So rumor has it that there is another rooftop bar in downtown Cincinnati. This one is high
atop the Residence Inn on Fourth Street across right across from Lytle Park.
A while back, there were a couple of days where we saw a huge crane on Fourth Street
lifting a bunch of stuff up to the roof of the Residence Inn. We wondered what they were
doing but didn't pay it much mind. A roof top bar makes prefect sense.
We wandered into the Residence Inn and thought it odd that the way to the roof top bar
wasn't more clearly marked like in the elevator up to the Cocktail Terrace at 21c. But
nonetheless, we rode the elevator to the top only to find out that there was a private
party going on this evening. And then a member of the staff informed up us that it wasn't
really open to the general public because it isn't typically staffed. They might open it to
the public next summer. Hmm. Okay. So a little dejected, we just went to their downstairs
ground floor cocktail lounge, Bar 506 at The Phelps. I heard somewhere that this place wasn't
cheap. But really, what hotel bar is? But Bar 506 has an incredible happy hour from 5-9:30pm
with $5 drafts and a bunch of half-sized $5 menu items. We sized up the menu and decided to
give a couple items a whirl...
We ordered their Pulled Pork Nachos...
And their Lollipop Wings...
Both were delicious! Especially for just $5. After we were finished eating, we took our drinks
outside, hung out on their gorgeous back patio...
It's like a little urban oasis with a wonderful happy hour. We'll definitely be back. :)