Hightail Mount Adams serves casual vibe, classic cocktails

The bar's grand opening is 6 p.m. Nov. 22

CINCINNATI – When Hightail Mount Adams opens at 6 p.m. Wednesday, it will bring a casual vibe to the neighborhood, according to the bar's general manager.

"We're looking for more of a dive bar with flair," Holli Gerding said.

Hightail, located at 941 Pavilion St., is Four Entertainment Group (4EG)'s newest bar. The company also owns Lachey's, the Lackman, the Vestry and the soon-to-open Rosedale in the former Famous Neons Unplugged space in Over-the-Rhine.

Gerding said Hightail, with its light wood and copper table tops, can comfortably seat between 100 and 120 people.

The bar offers seven specialty cocktails. Those cocktails include names that reflect Hightail's location, such as the Hillside Mule made with Old Forester Bourbon, sage simple syrup, lime juice, blackberries and Gosling's Ginger Beer. There are also eight local craft beers on tap and more than 50 other beers for sale in bottles and cans, Gerding added.

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The bar also includes a pool table and multiple flat panel televisions.

"We want this place to be a regular place for neighbors to spend time in," Gerding said.

Hightail will be open from 4 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 3 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Fridays, 4 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Saturdays; Noon-midnight Sundays; and it'll be closed on Mondays. The bar will host half-price happy hours from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 3-6 p.m. Fridays. It will serve mimosas and Bloody Mary specials on Sunday.

As far as holding its grand opening the night before Thanksgiving, which is traditionally one of the busiest bar nights fo the year, Gerding said her staff is ready.

"I'm sure it might be a little crazy, but we look forward to serving the neighborhood," she said.

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