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The Comet

Not Rated.
The CometThe Comet
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

32 Ratings
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Taps: 15
Bottles: 110
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

4579 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45223-1752
United States
phone: (513) 541-8900

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cometbar

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3.76/5  rDev -8.7%

amysepkovich, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

MaximumYuks, Aug 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

rheimbro, Jul 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

thsSAMO, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

DYount80, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of SlimW
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%

I love this place. It's a true local "hole in the wall" if you will. The best selection of beer that I've seen in CIncinnati. I believe there are 12-15 rotating taps, and around 110 different bottle selections. The bartenders are knowledgable if you have questions about what you are drinking. The food is pretty darn good as well. They serve burritos, nachos, quesadillas; with beef, chicken, and some killer Jerk tofu, and they have a salsa of the month. They've always got great local bands, especially the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars on Sundays. I suggest if you're near Northside, then you need to check them out, especially on Sundays. The crowd is mostly college kids, but well behaved college kids.

SlimW, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Samoht126
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%

This place is the primo spot in Cincinnati if you are looking for unique bands, unique people, and unique beer. They have a large selection of brews, and it is all good. Sometimes it is so busy, the service isn't so great, and you have to wait for a drink, and the food can take a very long time if they are busy. They have a GREAT Sunday Brunch. The Comet Bluegrass Allstars play there every Sunday evening, which is close to my heart. I tell anyone coming to Cincinnati for a visit, make sure to check this place out.

Samoht126, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of robwestcott
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%

holy cow. visiting in cincinnati for the weekend. waiting on the wife to finish up her shopping at high street and i pulled up BA on the iphone. happened to see a post along the lines of "where do i go on the northside of cincy".

taking a look through the replies, i noticed the comet was mentioned and i took a quick look at the website. burritos, beer, homemade ginger ale... ok, we'll give it a go.

we headed up and drove through a nice neighborhood and pulled up in front of the place. cool art studio / school and a vintage clothing / furniture / furnishings both next door. my wife checked out the vintage store and i went in and found a spot at the bar.

apparently, there's usually music, but tonight there was a break in the usual schedule due to a festival nearby. good enough for me - i preferred quiet tonight.

what a great place. neighborhood bar vibe. super-friendly and knowledgeable staff.

small menu - burritos, rice and beans and homemade salsas. we ordered rice and beans and a burrito along with the salsa sampler. great food at an incredibly fair price. the wife had a couple homemade ginger ales - and damn, they were good.

only 7 taps, but damn, they were filled with good beer. aside from guinness, all craft. new holland was the feature / farmhouse hatter, rye hatter, and oak aged mad hatter all on tap. also a local IPA and another couple i dont remember. after the farmhouse and oak aged mad hatter, i noticed a cask at the end of the bar. 'what's in the cask' i asked - new holland, the post / oatmeal stout was the answer. and damn, it was a generous full pint pour. oh yeah, bottles galore in 3 coolers and a bevador.

great food, great taps, cask, fully functional photo booth.

two bug thumbs up for the comet.

robwestcott, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of MikeytotheB
3.33/5  rDev -19.2%

Probably my favorite stop in the Northside! One of the best juke boxes in town, great bottle selection, rotating taps and great burritos!

During peak hours the seating is hard to come by and the service deffinitely lacks. I do not get why people wait in one line at a bar! Bars are long and narrow so that good bartenders can get mutiple customers orders at once. If you find yourself a seat at the bar, don't move! It's the best spot in the house.

Order your food at the bar, drop it off at the kitchen window, let them know where you are sitting and they will bring it out to you. Don't forget to check what their Salsa of the Month is!

MikeytotheB, May 05, 2011
Photo of BeerAndBourbon
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%

I've been here for bluegrass music several times over the past year and I really like the place. Their tofu burrito (with the seasonal salsa) is awesome! They always have a nice variety of beers on tap and in the bottle with some locals always available. The place is a pretty dark bar and some may find it seedy, but I really enjoy it.

Let it be known that it'll take a long time during popular hours to find a seat and then longer to actually get your food (especially if you've got a group). You have to come here for the night.

They also make their own ginger ale so Wild Turkey + ginger ale is a great alternative if you're not looking for a beer here.

BeerAndBourbon, May 05, 2011
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The Comet in Cincinnati, OH
92 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.