- 4609 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH, 45226
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- 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.
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It’s a “staycation” kind of summer for my friends and me in Cincinnati. So we are making the most of it by finding vacation style bars to visit. Last week we headed to the East Side to Pirates Cove at Four Seasons Yacht Club on the river.
The mood: As we approached the marina area our moods lifted from work stress to island fun. The tiki bar, cool breeze and live music made us feel like we were at a resort bar and not just 15 minutes from home.
Pirates Cove offers casual food in a casual setting with casual service. It’s chill and relaxed, just like vacation should be. They offer nightly specials that are family and bar-fly friendly.
On Saturdays and Sundays they are now serving breakfast with Bloody Mary and mimosa bar specials ($4.50). That sounds like it’s worth another trip to check it out.
The drinks: On this visit, my friend and I sat at the bar to be closer to the live music. There wasn’t a cocktail menu per se, just a beer and wine list.
I went with the Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy ($4.75). It’s light and lemony and does the trick. My friend jumped on the Ladies Night Margarita special ($3). Cheers!
The food: The dinner menu is extensive. They cover sandwiches, burgers, pizza and large dinner specials at great prices.
After studying the menu for a bite to eat, we opted to share appetizers. Since we are on vacation, the calories don’t count, right?
The Wisconsin Cheese Bites ($7.95) with marinara sauce were different but good.
The Chicken Nachos ($11.95) were a meal on their own. The chicken was marinated and shredded, adding a ton of flavor to the dish.
As we ate and drank and enjoyed the music, we lost track of time enjoying our surroundings.
The verdict: Pirates Cove is a hidden gem on the river and I am looking forward to going back to sit in the sun with a frozen beverage. It is perfect for this summer’s staycation!