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LIST: 40 great Opening Day downtown deals

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Blue Wisp Opening at 10:00 a.m. and located along the parade route. Kitchen and Happy Hour open all day serving $2 Red drafts. Watch the game on four widescreen TV's. Live music featured after the game. 700 Race Street. (513) 241- WISP (9477)

Holy Grail - Open at 9:00 a.m. Various radio stations live on air until 6:00 p.m. 161 Joe Nuxhall Way. (513) 621-2222 or  www.holygrailcincy.com

In Between Tavern – Opening early at 10:00 a.m. $5 bottled beer. 307 Sycamore Street. (513) 621-7009.

The Lackman – Opening at 4:00 p.m. Happy Hour from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. includes $2 off drafts, $2 domestics, $3 imports, $3.50 microdrafts, $5 wine, $3.50 calls, and $2.50 wells. 1237 Vine Street. (513) 381-0741 or www.lackmanbar.com 

Lunar Lounge – Opening early. Live remote with Q102. Watch the game on the flat-screen TV's. 435 Elm Street. (513) 381-2573 or www.lunar-cincy.com 

Mainstay Rock Bar – DJ after the game ends. Happy Hour specials from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.  301 W. Fifth Street. (513) 721-7625 or www.mainstayrockbar.com

Mynt Martini – Opening at 9:00 a.m. New lunch menu including burgers and chicken.  Live music. Watch the game on the flat-screen TV's. Located on Fountain Square. (513) 621-6968 or www.myntcincinnati.com

Penguin Dueling Piano Bar – Watch the game on the flat-screen TV's. Serving $2.50 well drinks and $3 domestic beers. $5 cover.  441 Vine Street. (513) 621-2800 or www.penguinpianobar.com

The Righteous Room – Opening at 1:00 p.m. with half-price drinks from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Watch the game on the flat-screen TV's. DJ Matt Joy spinning in the back courtyard at 10:00 p.m. 641 Walnut Street. (513) 381-4408 or www.therighteousroom.com

Scene – Opening early. Watch the game on the flat-screen TV's. 637 Walnut Street. (513) 381-4327 or www.scenecinci.com

Tina's – Opening at 8:30 a.m. This corner bar will feature plenty of food and two tubs of beer. 350 W. Fourth Street. (513) 621-3567.

Whisky Bar Cincinnati – No cover all day. DJs until game time, and Hot Carls and 4th Day Echo perform after the game. Ticket giveaways including tickets to Opening Day. First 150 patrons get a free Opening Day cd mix. $5 for a shot and beer, $3 Reds shots, and more specials. 537 E. Pete Rose Way (513) 721-9227 or www.whiskybarcincinnati.com
 

BAKERIES, LIGHT FARE AND RESTAURANT OFFERINGS

Abby Girl Sweets – "Reds" Velvet cupcakes and other flavors.  Open 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 41 W. Fifth Street. (513) 335-0898 or  www.abbygirlsweets.com

Café de Paris - A variety of coffee, cappucinos and lattes along with breakfast sandwiches and muffins, perfect for carry out to watch the parade. Also, special panini sandwiches available. 17 Garfield Place (513) 651-1919

Cincy's on Sixth – Grand Opening! From 9:00 a.m. to midnight, stop by before, during or after the game to be entered to win tickets to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers and a Cincinnati Reds game.  Must be wearing red to enter contest.  41 W. Sixth Street. (513) 621-6200. www.cincysisixth.com

Findlay's at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati – "Make your own Bloody Mary" bar plus a breakfast buffet. 151 W. Fifth Street. (513) 579-1234 or www.cincinnati.hyatt.com  

Good Dog – $1 off Ballpark hot dog on Opening Day. 633 Main Street. (513) 381-2907

Grecos - Reds Opening Day Tailgate with live music featuring G. Burton.  $10 includes parking, cover, and one free Grecos Signature Cincinnati Pork Green Chili Taco.  Hamburgers, hotdogs and full lunch menu will be available throughout the day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  700 W. Pete Rose Way. (513) 721-3663. www.grecos.biz

Greek to Me – Opening Day special "Buy a Gyro, get a second Gyro for $1". 125 E. Court Street. (513) 421-4976 or www.greektome.net

It's Just Crepes – Featuring "Go Reds" crepe with Raspberries and Vanilla Cream for $3.99. 39 E. Court Street or 151 W. Fourth Street www.itsjustcrepes.com

J. Gumbos – Chicken Etouffee and Spinach Mushroom Etouffee is the $5 big bowl special. 425 Walnut Street. (513) 429-4549 or www.jgumbos.com

Johnny Rockets – Open continuously from Wednesday, April 3 until Friday, April 6 at 3:00 a.m. serving breakfast and regular menu. 191 E. Freedom Way. (513) 834-6110 or www.johnnyrockets.com

Lucy Blue Pizza – Opening at 11:00 a.m. with an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet for $7.50 that includes fresh salad, homemade soup, soft drink or water, and all the pizza you want. Buffet open until 2 p.m. Open for business all day and night. 35 E. Seventh Street. (513) 381-7777.  www.lucybluepizza.com

McCormick & Schmick's    Opening at 11:00 a.m. Featuring two Happy Hours from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. featuring a range of appetizers from $1.95 to $4.95. 21 E. Fifth Street (513) 721-9339 or. www.mcormickandschmicks.com

Moerlein Lager House – Hosting the Fuller Ford Opening Day Party from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with free music by the Naked Karate Girls, plus brats, burgers, snacks, beer, spirits, wine and soda for purchase. 115 Joe Nuxhall Way. (513) 421-2337.  www.moerleinlagerhouse.com

Morton's  - Open at noon with a great view of the Opening Day parade from windows overlooking Fifth Street and Fountain Square. Offering full menu in the dining room and bar bites in Bar 12*21. 441 Vine Street. (513) 621-3111 or www.mortons.com

Nada - Full patio set-up and ready for pre and post game goers. 600 Walnut Street. (513) 721-6232 or www.eatdrinknada.com

Nicholson's –$2 Bud and Bud Light bottles and "Red Leg Bombs" for $4. 625 Walnut Street. (513) 564-9111 or www.nicholsonspub.com

Palomino – For the second year, the popular "The Big Red Flatbread" returns with four cheese spread, sliced hot Italian sausage links, roasted yellow peppers, dollops of bold smokey Ketchup, and a sprinkling of fresh herbs, for $6. Also a Fresh Sheet special throughout April at regular price. 505 Vine Street. (513) 381-1300 or www.palomino.com

The Phoenix - Opening Day Ballpark Buffet with hotdogs, brats, metts, popcorn and peanuts from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for $14.95. $2 domestic bottles and $4 imports. $4 call liquor and $6 premium. Also, parade seating will be available. 812 Race Street. (513) 721-8901 or www.thephx.com

Plum Street Café – Lunch service available until 5:00 p.m. Bar remains open until 2:30 a.m. Watch the game on the flat-screen TV's. 423 Plum Street. (513) 651-4341.

Rock Bottom Brewery – Open at 9:00 a.m. and serving Donut Cheeseburgers on the patio. Located on Fountain Square. (513) 621-1588 or www.rockbottom.com

Senate – Open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for lunch. Dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. Serving Reds related gourmet hot dogs. Full bar available. 1212 Vine Street. (513) 421-2020. http://senatepub.com

Servatii's – Open from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Serving baseball decorated cookies at both downtown locations, and passing out pretzel sticks at the Local 12 booth during the Reds Rally on Fountain Square.. On Fountain Square and 41 E. Court Street. (513) 241-7500 or www.servatiipastryshop.com

Snappy Tomato Pizza - Free Busken cookie with purchase while supplies last. The buffet is $6.00 and includes all you can eat pizza, salad and drink, or a baby beast personal pizza pepperoni or plain cheese for $4.69. 330 Walnut Street. (513) 241-9888.

The Squirrel – Free Busken cookie with purchase while supplies last, along with any single sandwich on white, wheat or rye, topped with lettuce, tomato and mayo, includes choice of chips or pretzels, pickle, and 20 oz Fountain drink $6.00 344 Walnut Street. (513) 721-1128.

Streetpops – Grand Opening the week of Opening Day. Open 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Opening Day with 50 cents off all red popsicles. 1437 Main Street. 446-7505 or www.streetpops.com

Taste of Belgium/ Belgium Bistro – Open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for breakfast and lunch (Taste of Belgium) and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for dinner (Belgium Bistro). Outdoor seating with delicious Belgium waffles available. Offering Reds cookies and chocolate dipped mini-waffles on a stick. Happy Hour from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  1133 Vine Street.  (513) 381-4607. www.authenticwaffle.com 

Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill – Open at 11:00 a.m. Serving lunch and dinner all day. Happy Hour from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $1 off draft beers, well drinks and wines. $2 off Mason jar beers. No reservations. VIP rooms available. 145 E. Second Street. (513) 721-8629 http://countrybaroh.com

Tot Dogs – Open all day from 11 a.m. 634 Vine Street. (513) 345-3056 or www.totdogscincinnati.com

Trattoria Roma – Free appetizer with the purchase of two main courses. New and old favorite dishes. Offering a full bar and a late night menu. Happy Hour Monday-Friday between 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Kids' menu available too. 580 Walnut Street. (513) 723-0220 or www.trattoriaroma.net

Walnut Street Grill – Open all day from 11:00 a.m. to midnight. Enjoy a 3 Olives party downstairs and a Budweiser party upstairs. All drink specials will be effective all day and will include wine, beer, and liquor specials, plus $2 pints of red beer. 631 Walnut Street. (513) 241-0707 or www.walnutstreetgrill.com 

Washington Platform – Open before and after the parade. 1000 Elm Street. (513) 421-0110. www.washingtonplatform.com

Wicked-wich – "Reds home run combo" featuring their red garlic tomato soup and quarter pound all beef Nathans dog with endless toppings for only $7.79. 425 Sycamore Street. 421-9424 or www.thewichonsycamore.com

SHOPPING

Brooks Brothers – The Preferred Customer Event, a private sale from March 30 to April 9, is extended to everyone! Receive 15% off your total purchase with any major credit card or 25% off with a Brooks Brothers card.  505 Vine Street. (513) 651-1800 or www.brooksbrothers.com

Cappel's - A huge selection of decorative garlands, helium balloons, stadium horns, Cincinnati Reds souvenir batting helmets, pendants, and much more. 920 Elm Street. (513) 621-0952 or www.cappelsinc.com

Koch Sporting Goods – Open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Huge selection of Reds merchandise.  131 W. Fourth Street. (513) 621-2352 or www.kochsports.com

Reds Team Shop – Official store of the Reds offering gifts and souvenirs. Open from 10:00 a.m. to one hour after the game ends. 100 Joe Nuxall Way. (513) 765-7950 or www.reds.com

TJ Maxx – Open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Lots of Reds merchandise at greatly discounted prices. 18 W. Fourth Street. (513) 621-0065 or www.tjmaxx.com

HOTELS

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati – Starting at 11 a.m., the lobby and atrium area of the hotel will be transformed into a ballpark experience complete with popcorn and ability to enter in for a chance to win a free stay on Opening Night. Patrons can enjoy a beer while viewing the Opening Day parade from Sungarden Lounge with floor to ceiling windows.  151 W. Fifth Street. (513) 579-1234 or www.cincinnati.hyatt.com

ATTRACTIONS

Taft Museum of Art - Stop by the Taft Museum of Art to get a big of baseball history. Enjoy lunch in the café, then visit the portrait of Willliam Howard Taft, the originator of the seventh-inning stretch. And did you know that Romare Bearden, whose work is on view in the exhibition  ‘Impressions and  Improvisations: The Prints of Romare Bearden', was a minor league ball player in the Negro Leagues? 316 Pike Street. (513) 241-0343. www.taftmuseum.org

 

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