Diner: Swizzle 2008: Be a Sport

Watering holes that cater to the athlete and the athletic supporter alike

Feb 27, 2008 at 2:06 pm
Joe Lamb

Erin McGill plays darts at Fries Cafe, which caters to sports fans and participants alike.

Probably the three greatest advances in the sports world in the last 100 years are the curve ball, the protective cup and the sports bar. And since most of us at CityBeat can't throw a decent breaking ball and the cup is the most uncomfortable piece of plastic we've ever met, today we'll focus on the sports bar.

Cincinnati is a great sports town, with its rare combination of two professional big-league teams, a handful of noted collegiate teams, some minor league teams scattered around the area and a nearly unrivaled love for high school sports.

But it's also a great drinking town thanks to its German heritage and its surplus of watering holes tucked into every nook and cranny.

Is it any wonder, then, that you could practically throw a softball in any direction on any corner of the Tristate and hit a sports bar?

We wandered the city to find not just where to go to watch the big game