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The Comet

Not Rated.
The CometThe Comet
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

31 Ratings
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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(Place added by: mobyfann)
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Reviews by wyattshotmaker:
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wyattshotmaker

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -23.7%

the main problem the comet lacks is that it's horribly understaffed.they have one person in the kitchen who also delivers food and one person bartending.the bartender was a nice guy,however the person in the kitchen seemed kind of unfriendly.

this was my first time here,and the atmosphere is okay.not very well lit,but some people dig that.the music is hit or miss,depending on who picks what on the jukebox.

the food was good,and reasonably priced.the beer was reasonably priced,on draft that is.however,i don't go to bars to drink bottled beer unless it is something rare,so that's not a problem.

maybe if i was a regular i would have gotten better service,but i waited about 50 minutes for a burrito and an order of chile con queso.the people who ordered right before me received their food about 20 minutes before me.good service is rewarded by tipping,i don't fellate someone for doing a poor job.nobody gives me money when i just do my job properly,that's not the way things work.

overall,the service would get a 3 or 4 if they had one more worker to help out.

06-24-2009 03:18:23 | More by wyattshotmaker
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MaximumYuks

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-11-2014 19:49:14 | More by MaximumYuks
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rheimbro

Ohio

5/5  rDev +21.1%

07-13-2014 14:53:13 | More by rheimbro
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thsSAMO

Ohio

5/5  rDev +21.1%

03-03-2014 00:26:47 | More by thsSAMO
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DYount80

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-23-2014 12:52:28 | More by DYount80
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SlimW


4.6/5  rDev +11.4%

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
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Samoht126

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%

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
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robwestcott

Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

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
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MikeytotheB

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -19.4%

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
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BeerAndBourbon

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%

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
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The Comet in Cincinnati, OH
92 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.