Bogart's

★★★☆☆
  • 409 Broadway St

    Cincinnati, OH 45202

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  • 513-281-8400

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Bogarts has some pretty hellacious security but for a damned good reason. Alot of crazy stuff happens there.And honestly, their rules are simple and easy to follow. If you break them, thats your problem, not theirs and they have every right to kick you out..

Yes, they will take your smokes. Wtf do you expect? They're located in Ohio, its illegal for you to smoke in there,not to mention (having been there myself before the ban) its pretty much impossible to breathe in there if everybodys got a cigarette lit. I smoke myself and I'm disappointed that you cant smoke in there at all anymore,but I understand the reason why, especially for this type of venue that is older and has bad ventilation.

The bathrooms *are* nasty but, the building is very old and people do stupid stuff like put out their cigarettes, which they're not supposed to have, on the toilet seat.

In short, this venue is for for adults and people who are there for the show.Its how rock concerts are meant to be. Grungy, crazy and awesome. If you want spotless bathrooms and security that kisses your butt, go to Riverbend or something and pay three times as much for that cushy seat up in the nosebleed section.I'm sure you'll have SO much more fun. lol

Also: Don't be stingy. You dont have to give the panhandlers money but I bet they also wouldnt turn down a free meal.Buy a brother a cheeseburger or something. That way he *can't* spend it on crack and atleast you'll have done something helpful instead of whining about it.

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★★★★★

Bogarts has some pretty hellacious security but for a damned good reason. Alot of crazy stuff happens there.And honestly, their rules are simple and easy to follow. If you break them, thats your problem, not theirs and they have every right to kick you out..

Yes, they will take your smokes. Wtf do you expect? They're located in Ohio, its illegal for you to smoke in there,not to mention (having been there myself before the ban) its pretty much impossible to breathe in there if everybodys got a cigarette lit. I smoke myself and I'm disappointed that you cant smoke in there at all anymore,but I understand the reason why, especially for this type of venue that is older and has bad ventilation.

The bathrooms *are* nasty but, the building is very old and people do stupid stuff like put out their cigarettes, which they're not supposed to have, on the toilet seat.

In short, this venue is for for adults and people who are there for the show.Its how rock concerts are meant to be. Grungy, crazy and awesome. If you want spotless bathrooms and security that kisses your butt, go to Riverbend or something and pay three times as much for that cushy seat up in the nosebleed section.I'm sure you'll have SO much more fun. lol

Also: Don't be stingy. You dont have to give the panhandlers money but I bet they also wouldnt turn down a free meal.Buy a brother a cheeseburger or something. That way he *can't* spend it on crack and atleast you'll have done something helpful instead of whining about it.

Pros: Cheap tickets, awesome atmosphere

Cons: Gross bathrooms, whiny patrons

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I love this place! I went there to see All Time Low We the Kings Hey Monday And The Friday Night Boys. It was just fun!!! It a club a you get that whole felling.It was hot like other people said and I did just about pass out but whatever.We the Kings blow some of the insalation out of the roof which was CRAZY!!! People said it was in a bad part of town.It isnt in the best but it wasnt that bad there. The security was good and there were a few beggers(One had a sign that said give me money or ill kick you.which was funny in a sick way because he has no legs) but every concert I have been to there were people like that. I think it is a great place and would love to go there again!!!

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★★★★☆

I love this place! I went there to see All Time Low We the Kings Hey Monday And The Friday Night Boys. It was just fun!!! It a club a you get that whole felling.It was hot like other people said and I did just about pass out but whatever.We the Kings blow some of the insalation out of the roof which was CRAZY!!! People said it was in a bad part of town.It isnt in the best but it wasnt that bad there. The security was good and there were a few beggers(One had a sign that said give me money or ill kick you.which was funny in a sick way because he has no legs) but every concert I have been to there were people like that. I think it is a great place and would love to go there again!!!

Pros: Great Felling

Cons: Kinda hot

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Bogart's unfortunately gets some good acts. This is unfortunate because Bogarts is the worst venue ive been too and ive been to hundreds of shows. The guy who said they are like nazis are spot on. No lighters or cigarettes allowed in the building. Will violently toss you out if caught smoking. Its crowded. You will be propsitioned by crackheads waiting outside before and after the show. There is nothing redeemable about this venue and I have actually attempted my own boycott and have succeded in convincing some fairly big name bands to never return there. Avoid Bogarts at all costs.

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★☆☆☆☆

Bogart's unfortunately gets some good acts. This is unfortunate because Bogarts is the worst venue ive been too and ive been to hundreds of shows. The guy who said they are like nazis are spot on. No lighters or cigarettes allowed in the building. Will violently toss you out if caught smoking. Its crowded. You will be propsitioned by crackheads waiting outside before and after the show. There is nothing redeemable about this venue and I have actually attempted my own boycott and have succeded in convincing some fairly big name bands to never return there. Avoid Bogarts at all costs.

Pros: Decent Bands

Cons: Staff are Nazis who will assault you. Its dirty. Its the worst venue you can go to.

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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 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 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!

Pros: They get some good bands in there!

Cons: Everything else about the place is LAME!

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Bogarts has a great atmosphere, it is unlike anywhere else. Since it's opening in 1974 acts such as Prince, The Police, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc have played there.

I don't know what the first 2 people were talking about (one couldn't even spell conCert correctly...)--I absolutely love Bogarts! I think Bogarts is a great place to see a concert! It is much more intimate than other venues and even though there may be a bit of a grunge factor, it makes it all the more loveable.

Overall, I think Bogarts is a great place to see up-and-comers and established artists....it's a great place to get away and just rock out.

***Tickets prices are incredibly reasonably (READ: totally affordable)...
***They have a balcon which is great if you don't want to be too close to the craziness near the stage
***Several bars--and yes you may have to wait to get a beer, but is there any bar or concert venue where you wouldn't?

Bogarts has a great atmosphere, it is unlike anywhere else.

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★★★★★

Bogarts has a great atmosphere, it is unlike anywhere else. Since it's opening in 1974 acts such as Prince, The Police, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc have played there.

I don't know what the first 2 people were talking about (one couldn't even spell conCert correctly...)--I absolutely love Bogarts! I think Bogarts is a great place to see a concert! It is much more intimate than other venues and even though there may be a bit of a grunge factor, it makes it all the more loveable.

Overall, I think Bogarts is a great place to see up-and-comers and established artists....it's a great place to get away and just rock out.

***Tickets prices are incredibly reasonably (READ: totally affordable)...
***They have a balcon which is great if you don't want to be too close to the craziness near the stage
***Several bars--and yes you may have to wait to get a beer, but is there any bar or concert venue where you wouldn't?

Bogarts has a great atmosphere, it is unlike anywhere else.

Pros: ***Great atmosphere, sound system and acts,;easy parking, reasonable ticket prices***

Cons: none

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This was the worst venue that I've ever seen a concert at! The beer is in an overpriced dixie cup that you have to wait in line for, and they are sold one per person per trip to the "bar." The place is packed way past capacity and tickets are overpriced. Once you enter, you can't leave unless you pay for another ticket, so don't expect to actually see anything on stage unless you come at opening time. Don't expect to hear the band either because of bad acoustics. The bathrooms are filthy. I will never go back to Bogarts.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was the worst venue that I've ever seen a concert at! The beer is in an overpriced dixie cup that you have to wait in line for, and they are sold one per person per trip to the "bar." The place is packed way past capacity and tickets are overpriced. Once you enter, you can't leave unless you pay for another ticket, so don't expect to actually see anything on stage unless you come at opening time. Don't expect to hear the band either because of bad acoustics. The bathrooms are filthy. I will never go back to Bogarts.

Cons: everything

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Saw "Regina Spektor" there, she was great! The best singer-songwriter in todays world. Worst place for a concert that I have been to in 45yrs. What the world are ya thinking, standing at a concert? Might be okay for junk rock groups for kids, not for a classical song writer like Regina Spektor. But I wouldn't see any concert there. Sound system was bad, people were talking, didn't care who was on stage. Not a good place. Bring lots a change for the street people, they will drive you nuts. Never go THERE again. Workers were nice though.

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★☆☆☆☆

Saw "Regina Spektor" there, she was great! The best singer-songwriter in todays world. Worst place for a concert that I have been to in 45yrs. What the world are ya thinking, standing at a concert? Might be okay for junk rock groups for kids, not for a classical song writer like Regina Spektor. But I wouldn't see any concert there. Sound system was bad, people were talking, didn't care who was on stage. Not a good place. Bring lots a change for the street people, they will drive you nuts. Never go THERE again. Workers were nice though.

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Bogart's is not only one of Cincinnati's Crown Jewels, this legendary club is known and respected worldwide. Concerts there are the best. Now that I no longer live in Cincinnati, it is one of the things that I miss. Cincinnati is lucky to have this place, and hopefully it will be around to bring live music to the area for 30 more years and beyond. I mean everyone has played there. I saw U2, Prince, The Police, Dave Matthews and so many more shows there. I suggest if you haven't been to a show there you're missing alot.

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★★★★★

Bogart's is not only one of Cincinnati's Crown Jewels, this legendary club is known and respected worldwide. Concerts there are the best. Now that I no longer live in Cincinnati, it is one of the things that I miss. Cincinnati is lucky to have this place, and hopefully it will be around to bring live music to the area for 30 more years and beyond. I mean everyone has played there. I saw U2, Prince, The Police, Dave Matthews and so many more shows there. I suggest if you haven't been to a show there you're missing alot.

Pros: The best in live music anywhere.

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I believe that Bogarts is the absolute best in Cincinnati. I have been to see many concerts at Bogarts and when SugarCult came to play there, it was the best I had seen yet!

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★★★★★

I believe that Bogarts is the absolute best in Cincinnati. I have been to see many concerts at Bogarts and when SugarCult came to play there, it was the best I had seen yet!

Pros: Great Music, Inexpensive, Good Parking

Cons: Crowded, No Seating

 

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