Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
I'm very excited by the Morelein Brewery's opening -- I plan on being there opening night and, hopefully, a lot this summer before and after Reds games.
Well you'll have to do more than "plan" to be there opening night. You'll need a ticket. They're $150 and sold out.
I decided to splurge and I will be there at 6:30pm sharp on Saturday and I'm very excited about this place. It'll be a destination for anyone visiting our city that wants to experience something uniquely Cincinnati.
They'll have 90 (yes ninety) beers on tap and a total of 200 beers available there on a daily basis once they get cranked up. Just to put this in perspective, the Cincy Beerfest at the convention center a week ago had 300 beers available. Inside they'll hold about 800 people and will have party rooms for private parties, receptions etc. (I don't know about you but I know where my daughter's wedding reception is going to be
) We'll see how good the food's going to be. It will not be a German restaurant. Don't expect a Mecklenberg Gardens type menu, but they are going to have food typical of the 1800s on the menu. It'll be a great hangout before and after Reds games and a place that size, you'll probably always be able to get in. Since they haven't started brewing there, don't expect to get fresh beer from their tanks this weekend but eventually...
As for the rest of the banks I think they've done well. Sure Ruth Chris is a "meh" but they'll also have a wine bar and a 24 hour diner to hangout at as you're trying to get sober enough to drive home...
I "tried" to do Toby Keith's on Thursday night at 9pm. Unfortunately there were more security guards there than waiters and after 15 mins of being ignored, we left. Seriously they seated us and never came to get our drink order.