Lots of stuff happening downtown for Reds Opening Day. For the most part, bars are just having drink specials and not doing too much in the way of creativity. For a nice list of where to get a bucket of beers and some hot cornhole action, check this list on
CiN Weekly er… Metromix. If you’re up for something with a little more panache, here are a few events we found interesting:
Jake Speed’s Opening Day Extravaganza!
Arnolds’ Bar and Grill (Map!)
Jake Speed is the man, and you need to see him live to see why. You may not find a bigger Reds fan – the guy bleeds Cincinnati. Oh – make sure you get yer Hudy on too! Here are some deets:
- Hudy Delight and Hudy 14-K official Cincinnati Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Can release
- Jake Speed and the Freddie’s perform a special baseball themed show 9:30AM-12:00PM
- WNKU broadcasting live from courtyard
- Special baseball-themed performances
- Free hot dog buffet for 2 hours after the game.
- Great prizes, including antique Hudy gear!
John Morrell Tailgate
Third & Race
Paul Daugherty can go get his hotdog on at this sushi-free tailgate party. Our homeboy Clayton Anderson will be rockin’ the stage and the Reds Rally Pack will be there to terrorize everyone (in a pleasant way) and probably giveaway some stuff. Don’t be tardy for the party – starts at 10:30am, holmes. Beer sales support the American Red Cross.
Catcher in the Rye Tapping & Opening Day Celebration!
Rock Bottom Brewery (Map!)
9 am – 12 am
The Rock is kicking things off at 9am with a signature breakfast menu and the tapping of their Catcher in the Rye Ale. Sounds like a party to us.
Hang with Mo Egger & Friends
8am – Noon
Join Mo live from 8:00am to Noon on Opening Day at Gameworks. Special guests include: C. Trent Rosecrans, Miss Ohio Amanda Tempel, Former Red Chris Sexton and more! We smell a Dance Dance Revolution competition brewing… do you?
Save Second Base
This event at Hofbrauhaus would make our list strictly based on the name alone, but they’ve got a great little shin-dig kickin’. Proceeds from the Opening Day festivities at the ‘haus benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Get yourself a beer and pretzel then head over the Purple People Bridge to the game and have another beer and another pretzel.
Señor Roy and his awesome Taco Patrol will be on Fountain Square for Opening Day. Solid!
Hey, if your place has something cool going on, just leave us a comment and let everyone know about it.
If you’re in the mood, here are a few photos from our trek to Opening Day last year.