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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #70 on: December 11, 2007, 10:21:57 AM »
I guess my thinking was bigger cities like Chicago, NYC, LA, etc...seem to have multiple entertainment areas throughout the entire city, not just one district or part of the city where everyone goes.  At least I think that's the case, I may be wrong?

No one is saying to close up the smaller districts of Northside, Mt Adams, Mt. Lookout, OTR & Mainstrasse.  I am just suggesting that new investment be focused in a Downtown district.  We will still have the fabric of those great neighborhoods to enjoy life.

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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #71 on: December 11, 2007, 11:08:33 AM »
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From my understanding the Banks will be an entertainment district. (Not solely but will have large amount of eateries and bars) People tend to gravitate towards things that are new (The Banks) - Cadillac Ranch is a perfect example of that.

Don't you think that the banks will hurt the chances of the CBD solidifying an entertainment district, where as OTR is far enough away where they can survive in co-existence?

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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #72 on: December 11, 2007, 11:12:56 AM »
If they cap Ft. Washington way there is no reason why Fountain Square to the Banks can't be connected.  I already park under Fountain Square and walk to the ballparks.  It will be years though before we can enjoy anything on the Banks.
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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #73 on: December 11, 2007, 11:26:04 AM »
Yes it will be interesting to see how the banks affects the rest of downtown.  I really think it would be great to just put as much residental living on the banks with a few non-chain bars\restaurants\entertainment places.  Kind of like the type you find in a typical neighborhood.
On the other hand, competition from the banks will be good for the rest of the "entertainment" areas of downtown.
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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #74 on: December 11, 2007, 11:50:47 AM »
If they cap Ft. Washington way there is no reason why Fountain Square to the Banks can't be connected.  I already park under Fountain Square and walk to the ballparks.  It will be years though before we can enjoy anything on the Banks.

the cincinnati streetcar will connect the banks to all of downtown and over the rhine

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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #75 on: December 11, 2007, 12:16:31 PM »
I wonder about those caps on Ft. Washington way......I think they would be a great addition to lower downtown\banks.  But, also I think it will take away from people driving through Cincinnati because it's cool to drive past the stadiums and the front of downtown.
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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #76 on: December 11, 2007, 12:43:54 PM »
I wonder about those caps on Ft. Washington way......I think they would be a great addition to lower downtown\banks.  But, also I think it will take away from people driving through Cincinnati because it's cool to drive past the stadiums and the front of downtown.

What are you talking about?  the caps don't cover the streets!  Just FWW!
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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #77 on: December 11, 2007, 12:45:30 PM »
I wonder about those caps on Ft. Washington way......I think they would be a great addition to lower downtown\banks.  But, also I think it will take away from people driving through Cincinnati because it's cool to drive past the stadiums and the front of downtown.

I'm guessing you're talking about when you're driving on FWW...I would say that it is actually cooler to tunnel underneath an urban core.

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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #78 on: December 11, 2007, 12:47:54 PM »
The view from the highway should be the last thing on our minds when planning downtown.
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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #79 on: December 11, 2007, 01:23:18 PM »
I wonder about those caps on Ft. Washington way......I think they would be a great addition to lower downtown\banks.  But, also I think it will take away from people driving through Cincinnati because it's cool to drive past the stadiums and the front of downtown.

What are you talking about?  the caps don't cover the streets!  Just FWW!

Yes I was talking about FWW.....and yes I know the view from the highway is the last thing we should be worried about.  My point was that I know when I have had relatives\friends visit when I first moved here they made the comment about how "neat" it was to drive between the stadiums and downtown.
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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #80 on: December 11, 2007, 07:12:35 PM »
^ Screw them...  Cap it! They will get over it once they are walking on the park space created from the cap. 

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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #81 on: December 12, 2007, 02:26:52 PM »
I miss America Live! and Metropolis at Forest Fair. That was a real bar hopping experience. Safe, secure and great parking! What else could anyone ask for? Plus after putting in good night of drinking I was always felt safe only having to drive a few miles home to my posh spread in Fairfield.

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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #82 on: December 12, 2007, 02:32:16 PM »
^are you joking?
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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #83 on: December 12, 2007, 07:06:03 PM »
^ Continue any further Cincinnati Mills conversation here: http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php?topic=2614.0

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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #84 on: December 12, 2007, 07:27:59 PM »
^ Screw them...  Cap it! They will get over it once they are walking on the park space created from the cap. 


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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #85 on: December 13, 2007, 04:01:36 AM »
To bring the conversation back to nightlife, the phenomenal house duo, Lawnchair Generals, from Seattle will be at Bang on Friday night.  I've been to Bang once and said that it could be great if the music was better.  Friday night it will be better.

Look for my friends and me on the dancefloor.

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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #86 on: December 13, 2007, 08:20:41 AM »
^are you joking?

Yes he is...although igon, Metropolis is still around and still bringing in the SE Indiana farmers by the droves.

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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #87 on: December 13, 2007, 08:29:10 AM »
Went to the Blue Wisp last night with a few friends for the Blue Wisp Big Band and it was fantastic as always.  They are slowly but surely starting to offer some food items...the owner also got up during the intermission and was talking about some of their improvements for the place and mentioned that they soon hope to be open for lunch/dinner and serve some BBQ type stuff.

With this said, I am hoping that they look into some new seating options/arrangements for the place, because right now it is a cluster#@!$.  It could be really cool if they wrapped the wall with deep/soft booths that could further develop the chill atmosphere that a jazz club should be.  Plus I would think it might be able to both offer more seating and clean things up a bit for better access for the servers.

Oh yeah and one more thing...I was carded for the first time ever there last night.  I was really shocked given the fact that they have always been known to serve underage and that I have never once been carded.  Oh yeah...and the place was packed full.
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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #88 on: December 13, 2007, 10:01:16 AM »
I have yet to check out Blue Wisp, but maybe I will this weekend.  I've really been digging the 7th street strip of bars lately.  We got out of Lodge Bar Saturday night after last call and their was just masses of people out on the sidewalks.  Their seemed to be a lack of cabs though as I saw people fighting for them.
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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #89 on: December 14, 2007, 04:44:24 PM »
OMG! A celeb spotting at CUE! ;)



Jeez ... Single guys take note ... it seems like almost every female in CUE is a dime piece!  :cool2:

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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #90 on: December 14, 2007, 05:51:23 PM »
That looks like Urban Ohio former, Michael Redmond.  I finally met him back when Kendall was selling his loft in OTR.

Here are a view more Cue photos, you should recognize a few other faces.
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« Reply #91 on: December 15, 2007, 05:36:31 AM »
^^Oh Michael...he's such a charmer.

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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #92 on: December 15, 2007, 01:10:17 PM »
wow there are some amazing girls there... i'll have to check that out. What are the prices like?

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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #93 on: December 15, 2007, 08:25:41 PM »
$2 Newcastle & Sam Adams ;)

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« Reply #94 on: December 16, 2007, 07:22:48 PM »
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not bad.

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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #95 on: December 17, 2007, 12:28:42 PM »
To me, it seems that 6th & 7th street are gaining momentum as far as bars go.  The past few times I've been bar hoping on those two streets, their seems to be tons of people in the bars.
The one thing that would be great is if that pizza shop right next to the Lodge bar was open around when the bars closed.  The place would be packed with people leaving the bar.
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« Reply #96 on: December 17, 2007, 03:20:23 PM »
^There is a walk up pizza by the slice window on Vine right near the corner of 7th and Vine.  Dink's also stays open after the bars let out and it is essentially right next door to the walk up window I mentioned.  With that said, you're right...another one would still do killer business and add to the overall atmosphere.  Oh yeah...there is a Skyline right there at the corner of 7th & Vine as well.  What kind of business do you think they would do right around 2am?

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« Reply #97 on: December 19, 2007, 07:21:06 AM »
Well given that if you go to Pleasant Ridge Chili after 2AM on a Friday or Saturday and you have to fight for a table, I would image they would do pretty well.  In the warmer months, it would be great to see like a hotdog\pizza\whatever vendor on the street located right around those bars.
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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #98 on: February 07, 2008, 08:58:25 PM »
Thursdays at the Wisp
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February 7, 2008


DOWNTOWN - There is a new weekly activity that is sure to please…Thursday nights at the Blue Wisp are now UrbanCincy nights. When you go you can now get $3 off of the cover charge – typically $8 reduced to $5 for readers of UrbanCincy. The first Thursday night special will be on Valentines Day with the Dan Faehnle Quartet taking the stage. Dan Faehnle is know for his jazz guitar and even better - he's an Ohio native.

But before the first Thursday night special, there is another performance which is definitely worth checking out. World renowned organ virtuoso, Joey DeFrancesco, will be performing with his trio on February 12th for two shows (7:30pm & 9:30pm). This is a fantastic opportunity to check out a simply outstanding performance that will be full of blistering speed and fantastic control. Make sure you come and see what the hype is about and make your reservations now.

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« Reply #99 on: February 08, 2008, 03:12:18 PM »
wow, this rocks.  Joey DeFrancesco is unbelievable on the B-3, the best I've ever heard.  I hope to be there.

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« Reply #100 on: February 08, 2008, 03:26:10 PM »
wow, this rocks.  Joey DeFrancesco is unbelievable on the B-3, the best I've ever heard.  I hope to be there.

Mention that you heard about it from UrbanCincy...you might be given some sort of discount (no promises).

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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #101 on: February 09, 2008, 12:51:48 AM »
What's the Blue Wisp's busiest night ... what's the night to go when you have someone from out of town?
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« Reply #102 on: February 09, 2008, 10:01:12 AM »
If you're into Big Band you simply can not miss the Blue Wisp Big Band on Wednesday nights.  $10 cover.  If you're not into that it really just depends on who is performing and also what night of the week (obviously).

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« Reply #103 on: April 20, 2008, 02:50:19 PM »
On Friday me and some friends hit up Via Vite for happy hour from 3pm to about 6pm.  We then went over and got some food at Potbelly's...then went up to Budahkahn for another round of drinks.  Then we headed on over to Arnolds for some more drinks and their courtyard.  The live music wasn't the best so we then got on the bus and headed for Northside Tavern where we spent the remainder of the evening.  All in all another GREAT Friday in the Nati'.

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« Reply #104 on: April 20, 2008, 04:10:02 PM »
Here are some pics from Via Vite's rooftop terrace...


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2. Rock Bottom's outdoor seating is amazing.


3. There were some guys playing chess on the square...taking advantage of the nice weather.


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5. So far I've been to Via Vite twice for happy hour...and twice we have run them out of their cold stock of Moerlein OTR Ale.  :drunk:

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