Cincinnati Reds Opening Day: Celebrations and events

Reds fans celebrate Opening Day 2013. File Photo.
Reds fans celebrate Opening Day 2013. File Photo.

(FOX19) - For many Cincinnati Reds fans, Opening Day is the best day of the year. But what if you don't have tickets? Here are some spots outside the ball park to celebrate.


Celebrate Opening Day at everyone's favorite neighborhood bar with $3 domestics.

Details: 8 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Monday. No cover. 350 W. 4th St., Downtown.

Christian Moerlein Brewery

Located two blocks from the parade kickoff at Findlay Market, enjoy $5 beers and hotdog specials during the game as well as door prizes.

Details: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. No cover. 1621 Moore St., Over-the-Rhine.

Arnold's Bar & Grill

Arnold's has become an Opening Day tradition for many fans. Breakfast is served from 9 to 11 a.m.  Also at 9 a.m., Cincinnati's oldest bar will tap seven rare beers: Three Floyd Alpha King, The Brew Kettle White Rajah, 2-year aged Founder's Imperial Stout, Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA, Blank Slate Long Way Home Chocolate IPA, Rhinegeist Saber Tooth Tiger and MadTree's Rounding Third and Heading for Home Red IPA. Todd Hepburn playing classic baseball tunes on the piano from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Details: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday. No cover. 210 E. 8th St., Downtown.

Holy Grail

Located 100 yards from home plate at Great American Ball Park, a sea of red will flood Holy Grail at The Banks on Opening Day. Watch the game on any of the 31 HD televisions. 700 WLW will broadcast live beginning at 9 a.m. through the start of the game.

Details: 9 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Monday. No cover. 161 Joe Nuxhall Way, The Banks.

Moerlein Lager House

A great destination for Opening Day located across from Great American Ball Park with a view of Smale Riverfront Park. Music by Cincinnati Native, DJ ETrayn and freshly brewed craft beer.

Details: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. No cover. 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, The Banks.

Fountain Square

Give Back Cincinnati is throwing an Opening Day Rally in the heart of the Queen City, which is its largest fundraising event. Enjoy food, drinks and live music.

Details: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Free admission. 520 Vine St., Downtown.

In Between Tavern

This local tavern and grill is always a fun spot before, during and after a Reds game, which is located directly across from Great American Ball Park. Enjoy $4 domestics.

Details: Opens 10 a.m. Monday. 307 Sycamore St., Downtown. (513) 621-7009.

O'Malleys in the Alley

Celebrate Opening Day at O'Malley's in the Alley with seven TVs. Enjoy 16-ounce beer tubs for $3.25 and buckets of five domestic beers for $10.

Details: 10 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Monday. No Cover. 25 Ogden Place, Downtown.

Opening Day Block Party

The Reds Community Fund Charity Block Party is outside Great American Ball Park with live broadcasts from WEBN and FOX Sports Ohio. Food, drinks and live bands include Alias from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Frankly Speaking from 1 to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the P&G MLB Urban Youth Academy.

Details: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Free admission. Joe Nuxhall Way and Freedom Way, The Banks.

Washington Park

Celebrate the 2014 Cincinnati Reds season at the beautiful Washington Park with drinks, food, games and live music by Cherry on Top. The Findlay Market Opening Day Parade passed by Washington Park on Elm Street in front of Music Hall.

Details: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Free admission. 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine.


Walk the Purple People Bridge across the river to Hofbrauhaus, which will have live music, TVs and classic Bavarian brews.

Details: 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Monday. 200 E. 3rd St., Newport.

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