What Used To Be A Dive Bar Is Now A Reinvented BBQ Joint And Hangout In Cincinnati Called The Establishment
By Andrea Limke|Published October 05, 2019
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.
So many longtime businesses in Cincinnati go through transformations from time to time to stay current with their customers. This may be as simple as some new paint and decor or it may mean a total overhaul and reinvention. On a street corner along Wasson Road in Oakley sits what many call The E. The Establishment has been around for decades and most know it as a dive bar (that had a stellar grilled cheese sandwich). The bar was bought last year and this summer it has been undergoing a transformation into a family-friendly hangout in Cincinnati. It is now reopened and serves up tasty BBQ, great drinks, and has a whole new look and feel.
The E is now a family-friendly hangout in Cincinnati, but it will continue on its tradition as a bar and gathering spot for a more lively crowd in the evenings. Did you go to The E when it was a dive? Have you been since it opened with a new look? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
For more information on The Establishment and Smoked Out Cincy, follow along with them on Facebook here and here. The E is open Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Smoked Out Cincy has shorter hours and is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m., Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
And for another dive bar in Cincinnati that serves up good food, check out our previous article here.
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