Happy Hour at Palomino, Downtown Cincinnati

January 8, 2010

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All I really need in this life are cheap booze, really cheap, brick oven pizza and a stunning view of Fountain Square. Which is why (minus the drunk woman next to me who was semi-belligerent and perfumed with garlic) my last visit to Palomino happy hour was perfect.

I think this place is one of downtown’s best values. For a few bucks, you get a lot of different options. And here they are:

Drink specials are $4
Candied Apple Drop, Cranberry Mojito, Pomegranate Margarita, Sycamore Lane Cabernet Sauvignon, Sycamore Lane Chardonnay and all draft beer.

Brick oven pizzas are $5
Prosciutto and roma tomato, Incredible pepperoni, Sausage and roasted mushrooms, Roma tomato and basil, Rotisserie chicken

Appetizer specials range from $4.50 – $7.50
Taleggio and Cambozola Fondue, Brick Oven Roasted Cambozola, Pistachio Crusted Double Creme Brie, Calamari Fritto, Brick Oven Roasted Clams, Potatoes Gorgonzola, Hot Red King Crab and Artichoke Dip, Brick Oven Roasted Mussels, Grilled Wild Mushroom Salad

Did I mention that happy hour is all day, every day in the bar?

Palomino is on 505 Vine Street and, so far, it’s my favorite happy hour. What’s yours?

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

5chw4r7z January 8, 2010 at 9:27 am

Can’t beat $5 dollor pizza’s!
We’ve been hitting Palominos up alot lately.
I want to try Via Vite’s late night happy hour, 1/2 off pizza.


Sara January 8, 2010 at 10:34 am

Agree with 5chw4r7z, the pizza is definitely the thing to go for at this happy hour.

I haven’t sampled around their other apps much, but the pizza was quite tasty, though I did not care at all for the crab and artichoke dip I tried (and this is usually something I’d really go for, so something was off there). Any experience with the calamari or the mussels? The wine was so-so, but it’s so reasonably priced, one can’t really complain (though more options might be welcome, hint, hint, Palomino).

It’s a great deal, though, and certainly among the best views — hmm, maybe I should give it another go tonight!


Chris January 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm

This mixed with the gift card I got for 25% off last fall, I cannot beat the prices. Best place for a pizza and a Sam Adams :)


Courtney January 11, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Even better! You can eat and drink all night.


Jessica March 30, 2010 at 9:14 am

I adore Palomino’s happy hour. The potatoes gorgonzola is heaven, rich and delicious. The normally pungent gorgonzola is mellowed out by the delicious bechamel. Last time we went we sampled the calamari as well, it was a little undercooked but the garlic-lemon aoili packed a pleasant punch.


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