The most epic Saturday.

This afternoon we bus the Cincinnati Metro 17 bus downtown to celebrate my birthday. First stop on our adventure was one of most favorite bars from when we used to live downtown, Igby’s

From Igby’s, we walked down to The Banks

We were planning to eat at Moerlein Lager House

But even after being open all this time, it was still packed on a Saturday night…

So instead, we walked back up to the new Galla Park where the old Crave used to be…

I’ve been on a White Russian kick since we went to Northside Distilling

As is our new custom, we shared Galla Park’s giant soft pretzel…

It was pretty terrific. Their mustard was outstanding. And we also shared Galla Park’s Cuban sammich…

It was very good as well. It’s good to see that something new is now in the space the Crave used to occupy. We have a lot of fun memories in that space. From Galla Park, we headed down the block to US Bank Arena

Ealier, we bought tickets to tonight’s Cyclones hockey game against Tulsa Oilers…

In the new ECHL app, you can purchase Cyclones tickets through your phone…

And that means, we don’t have to wait in line to buy Cyclones tickets anymore…

It was a pretty full house tonight at US Bank Arena…

Cheers! It’s good to be back ‘Clones!

The Cyclones were already up 2-0 by the time we were in our seats…

And it was pink the rink night tonight…

At the end of the second period, it was 6-1…

And then there was chuck-a-puck…

CYCLONES WIN!

The Cyclones thumped the Oilers 7-1! Seven Cyclones goals and four fights makes for one heck of a hockey game. It was great to finally be back at US Bank Arena watching our Cyclones play hockey again. And soon we’ll be back at GABP too!

From US Bank Arena, we walked over to catch the Streetcar Cincinnati Connector

We rode it up into Over-the-Rhine and got off at Twelfth and Vine Streets…

We walked back down Twelfth Street to Main to the new Platform Beer taproom that just opened for the very first time tonight…

We found this little private room where we could hang out and drink our beers…

I don’t normally dig wallpaper in bathrooms but this wallpaper is just wow…

Platform’s taprom is such a fun place and an incredible additon to Main Street…

From Platform, we walked up Main Street to The Pony for a nightcap…

And from The Pony we hopped in an Uber and headed home. And it brought to an end a pretty epic Saturday. πŸ˜€πŸ₯ƒπŸ’πŸΊβ€οΈ

Happiest hours.

After work this evening, we stopped by Igby’s for some more happiest hours

Thanks to JJVE for gift card that continually funds our 4EG happiest hours! πŸ™‚

Happiest hours.

After work this evening, we went to Igby’s for some happiest hours…

And we used some of the 4EG gift card that JJVE gave us for Christmas! Thanks guys! πŸ™‚

Happiest hours.

This evening we went out to Igby’s to celebrate it being the weekend…

We used some of the 4EG gift card JJVE gave us for Christmas! Happy hour is fun, free happy hours is just plain awesome. Thanks guys! πŸ™‚

Happy hour.

This evening we hit up some happy hour at Igby’s with our 4EG cards from JJVE

Because happy hour is fun. But free happy hour is just plain awesome! πŸ˜€

Igby’s three-year anniversary party.

Tonight, Igby’s was celebrating their three-year anniversary. We stopped by for the last bit of happy hour this evening…

For the last three years, Igby’s has always been one of our favorite places to grab a drink…

We actually headed out just before the party was about get started…

Happy third-year anniversary, Igby’s! Here’s to many, many more boozy years to come! πŸ™‚