers and buck beers.

Postgame Hofbrauhaus and Tropicana to see a band.

Thanks so much guys. I think it's going to a great night. Even better if we can be in 1st place by then.

David

SunDeck
08-16-2006, 11:12 AM
How about an excuse to visit Vegas?

http://www.hofbrauhauslasvegas.com/home/index.php

Hofbräuhaus has been operating in Melbourne, Australia since 1968. Hofbräuhaus franchises have been opened in the U.S. (Newport, Kentucky, Las Vegas, Nevada, and soon to open in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). There has been a franchise at the Bangkok International Airport in the 1990s for some years as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hofbr%C3%A4uhaus
Didn't know that. When they opened in Newport, I thought they said it was the only one. Thanks!

KittyDuran
08-16-2006, 11:14 AM
Didn't know that. When they opened in Newport, I thought they said it was the only one. Thanks!You were sort of right SunDeck... it was the first in America when it opened in 2003...

http://www.hofbrauhausnewport.com/about.html

CrackerJack
08-16-2006, 02:50 PM
Yeah I live near Haufbrau House - great place, attracts a bit of a young/fraternity/sorority crowd on weekends - but good pretzels and beer cheese with big liters of homemade brew.

I simply cannot do Arnie's or Tropicana due to the cheesiness factor - but everyone is different and you may really enjoy it, and it's right across the street. Personally I'd head to the Southgate House or Bobby Mackey's after Haufbrau. :)

vaticanplum
08-16-2006, 03:59 PM
Yeah I live near Haufbrau House - great place, attracts a bit of a young/fraternity/sorority crowd on weekends - but good pretzels and beer cheese with big liters of homemade brew.

What on earth is beer cheese? I like beer, I like cheese, but somehow this doesn't sound very appealing.

pedro
08-16-2006, 04:04 PM
What on earth is beer cheese? I like beer, I like cheese, but somehow this doesn't sound very appealing.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weisslacker

Weisslacker or Beer cheese is a type of cheese that originated in Germany, but is now known worldwide. Produced in America, mostly in Wisconsin, it is a pungent and salted cheese. It ripens for seven months in highly humid conditions and is related to Limburger cheese. Connoisseurs of this delicacy often take it with beer (sometimes dipping the cheese directly in their drinks), hence the name. Most people don't realize that beer and cheese have more in common than wine and cheese. Many find it too overpowering to serve with wine. This cheese is also good served on small slices of rye or pumpernickel bread especially with some sliced onion. It is a common item on pub and restaurant menus in the Czech Republic, the country with the highest per-capita beer consumption in the world. Weisslacker is also known as bierkäse, bierkaese, beer kaese and beer cheese. In addition, Weisslacker is a common ingredient in various breads, soups, and dips.

vaticanplum
08-16-2006, 04:10 PM
Thanks Pedro. Now I am hungry.

CrackerJack
08-16-2006, 04:18 PM
Thanks Pedro. Now I am hungry.


It's yummy. :)

Matt700wlw
08-16-2006, 04:19 PM
The one in Newport is the Hofbrauhaus. Yes, it's german. Kind of can't get any more german- it's the only other Hofbrauhaus outside Munich. Been to both; great beer, good food. I'd recommend the outside beer garden.



Those beers will screw you up! They're so big!! :beerme:


And I remember the Bar Maids being hot....they're dressed like the St. Pauli Girl

CrackerJack
08-16-2006, 07:20 PM
Those beers will screw you up! They're so big!! :beerme:


And I remember the Bar Maids being hot....they're dressed like the St. Pauli Girl

Yes, the pretzel girl who was working Friday night made my knees weak. Cutest thing I'd ever seen. Just walked up to us and smiled, didn't even say anything - didn't have to. "3 pretzels please." Sad but true.

Reds1
08-16-2006, 10:09 PM
You guys just don't know how pumped up I am for this weekend. Spankin the Cardinals right now does have a little to do with it. I'm always kiddy when this happens. thanks again to everyone. I guess I could get another question. We are staying at the Millinium. Is this connected to the 4 points sheridan or whatever its called now and where a good place to park. I remember in 2002 we parked at a garage a block away for luck a buck a day. Is that still available? Thanks
David