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8450 Blue Ash Rd Cincinnati, OH

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Over the last 30 years I have attended various shows at Bogart's in Cincinnati.

I am DONE! I love music and really like to support bands, local venues and live music in general. But I decided at the Toadies show last Saturday that I will never spend another dime at Bogart's.

The rules are always different although I don't know if they will change much from where they are unless they are gonna restrict the clothing you can wear! They act like the Nazis, it wouldn't surprise me if when ya got in there they just gassed us and filled the place up again!

Long lines, very little staff doing anything other than being rude.They allow rude beggars and ticket sharks to butt in line and harass you for money while you wait for the chick who is talking on the phone to someone to SLOWLY sell tickets. Pre-paying for will-call tickets with this Live-Nation entity is of no advantage just get in line and wait to be hassled!

One drink per person at a time after waiting in line for 10 minutes (this only seems to apply to folks that are not friends with the bartenders)! No lighters, no anything like a ball point pen in your checkbook. No ventilation, disgusting restrooms no seating. The threat of ejection for a laundry list of stuff.

No fun.

I will take my business somewhere that they appreciate it and I will urge everyone to do the same!

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★☆☆☆☆

Over the last 30 years I have attended various shows at Bogart's in Cincinnati.

I am DONE! I love music and really like to support bands, local venues and live music in general. But I decided at the Toadies show last Saturday that I will never spend another dime at Bogart's.

The rules are always different although I don't know if they will change much from where they are unless they are gonna restrict the clothing you can wear! They act like the Nazis, it wouldn't surprise me if when ya got in there they just gassed us and filled the place up again!

Long lines, very little staff doing anything other than being rude.They allow rude beggars and ticket sharks to butt in line and harass you for money while you wait for the chick who is talking on the phone to someone to SLOWLY sell tickets. Pre-paying for will-call tickets with this Live-Nation entity is of no advantage just get in line and wait to be hassled!

One drink per person at a time after waiting in line for 10 minutes (this only seems to apply to folks that are not friends with the bartenders)! No lighters, no anything like a ball point pen in your checkbook. No ventilation, disgusting restrooms no seating. The threat of ejection for a laundry list of stuff.

No fun.

I will take my business somewhere that they appreciate it and I will urge everyone to do the same!

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I traveled from Louisville, KY to here to see Chimaira play.
I'm picky about Venues.... a few things I didn't appreciate were I wasn't allowed to take in my sharpie.... that was alright, I figured if I were to meet anyone, they should have a marker. Lol.
No re admittance after leaving isn't very nice. Its a small venue and if you need to get some fresh air.. I don't see why you shouldn't be allowed to get some and come back in.

A few things I DID appreciate.
They allowed me to bring my digital camera in. No flash, which is fine, because flash ruins most pictures. This is one of my first venues that allowed my digital camera. =)
No smoking was another I appreciated. Smoke irritates my eyes and makes me smell horrible after the show... even if its a metal show, I don't feel like getting stabbed with a burning cigarette.
Security was pretty good with making sure no one got hurt... even though when they entered the mosh pit to help people out, they were caught up in it, which I found hilarious.

Overall its a great venue and I would like to return. =)

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★★★★☆

I traveled from Louisville, KY to here to see Chimaira play.
I'm picky about Venues.... a few things I didn't appreciate were I wasn't allowed to take in my sharpie.... that was alright, I figured if I were to meet anyone, they should have a marker. Lol.
No re admittance after leaving isn't very nice. Its a small venue and if you need to get some fresh air.. I don't see why you shouldn't be allowed to get some and come back in.

A few things I DID appreciate.
They allowed me to bring my digital camera in. No flash, which is fine, because flash ruins most pictures. This is one of my first venues that allowed my digital camera. =)
No smoking was another I appreciated. Smoke irritates my eyes and makes me smell horrible after the show... even if its a metal show, I don't feel like getting stabbed with a burning cigarette.
Security was pretty good with making sure no one got hurt... even though when they entered the mosh pit to help people out, they were caught up in it, which I found hilarious.

Overall its a great venue and I would like to return. =)

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While Bogarts does bring a few good acts to town, they overcharge for tickets considering what they offer. Once you are inside the building, you are not allowed to receive re-admittance if you leave, which is annoying considering that the place is so small that if you come late, you will have a terrible view of the show. Also, the ventilation system is bad, so you will be really hot and packed like sardines. The stage is not extremely raised, so you will also have a problem seeing if you are late. And to make matters worse, the acoustics are terrible from the balcony. Other than those things, Bogarts has the only bar I've ever seen where you have to stand in line for a drink. You will wait fifteen minutes for a dixie cup full of draft beer for $4.50, and for those who don't drink alcohol, get ready to pay $2.75 for a water. Bogarts is a bad venue and a rip-off. I will never see a show there again!

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★★☆☆☆

While Bogarts does bring a few good acts to town, they overcharge for tickets considering what they offer. Once you are inside the building, you are not allowed to receive re-admittance if you leave, which is annoying considering that the place is so small that if you come late, you will have a terrible view of the show. Also, the ventilation system is bad, so you will be really hot and packed like sardines. The stage is not extremely raised, so you will also have a problem seeing if you are late. And to make matters worse, the acoustics are terrible from the balcony. Other than those things, Bogarts has the only bar I've ever seen where you have to stand in line for a drink. You will wait fifteen minutes for a dixie cup full of draft beer for $4.50, and for those who don't drink alcohol, get ready to pay $2.75 for a water. Bogarts is a bad venue and a rip-off. I will never see a show there again!

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The bartenders are really nice and friendly, the security can be, but isn't always. Also if you are going to a sold out show make sure you show up early, Bogarts oversells their tickets and will stop letting people in after a certain number.

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★★★☆☆

The bartenders are really nice and friendly, the security can be, but isn't always. Also if you are going to a sold out show make sure you show up early, Bogarts oversells their tickets and will stop letting people in after a certain number.

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An absolutely awesome place to check out some alternative bands. You would be suprised at some of the artists that perform here. The place definitely doesn't look like much - almost like an oversized run-down bar but that just adds to the atmosphere and experience.

4
★★★★☆

An absolutely awesome place to check out some alternative bands. You would be suprised at some of the artists that perform here. The place definitely doesn't look like much - almost like an oversized run-down bar but that just adds to the atmosphere and experience.

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This place is small, which, to me, is a good thing. You get a very personal show. It is usually filled with the college crowd since it is so close to the University of Cincinnati. One drawback is the location. There is a lot of crime around that area which makes me nervous at night. You also have to watch for belligerent drunks since there are two bars in the place.This is a classic venue in Cincinnati for intimate to mid-size concerts. Its a perfect venue for a rock concert. Over the years, I have seen many bands @ Bogarts, including P.O.D., Blindside, Primus, and Project 86. It is basically one huge rectangular open space. There is a balcony and two bars (one big and one small). There is extremely limited seating (on the balcony and near the big bar), with no seating in the large open space. I only hope that the rumors are not true (that Bogarts has been purchased by the University of Cincinnati).

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★★★★★

This place is small, which, to me, is a good thing. You get a very personal show. It is usually filled with the college crowd since it is so close to the University of Cincinnati. One drawback is the location. There is a lot of crime around that area which makes me nervous at night. You also have to watch for belligerent drunks since there are two bars in the place.This is a classic venue in Cincinnati for intimate to mid-size concerts. Its a perfect venue for a rock concert. Over the years, I have seen many bands @ Bogarts, including P.O.D., Blindside, Primus, and Project 86. It is basically one huge rectangular open space. There is a balcony and two bars (one big and one small). There is extremely limited seating (on the balcony and near the big bar), with no seating in the large open space. I only hope that the rumors are not true (that Bogarts has been purchased by the University of Cincinnati).

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This place is small, which, to me, is a good thing. You get a very personal show. It is usually filled with the college crowd since it is so close to the University of Cincinnati. One drawback is the location. There is a lot of crime around that area which makes me nervous at night. You also have to watch for belligerent drunks since there are two bars in the place.

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★★★☆☆

This place is small, which, to me, is a good thing. You get a very personal show. It is usually filled with the college crowd since it is so close to the University of Cincinnati. One drawback is the location. There is a lot of crime around that area which makes me nervous at night. You also have to watch for belligerent drunks since there are two bars in the place.

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