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“Cool atmosphere, amazing happy hour!”
Review of Righteous Room

Righteous Room
Ranked #12 of 87 Nightlife in Cincinnati
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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Cool atmosphere, amazing happy hour!”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We were in Cincinnati for a wedding last June and luckily happened to wander into this bar. Incredibly cool vibe, nice energy level mid-to-late afternoon, awesome cocktail list and half price during happy hour! If you walk through the bar to the back, you'll find an open-air courtyard! Great all-around!

Visited June 2013
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Blue Ash, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Happy Hour is Indeed Most Righteous!”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

I have to admit that my exposure to The Righteous Room is rather limited. I have not been there during the times that others describe as a “mad crush”, when the younger and prettier crowd come out to haunt the downtown bars. My experiences have been all pre-theatre, partaking of the Happy Hour specials before heading across the street to the Aronoff for an evening of theatrical entertainment. So, with that in mind….

It’s shotgun style – narrow with a dark bar on the right, and a group of tables in front, back and along the left wall. During Happy Hour, which runs from 4:00 until 8:00, Monday through Friday, all drinks are half off. Not just some, but all of them. That means a pint of Guinness Draft is only around $2.50 or so. For any bar, that’s amazing. For a downtown bar, that’s incredible. Consume Guinness at home and it’s almost $2.00 per pint.

They don’t serve food, but that’s really not a problem being downtown and within walking distance to most anything you would want. Their draft and craft beer list is pretty impressive, and there is always something new to try. The spirits selection is good, too, with lots of top and mid-shelf liquors to choose from. The specialty drinks are pretty standard, but, from what I’ve seen, and by sitting at the bar, I can tell you the bartenders are not shy when it comes to the pour.

The atmosphere itself is dark, dim, romantic, and often a little loud. It’s the “sleeve rolled up, tie loosened” type of crowd that permeate the downtown bars after work. It’s not intimidating for anyone, young or old, although it trends towards the 20-somethings. During Happy Hour, there are Plenty of “after work” groups there, and by 8:00, many of them have been sipping (or guzzling) their adult beverages for hours. I’ve yet to see anyone loud or obnoxious, even when it has been pretty crowded. The bar staff, both male and female, often look like they are ready to leap into a photo shoot of Cincinnati’s Hottest Servers at any moment. I have yet to see an unattractive server working the wood.
Overall, they seem to be pretty knowledgeable, a problem one often sees when dealing with younger staff.

While you are there, be sure to check out the back bar. It is pretty impressive. Some very beautiful glass and light in that magnificent piece. This place looks like it goes back a ways, and it’s an interesting part of the local downtown history. So if you’re looking for someplace to drink on the cheap after your workday, before the show, or if you just wish to mingle with the pretty people, this may be the place to go.

Visited March 2014
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