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Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
4579 Hamilton Ave
phone: (513) 541-8900
(Place added by: mobyfann)
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| Reviews: 27
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The Comet is a well established fixture in Cincinnatis Northside neighborhood. Though they have a limited number of taps with only five, they more than make up for this by the quality of their selections, excellent staff, and great atmosphere. You will find people from all walks of life delighting in the fine products offered here. The Comet offers only Guinness night in and night out on tap, the other four taps are rotated as to the selection offered. Typically you will see one Bells selection, a local selection which typically originates from Barrelhouse, and a mix of others ranging from Rogue and Stone to Three Floyds and Anderson Valley. Their selections are always fresh, their lines are always clean and the result is consistently excellent taste true to the products they are serving. While they are limited to only five taps, they more than make up for this with their large selection of quality, craft, bottle selections. These are also rotated and managed properly so you will never get an old or spoiled product.
The Comet offers a variety of great entertainment ranging from live music from local bands and pool tables to the best juke box in the city and a photo booth. The décor is kept simple, save for the art often displayed from various local artists. There is an underlying cool emitting from this place regardless of the night or entertainment. You will not ever find a bar brawl happening here. The staff is a mostly veteran, experienced group of folks who offer nothing but great service that will leave you with nothing but the most pleasant experience. The food is excellent, with selections for everyone, including vegetarian selections. Their homemade salsas are well worth sampling. The Comet is probably most famous food selection is their San Francisco style burritos which will fill you up, regardless of the size of your appetite. One visit here will leave you day dreaming, drooling in anticipation of your next great night of many good beers and an experience to remember at the Comet.
04-09-2007 01:30:28 |
More by nasman
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I had my first experience with the Comet last night. I was excited to find Bell's on tap. They had two hearted ale as well as the winter wheat. They also had Barrelhouse's double dark IPA "boss cox". They were all $4.50 for imperial pints. There were a few others on tap but I foget what they were. Plenty of micros and imports in two rather large fridges behind the bar if you'd rather have a bottle, but I stuck with the two hearted.
The people at the bar were about as eclectic as it gets. From the middle aged in business atire to the punk rocker with huge tats, everyone was represented. I really appreciated the no frills simple bar decor and laid back atmosphere. There were also two pool tables running, and a great jukebox. A local band was setting up around 10 but I had to head out. I've heard bluegrass on sundays is the time to go. Many have also raved to me about the food, and it looked good, but I didn't have any while I was there. Just beer.
I think it's worth the stop. I'll be going back. While in the area be sure to check out Shake it Records.
03-03-2007 20:32:51 |
More by bergands
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Made my first trip to the Comet to try Founders Breakfast Stout on tap. What I found was a bar with a nice atmosphere and very friendly people.
The beer selection is good. They have several coolers with bottled micros and imports available. The tap selection was good as well. The burritos are the biggest and the best in the area. Better than the obvious competitors.
A very diverse crowd that doesn't detract from the atmosphere. Everything from hipsters, to professionals, to college students, to naturalist hippy families. Everybody gets along well, and nobody even cares.
The bar could use a little upkeep and paint but I think that adds to the mystique.
It's definitely a place I'll frequent more often. Especially as its only a 10 minute drive from my house.
02-19-2007 14:19:30 |
More by FtownThrowDown
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went to the Comet to see a great local band's cd release party. The atmosphere was something that I've come to expect from anything in Northside, it's loaded with trendy scenesters who in a week will be following someother anti-style style. Like I said that's every where in that area. However, I will put up with it because I do like the bar. Many nights there is live music and their jukebox has odd interesting hard to find random music.
The workers there are very nice to everyone. The bartender and kitchen staff all are very pleasant to talk to. The beer selection is nice size also. They boast they have 150 beers, not to sure about the truthiness of that statement. They have Stoudts, Three Floyds, Stones, DFH, Bell's Founders and more. Along with the usual suspects of the BMC Crime Family.
Their food was good. My girlfriend and I ordered the Nachos and they sent back a huge plate piled high with nachos and nacho toppings.
It was fairly reasonable in price. The music there is free, normally. For three beers at once, buying rounds. it cost me about $10.
08-14-2006 01:08:24 |
More by cproioi
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
The comet...The trendy local dive with beers that make dudes with white belts, shaggy hair, and tight pants look cool. (you decide if this sounds good or not.)
A--Just your usual dive bar appearance. Pool table, bitchen juke box, bathrooms that make you want to use the sink, greasy kitchen in the back, etc. Really diverse crowd. Young and old there are artsy types and business men/women abound. Usually have good music playing, if not a live show for free.
Q--The drinks I've always had are top notch, but I question some of the beers freshness. I know the taps are good and new, but the craft/import bottles are suspect, unless you are purchasing a good seller (read--fullers esb. great lakes dortmunder). Its a good bar for a fun night and the experience is unique in an average way.
S--The older gentleman that works the majority of the nights is awesome. Well drawn pints and slow pour on the appropriate styles. The kitchen is slow, but the never a wrong order and the food is prepared from fresh organic ingreadients.
S--About 8 taps, with the usual BMC. Proabaly 80+ bottle to choose from, including some bombers from Stone. Mostly imports, but a healthy choice of craft brews. The food selection--they have a salsa of the month for gosh sake--it would take you a year to experience their menu.
F--Again, as in my other reviews, I dont like others touching my food, but this place is good enough. Even though the place as a grung appearance I know the ingredients are organic and fresh and tasty to boot.
V--I've spent a weeks paycheck here in a sitting, but it took a while. the beers are fairly priced (less the bombers) and mixed and well drinks are well poured for the price. You cant beat this place if youre trying to avoid the expensive bar scene but still get the good bar drinks.
03-22-2006 01:06:41 |
More by fightingwords
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$
The Comet has a pretty nice selection of beer available. I am just making a guess but there is about 100 different beers available. The beer ranges from BMC, Bells (multiple choices), Stoudts, several foriegn beers. The wait staff was efficient. The bartender tried to offer suggestions for beer choices. Chances are the average BA knows more about beer than this bartender. He did make an effort. The food was ok at best. Honestly I have had better burrittos at Chipoltle. Although a nice touch was the hotsauce. They used Hells Bells Damned Hot Pepper Sauce from Kalamazoo. The food came up cold to the table. Overall this is a good place to go and drink beer in Cincinnati; however, do yourself a favor and eat somewhere else. They also say there coffee is a Sumatran blend. The coffee is terrible and is definately not Sumatran.
01-31-2006 16:52:31 |
More by nlmartin
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
i love this place to say the least. It's a dive bar but the little things make it such a neat place. They offer a very good beer selection (in bottles) and usually something great on tap (Bell's Two Hearted last time i was there). The burritos are bigger than the "chain burrito place" and are way better. The also make their own salsa with one of the selections being a rotating offering. The jukebox is by far the best in town with plenty of obscure but great music. After dinner and drinks stop next door at the Avant Garage for some eclectic clothes shopping. Always a great night out at the Comet
01-12-2006 18:17:44 |
More by harkjohnny
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