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Reds Opening Day: A guide to where to watch from the first pitch to the last hit

Posted at 8:43 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 18:56:27-04

CINCINNATI — Reds Opening Day may be like no other compared to the team's more than 100-year history, but some things do remain the same.

Check out this list of places where you can socially distance with friends and other baseball fans to watch the Reds take on the Detroit Tigers starting at 6:10 p.m. Friday.

Opening Day Watch Party: 4-10 p.m. Friday. Fountain Square, 502 Vine St., Downtown. Free. For those looking to watch the Reds take on the Detroit Tigers on Opening Day, there may be no better place to be than Fountain Square. The Porch on the square will be serving cold beer, seltzer and wine. The game, which begins at 6:10 p.m., also will be playing on the giant LED board. And for more fun, the first 50 customers to make a purchase at the Porch will receive a free Opening Day T-shirt from Fox Sports Ohio and special-edition koozies while supplies last. www.myfountainsquare.com

Reds Opening Day Riverside Viewing: 5-8 p.m. Friday. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way. Free. Let the Reds hear your voice across the river as you watch the home team take on the Tigers for Opening Day. Meet up at the Aquarium Plaza starting at 5:30 p.m. to watch the game on a big LCD screen with the stadium and riverfront as a backdrop. For more information visit the Facebook event page.

Reds Opening Day Watch Party: Noon-1 a.m. Friday. Smoked Justis, 302 Court St., Covington. This will be a scaled-down version of the usual Smoke Justis Opening Day party but still a good time. Enjoy the perfect lunch with former Reds pitcher Tom Browning, live music from the bourbon lounge and, of course, the game before closing out the night with music. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Opening Day 2020: Noon-2 a.m. Friday. Fishbowl at The Banks, 141 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. Free. Enjoy live music, cold drinks and free hot dogs served up at the Fishbowl before the Reds play. When the game is on, so will the sound be on to hear the game. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Opening Day at The Stretch: 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday. The Stretch, 191 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. Free. Gather with friends and enjoy the game at the Stretch. For more information visit the event Facebook page.