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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by FtownThrowDown:
4.13/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Made my first trip to the Comet to try Founders Breakfast Stout on tap. What I found was a bar with a nice atmosphere and very friendly people.
The beer selection is good. They have several coolers with bottled micros and imports available. The tap selection was good as well. The burritos are the biggest and the best in the area. Better than the obvious competitors.
A very diverse crowd that doesn't detract from the atmosphere. Everything from hipsters, to professionals, to college students, to naturalist hippy families. Everybody gets along well, and nobody even cares.
The bar could use a little upkeep and paint but I think that adds to the mystique.
It's definitely a place I'll frequent more often. Especially as its only a 10 minute drive from my house.
02-19-2007 14:19:30 | More by FtownThrowDown
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4.6/5 rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
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.
10-25-2012 05:48:23 | More by SlimW
4.33/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
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.
01-06-2012 02:27:56 | More by Samoht126
4.15/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
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.
07-04-2011 21:03:15 | More by robwestcott
3.33/5 rDev -19%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $
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!
05-05-2011 22:23:47 | More by MikeytotheB
4.18/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 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.
05-05-2011 01:04:54 | More by BeerAndBourbon
3.65/5 rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Went here on a Sunday to listen to the house band, the bluegrass comet allstars. Band started at 730 we got there at 630 and it was already packed. Seating seems adequate if it wasn't a band night. About 10 seats at the bar and the whole right side is tables where bands play.
The atmosphere is a good one a very diverse clientele, people with dreads, hipsters, pot heads, hippies, really old people, you name it theyre there at the comet. All this makes for a good bar feel in my opinion.
Quality is pretty good. The bar seems a bit like a hole in the wall but it has a very Retro vibe, tap handles line the walls and a bevadore cooler holds beer in the far left corner. Selection of beers is high quality as well.
Selection in bottles was great they probably had around 50. Good stuff to, I had nugget nectar. The comet also has some 750's as well. They only have about 7 taps But They are all solid :
Troegs troeggenator doppelbock
Bear republic nor' Cal
And some other stuff
Service was ok. Always seemed like it took forever to get a beer. Food took awhile but its really only Just a bar so no big deal.
The food was good. Just burritos tacos and nachos. Good spicy salsa really improves the food. A pretty good place for good prices.
03-28-2011 12:17:54 | More by Kelly88
4.44/5 rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
A well priced mostly beer centered bar in Northside. A bit out of the way as its distinctly past all of the typical bars and such on the strip but close enough to make it a quick easy stop. A top notch beer selection and they often have really unique stuff on tap. The service is above average and the entertainment is pretty good. A bit divy with fairly limited seating especially on the weekend but a good atmosphere. I've seen some great bands here too. One of my favourite places in town and highly recommended
01-18-2011 03:54:19 | More by Urbancaver
The Comet in Cincinnati, OH
91 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.