Actually the Lodge Bar is nowhere in Cincinnati. It closed down its operation on Seventh Street late last week. Their Columbus bar—you know, in Columbus—also closed. Click here to read more about it.
The inside looked like a ski lodge but it didn’t have a warm feeling to it. I went in a couple times and each time I had my hand stamped. I could never figure that out. I was just coming in for a drink. It’s not like I was paying a cover charge.
The service was mostly wooden and unfriendly. A bartender once asked for my I.D. which was strange. Come on, I’m a guy in my 50’s.
Really, honest to god, I hate to see another bar closing downtown, but I won’t miss the Lodge Bar. In my view, it sort of sucked—but yet again, let me remind you how negative I can be.
(Photo from zipscene.com)