Cincinnati, Ohio, Thursday, June 30th — Ignite Entertainment is thrilled to announce the opening of the former, longstanding In Between Tavern, an iconic Cincinnati bar and restaurant located directly across from Great American Ballpark at Sycamore and Third Streets, and plans to open Monday, July 11th. This fifteenth concept to launch under the
Ignite Entertainment Community makes the company one of the largest locally owned and operated hospitality groups in Cincinnati.
The original In Between Tavern began serving the home team and visitors an unmatched game day experience in 1969. The bar was closed in 2016, and the building was sold to the most recent owners who opened Corner Bistro, operating through early 2021. In Between Tavern became a staple for game days from the beginning, and in the new era, owner Juan Imeroni has revived, yet carefully preserved this Cincinnati destination while putting the “Ignite touch” on the venue. The bar features roughly 4500 sq ft of indoor and outdoor space, a freshly updated, expansive outdoor space, opportunities for private events in an indoor area off the main bar, and a fun and unique Cincinnati-themed lunch and pre-game menu.
In Between’s menu has been curated to showcase Cincinnati’s love for sports and affinity for pork and sausages with options sourced from local butchers, including Avril Bleh, Wassler’s, and Redden’s, available as “Cincinnati-Style Dogs” and BallparkStyle Dogs,” aptly named for the city’s eclectic neighborhoods and favorite sports rivalries. The menu additionally offers Smash-Burgers, available as a single 4oz patty, or as a double, triple, or home run (four patties), available with any of the four styles of burgers. The menu is rounded out with additional sandwiches, a selection of salads, wraps, and appetizers, including Authentic Argentine Empanadas from sister business, Ché in Over-the-Rhine.
“Bringing back to life an iconic destination like In Between is a dream” said owner, Juan Imeroni. “It’s everything I love about this city, in an amazing location, and we’ll serve the home team and visitors alike, just like they did here previously, for over fifty years. We’ve made some upgrades, and done some fine-tuning, but otherwise, we wanted to preserve all the Cincinnati sports history that was here before, add to to it, and make it a place for people to enjoy what’s on the walls and tables around them just as much as they enjoy the food and drinks.”
In addition to the revamped outdoor space, Imeroni is adding a retractable garage door opening in the main bar, bringing both the indoor and outdoor space together, with plans to extend the retractable door opening later this year. A dedicated private event space has been carved out in the annexed room that will be able to entertain groups of up to fifty guests, and comfortable lounge seating has been brought in to enjoy the games on the nearly twenty flat screen TVs.
In Between Tavern hosted a soft opening event on Saturday, June 25th, with Bengal Jim’s “Jungle to the Hall” event, rallying for select Bengals players to be enshrined in the Football Hall of Fame, in Canton, Ohio. The event was attended by over 200 Bengal’s fans, and featured past Bengal’s greats, with a themed scavenger hunt, door prizes, and music. Tickets for the event were sold out, and benefitted three local charities: the Ken Anderson Alliance, the Ken Riley Foundation, and the Cincinnati Music Accelerator.
In Between Tavern opens to the public on Monday, July 11th, with lunch service, and will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, at 11am daily. For more information, follow In Between Tavern on social media. (@InBetweenCincy on Facebook)
About Ignite Entertainment: Over the past ten years, Ignite Entertainment’s Juan Imeroni has redeveloped, renovated, and designed fifteen restaurant, bar, and coffee shop destinations in the Cincinnati-metro area. Each of Imeroni’s venues in the Ignite Entertainment Community are unique in concept, atmosphere, and offerings. Imeroni’s Ignite Community
venues include: O’Malley’s in the Alley, Gypsy’s Mainstrasse, The Blind Pig, Lola’s Coffee + Bar, Ché OTR, Butcher and Barrel, The Birdcage LGBTQ+ Bar and Lounge, The View at Shires’ Garden, Kon-Tiki on the Levee, Ché on Wheels Catering and Food Truck, Pampas Argentine Gastropub, The Dog Haus Bar, Ché Empanadas y Más, Shires’ Cafe, and In Between Tavern. More information on the Ignite Community destinations is available online at IgniteCincy.com.
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