CINCINNATI — Cincinnati’s streetcar will make its official debut on Friday, and many bars and businesses along its route are ready to celebrate.
A number of restaurants, bars and other businesses, from the Banks through Over-the-Rhine, are offering discounts and other grand opening specials during the streetcar's opening weekend.
Pi Pizzeria: 6-9 p.m. Friday. 199 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Streetcar Station 3. Streetcar and transit advocate Derek Bauman and Pi owner Chris Sommers will host a pizza, cocktail and beer reception. DJ FlyBoy and Devin Chinn will provide live entertainment. http://bit.ly/2c9jJZt
Vestry at the Transept: Noon-3 p.m. Friday. 1205 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Streetcar Station 8. Grill out on the patio with $3 streetcar cocktails and $3 select streetcar drafts. thetransept.com/in-house-bar
Japp’s Since 1879: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. 1134 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. Streetcar Station 6. The entire cocktail list for the week will feature streetcar-themed drinks and a special punch for anyone who mentions the streetcar. There will be live music on Friday and Saturday, as well as complimentary light bites by Bottle & Basket on Saturday. www.facebook.com/Japps1879
Rhinegeist Brewery: 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday. 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Streetcar Station 11. There will be a streetcar launch party on the rooftop with a commemorative glass and $1 off when mentioning the streetcar; a commemorative tapping of Traction Cream Ale; live DJ; and a raffle to be entered to win streetcar passes. From Sept. 9-18, streetcar riders get $1 off a pint with proof of ride or pass. www.rhinegeist.com
Themed drinks and discounts
Moerlein Lager House: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday. 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. Streetcar Station 1. The brewery will tap a new beer called the Moerlein Connector IPA and serve it in a commemorative pint glass while supplies last.
Corkopolis: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. 640 Main St., Downtown. Streetcar Station 3. The wine bar and market will offer $1 off all wine and beer drafts. www.corkopolis.com
Jack Casino: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 1000 Broadway St., Downtown. Streetcar Station 5. Half-price buffet.
Cuban Pete: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 133 E Court St., Downtown. Streetcar Station 5. Discounts at the restaurant all weekend.
Nation Kitchen & Bar: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-midnight. Sunday. 1200 Broadway St. Streetcar Station 6. Mention the streetcar for $2 off any burger. www.nationkitchenandbar.com
The Famous Neons Unplugged: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, noon-2 a.m. Sunday. 208 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. Streetcar Station 6. Streetcar-themed drink specials, live music, onsite grill by Melt Eclectic Cafe, featuring Brunch Unplugged noon-4 p.m. Sunday. www.Facebook.com/NeonsUnplugged
Know Theatre of Cincinnati: 6:30 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday. 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine. Streetcar Station 7. $1 off drinks at Know Theatre’s Underground Bar. www.knowtheatre.com
Lachey’s: 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday. 56 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. Streetcar Station 7. Mention the streetcar for a 15 percent discount. www.lacheys.com
Rhinehaus: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, 9-2 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-midnight Sunday. 119 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. Streetcar Station 7. Mention the streetcar for $2 Hudy Delight draft or $3 Haus Rhino shots. www.rhinehausbar.com
Findlay Market: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. Streetcar Station 10. Discounts at the OTR Biergarten, Busch's Country Corner, Daisy Mae's, Fresh Table, Grind on the Rhine, Market Wines, Maverick Chocolate Co. and Mimi's Eggrolls & Curry.
Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.: 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Christian Moerlein Tap Room, 1621 Moore St., Over-the-Rhine. Streetcar Station 13. Special beer every day for streetcar riders, as well as free tours of the brewery. www.facebook.com/christianmoerlein
The Lackman: 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, noon-2 a.m. Sunday. 1237 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. Streetcar Station 14. Bringing back the retro cocktail, The Streetcar, for $8. www.lackmanbar.com
Graeter’s Ice Cream: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 1401 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. Streetcar Station 14. Special streetcar sundae served all weekend. www.graeters.com
Sundry and Vice: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, noon-2 a.m. Friday, noon-midnight Sunday. 18 W. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine. Streetcar Station 14. Mention the streetcar for 10 percent off. There also will be a streetcar-themed menu with live music on sidewalk and bartenders dressed in period streetcar conductor costumes. www.sundryandvice.com
Low Spark: 4 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Friday, noon-2:30 a.m. Saturday, 7 p.m.-midnight Sunday. 15 W. 14th St., Over-the-Rhine. Streetcar Station 14. Mention the streetcar for a 15 percent discount. www.lowsparkbar.com
Below Zero Lounge: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. 1122 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine. Streetcar Station 15. Themed drinks and specials to mark the streetcar’s grand opening. www.belowzerolounge.com
Coffee Emporium: 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 110 E. Central Parkway, Over-the-Rhine. Streetcar Station 15. Streetcar-inspired coffee-based drink. www.coffee-emporium.com
For a complete list of discounts and other specials related to the streetcar, see the official Cincinnati Bell Connector map below.