A wise man once said, “If life gives you limes, make margaritas.” Jimmy Buffett returns to Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center on July 13, and 4EG venues are ready to welcome parrotheads from near and far. Grab your Hawaiian shirt and lei and head out for a cocktail before one of the most beloved concerts of the summer.
“I like mine with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes.” - “Cheeseburger in Paradise”
Jimmy Buffett happens to be in town during one of our favorite weeks of the year! Cincinnati Burger Week runs from July 12 - 18, and Keystone’s Mac Shack is serving up a festive special: Cheeseburger in Paradise mac + cheese. Made with classic mac + cheese, seasoned ground beef, diced tomatoes, and shredded cheese, this special is topped with French fries, ketchup, and pickles. Served this week only for just $6, parrotheads won’t want to miss this mac!
“It’s only half-past twelve but I don’t care, it’s five o’clock somewhere” - “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”
Who says you need to wait until five o’clock to start drinking? Rosedale opens at 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays, so you can always get the fun started early. Enjoy the sunshine on the massive patio with outdoor games, picnic tables, and a full bar. We have a feeling Jimmy Buffett would be pretty fond of the Pineapple Express, made with El Jimador Reposado, pineapple juice, simple syrup, and hellfire shrub. Located in the heart of Over-the-Rhine, Rosedale is a day-drinking paradise on hot summer weekends.
“The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful” - “The Weather is Here, I Wish You were Beautiful”
Photo provided by Newport on the Levee
The skies are so clear and life is so easy at Newport on the Levee! Whether you’re missing that special someone or not, there’s no better place to take in Cincinnati’s beautiful weather and skyline view than The Buzz. Located in Bridgeview Box Park, The Buzz offers refreshing craft cocktails and frozen drinks in a casual, outdoor environment. We think Jimmy Buffett would approve of getting your buzz on with The Islander: Red Bull Yellow Edition and Don Julio Blanco Tequila. Open at noon on the weekends, enjoy some afternoon sun or a golden hour sunset with a stunning view of the Ohio River.
“It’s a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning” - “Fruitcakes”
Saturday nights have a tendency to turn into Sunday mornings pretty quickly in college… Located in Clifton, The St. Clair covers all your needs for a lively Saturday night with friends: from 8pm - close, enjoy $3 green tea shots, $5 Red Bull vodkas, and $6 pitchers of Bud Light. When Sunday morning comes around, head back to University Square and visit Keystone - Clifton, where a delicious variety of brunch foods, like the Gravy Train and Rehab Burger, and $16 mimosa pitchers await.
“It was too much tequila, or not quite enough” - “Semi-true Story”
Low Spark brings all the tropical vibes with its signature neon fish tank as the bar’s centerpiece. While eclectic tunes play from the vinyl record player, sip on a Gary the Snail cocktail, made with El Jimador Silver Tequila, Campari, agave, lime, and mint. Located in Over-the-Rhine, this 70s getaway will have your mind on a permanent vacation in no time. After a few tasty cocktails, we’re pretty sure your stories will be only “semi-true” too.
“Wastin’ away again in Margaritaville, searchin’ for my lost shaker of salt” - “Margaritaville”
Waste away with margaritas and more at The Righteous Room, located in Cincinnati’s Central Business District. Try a classic or blueberry margarita and spend the evening exploring their diverse cocktail menu. Enjoy fresh air, good company, and escape from the hustle of downtown on the venue’s 700-square-foot patio. This downtown gem is open Friday - Sunday, so stop by for a quick weekend getaway close to home.
“Come Monday, it’ll be all right. Come Monday, I’ll be holdin’ you tight.” - “Come Monday”
Polly want some mac + cheese? We all get those Monday blues, but the start to the week doesn’t have to be all bad! Keystone - Covington’s Mac Monday special features half-price mac + cheese all day long, with the purchase of a beverage. This special is dine-in only, so stay awhile and enjoy a cold beverage and some fresh air on the spacious patio.
“Waitress, I need two more boat drinks” - “Boat Drinks”
Get ready to order some boat drinks at 4EG’s newest venue, Pilar, in just a few short weeks. Set to open in late July - early August, Pilar’s name is a nod to Ernest Hemingway’s beloved boat. Pilar will be located in downtown Cincinnati on Court Street, just across the way from Kroger on the Rhine. Be on the lookout for the venue’s Key West-inspired decor, which will feature a life-sized wooden boat as its centerpiece.