- 1108 St. Gregory St., Cincinnati, OH, 45202
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- 11:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Monday-Saturdays. 11 a.m.-Midnight Sundays
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Sometimes you want a glass of wine, sometimes you want a chilled martini, and sometimes you want to go to a bar where you can order a shot called Ohio River Water from a list on the wall. This was a river water night. It was Friday, and the rain hadn't yet drowned us out, so Dave and I cabbed it up to Mount Adams to check out the remodeled Longworth's.
The mood: Things were just getting started when we walked in the door, so we were still able to grab a drink and find a spot on the downstairs patio. The crowd was more diverse than I expect from Mount Adams - we weren't the oldest people there! - but I was, sadly, one of the few women wearing pants.
We took a little tour of Longworth's, a Mount Adams mainstay that has rooms for nearly every mood. This bar is huge. There are two dance floors, two patios, a big pool area and lots of indoor seating. Upstairs, we got a peek at the refreshed deck - new furniture, new paint - before the rain pushed everyone inside and onto the dance floor. Dave took the opportunity to wiggle around a bit to the music. Then he apologized.
The drinks: We started with two shots from the wall menu: Ohio River Water, which has vodka, gin, rum and a bunch of other stuff in it, and Peanut Butter and Jelly, which is made with Frangelico, Bailey's and raspberry vodka and schnapps. The River Water surprised me by being delicious. The PB&J tasted like a Tootsie Roll.
We followed those with two more wall shots that the bartender made into full drinks. The Jimmy Dugan had blueberry and vanilla vodka with cranberry juice; the Jenny Dugan subbed out the cranberry for pineapple. Jenny made us feel like we were on the beach, while Jimmy reminded us exactly where we were - sitting on a patio in Cincinnati on a windy, rainy night.
The food: Longworth's has a huge menu of appetizers - from chicken strips to nachos to Southwest steak wontons - sandwiches, pizzas and burgers. If you're looking for something more substantial, there's lasagna, pork chops or fish 'n' chips and other entrées. In a healthy mood? Longworth's has a bunch of new salads.
Specials include 35-cent wings on Tuesday nights and $2 burgers every Sunday. The kitchen's open daily until 10 p.m.
The verdict: Whatever you're looking for in Mount Adams, you can probably find it at Longworth's. I think I'll take Dave back soon so he can get some legitimate time on the dance floor. And maybe next time, I won't wear pants.