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Holy Grail

161 Joe Nuxhall Way (Fort Washington Way)
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Cuisine: American / Pub / Sports Bar
Location is the Holy Grail for this stadium-side sports bar.
Openings: Lunch Sat.-Sun., Dinner nightly


Holy Grail Restaurant Review:

This is a glorified sports bar no Cincinnati Reds fan could dismiss. It has prime real estate directly across from Great American Ball Park in the city's renovated neighborhood of The Banks. It boasts that it's 100 yards from home plate. It has 31 TVs, an outside patio and large garage doors that open up to give patrons the feeling that they're already at the ball game. You can belly up to beer taps at tables or have a nearly 360-degree view of games on TV, even if you're missing the real game next door. Giving a slight nod to the city's German heritage, the crispy Goebel's Reuben wonton appetizer is packed with corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese, and finished with green onions and Thousand Island dressing. There's traditional ballpark fare, too, like pretzels, pizzas, burgers and Saratoga chips with barbecue sauce, and a kids' menu for those taking the family out to the ballgame. Salads and wraps that are pretty typical of tavern food round out the somewhat small menu. But the real draw is the beers you won't find anywhere else, like the Blueberry Grail Ale, a refreshing brew with a handful of blueberries in the bottom of the glass. It could be dessert, as Holy Grail doesn't offer any sweet bites.

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