OK, RedsZoners, time to answer some of those burning FAQ Questions
We'll answer one set of questions at a time. The first round of answers will be on the "going to a game" category. Post your answers to any or all sections of the question in this thread. I will compile and incorporate them into this first post. edit: I haven't had time to add responses to the original post this week and probably won't until next week. (/edit)
I know that there are existing threads on this first subject in the archive, and I will mine those for the finished answer, too. Feel free to post links to threads if you think they contain particularly good answers or might not be an obvious.
So far I'm mining the following threads:
As far as the form of your answer, you can either go with a "just the facts" format or make a post with full sentences as if someone had asked the question. If you want to disagree with an earlier answer for some reason, that's fine, too.
Rough Draft of Round 1 Answers:
Category: I'm going to a Reds' home game and I need advice on:
Q: "" where to eat in the stadium.
Q: "" where to eat near the stadium.
Q: "" where to park.
A: In Cincinnati, many RedsZoners park near Fountain Square.
Handicapped permits can park in the stadium garage for $10.
Covington has a 50-cent (TANK) shuttle to the game and there are many lots around the downtown area near TANK stops, such as Willie's, the hotel just down the street from Willie's (anyone know the name?), in front of the Marriott and Embassy Suites by the river, and a main terminal in downtown Covington with $1.00 parking.
There are also riverboat rides available to GABP from the riverside parking areas. (Price, location?)
Some RedsZoners park free at The Radisson, a "huge round hotel east off of exit 192."
In Newport, you can park at the Travelodge for $3.00, walk across the bridge and enter the centerfield gate (about a 10 minute walk) or take the 50-cent TANK shuttle. There is also $2.00 parking at the Levee surface lot, which can be combined with either a walk across the "Purple People" pedestrian bridge or a TANK shuttle ride.
Q: "" where to get tickets.
Q: "" seating at GABP.
Q: "" hotels/motels near the stadium.
A: For deals in the downtown area, some posters recommend Priceline.com. Before bidding, do some research at biddingfortravel.com. This combination can yield 3* and 4* hotel stays for $35-55/night.
Q: "" night spots in Cincinnati.
A: Here are some recommendations from the Greater Cincininnati Convention and Visitors' Bureau and the February 2004 issue of Cincinnati Magazine:
Nightlife/Live Music/Club Hopping:
- BarrelHouse, 22 E. 12th St., Over the Rhine (513) 421-BEER, www.barrelhouse.com
- Bogarts, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, 513-381-8400, www.bogarts.com
- The Cavern, 1120 Walnut St., Over-the Rhine, 513-361-0036, www.thecaverncincinnati.com
- Club CLAU, 12th and Sycamore, Over-the Rhine, 513-352-0352, www.clubclau.com
- Cody's Cafe, 113 Calhoun St., 48 W. McMillan St., Mt. Auburn 513-569-0555, www.codyscafe.com
- Lava, 835 Main St., downtown, 513-333-0889, www.club-lava.com
- Mad Frog, 1 E. McMillan St., Mt. Auburn, 513-784-9119, www.themadfrog.net
- Northside Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-543-3603, www.northside-tavern.com
- Southgate house, 24 E. third St., Newport, 859-431-2201, www.southgatehouse.com
- Spy Club, 301 W. Fifth St., downtown, 513-684-0123
- Blue Wisp Jazz Club, 318 E. Eightth St., downtown, 513-241-9477, www.bluewispjazzclub.com
- Chez Nora, 520 E. Main St., Covington, 859-491-8027, www.cheznora.com
- Cody's Cafe, 113 Calhoun St., Clifton heights, 513-569-0555, www.codyscafe.com
- Dee Felice Café, 529 Main St., Covington, 859-261-2365, www.deefelice.com
- Dickmann's Kentucky Sports Cafe/barn of blues, 479 Orphanage Rd., Ft. Wright, 859-331-8076, www.dickmannscafe.com
- The Dubliner, 6111 montgomery Rd., Pleasant Ridge, 513-531-6111
- Jazz in the Park Lounge, 1180 W. Kemper Rd., Forest park, 513-648-9698, www.jazzintheparklounge.com
- Jazzmania, 837 Willard, Covington, 859-491-2403, www.jazz-mania.com
- Mansion Hill tavern, 502 Washington St., Newport, 859-581-0100
- Mr. Pitiful's, 1323 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-369-0202
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Midnight every other Saturday, $7.75, Esquire theatre, 320 ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-281-8750
- Sports Plus, "a unique, family-friendly sports, dining and entertainment facility. 10765 Reading Rd., Evendale, 513-769-1010, http://www.sportsplusohio.com/
- Thunder Alley Glow Bowling, midnight-2:00AM every Saturday, Western Bowl, 6383 Glenway Ave., Bridgetown, 513-574-2222 Alley is open 24 hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
- Cincinnati Observatory Center has Public Stargazing, 7:00 PM most Thursday and Fridays, reservations required, 3489 Observatory place, hyde park, 513-321-5186.
- Beechmont Rollarena has All-Night Skate, 7:30PM-5AM on the first Saturday of September-April (beginning and end of baseball season ), 3988 Commercial Blvd., Beechmont, 513-753-6868.
Q: "" other things to do in Cincinnati during my visit.
Q: Transportation from the airport to Downtown/GABP