Darn! The tailgaiting sounded good too. Funny too because Real Reds talked about it during one of their away game shows... how refreshing it was to see it being done at a BB game. Now that we know it's not allowed at Riverfront, seems like kind of a dumb thing to say. If it was allowed, perhaps it would be happening!
Regarding 5th & Vine (in the Westin), I agree with TC that it's a great place to meet, but I also agree with Chip that it can be a monster space-wise on a Friday. Seems like it's a popular after-work watering hole for the downtown crew on Fridays, leaving little space for the pregame sports fans (unless your group is small).
I still think the Inbetween Tavern would be ideal... outside, extremely casual, and right across the street from Riverfront (corner of 3rd and Main).
"Enjoy this Reds fans, you are watching a legend grow up before your very eyes" ... DoogMinAmo on Adam Dunn