‘Tip-off’ challenge continues: UC fan leaves $2K tip at R.P. McMurphy’s

‘Tip-off’ challenge continues: UC fan leaves $2K tip at R.P. McMurphy’s
The tip-off challenge continued at R.P. McMurphy's. (Source: R.P. McMurphy's)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - More UC and XU fans got in on the “Crosstown Tip-off Challenge.”

On Thursday, a UC fan left a $2,000 tip for R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub staff members on a $39.89 bill.

The tipper wrote, “Guys. Your staff is awesome! JEB rules! Go UC! Go big or go home!”

R.P. McMurphy’s said this was an extra special tip because it honored Tri-State restaurant owner Jeremy Bowman, who passed away at the end of 2020 from COVID-19.

“We are so appreciative of the support within the community and can’t wait to see where it goes from here. Time to zip it up, XU! LET’S GOOOO,” the pub posted on social media.

This is an extra special tip for us: not only does it up the ante for the #crosstowntipwars but it also honors our dear...

Posted by R.P. McMurphy's on Thursday, February 4, 2021

Monday night the Incline Public House posted a $1,500 tip left by a gracious customer who wrote, “I love both teams! Support our restaurants!”

Tuesday morning The Echo in Hyde Park posted a $1,500 cash tip left by a Xavier fan: “This is OUR City! Go X!”

The challenge started at Zip’s Cafe in Mt. Lookout on Jan. 9th when they shared on Facebook a napkin that thanked their hard-working staff with a $1,000 tip, ending the note with “Go Xavier.”

Over the next few weeks, tips went up in increments of a few dollars at Keystone Bar and Grill, Goose and Elder, Chandler’s Burger Bistro, Sacred Beast, O’Bryon’s Bar and Grill, Skyline Chili, China Gourmet, Red Feather and elsewhere.


Jan. 9: Zip’s Cafe - $1,000 for XU

Jan. 14: Keystone Bar & Grill -$1,001 UC

Jan. 25: Goose and Elder - $1,002 for XU

Jan. 27: Chandler’s - $1,005 for UC

Jan. 28: Sacred Beast - $1,007 for XU

Jan. 28: O’Bryon’s Bar And Grill - $1,006 for UC

Jan. 29: Dead Low Brewing - $1,010 for XU

Jan. 28: Arnold’s Bar and Grill - $1,008 on $120.91 for UC

Jan. 30: Red Feather - $1,010 for UC

Jan. 30: China Gourmet - $1,010 for UC

Jan. 31: Skyline Chili Oakley - $1,015 for UC

Jan. 31: Bellevue Bistro - $1,100 for XU

Jan. 31: Zip’s Cafe - $1,250 for UC

Feb. 1: Incline Public House - $1,500 for both teams

Feb. 2: The Echo - $1,500 for XU

Feb. 4: JTaps Sports Bar & Grill - $1,690.69 UC

Feb. 4: The Holy Grail Tavern and Grill - $1,051.37 for UC

Feb. 4: Montgomery Inn - $1,234 for UC

Feb. 4: R P McMurphy’s - $2,000 for UC

In total, more than $22,000 have been left on the Queen City’s tabletops thanks to the challenge

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