Media Contact: Kelly Adamson, Executive Director, Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, 513.470.1379 (cell), [email protected]
MEDIA ALERT for Tuesday, October 11th
OTR Chamber Releases List of OTR Small Business Events and Specials happening during BLINK Cincinnati
OTR is ready to be a part of the BLINK festival, with its local businesses offering unique pre- and post-BLINK events, hospitality stations, food and drink specials and more!
WHAT: The OTR Chamber of Commerce is releasing a list of OTR and Pendleton small businesses hosting BLINK-related events, hospitality offerings, or have great food, drink, and swag specials! Proving that OTR is the perfect place for you to spend BLINK weekend! Small businesses and consumers alike are encouraged to tag the @otrchamber with photos or videos of shopping local or enjoying events at OTR’s small businesses. An updated list of events, specials and merchandise can be found at www.otrchamber.com/blink
Carry-Out Food & Drink:
Flavors of the Isle
1807 Elm St.
Drink Cocktail Special & 10% Off Any Bar Drink
Tablespoon Cooking Co.
1731 Elm St.
We're so excited to light up the Tablespoon kitchen with glow lights, good food & drinks! We're kicking things off on Thursday night with a ‘Parade Pregame and Afterparty’. Thursday, Friday & Saturday night, we'll be offering an exclusive menu of takeaway food and beverages. We anticipate large crowds, so we'll be open from 6-10pm, or until we sell out!
Alcove by MadTree
Alcove by MadTree - serving food to-go and a specialty cocktail along with dine-in service
Smale Park at Castellini Esplanade - Serving beer, Sway by MadTree and there will also be food trucks + live music
MadTree draft truck will be serving beer & Sway by MadTree on Woodward Street by Ziegler Park
Taste of Belgium
Try our Blink Drink called The Wink as part of our weekend dine in and carryout menu. We'll be baking fresh waffles outside along with drinks to go. And don't forget a 4-pack of waffles is a great traveling snack!
Aladdin’s Eatery + Lounge OTR
1203 Main St, Suite 100
Come taste the Mediterranean with our BLINK feature menu! Including our special $5 Neon Lights Cocktail! Open ‘til 9 pm daily!
Join us at Fillo during Blink Festival for a culinary trip to Greece! Try our special dinner menu paired with our selection of Greek beers and wines. Grab all your favorite savory and sweet pastries (we're talking spanakopita!) as well as sandwiches served to-go for your convenience.
Noir Hair Cafe’ LLC
1712 Elm St.
Enjoy specialty drinks hot & cold as well as walking tacos while shopping for vegan Haircare, hair accessories & more. Also offering first time client service specials/coupons for hair, body waxing, massages, facials & pedicures.
1434 Vine St.
Join us at Soul Secrets during Blink Festival for some soulful flavors on the go! Try our Catfish Sandwich & Fry or Hot Chicken Sandwich & Fry specials to go. Your taste buds will be in for a treat!
WWW.SOULSECRETSCINCY.COM | @SOULSECRETS.LLC
Food & Drink Specials:
Al's Delicious Popcorn
1202 Main Street
Try our special Blink Mix! Our popular vanilla butternut popcorn in custom Blink colors.
Churchill's Fine Teas
Stop by and try our tea-inspired mocktails, such as our Findlay Refresher or our Lil' Toddy! We will have four different mocktails available to purchase, with two featured each night of BLINK.
Aladdin’s Eatery + Lounge
1203 Main St.
Come taste the Mediterranean with our BLINK feature menu! Including our special $5 Neon Lights Cocktail!! Open til 9pm Daily!
Join us at the Dunlap Cafe for BLINK! Stop by for food and drink specials, and view the brand new mural designed by local artist Jenny Ustick, and an official BLINK light installation on the side of the building! The Dunlap will come alive and set the vibe for this unique experience Thursday, Friday and Saturday Night October 13-15th, 5-10 PM.
The Skeleton Root Winery
Drink Blink at Skeleton Root. Drink specials on house-made wines, feature flights & local beer. Located 2 blocks north of Findlay Market.
Kind of a Big Dill is a custom-made arcade game installation. This game is an endless runner where three players work together to run for as long as they can. The only catch is that all three players control the same character!
Glow with the Flow with us at Low Spark! Your unoFISHal stop during BLINK Cincinnati featuring a BLINK-inspired cocktail menu.
Drink Blink with us at The Lackman! Every drink lights up (while supplies last). Are you ready to light up Vine Street?!
It's Lit! at Rosedale OTR: Your unofficial destination during BLINK Cincinnati in OTR’s Backyard! We'll be having LED Cornhole, Giant Jenga, and more. Guests are encouraged to wear neon & white!
Specials & Swag:
Pedal Wagon Cincinnati
Pedal Wagon Cincinnati now offering a Blink Tour! Riders will also receive swag bags including 7 LED wearables to enjoy on the ride! See Cincinnati like never before all while on the Pedal Wagon! Garage will also be hosting a GRILL OUT Fri-Sat. LED light up toys on sale for purchase! HURRY, cruises are limited!
Joy and Matt's Books
Joy and Matt's Bookshop will be offering discounts of up to 30% on clearance hardcover books, paperbacks as low as $5, Paper Mill Classics on sale for $15. And as always, free consultation with reading fanatics. Come and browse our unique selection!
Free - Glow in the Dark UV Paint & Disco Light Show Upgrade - with every Splatter Reservation during BLINK weekend (Oct 13-16)
Glow in the dark custom Blink Cups/ Custom affirmation terrarium holders for Breast Cancer awareness
Junebug Jewelry Designs
Enjoy 15% off your purchase during Blink 2022. Mention "Blink" when you checkout.
1810 Elm St. C-102
10% off Cincinnati gear.
Oasis Face Bar
Give your Skin a Drink. Get 15% off the Best 30 Minutes Ever!! We’ve taken the fluff out of the facial to deliver you a customizable, targeted treatment in just 30 minutes. Need a wax or tint? We’ve got that covered too! All retail products will be 10% off as well! Come in and let us pamper you! Book your appointment now at www.oasisfacebar.com or call us at (513) 348-5627.
Not Your Average “Paint and Sip” Class
October/BLINK artsy-fartsy glow parties at the Not Your Average studio at the Pendleton Art Center. This is an UltraViolet light experience with all things blacklight reactive. 2 drinks and supplies included (wigs/battery-operated lighting/blacklight flashlights for sale during Blink) with ticket purchase.
Art on the Streets
219 Magnolia Street
Join the BLINK party at the free and fun BRIGHT Ride, on the eve of BLINK, 6:30 PM on October 12, 2022 starting at Findlay Market. Art on the Streets is collaborating with multiple partners to host an unprecedented people-powered spectacle on bikes, skates, scooters, boards, and all kinds of wheels. All ages are welcome and the ride will be slow, flat, and fun—a short journey around Over-the-Rhine and downtown Cincinnati.
Brewing Heritage Trail
Darkside of Brewing Tour: Join the Brewing Heritage Trail on our limited edition seasonal tour and learn about gruesome and macabre events from Cincinnati's past. Grave robbing, a serial killing saloonist, and other murderous and deadly mayhem is explored on this new tour, which also includes a visit to an abandoned city street, overtaken by nature, a stop inside a 1912 vaudeville theater, as well as a flashlight tour of the underground cellar complex of the historic Jackson Brewery! Tours run at 5pm & 6pm before Blink events begin!
Catch Action Tank unveiling ""Volkslicht"" (The People's Light) at BLINK this weekend! It's our incredibly engaging instillation by artist Abby Palen that's going up right outside our future headquarters, Volkshaus, at 123 E. McMicken Ave .
You can find us there each night of BLINK October 13-16 from 7-11pm. Come say Hi and let us know "What Lights You Up?"
The Findlay Market District is going to be a premier location for mural activations during BLINK weekend. We will have multiple bars including a Beer Truck, sponsored by Sonder Brewing Co, music each night, Silent Disco, tons of community activations in the neighborhood, as well as a vibrant Outdoor Night Market.
Friends of Music Hall 1241 Elm Street
Live music performed on the 1927 Mighty Wurlitzer Organ each night in the Music Hall Ballroom from 7 to 10 pm accompanied by a colorful light show. Free. Cash bar and refreshments.
Knox Joseph Distillery at OTR StillHouse
Keep the energy going after BLINK for BLINK weekend’s largest after party “After Glow” at OTR StillHouse presented by Everything Cincy. DJ’s, live performance, light show, glow activations, drink specials & food vendors. Add a Knox Joseph Pearl Vodka shot to your high noon for $3. High Noon ($7) + Knox Joseph Pearl Vodka ($3)
Come to the city early BLINK weekend to enjoy a day market with sustainability-focused vintage, handmade, craft, & art market featuring dozens of diverse local businesses at OTR StillHouse presented by Jet Black Vintage and Everything Cincy. *FREE ADMISSION*
Cosmic Gorilla 1834 Race St
SATURDAY - Live Art ALL DAY w/ Six Bomb Boards & Sales In-Store
Schwartz's Point Jazz Club
Come relax at cozy, iconic Schwartz's Point Jazz Club after your BLINK experience! Offering excellent live Jazz, gourmet desserts, fresh-made signature drinks, and organic espresso. Open late!
1334 Main Street
Join us at Social House by Cincy Nice during BLINK to visit our Indigo Hippo Craft Room! Take a pause from the hubbub and add your hand to a collaborative community art piece, or enjoy an array of creative reuse materials from our shop for some Make & Take crafting.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
1241 Elm St
Experience three world premieres at Music Hall during BLINK! Sun Dogs, performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra features short-format films with new music created by inspired composer & filmmaker pairs. Catch one of the 45-minute performances at 6:30 & 8:30 OCT 14-15 or 6:30 pm OCT 16. Tickets are $5.
Drag Shows and After Party in a queer safe environment. Open 6pm-2:30 AM all weekend long!
The Hub OTR
1209 Main Street
Friday: Gothy Tonk Karaoke Night // To-Go drinks will be for sale including hot coffee, beer, etc. Saturday: Spoils, Golomb, Corker, Mary Henry, Waning $5 door fee// Drinks for sale to go: beer, hot coffee, etc.
Northern Row Brewery & Distillery
To celebrate BLINK, Northern Row will have 3 laser & projection installations outside, an interactive lighting theme inside the taproom, BLINK drink specials and will open at 12pm on Thursday.
Second Sunday on Main
Main Street, OTR
This free street festival includes arts and music programming, a vendor market, and Biergarten lounge serving MadTree beer and Revel OTR wine. Includes live music from Nasty Nati Brass Band, Soul Criminal and Pocket. 12:00pm – 5:00pm, Sunday October 16th.
WWW.SECONDSUNDAYONMAIN.ORG | @SECONDSUNDAYONMAIN
WHEN: Thursday, October 13th, Friday, October 14th, Saturday October 15th, and Sunday October 16th, 2022.
WHERE: The Over-the-Rhine and Pendleton small business district.
● An updated list will be hosted on the OTR Chamber’s webpage www.otrchamber.com/blink
● Follow the OTR Chamber of Commerce on Instagram for more details: @otrchamber
For more information on the OTR Chamber of Commerce: www.otrchamber.com