Your Great American Ball Park Experience in Cincinnati
When most people think of Cincinnati, one major landmark definitely stands out in their minds: The Great American Ball Park. The Park hosts amazing games, great charity events and some really spectacular concerts and other spectacles. Planning your experience near the Ball Park this summer begins with chauffeured car service, so you can by-pass the traffic and parking issues that come with spending time in the city. After you’ve got your car service booked, it’s important to choose the other stops near the Ballpark you’d like to see. Here are a few of our favorites.
1. Neighborhood Stops
The Great American Ball Park is directly between Paul Brown Stadium and U.S. Bank Arena, home of the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL. Four blocks west of the Ball Park, and across the street from Paul Brown Stadium, you will find Head First Sports Café. This is a major local favorite of Reds and Bengals fans before and after games, where you will find a fantastic selection of sandwiches, salads, wraps and delicious chili. Happy Hour is from 4-7 Monday through Friday.
If you head east from the park you will find another Cincinnati favorite, the Montgomery Inn. If you are a meat lover, this is definitely the place for you. They serve everything from delicious barbecue to incredible steaks. This is a place where you will be served ribs…as an appetizer. They have a great catering menu and will also host events as needed, so feel free to make it a party and bring some friends along for a world famous meal.
2. On Site Brews
If you are more of a loyalist to the Ball Park and want to get your good eats and drinks while you are there, they have you covered. As of this year, the Reds Brewery District is coming in full strength. An 85-foot long bar between sections 117 and 118 on the third base concourse to provide craft beer on site. This awesome homage to hops includes 60 taps featuring 23 different craft beers and an Anheuser-Busch beer selection with favorites like Bud Light and Goose Island. Multiple local brewers including legends and favorites like Christian Moerlein, Mad Tree, Mt. Carmel and Rivertown will be served and the selections will be rotating throughout the season.
The Moerlein Lager House will also have two new concession stands in the stadium itself. The stands offer beers from several local craft brewers as well as 48 bottled beers. The stands are behind section 130 on the first base concourse and 113 on the third base concourse. Christian Moerlein says that its OTR Ale, Helles Lager and Zeppelin Bavarian Pale Ale are to be served as well.
3. New Tech
The Reds Connect Zone, located on the third base concourse behind Section 110, is a new gathering spot to help follow in Reds-related social media. The Zone offers free WiFi and has multiple charging stations for mobile devices. There will also be intermittent appearances by various social media influencers and the area features more than 25 big screens to show off Instagram photos, Facebook shots and polls, Tweets, Vine videos, various trending topics and more.
These are some of the newest and more interesting options in and around the Great American Ball Park, making this summer the perfect time to visit the Queen City and get to know baseball’s first professional franchise. With such close proximity to the home of the Bengals, you can make a quick stop over at the Paul Brown Stadium and enjoy the restaurants, bars and sights available in that area of Cincinnati, as well.