EVENTS THIS WEEKEND
26th Annual Bockfest Parade (Downtown)
What: Starting at Arnold's - Cincinnati's oldest saloon - the Bockfest parade is traditionally lead by a
goat pulling a keg and the reigning Sausage Queen along with the official parade marshal. It travels
up Sycamore Street to 12th Street to Main Street to Bockfest Hall and ends with the blessing of the
bock beer. This officially marks the beginning of a weekend of festive celebration that might end in
blaming a goat on your horizontal position. Goats, the German Renaissance, beer, irreverence and
originality are all highly esteemed aspects of a parade entry. There are no fire trucks for the kids. In
the past, entries have included faux-monks pulling a Trojan goat, futon queens, German beer bands,
a four-poster bed pulled by slave labor, goats on Segways, a leather-clad whip wench with a huge
whip, and patriotic chants of "drink more beer." As usual, you can bring your favorite canine to walk
with "The Bocking Dogs."
Where: Sycamore Street to 12th Street to Main Street to Bockfest Hall on Moore St.
Dates: Friday, March 2nd 6pm - 7pm
Bockest "Beer & Bygone Days" (OTR)
What: Join us Saturday March 4, 2018 from 12P-6PM at Bockfest Hall for an afternoon of
speakers, presentations, displays, and tastings all about BEER and HISTORY. The event is
The afternoon is host to the Bloatarian Brewing League's annual Bock Beer Homebrew
Competition, and new this year is the tasting class at 2PM (this is a ticketed event, tickets at
https://otrbrewerydistrict.thundertix.com/events/124415) where you can sample a variety of beer
styles with a beer expert.
There will be steins and breweriana (beer collectibles) for display and sale, bring your items in
for a free appraisal!
Local historians and authors will be speaking all afternoon, plus they'll have displays from the
Brewing Heritage Trail, the Over-the-Rhine Museum, the Cincinnati State Brewing Science
Dept., and the German Heritage Museum.
Confirmed speakers include:
- "Beer Dave" Gausepohl
- Fred Krome
- Greg Hand from Cin
Where: Bockfest Hall - 1619 Moore St
Dates: Saturday, March 3rd 12pm - 6pm
Cincinnati Home & Garden Show (Downtown)
What: The Cincinnati Home & Garden Show continues this weekend at Duke Energy
Convention Center. Find fresh inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in
remodeling, home improvement, decor and outdoor spaces with hundreds of experts all under
Where: Duke Energy Convention Center
When: Friday, March 2nd: 11am - 8pm
Saturday, March 3rd: 10am - 9pm
Sunday, March 4th: 10am - 6pm
Dates: Save $2 and buy online! $6 - $11
Cyclones Hockey: John Morrell Wiener Dog Races (Downtown)
What: The Cyclones will find out who the fastest dachshund on ice is with an intermission race.
Fans are also encouraged to bring their dog to the game with a special Pucks & Pups ticket.
Plus, it's John Morrell Dollar Hotdog Night!
Where: US Bank Arena
Dates: Saturday, March 3rd 7:30pm
Cost: $15 - $27
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Sundry and Vice (OTR)
- If you love old fashioned cocktails, then you need to find your way to Sundry and Vice.
- It looks like an old fashioned apothecary from the outside, with little potions and jars in
the windows. Inside is small and intimate with a bar and just a few booths.
- Sundry and Vice is all about the high-quality ingredients, they have plenty of different
kinds of liquor available and all the liqueurs and the drink menu is quite large and the
cocktails here are made with from a knowledge staff.
- PRO TIP: On Saturday or Sunday before 4PM, you need to check out their boozy
milkshakes! They are handcrafted experimental booze milkshakes that change weekly...
- A HOT NEW "social sippery" where locally-grown herbs elevate refreshing cocktails,
alongside ambrosial wines and delicious beers.
- Their cocktail menu reads easily enough with some fun twists thrown in.
- You gotta try the VESPIDAE: Lemon, ginger honey syrup, habanero infused-chartreuse,
gin. *This is not only my favorite cocktail in Cincinnati right now, it is one of the best
cocktails I've ever had. And #1 hands down the best spicy / habanero cocktail I've ever
- This place is where it’s at - Herbaceous forward, modern atmosphere, and some of the
Maribelle's Eat + Drink (Oakley)
- Maribelle's might be the most underrated restaurant in all of Cincinnati with a well crafted
cocktail list. A drink you gotta try is the Saint Agatha: tequila + st germaine + jalapeno +
mint + lemon + simple + grapefruit
- Yelpers can’t stop raving about their brunch (which is also served on Saturdays, not just
Sundays) so make Maribelle’s in your weekend plans!
The Littlefield (Northside)
- They have a great selection of whiskeys, bourbons and fairly priced canned beer. They
have amazingly creative cocktails and Yelpers highly recommend the Fleur de Beewhich
has an edible hibiscus flower in it, prosecco, violette and st germain.
- PRO TIP: You gotta check their Sunday Brunch (we’re talking shrimp & grits, truffle egg
sammies and pigs in a blanket)
- They also have board games that you can play as well.. We’re totally down with
anywhere I can sit and sip on a Bloody Mary, have great conversation and play Guess
- Japp’s specializes in handcrafted cocktails using the freshest ingredients, made
in-house, and inspired by classic cocktails from the 1700s to the 1950s.
- Molly Wellmann leads their team of trained mixologists, who are not only experts at
making our delicious craft cocktails, but are well versed in the history of the drinks, and
the spirits that go into them.
- The environment at Japp’s was designed so that you can have the authentic Cincinnati
cocktail experience. The architecture complements the 100+ year history of Japp’s
The Globe Covington (Covington)
- Cocktail bar with a huge space with comfy seating where you can still grab an old
fashioned but also try unique and new expertly crafted drinks (they also have some good
lite bites to boot too)
- HAPPY DAYS - Watershed Vodka, Crème de Mure, Lemon, Red Apple, Salt
- AVIATION - Aviation Gin, Luxardo Maraschino, Crème de Violette, Lemon