I just read this for the first time and saw a few things that were never mentioned, even though they're downtown or close to downtown.
-Main Street entertainment district begins around 12th Street (always fun, IMHO).
-Havanna Martini Club (5th or 6th street somewhere between Walnut and Main).
- Mount Adams
Before/after the game:
- The In-Between Tavern... right across the street from the GAB.
- the sports bar where they broadcast from after the game (right down the street from the GAB); for the life of me, I can't remember the name of it.
-And isn't there an O'Malley's sports bar or something like that tucked into an alley off Vine (between 3rd and 4th streets)?
Eats (I left out fancy places like Ruby's, Palm Court, Jean-Robert's):
- Lots of places around the Arnoff Theater (Walnut St between 5th and 6th)... Bella, Bennihanna, Peterson's, Uno's, Nicholson's
- Mount Adams
- Carol's on Main (around 10th Street I think)
- Bistro on Elm
- Main Street Diner (9th and Main)
- Champs (in the Hyatt)
- Redfish Cajun' Grille (Race and about 9th Street)
- First Watch
- Hamburger Mary's (Vine and 9th)
- Margarita's (Carew Tower, 4th between Vine and Race)
- Palimino (Macy's building on Vine; overlooks Fountain Square)
- There are a lot, just keep walking around, plus there's a food court in Carew Tower (ground level)... across Vine from the Westin.
Museums (I'm not as up on these as I should be, but I visited all these in addition to the Contemporary Arts Center and have found them all to be exceptional); there are others too:
- Taft Museum
- Union Terminal (lots of different ones there, plus an Omnimax Theater)
- Galleries in Over-the-Rhine (though I'd suggest exploring these earlier in the day)
- Art Museum in Mount Adams (along with Playhouse in the Park)