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News from Downtown - 07.15.21

After months of anticipation, Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati will be hosting an all-day, grand opening celebration today at the new Downtown Cincinnati location, as well as the 50th anniversary of the Hard Rock brand. Explore the new look of the casino, including a mural dedicated to Cincinnati’s rich history of musical talent, featuring Rosemary Clooney, the Isley Brothers, Bootsy Collins and others. The new casino also features memorabilia from music history, including costumes worn by the band Devo and jumpsuits worn by members of KISS. The festivities begin at 11 a.m., with a live concert by Cincinnati’s own Blessid Union of Souls at 9 p.m., followed by Soul Pocket at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Take a break from grilling out and enjoy a delicious burger during Cincinnati Burger Week, happening through Sunday, July 18. Order a burger for $6 at some of the best restaurants in town, including several locations in Downtown Cincinnati. Each restaurant will offer a unique take on the classic burger, from gourmet recipes to special menu items only available during Burger Week. This year’s event also features Burger Passports for participants to get stamped each time you dine at a Burger Week location. Collect at least five stamps and be eligible for a grand prize drawing featuring the Ultimate Grill Out, Jack Daniels swag and $250 in gift cards. Support these Downtown Cincinnati businesses during Burger Week: Americano, Arnold’s Bar & Grill, BeBo’s, Bru Burger, BurgerFi, Butcher and Barrel, Ché, Dunlap Café, Essen Kitchen, Goose & Elder, Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint, Lalo, LouVino, Mita’s, Moerlein Lager House, Nation Kitchen & Bar, Nicholson’s, O’Malley’s in the Alley, OTR Chili, Salazar, Street City Pub, Sugar N’ Spice, and Wahlburgers.

The doors are open at Downtown Cincinnati’s latest hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, located inside the historic Ingalls Building at the corner of Vine and 4th Streets. The Ingalls Building, built in 1903, was the world’s first reinforced concrete skyscraper and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 16-story building is now a modern, 126-room hotel, with each guest room offering views of Downtown Cincinnati. The Bistro, a restaurant focused on casual dining, will be located inside the hotel, offering a wide variety of classic American menu items with a contemporary twist. In the evening, the Bistro Bar will also feature an array of cocktails, beer and wine for guests to enjoy. The hotel is owned and managed by SREE Hotels, which also owns the Cincinnatian Hotel and the Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites in Downtown Cincinnati. Stop in and see the beautiful transformation of the historic Ingalls Building.

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