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The past year has been incredibly challenging for business owners throughout the country, and our local business community in Downtown Cincinnati is no exception. These local businesses are an essential piece in the fabric of our community. But right now, many of them are struggling. You might not realize it, but between the pandemic, and the winter months when the cold weather and loss of daylight makes us want to hibernate inside our homes, it’s possible that by the time spring rolls around, some of them will be gone. 

Right now, we're encouraging you to patronize the businesses you love so much so they're able to stay open. Whether you feel comfortable enough attending in-person events, restaurants and shops (so you can give a “Brick-and-Mortar Boost”) or you feel better supporting from home (or "Helping From Home"), we've curated a list of ways you can support your favorite Downtown establishments. We remain optimistic for 2021, but it is critical that we support local businesses this winter, so they’re here this spring.

Scroll down for ideas on how you can support small businesses this winter, in our effort to #SaveLocal.


This Week's Highlights

March 1-7

Brick-and-Mortar Boost     

  • Arnold's Bar & Grill is celebrating Bockfest with weekend events. Thursday at 7 p.m., The Tapping of Bocks with Franciscan Monk Brother Tim Sucher will commence. It will feature 11 taps to celebrate Bockfest. Arnold's will feature live  polka, German, Blues, saloon and pop music on Friday and Saturday.

  • Cherbourg Cyprus is offering 10 percent off to all those who mention Bockfest on Sunday. They will also have special goat-themed sugar cookies.
  • Corkopolis has ongoing weekend happy hour pricing Thursdays-Saturdays which include $5 beers and $8 glasses of wine, and it will be waiving its corkage fee this Thursday.

  • Homage will give shoppers 30 percent off this weekend when using the code BOCKFEST2021 online or in-store.

  • Iris Book Cafe and Gallery will feature its famous Avril Bockfest Platter or Field Roast Vegan Sausage Platter Friday-Sunday. Both include trio of sausages, sauerkraut, German potato salad and applesauce, with coffee or tea.
  • Maya: The Exhibition at the Cincinnati Museum Center allows visitors to immerse themselves in the genius that is the Maya culture. 

  • MiCA 12/v is offering 10 percent off with the code BOCKFEST when you shop Friday-Sunday.

  • Mita's is launching Tequila Tuesdays this week. From 5-7 p.m., dine-in guests will get 25% off tequilas and tacos, can enjoy $9 margaritas and El Luchadors, and $6 Pacifico or Modelo beers with a shot of well tequila.

  • Northern Row Distillery will be serving a Heller Bock beer (the Cooper), barrel aged Doppelbock beer (the Jester) and a "bocktail." They will also have limited edition Bockfest pints that will be available for purchase and do a giveaway of some pints on Friday and Sunday during those happy hours.
  • Paper Wings is offering 10 percent off with the code BOCKFEST when you shop Friday-Sunday.
  • Urban Axes wants you to join them for Bockfest and get 20 percent off any axe-throwing experiences Friday-Sunday. Space is limited, so please book ahead of time (use the code BOCKFEST20 for your discount)
  • Urban Eden: Jim Effler's new book, 25 Years of Bockfest Posters, will be on sale Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

   Help from Home  

  • Bang  & Olufsen is offering up to 15% off two additional Bang & Olufsen flexible speakers, or up to 20% off three additional flexible speakers.

  • Goose & Elder has carryout specials available throughout the week for those who wish to remain home. Among the four specials offered are the $40 Vegi-Curious meal: 2 quesadillas, 2 orders of Avocado Toast, 2 orders of Curry and a large Grain Bowl; the $45 Bodega: 4 Ham & Cheese sandwiches, 1 deli of pickles, Big salad, 2 bags of Hen of the Woods chips and 2 chocolate bread puddings for dessert.

  • The Phoenix announced it is offering weekly Take & Bake dinners, available for curbside pickup and delivery on Fridays. This week's menu features Baked Lobster Alfredo, Caesar Salad and Breadsticks.

  • Sage Yoga is offering $20 off a 5-class pack so you can treat yourself. The studio hosts in-person and virtual classes.

   Ongoing Specials  

  • Appointments is giving one-on-one lessons on using fountain pens, every Monday-Saturday. Customers can stop in for personalized demonstrations from Appointments' pen professionals. Lessons are suitable for elementary school age and up.
  • Bang  & Olufsen is offering up to 15% off two additional Bang & Olufsen flexible speakers, or up to 20% off three additional flexible speakers.

  • The Cincinnati Fire Museum (CFM) has a new partnership with BlaCk Coffee Lounge to offer discounts to patrons. Receive $2 off your CFM admission with a receipt from BlaCk Coffee Lounge, and show your receipt from the museum at the coffee lounge to receive 15% off your order. You can also follow CFM on Facebook for presentations and stories about fire safety and history, led by Cincinnati firefighters.

  • Goose & Elder has carryout specials available throughout the week for those who wish to remain home. Among the four specials offered are the $40 Vegi-Curious meal: 2 quesadillas, 2 orders of Avocado Toast, 2 orders of Curry and a large Grain Bowl; the $45 Bodega: 4 Ham & Cheese sandwiches, 1 deli of pickles, Big salad, 2 bags of Hen of the Woods chips and 2 chocolate bread puddings for dessert. Happy Hour specials are available all day Sunday and Monday, and from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. $1 wings, half-price Shishito Peppers, $10 Burger & Fries are among the food specials. $1 off drafts, $10 domestic buckets and $5 house wine are among drink selections. It also has ongoing $21 Prix Fixe Special, which consists of a 3-course meal with domestic beer or soft drink, offered Monday, Thursday and Friday.

  • Hair@633 is offering a 20% discount all March long on a full set of hair extensions. Call Jan Hirlinger for an appointment and additional details: (513) 260-3584.

  • Mazunte Centro is offering half-off tacos. On Mondays and Tuesdays, patrons will receive 50% off all tacos at the Downtown location.

  • Mita's Happy Hour specials run Monday-Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. It includes $6 rotating wines, $3 beer selections and $20 pitchers of sangria. Every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m., dine-in guests will get 25% off tequilas and tacos, $9 margaritas and $6 Pacifico or Modelo with a shot of well tequila.

  • OTR Bagelry will give every customer a free small coffee when they spend a minimum of $4.

  • Prime Cincinnati will offer a Curfew Three-Course Meal for $50 available for dine-in Mondays-Thursdays, and Everyday with online ordering for curbside pickup or delivery. Wednesdays are MidWeek Martini day with $7 martinis all day plus live music in the evening. Guests who stop in on Thursdays can enjoy 50% off bottles up to $100 and 25% off bottles over $100.

  • Sage Yoga is offering $20 off a 5-class pack so you can treat yourself. The studio hosts in-person and virtual classes.

  • Street City Pub has Happy Hour all day, every day. It offers a three course meal for $25 and is available for dine-in, curbside pickup or delivery. Join them on Thursdays for Last Call Trivia at 7 p.m.
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