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Thanksgiving Eve 2019: Here's where to party

Posted at 7:00 AM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 09:03:56-05

Thanksgiving Eve is the biggest party night of the year.

Here are all the parties happening Wednesday night.

Drinksgiving: 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Rosedale OTR, 208 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. Wobble before you gobble on Thanksgiving Day with $3 Breckenridge Brewery Brewski, Proverb Cabernet Sauvignon and $3 Haku Vodka. DJ Slick Nick will provide the tunes.

Blue Wisp Big Band 40th annual Thanksgiving Eve Extravaganza: 8-11:20 p.m. Wednesday. Caffé Vivace Coffee House, 975 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills. $24-$30. The Blue Wisp Big Band will host its annual Thanksgiving Eve concert at Caffé Vivace.

Ernie Johnson From Detroit: 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday. MOTR, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. Gobble, gobble. Ernie Johnson From Detroit will play a free show that blends Afrobeat, funk and jazz this Thanksgiving Eve at MOTR Pub.

Thanksgiving Eve with the Tillers: 8 p.m.-midnight. Wednesday. Arnold's Bar and Grill, 210 E. Eighth St., Downtown. This Thanksgiving Eve, Arnold’s will pair a performance by Tillers with Jameson. The evening will feature specials on Jameson cocktails and Jameson-infused dinners as the Tillers perform. The bar also has partnered with Neltner Small Batch, Otto Printing and Mus-i-col Records in creating 250 freshly pressed, transparent-green 7-inch vinyl Tillers records that Arnold's will give away for free.

Thanksgiving Eve at Igby's: 4 p.m.-midnight Wednesday. Igby's, 122 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Sip on $5 drafts, $5 select calls, $5 glasses of Proverb wine and the $6 Igby's cocktail of the month while listening to the melodic tunes of Kyle English (4:30-7:30 p.m.). Then listen to DJ Simo until close for one of the best Thanksgiving Eve parties in the city.

Thanksgiving Eve Party: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday. Queen City Exchange, 32 W. Court St., Downtown. Party like a rock star at the Queen City Exchange before sitting prim and proper with your family around the Thanksgiving table.

VIVE's Night Before Bash: 5-11 p.m. Wednesday. Braxton Brewing Co., 27 W. Seventh St., Covington. Stay fresh this Thanksgiving Eve with Braxton's VIVE hard seltzers. The brewery will debut its new VIVE cocktails crafted in partnership with Molly Wellmann. The event will feature a dance party with a DJ all night long. There also will be special VIVE giveaways from Sage Yoga Co.

We Shoot Fireball, Not Turkey: 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Tin Roof, 160 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. If you’re looking to spend Thanksgiving Eve somewhere familiar and fun, head down to Tin Roof. You’ll be able to add some rocket fuel to your alcohol-soaked evening with $5 Fireball shots at the bar. DJ Kombat will start spinning tunes at 8 p.m., followed by the Tyler Moore Band at 10 p.m.

Bon Vivant: 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside. $55 pre-sale; $65 at the door. Urban Artifact has been hard at work for months designing a liquid five-course meal. The brewery also worked with Street Eats to craft food-pairing combinations to serve Thanksgiving Eve.

Grunge Fest: 5 p.m. Wednesday. Bogart's 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $13. Attention, Gen Xers: If you're feeling feisty, make your way to Bogart’s and relive your youth. Rootbound, Hollow, Lift the Medium and Bronson Arroyo Band will cover classic 1990s tunes at this all-ages show.

Reunion: A Thanksgiving Eve Celebration: 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday. Nation, 1200 Broadway St. and Three Points Brewing, 331 E. 13th St., Pendleton. Enjoy food and drink at Nation Kitchen and Bar from 6-10 p.m. before heading over to Three Points Urban Brewery for drinks and dancing until 2 a.m.

Time to Get Basted! Thanksgiving Eve at Dead Low: 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday. Dead Low Brewing, 5959 Kellogg Ave., California. One of the Queen City's newest breweries is ready to help you get into the holiday spirit. Enjoy drinks, food and fun with friends.

Give a Can, Get a Can, Get Down with DJ Mowgli: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday. Lost & Found, 22 E. 14th St., Over-the-Rhine. Be thankful for the good people in your life by bringing a canned good to Lost & Found's Thanksgiving Eve party. In turn, you'll receive a canned beer along with great music. Proceeds and food collected during the evening will be donated to the Freestore Foodbank.

Friends Trivia: 8-10 p.m. Wednesday. The St. Clair, 245 Calhoun St., CUF. How well do you know your “Friends”? Find out while slamming $6 double well drinks and $2-off draft beers. The top two trivia teams will win free gift cards. The trivia competition will end at 10 p.m., but drink specials will continue until the close of the bar at 2 a.m.

Seventh Annual Belgian Beer and Disco Night: 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Market Wines, 128 W. Elder St., Over-the-Rhine. My, how time flies. It feels like only last week, not last year, that friends gathered inside Market Wines at Findlay Market for the shop's annual Thanksgiving Eve tapping of St. Bernardus Belgian Christmas Ale. You better hope the bell bottoms you wore last year still fit, because the fun of dressing up and dancing to disco never dies.

Dickmann's Thanksgiving Eve Bash: 8 p.m. Wednesday. Dickmann's Sports Cafe, 479 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell. Dickmann’s will again serve a healthy heaping of country this Thanksgiving Eve. The Derek Alan Band will rock the Northern Kentucky bar with songs such as “Let’s Stay In and Woo!” and “People Born Rowdy.”

Thanksgiving Bier Hall Bash: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mecklenburg Gardens, 321 E. University Ave., Corryville. Good beer, food and music will fill Mecklenburg Gardens this Thanksgiving Eve, making the iconic Cincinnati eatery the perfect place to be with friends.

Thanksgiving Eve Party and Beer Release: 3-11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Darkness Brewing, 224 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue. Darkness will host its annual special beer release party featuring Ike Ike Baby. The evening also will feature trivia, drink-and-draw and food.

Drinksgiving: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday. The Drink Tavern, 238 Hensel Place, Hamilton. The Tavern will host Candy Count guess and happy hour trivia questions for prizes. There will be drink specials, Turkey Bombs and a lot of fun, too.

Thanksgiving Eve Dance Party: 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday. CWC, the Restaurant, 1517 Springfield Pike, Wyoming. If you attended the last Thanksgiving Eve Dance Party at CWC, you’re probably ready to return for the second. Drinks will flow and the music will be bumping for a night of epic fun.

'80s Rocking Thanksgiving Eve: 4 p.m.-midnight. The Lackman, 1237 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. Nothing says Thanksgiving Eve quite like a trip through Thanksgivings past. The Lackman plans to party like it's 1985. The bar will be throwing back the '80s tracks and drinks all night. Three Olives Vodka Cherry and Kraken Coffee will fuel the fun with samples from 9-11 p.m., followed by $3 Three Olives Cherry Bombs the rest of the night.

Cyclones Hockey: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway St., Downtown. $18-$30. The venue’s name may have changed, but the Cincinnati Cyclones will again offer the biggest bang for a buck on Thanksgiving Eve. The center will be selling $1 Pabst Blue Ribbon and Miller High Life beers during the game. If you really want to go wild, the Chick-fil-A Family 4-Pack for $77 includes four tickets, four hats and four chicken sandwich coupons. Ironically enough, the Cyclones will face the Kalamazoo Wings in the rink. (Get it? Chicken and wings?)

Warehouse Reunion 2019: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday. Mixwells Northside, 3935 Spring Grove Ave., Northside. No cover for ages 21 and older. Remember the Warehouse nightclub at 1313 Vine St.? If so, head to Mixwells for a night of all your Warehouse and early Darkotica favorites. Mike Dangers, STEPHEN29 and Christopher Favorite will bring the entertainment.

Dawg Yawp Thanksgiving Eve: 8 p.m.-midnight. The Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. $12 advance; $14 day of show. Ages 18 and older. If drinking isn’t your bag, how about an evening of great live music from local band Dawg Yawp instead?

Art After Dark: Girl Power!: 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Free. Let there be no doubt: Girls rule the world, and they also will rule the Cincinnati Art Museum on Thanksgiving Eve. November's very special Art After Dark evening at the museum will celebrate girl power by offering free tours of its special “Women Breaking Boundaries” and “The Power of Her” exhibits. The all-female-fronted punk band Leggy also will perform. Food and specialty cocktails will be available for purchase, too.

Vinyl Pre-Thanksgiving Happy Hour Set: 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. Revel OTR, 111 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. The Over-the-Rhine urban winery will serve funky beats before you enjoy those Thanksgiving eats. Resident DJGhost513 will dish out some funky tracks as the bar serves $5 pours, pints, wine cocktails and bites. Then make sure to stick around after happy hour for a night of great live music featuring Camille Saba Smith and the EWQ band. The band will blend jazz and R&B music from 8:30-11 p.m.

Friends Giving Holiday Jam: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. Reminisce Sports Cafe, 8134 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy. $10 at door until midnight; $15 after midnight. Work off that extra piece of sweet potato pie by attending this post-Thanksgiving party. There will be live music, DJs, drinks and fun with friends all night.