I must say that I frequent this establishment from time to time and have always has a wonderful experience. The staff is friendly and not to hard on the eyes (*wink*). If you do go I must recommend the Cajun wings finished on the grill. Gone are the days of weak soggy wings. These wings pack a punch and have the crispness you don't normally find in bar wings. You will LOVE every crunch filled bite of these treats. Also the patio is a great place for hanging out with friends on a cool summer night here in the NATI!
O'Bryon's suffers from the typical sports bar syndrome: lots of shouting at televisions and people tend to only interact with who they came with aside from "shared" editorials about whatever game is on T.V. However, its a nice bar, has a decent deck on the second floor, the service is excellent, and it is one of the few places in the city where you can get lunch with a beer on Sunday. More imporatntly, appetizers are half off between 4 and 7, Monday through Friday. This is important because O'Bryon's hot garlic wings are some of the best in Cincinnati. Wings are one of the many vices that I take seriously, and I typically only order them from "professionals" (e.g. BW3, Wings and Rings, and Wild Mike's), but O'Bryon's are hot, un-breaded, meaty, fresh, and the garlic ones are covered in big flakes of garlic chips. Both food and beer are generally over-priced, but I highly recommend happy hour for a pitcher and wings.
Pros: Happy Hour
This is a very nice bar, great place to go watch a game. The staff is friendly and the service is great. One of my favorites, I'd recommend it highly. Nice casual atmosphere and good beer!
I'm from Detroit, where bars are dirty and low down, I was in Cincinnati for a footbal game (Bengals Sucked like every year I see them). I took a visit to O'Bryon's and I have to say its a great place to go if your from out of town, the service was great and the place was very comfortable - I definitely recommend (especially since I visited many other not so nice bars in the area).
Pros: Atmosphere, Service, Clean