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Streetcar Grand Opening Weekend

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Scroll through the list of special offers good for grand opening weekend only!


Below Zero Lounge
1122 Walnut St.
Fri: 4pm-2 am; Sat: 1pm-2 am; Sun: 1pm-2am
Upgrade your drink at Happy Hour to next level; themed drinks

1342 Walnut St.
Fri: 11am-2:30 am; Sat: 11am-2:30 am; Sun: 11am- 12am
Empanada and meat feast

Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
1621 Moore St.
Fri: 4pm-12am; Sat: 12pm-12am; Sun: 12-6pm
The brewers of Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. have created a new beer called the Moerlein Connector IPA to mark the Grand Opening of the Cincinnati Bell Connector on September 9. The beer, along with a commemorative Connector pint glass, will be available as supplies last beginning September 9 at the Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, and the Christian Moerlein Malt House Tap Room, 1621 Moore Street, along with other establishments along the route of the streetcar. Free tours of brewery.

Coffee Emporium
110 East Central Parkway
Fri: 6:30am - 8pm; Sat: 7am-8pm; Sun: 7am-8pm
Streetcar inspired coffee based drink

1150 Main St.
Fri: 4pm - 2am; Sat: 12:00pm - 2:00am; Sun: 12:00pm - 12:00am
On Sunday, as part of Second Sunday on Main, there will be multiple antique, vintage, record, clothing, art, oddities, gardening vendors taking part in the festivities as well as a DJ and live music

Gomez Salsa
107 E 12th St.
Friday: Food truck

1401 Vine Street
OTR location: Fri: 11am-11pm; Sat: 11am-11pm; Sun: 11am-11pm
Special Streetcar Sundae

Know Theatre of Cincinnati
1120 Jackson Street
Fri: 6:30pm-midnight; Sat: 6:30pm-Midnight
$1 off drinks at Know Theatre's Underground Bar!

Japp’s Since 1879
1134 Main Street
Fri: 4pm-2am; Sat: 2pm-2am
The entire cocktail list for the week with be themed with Streetcar named drinks and a special punch to anyone who mentions the streetcar. Live music on Friday and Saturday, and will have complimentary light bites by Bottle & Basket on Saturday.

56 E. Twelfth Street
Fri: 11am-2:30am; Sat: 11am-2:30am; Sun: 11am-12am
Mention the streetcar for a 15% discount

The Lackman
1237 Vine St.
Fri: 3pm-2am; Sat: 12pm-2am; Sun: 12pm-2am
Bringing back the retro cocktail, The Streetcar, for $8

Low Spark
15 W. Fourteenth St.
Fri: 4pm-2:30am; Sat: 12pm-2:30am; Sun: 2pm-10pm
Mention the streetcar for a 15% discount

Nation Kitchen and Bar
1200 Broadway
Fri: 11am-2am; Sat: 10am-2am; Sun: 10am-12am
Mention the streetcar for $2 off any burger.

Neons Unplugged
208 E. Twelfth Street
Fri: 4pm-2am; Sat: 3pm-2am; Sun: 12pm-2am
Streetcar themed drink specials, live music.

1910 Elm St.
Fri: 3pm-2am; Sat: 12pm-2am; Sun: 12pm-10pm
Friday: Streetcar Launch Party on rooftop with commemorative glass and $1 off when mention streetcar; commemorative tapping of Traction Cream Ale; live DJ; raffle to be entered to win streetcar passes.
September 9 to September 18: $1 off pint with proof of ride or pass.

119 E 12th Street
Fri: 4pm-2am; Sat: 9am-2am; Sun: 9am-12am
Mention the streetcar for $2 Hudy Delight draft or $3 Haus Rhino shots

Sundry and Vice
18 W. Thirteenth St.
Fri: 4pm-2am; Sat: 12pm-2am; Sun: 12pm-12am
Mention the streetcar for 10% off. Streetcar-themed menu; live music on sidewalk; bartenders dressed in period streetcar conductor costumes

Taste of Belgium
1801 Race, 1135 Vine
Streetcar cookies for sale.

Vestry at the Transept
1205 Elm St.
Grillout on Patio: Noon-3pm, $3 Streetcar cocktail and $3 Select Streetcar Draft



Another Part of the Forest
1333 Main St.
Fri: 12pm-8pm; Sat: 12pm-8pm; Sun: 12pm-8pm
10% off when you mention the streetcar

1824 Elm St. at Findlay Market
Fri: 10am-7pm; Sat: 8am-5pm; Sun: 10am-5pm
10% off when you mention the streetcar.

6 W. Fourteenth St.
Fri: 11am-9pm; Sat: 10am-9pm; Sun: 11am-6pm
Mention the streetcar for 10% off

2009 Elm St.
Fri: 11am-4pm; Sat: 11am-4pm; Sun: 12pm-4pm
Mention the streetcar for 10% off merchandise; exclusive lip color called "Streetcar Strut"

Cincy Shirts
1435 Main St.
Fri: 10am-7pm; Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: 10am-4pm
Officially licensed streetcar merchandise

Daisy Mae’s Market
107 W. Elder St. (Findlay Market)
Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat: 9am-6pm; Sun: 10am-4pm
Mention the streetcar for 10% off purchase

Design Lab
1401 Elm St
Fri & Sat: 15% Discount on all merchandise

Elm & Iron and Elm & Iron Loft
1326 Vine St. and 1411 Vine St.
Fri: 11am-8pm; Sat: 10am-8pm; Sun: 11am-6pm
Mention the streetcar for 10% off a single item

1344 Main St.
Fri: 12pm-6pm; Sat: 11am-6pm; Sun: 12pm-5pm
Mention the streetcar for 10% off your entire purchase.

Findlay Market
1801 Race St.
Fri: 9am-6pm; Sat: 8am-6pm; Sun: 10am-4pm
Select Findlay Market merchants offering 10% discount to streetcar riders
Various merchant samples and streetcar-themed food available all weekend long
OTR Biergarten, Eli's BBQ & Pho Lang Thang have all extended hours to 10pm on Friday & Saturday
Live Music in OTR Biergarten from 7-10pm on Friday & Saturday plus surprise entertainment!
Samples from various merchants at both Findlay Market stops

1419 Vine St.
Fri: 10am-7pm; Sat: 10am-7pm
Mention the streetcar for 20% off

Gia and the Blooms
114 E. Thirteenth St.
Fri: 11am- 6pm; Sat: 11am- 6pm; Sun: 1pm-4pm
Mention the streetcar for a free mini bouquet

Iris BookCafe and Gallery
1331 Main St.
Fri: 8am-7pm; Sat: 9am-7pm; Sun: 10am-7pm
20% off all used books. "Streetcar named Iris" smoothie

Libby Boutique
1307 Main St.
Fri: 12-7pm; Sat: 12-8pm; Sun: 12-6pm
Mention the streetcar and receive free charm necklace with purchase over $50.

The Little Mahatma
1205 Vine St.
Fri: 11am-9pm; Sat: 11am-9pm; Sun: 11am-5pm
Mention the streetcar for 20% discount on all earrings

Lucca Laser Workshop
1342 Main St.
Fri: 12-8pm; Sat: 11am-5pm; Sun: 11am-5pm
Mention the streetcar for 10% off

Macaron Bar
1206 Main St.
Fri: 10am-10pm; Sat: 9am-10pm; Sun: 10am-6pm
Custom flavor and custom box for the streetcar opening. Mention the streetcar for 25% off.

Mannequin Boutique
1311 Main St.
Fri: 12-7pm; Sat: 12-7pm; Sun: 12-4pm
Mannequin Boutique on Main will be open, but we are also having a HUGE BLOWOUT sale at our Warehouse at the former Grammer’s Restaurant at the corner of Liberty and Walnut (warehouse hours are F-Sun 10-5pm).

Market Wines
128 W. Elder St., Findlay Market
Fri: 9am-7:30pm; Sat: 8am-7pm; Sun: 10am-7pm
Special Fri. wine tasting from 4 to 7 p.m. Sample four wines for $7.

MiCA 12/v
1201 Vine Street
Fri: 10am-9pm; Sat: 10am-9pm; Sun: 10am-5pm
Mention the streetcar for 20% discount

Park + Vine
1202 Main St.
Fri: 10am-7pm; Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: 10am-5pm
Sample products from vendors featured at Park + Vine, enter drawings for gear to enhance your future rides on Cincinnati Bell Connector.

Piston Society
1428 Race St.
Fri: 10am-7pm; Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 10am-5pm
Mention the streetcar for a 10% discount on any motorcycle gear in the store. Free snacks and sodas.

1417 Vine St.
Fri: 11am-9pm; Sat: 11am-9pm; Sun: 12pm-7pm
Mention the streetcar to save 20% OFF of full priced items

The Rookwood Pottery Company Store
1209 Jackson St. and 1920 Race St.
Jackson St. Fri: 10am-8pm; Sat: 10am-8pm; Sun: 10am-4pm
Race St. Fri: 10am-4pm; Sat: 10am – 4pm; Sun: Closed
Purchase a commemorative coaster.

Second Sunday on Main
12th to Liberty on Main St.
Sun: 12pm-5pm
Main Street OTR's block festival is excited to welcome the Cincinnati Bell Connector. We will greet you at the 12th and Main stop with local music, food trucks, local vendors, and specials from the great merchants.

Spruce Nail Shop
1235 Vine St.
Fri: 10am-7pm; Sat: 10am-7pm
Mention the streetcar and get 15% off all Spruce products

Urban Eden
1313 Main St.
Fri: noon-6pm; Sat: noon-6pm; Sun: 1pm-4pm
Mention the streetcar for 10% off Arcadia and transportation books; 10% off artwork (smaller than 10"x10")

US Bank
1116 Main St.
Fri: 8:30am-5pm
Stop by for some treats.

The Yoga Bar
15 West Fourteenth St.
Fri: 9am-7pm; Sat: 9am-5:30pm; Sun: 10am-7pm
Free class to anyone who mentions the streetcar. Following week free noon classes with streetcar ticket. *limit one free class per client



Art Academy of Cincinnati
1212 Jackson St.
Fri: 8:30am – 5pm; Sat: 9am-3pm
Tours, activities and window displays

Streetcar Mural Tour from 6-7pm on Friday on one of the streetcars. This streetcar-based tour will explore murals visible from the streetcar route. ArtWorks will offer discounts for its regular walking mural tours to streetcar riders during this time. The regular mural tours are offered every Saturday through October.

Brewery District
1619 Moore St.
Fri: 1pm-7pm; Sat: 11am-4pm; Sun: 11am-4pm
20% Discount on historic brewery tours opening weekend, use code STREETCAR16

First Lutheran Church
1208 Race St.
Fri: 9am-9pm; Sat: 9am-9pm; Sun: 9am-9pm
Free 20 minute history and ministry tours at the top of every hour. Great restrooms, coffee and water available all day too. Worship Sunday 11:00. Free 20 minute music concerts: Saturday organ 11:40, 12:40, 1:40; “275 Brass” quintet 2:40, 3:40, 4:40 Sunday piano 12:40, 1:40, 2:40. Ring our 2,000lb 1895 Verdin Bell. $5 for two rings. We will also be accepting donations to purchase Metro passes for people we serve.

Improv Festival of Cincinnati
1120 Jackson St.
Fri: 6pm - 11:59pm; Sat: 10am - 11:59pm; Sun: Workshops Only
Themed drink and a discount when mention the streetcar.

Modern Anthology: A Study of Speed
Location: 12th & Vine
Sat: 11-5
Article Menswear (12th and Vine) and Camino Motor Co (1212 Main st), in conjunction with Porsche of the Village and Beechmont Motorsports, present a collection of vintage Porsche cars and classic motorcycles, juxtaposed against their modern-day counterparts. Live DJ: RP Hicks. Beer from Rhinegeist Brewery * proceeds benefit the CityLink Center. Merchant Village featuring exclusive merchandise from Article, Deus Ex Machina, Camino Motor co, Bell Helmets, Beechmont Motorsports, Porsche, Piston Society, and more.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
1528 Race St.
Fri: 9am-4pm; Sat: 9am – 4pm; Sun: 12pm – 2pm
Mention the streetcar and receive a free cookie.

Red Bike
56 Stations throughout Downtown Cincinnati, OTR, Uptown, and Northern Kentucky.
Fri: 24/7; Sat: 24/7; Sun: 24/7
$2 off Red Bike Day Passes all weekend long to celebrate the birth of Red Bike’s Baby Brother, the CB Connector. Use Promo Code: 2222 at any Red Bike station or online to receive the discounted pass.

Second Sunday on Main
Twelfth to Liberty on Main Street, Over-the-Rhine
Sun: Noon-5pm
Over-the-Rhine’s eclectic monthly street festival

Wash Park Art Gallery
1215 Elm Street
Fri: 5pm-8pm; Sat: 10am-8pm; Sun: 2pm-5pm
Art-on-the-Line! Outside: beloved Cincinnati artists will be painting railside along the 1200 block of Elm. Inside: special "smalls" of streetcar and line views will be on sale in addition to our current exhibit, THE HEBENSTREITS.



The Bar at Palm Court
35 West Fifth St.
Fri: 11am-1am; Sat: 11am-1am; Sun: 5pm-12am
A special cocktail, the 21/55, named in honor of the last two streetcar lines to run in Cincinnati.

114 E. Sixth St.
Fri: 5-11pm; Sat: 5-11pm
Themed cocktails

640 Main Street
Fri: 11am-11pm; Sat: 11am-11pm; Sun: 1pm-6pm
$1 OFF ALL Draft Pours from Friday through Sunday.

Cuban Pete Sandwiches
133 E. Court .
Fri: 8am-4pm; Sat: 8am-4pm
Mention the streetcar and receive any Cuban Sandwich (including the Streetcar Cuban), chips and a fountain drink for $5.

37 E. Seventh St.
Fri: 11am-2:30pm/6pm-3am; Sat: 11am-3am; Sun: 11am-2:30pm
Mention the streetcar for a $5 Steamed Sandwich/Steamed Burger/Steamed Salad

511 Walnut Street on Fountain Square, 1401 Vine Street
Fountain Square location: Fri: 6:30am-11pm; Sat:7am-11pm; Sun: 9am-11pm
Special Streetcar Sundae

Metropole Lounge at 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
609 Walnut Street
Fri: 11am-2am; Sat: 11am-2am; Sun: 11am-12am
Streetcar '89 specialty cocktail – ‘89 for 1889 when electric streetcars were first used in Cincinnati

Moerlein Lager House
115 Joe Nuxhall Way
Fri: 11am-1am; Sat: 11am-1am; Sun: 11am-11pm
The brewers of Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. have created a new beer called the Moerlein Connector IPA to mark the Grand Opening of the Cincinnati Bell Connector on September 9. The beer, along with a commemorative Connector pint glass, will be available as supplies last beginning September 9 at the Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, and the Christian Moerlein Malt House Tap Room, 1621 Moore Street, along with other establishments along the route of the streetcar.

600 Walnut Street
Fri: 10:30am-12am; Sat: 10:30am-12am; Sun: 10:30am-10pm
Themed cocktails

Nicholson’s, Horse and Barrel
625 Walnut St.
Fri: 11am-1am; Sat: 11am-1am; Sun: 11am-9pm
Jamaican Jerk Grilled Mahi Streetcar Tacos $10.95; An American Bucket – 5 beers, choice of Bud or Bud Light $12

580 Walnut St.
Fri: 11am-11pm; Sat: 4pm-11pm; Sun: 4pm-9pm
Happy hour avalaible everyday when you mention the streetcar including Saturday and Sunday; live music m Friday and Saturday.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
100 E. Freedom Way
Fri: 5-11pm; Sat: 5-11pm; Sun: 4-10pm
A complimentary appetizer (up to $19 value) with purchase in bar and lounge. Not valid on to-go orders.

118 E. Sixth St.
Fri: 11am-2pm and 5-11pm; Sat: 5-11pm; Sun: 4-9pm
Themed cocktails



Bang and Olufsen
6 W. Fourth St.
Fri: 11am-7pm; Sat: 12pm-6pm
Mention the streetcar for 15% discount

Booksellers on Fountain Square
505 Vine St.
Fri: 7am-9 pm; Sat: 9am-9pm; Sun: 11am-5pm
Mention the streetcar for 10% off any one item. Cafe will feature the Cable Car Cappuccino, the Railway Mocha, and the Train Tracks Frappe.

Friends of the Public Library Gift Shop
800 Vine St.
Fri: 10am-4pm; Sat: 10am-4pm
Filled with treasures for history lovers, readers, writers and gift-givers, The Library Friends’ Shop at the Main Library has a wide array of merchandise to delight shoppers of all ages. In addition to a large selection of gently used books, videos, and CDs.

Lala's Blissful Bites
619 Main St.
Fri: 7am-4pm; Sat: 7am-1pm; Sun: Closed
Mention the streetcar for 20% off your purchase

Macy’s at Fountain Place
505 Vine St.
Fri: 10am - 8pm; Sat: 10am - 8pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm
Mention the streetcar for a 10% discount.

Ohio Book Store
726 Main St.
Fri: 9am-4:30pm; Sat: 9am -4:30pm; Sun: closed
Mention the streetcar for 20% discount on any item

Portaluca Boutique
209 W. Fourth St.
Fri: 10am - 5pm; Sat: 10am – 5pm
Rolling racks and models at nearby stop. Mention the streetcar for an exclusive discount.

312 W. Fourth St.
Fri: 10am - 9pm; Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm
Celebrating the grand opening of its new modern furniture and lighting showroom in the Historic Fourth Street Business District, Switch will have a fun-filled weekend of music, food and shopping specials.



Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati
Download their new app ArchiTour Cincinnati from The App Store or Google Play for a self-guided architectural walking tours. The first three tours are: Streetcar Route, 20 Must See Buildings and Fourth/Fifth Street route.

Art Walk presented by Algin Retro Furniture and Arnold’s Bar & Grill
800 Main Street
Sat: 10am-3pm
Art exhibits, light appetizers and drinks.

Carol Ann’s Carousel
Smale Riverfront Park, 100 W. Mehring Way
Fri. 11am-7pm; Sat. 11am-7pm; Sun. 11am-7pm
Free rides to first 500 people each day.

Cheese Fest Cincinnati
Smale Riverfront Park, 100 W. Mehring Way
Sat: 1:30pm-7pm
Unlimited samples of artisan cheeses, 1 drink tickets, live musi. Tickets start at $35.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St.
Sat: Doors open at 6:30pm; concert at 8pm
Be among the first to take the Streetcar to the CSO opening weekend concert at the Taft Theatre. Featuring the incomparable pianist Emanuel Ax and Shostakovich Symphony No.5. Tickets start at $12. 513.381.3300

Cincy Beer Fest
Fountain Square
Fri: 6pm-11pm; Sat: 3pm-11pm
Sat: Doors open at 6:30pm; concert at 8pm
Over 300 craft beers to sample. Tickets start at $15.

Contemporary Arts Center
44 East Sixth St.
Fri: 7am- 11pm; Sat: 9am-3pm; Sun: 9am-3pm
Opening of new exhibition season with a survey show by artist Glenn Brown. Free opening night party on Friday with an artist talk.

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
800 Vine St.
Fri: 9am – 6pm; Sat: 9am-6pm; Sun: 1pm-5pm
Friday at 4pm: An exhibit opening ceremony for Cincinnati Transportation: Past, Present and Future
Saturday at 1pm: Enjoy a presentation with the award-winning Genealogy & Local History Department. Patricia Van Skaik presents: It’s a Family Affair: Cincinnati’s Early Streetcar Drivers, Conductors and Mechanics.
Sunday at 2pm: Enjoy a presentation with the award-winning Genealogy & Local History Department at the Main Library. Dr. Robert Wimberg presents Moving Cincinnati: A History of Trolleys, Cable Cars, Inclines, and Streetcars


July 4th in OTR

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July 4th in OTR

With the 4th of July comes a three-day weekend, time to spend with family and friends, fireworks, barbeques, and an extra day to explore Over-the-Rhine. This is your ultimate guide to July 4th in OTR, including special hours, savings, and celebrations! We’ve got you covered for everything from where to start your Monday with the perfect cup of coffee, to finding the perfect dinner spot to end your long weekend on a high note! Don’t forget the 4th of July Jam in Washington Park on Saturday starting at 3pm.

Full list of open businesses below.


Start your morning off right:

Enjoy a cup of joe at Coffee Emporium

Grab some breakfast at Tucker’s on 13th or brunch at Nation Kitchen and Bar

Go for a stroll in Washington Park

Explore OTR with a Red Bike


Spend your afternoon:

Discovering the city with Garage OTR on a segway tour

Hop on a pedal wagon with your friends and family

Checking out some cool Cincy gear at Homage

Relax and focus your mind with a class at Yoga Bar


Satisfy your sweet tooth:

Try a gelato-filled macaron from Macaron Bar

Limited edition KABOOM! pop from streetpops

Get a scoop (or two) of your favorite flavor at Graeter’s


Refuel with dinner at:

The Eagle

GoodFellas Pizzeria


Top the day off with drinks at:


The Famous Neon’s Unplugged


Below Zero Lounge


Or the Deck at Washington Park



16-Bit: 4pm-2:30am
Below Zero Lounge: 4pm-12am
Coffee Emporium: 6:30am-6pm
Deck at Washington Park: 11am-10pm
The Eagle: 11am-midnight
Garage OTR / Segway: Showroom: 12pm - 4pm; Tours: 4pm and 7pm
GoodFellas Pizzeria: 11am-1am
Graeter's: 11am-11pm
HalfCut: noon-6pm
Homage: 10am-6pm
Macaron Bar: 10am-9pm
Nation Kitchen and Bar: 10am-2pm
Neon's: 4pm-2am
Pedal Wagon: noon-7pm
Red Bike: all day!
Rhinehaus: 4pm-12am
Streetpops: noon-6pm
Tucker's on 13th: 7am-3pm
Yoga Bar: noon class

*Taste of Belgium OTR temporarily closed due to fire. Brunch at other 2 locations.


Father's Day Weekend in OTR

Where to Eat

Kaze – Head on over to Kaze this Sunday for an extended Father’s Day happy hour from 4pm – 9pm! 

Symphony Hotel & Restaurant - Father's Day Brunch Special: Sriracha Steak and Eggs, and Father's choice Bloody Mary or Bourbon!

Revolution Rotisserie & Bar – Check out Father’s Day Brunch at Revolution Rotisserie and be one of the first to try something off of their NEW menu. Bottomless mimosas of course! 

Where to Play

American Legacy Tours – Does your Dad like to explore? Don’t miss 20% off all our tours purchased on Father's Day only. Use promotional code "Dadrocks2016"

Brewery District CURC – Don’t get your Dad a boring gift. Brewery District is offering Buy One Get One FREE offer on historic brewery tour gift certificates, use code DAD2016 

The Yoga Bar – Head on over to The Yoga Bar on Sunday! Father’s practice for FREE all day! 

Below Zero Lounge – Dad isn’t not the only one who can have fun this weekend! Below Zero is celebrating all weekend long with a “Not Your Father’s Root Beer” special!

Washington Park – Come to the park for OTR Performs. This week's free show is with OTRimprov and will be fun for the whole family! Show is 7-9p on the Civic Lawn. Park is open all day!

Neons Unplugged – Treat your dad to Brunch Unplugged on the patio, 12-4pm. Brunch drinks, draft beers, and live jazz are the ingredients to a perfect Father’s Day!

Rhinegeist Brewery – Does your dad like brews and brats? President's Room will be at Rhinegeist selling their house-made brats with German potato salad from 12p-5p in the taproom.

The Garage - Celebrate Father’s Day with your dad by taking advantage of 35% off Segway tours and electric bike rentals! Promo code: DAD16 

Where to Shop

Frameri – Don’t miss you chance to get 20% off frames for Dad AND the whole family! 

Homage – Not sure what to get your Dad? Head over to Homage and check out their wide selection of vintage-inspired, made in the USA, tees and tanks perfect for Father’s Day!

Righno – Make sure Dad has all the essentials and enjoy 30% off of skincare, haircare, socks and underwear!

Daisy Mae’s Market - Forget the tie! Dad wants an FC Cincinnati scarf, jersey, or shirt. Available at Daisy Mae's at Findlay Market.

Kit and Ace – Kit and Ace will be serving Old Fashioned's, local brews and bubbly all weekend, and DJ the DJ will be spinning tunes on Saturday from 1-5 pm. Stop by for the free drinks and jams, and stay for the latest in technical apparel that will be sure to make Dad cool again.

High Street – High Street will be your one stop shop for your Father's Day gift. Check out their newly expanded Men's store and pick out the perfect gift from great brands. Your dad is sure to love his gift.

Artichoke – Is your dad a master in the kitchen? Artichoke is offering 25% off of OXO On Barista Brain coffeemakers and grinders, and Father's Day specials on Wusthof knives, great bar/beer/wine gifts, great things for the grill, and lots of other great gifts!

Frameshop - Frameshop is owned by a new father, so they’ll be offering 10% discounts to any framing projects specific to a father. Create an heirloom with frameshop. 

14th&Vine - Looking for saving on all things Dad? 14th&Vine will have numerous items available for purchase on Father's Day! Personalized watch cases, yardzee, beer mugs, personalized hammers, Bubba Rub Barbeque Sauce and Rub, 513 Hats, and rustic signs!

Jumper Premium Threads is having a pop-up at Brick THIS weekend, June 16th and 17th with the perfect Father’s Day gifts!

The Rookwood Pottery Co – Great gifts for dad, including our mugs, steins, and baseball coasters!  


Reds Opening Day in OTR

Taft’s Ale House— Introducing “Second Base,” an all new American lager on Opening Day! Come Celebrate Opening Day and Taft’s 1 year anniversary with free t-shirts, giveaways, and a photo booth!

3 Sweet Girls Cakery— Baseball cake pops, cupcakes and cookies!

Dunlap Café’— Your parade headquarters: Breakfast, Beers, Bloody Mary's and a great place to watch the parade!

Holtman’s Donuts— Featuring Mr. Redleg Donuts and Baseball Donuts!

Revolution Rotisserie & Bar— Come watch the parade from their patio & enjoy their Opening Day drink specials!

Spruce Nail Shop— Featuring Opening Day/Reds themed nail art for the week of March 26-30!  Book your appointment online to ensure you grab a spot!

Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.— Open starting at 10a on Opening Day and FREE parking on three lots by the brewery! Enjoy a pint of their new Opening Day Lager, buy cans of their Hudepohl Pure Lager for $5.99/six pack, or fill your Growler for $8!

Rookwood Pottery— Get one of their new baseball themed coasters… available now! $40/set of 4 or $12 each!

Washington Park— FREE fun-filled Opening Day Celebration in Washington Park! Festivities begin at 11a and include beverage sales, fun games, a great parade-viewing spot, and live music from The Menus.

Lachey’s— Opening Day festivities begin at 11a with a DJ, featuring local beers Rhinegeist Hustle and MadTree Rounding Third, watch the game on one of their 30+ HDTVs, and get $10 Marge Schott Boilermakers!

Rhinegeist— Come out for Opening Day Kegs ‘n’ Eggs! There will be Cold beer and breakfast available for purchase, and a free shuttle to ballpark from 11a-4p!


2016 Star Awards Winners

Future Leaders OTR, Taft's Ale House, OTR Community Housing, Mortar, Woodward Theater

Chairperson's Award; Mortar— They encourage non-traditional entrepreneurs by connecting gifts and talents with resources and knowledge, in order to positively participate in the rise of Cincinnati!

Norma Petersen Arts and Culture Award; The Woodward— This venue has continued to serve as a catalyst for the business district through diverse programming, where Greater Cincinnati residents and out-of-town music lovers can routinely travel to OTR for dinner in the neighborhood, followed by a show at the Woodward!

Property Development of the Year; Chatfield College— Chatfield searched for a new Cincinnati location, but chose to stay in OTR to remain central and to continue to serve the community. They opened their newly renovated OTR Campus in August 2015 which boasts modern classrooms, state-of-the-art science lab, and the most current technology available!

New Business of the Year; Sundry + Vice— In less than a year, the Sundry cocktail/bar has ascended the ranks of the top cocktail bars in the city, and has been named to the "Best Of" lists in CityBeat, Cincinnati Magazine, and Cincinnati Refined.

Business of the Year; The Transept— This historic German gothic church was fully transformed and opened its doors in October 2015. The combination of stunning design, classical significance, and reimagined purpose gives those who experience the Transept a truly unforgettable experience!

Individual Contribution of the Year; The Red Door Project— Barbara Hauser receives the Individual Contribution award for her work with The Red Door Project, which has been instrumental for promoting artists in Cincinnati. She has worked extremely hard on this project and has devoted countless hours to this community!

Nonprofit of the Year; OTR Community Housing— Their staff work tirelessly to create and manage quality, affordable housing units and to provide support for residents. They are a critical contributor to the diversity of OTR! 

Entrepreneur of the Year; Cydney Rabe— Her fitness center, Core, is an indisputable success with its clients around the clock; Her juice bar, Off the Vine, saw positive cash flow within weeks of opening. She is a passionate and effective entrepreneur who has given the neighborhood two businesses that help build OTR as a community! 

Restaurant of the Year; Taft's Ale House— They turned a church (built in 1850) into a one-of-a-kind brewery, bar, and restaurant that can seat a few hundred patrons at a time and has employed a staff of over 100 people! They opened their doors in April 2015 and have seen great success. 

Community Impact Award; Future Leaders OTR— They create an environment and an expectation of success for OTR youth by providing tools to help young men and women forge their futures through workshops, social events, mentorship and community service!


Valentine’s Weekend in OTR

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Dojo Gelato - Head over to your favorite gelato joint for their limited edition Valentine's flavors! Barry White (Cline Zinfandel and Belgian Chocolate gelato), Rose Petal gelato, and Pear Brandy Sorbetto! All flavors are available by cup, cone, or fresh hand-packed pint!

Holtman's Donut Shop
- We all love Holtman's Donuts, and they love you too! Stop by for a heart-shaped donut during Valentine's Weekend (while supplies last)!

Revolution Rotisserie
 - Open from 11-3 for Brunch and bottomless mimosas on Sunday Feb. 14! Grab a few friends and join in a game of Cards Against Humanity! Reservations are encouraged; call (513) 381-0009.

Symphony Hotel – Enjoy a classy Sunday brunch with your darling from 10a-2p at this cozy lounge, restaurant and bar!

Taste of Belgium – Now accepting reservations for Saturday Feb. 13 and Sunday Feb. 14! Try the special dishes that will be served Valentine’s Weekend only!

Where to Shop

Another Part of the Forest - Take a trip down memory lane with your Valentine and enjoy albums and records that have never hit the floor before!

Brezel - Tell your crush that your heart’s twisted for them with these cute pretzel goodies from Brezel! Go for the heart-shaped pretzel pizza crusts for two, the “Sweet Cheeks” gift basket, or stop in the store for a heart-shaped pretzel (on Valentine’s Day only)! Yum!

Cincinnati Food Tours – Gift your loved one with a certificate so that they can enjoy any of these delicious (and fun!) Food Tours through Findlay Market and OTR!

Dojo Gelato - Tell your crush you're sweet on them with a gift card from Dojo Gelato!

The Little Mahatma
– Surprise your special one with the gift of jewelry this Valentine’s Day. Options for both men and women!

Mannequin Boutique – Still on the hunt for that perfect gift for your sweetheart? Stop in today and check out some accessories or any of the other great vintage pieces in store! Plenty of options for Valentine’s Day!

OTR Candy Bar –Get your sweet thang a Mini Candy Bouquet for just $9.99, or go all out for the 1lb Box of Locally Made Assorted Chocolates (which also comes with 1 Single Red Rose) for $32.99!

The Rookwood Pottery Store – Grab your sweetheart and come out on Saturday Feb. 13 from 10a-6p and Sunday Feb. 14 from 10a-4p—Rookwood Pottery is partnering with a local florist to create unique floral arrangements in their beautiful vases while supplies last! They will only have 24 totally unique arrangements to choose from, so come early for your pick!

Sweet Petit Desserts – Make your Valentine feel extra special with a custom-made box of goodies! Sweet Petit is taking pre-orders now until February 10th for Valentine’s Day gift boxes, so get on it! Email or call the store at 513-443-5094 to place an order.

Taste of Belgium –Your sweetie is sure to love any of TOB's new Valentine’s Day pastries! (We think they would especially enjoy the 4-pack of Red Velvet waffles!)

3 Sweet Girls - Pre-made cake pop arrangements, chocolate covered pretzels, Red Velvet Oreo Brownie Truffle Cupcakes, oh my! (Advance orders are welcomed and can be called in to 513-984-1100.)

Where to Play

Cheers to Art! – Kick off your Valentine’s Weekend with with a fun night of drinking and painting on Saturday Feb. 13 at 7p! You can customize the “Love Always” painting with your own colors and dates, and it can be painted on one canvas or two. Makes for a great date night!

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - Make a date with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra this February at Music Hall! Select the “Sweetheart Package for Two” for only $99—this package includes 2 CSO concert tickets, 2 glasses of wine and a box of chocolates!

Cincinnati Food Tours – Not interested in a cliché dinner date? Join Cincy Food Tours for the Cincinnati Sweet Stroll, which takes place on most Saturdays including Feb. 13 at 10 am!

Findlay Market - Love is in the air... So show Findlay Market some love during their pre-Valentine's Instagram contest with the hashtag: #lovefindlaymarket! 1. Snap a picture that shows what you love most about Findlay Market (We suggest Dojo Gelato!); 2. Post your pic to Instagram, tag Findlay Market, and be sure to use the hastag #lovefindlaymarket; 3. Promote your post and get your friends to like what we all know you love! The most likes wins! (Contest ends at 11:59pm Feb 12. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Winner will be announced Feb 13, as well has have their post promoted on Findlay Market Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.)

Park + Vine – Join in for the Urban Hike: Winter Edition Feb. 13 at 10a! The trail will begin at Park + Vine and span across the Roebling Bridge and into Covington, KY’s Devou Park! All ages are welcome (regardless of relationship status)! Register online.

Sweet Petit Desserts – Show off your baking skills or learn a new skill together in Sweet Petit's baking class on Saturday Feb. 13 from 10a-12p! It only costs $110 per couple!

Symphony Hotel – Are you looking for the perfect spot to propose? Symphony still has rooms available this Valentine’s Weekend, from Thursday Feb. 11 – Sunday Feb. 14! They are offering a package deal to include other amenities in your stay as well! (Contact innkeepers for more info.)

For a Cause

Park + Vine - Join in celebrating Quirkyalone Day on Saturday Feb. 13 from 10a-6p and Sunday Feb. 14 from 10a-5p! Stop by the shop, make a donation to the TriState Noah Project and get a special Quirkycard to write or draw a loving, compassionate message.

Pet Wants - The “GIVE. MATCH. LOVE.” Matching Donation Program goes until Sunday Feb. 14! For each pound of cat food that you purchase for donation, Pet Wants will match that donation to benefit the Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic (OAR).

Treat Yourself

Spruce Nail Shop – Use the promo code "BE MINE" when you book a combination Staple Manicure and Pedicure, and you will get 10% off!

The Yoga Bar OTR - This Valentine’s Day, experience the subtle yet powerful, positive effects of the practice of Ayurveda in the Mindful Self-Compassion Class with Lisa Marie Snowden!

From Our Members

Taft Museum of Art – Perfect for the Wine-lover in your life, the Perfect Pairings event (which takes place on Saturday Feb. 13 at Taft) will allow you and your date to sample 6 French Wines paired with delectable hors d’oeuvres!

Wordsworth Communications - Fill out this survey between now and Monday Feb. 8 to WIN a professionally written poem for your loved one!