Re: FAQ Answers Round 1: "I'm going to the game and i need advice on..."
Category: I'm going to a Reds' home game and I need advice on:
Q: "" where to eat in the stadium.
If youíre going to get to the stadium well in advance of the game, hit the Machine Room on the Field Levelís third base side. It feels like a neighborhood bar and has a variety of food to choose from. It fills up, though.
If you are in the Club seats, you may as well get your food from Club 4192 or have it delivered to you in your seat. Either way, youíll decent quality food and lots of variety.
Concessions around the concourses do not all sell the same things, so if you do not see what you are looking for, keep walking. Hamburgers, in particular, can be hard to find. Thereís a place just up the third base line behind home.
Q: "" where to eat near the stadium.
Mortonís is a short walk, on 4th street, as is Jean-Robert at Pigallís (if youíve just watched a day game and are looking for a nice dinner.) For more relaxed grub, the Rock Bottom Brewery at Fountain Square is usually hoppiní after a game.
Q: "" where to park.
You can park under Fountain Square for $1 after 5:00. Thereís also parking under the Westin for $1 after 5:00. Both are a short walk from the park. You can park at meters anywhere downtown, but they must be fed until 6:00 on weekdays and on Saturdays. Meters are free on Sundays.
Q: "" where to get tickets.
Tickets.com and the Reds ticket window are the ticket outlets I use most often. Thereís also ebay.com, which requires a week or two of forethought.
You can also call the Reds at (513) 381-REDS or toll-free (877) 647- REDS.
There is a ticket window in the Dugout Shop in the Westin. This can be a great place to avoid the lines at the stadium ticket windows on popular walk-up days, like for bobbleheads.
If scalping is your thing, they work a few corners south of Fountain Square, starting at about 5th and Walnut. They are all over Third Street.
Q: "" hotels/motels near the stadium.
The Westin is the closest hotel to the park and is reasonably nice. It, and the Hyatt, are where most visiting teams stay. The Westin often runs special deals involving Reds games.
Q: "" night spots in Cincinnati.
Newport on the Levee has the hottest night life right now. Itís right across the river from the park. If you stay in Ohio, Main Street north of Central Avenue has a number of bars that remain popular, like Rhinoís and Barrelhouse, and a couple of newer, more cosmopolitan spots like Red Cheetah and Club Clau. For a more relaxed atmosphere without the urban grime and stench of freshly laminated fake IDís, Mt. Adams is a five-minute cab ride away.
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