12/02/2010Provided by Citysearch
I loved Bogarts! I was nervous while reading reviews, but after reading mixed reviews I decided to go anyway. All of those negative reviews are written by people who are way too uptight. We traveled from Central Indiana to go see Porcupine Tree, and it was a great show. We got $1 all day parking right down the street from the venue. There are some weirdos walking around, but the area isn't dangerous. There are panhandlers, but there are panhandlers at every concert. You have to get ride of your loose change anyway, so just give it to them. Security was fair: no cameras, no markers, no loose change, girls patted down girls and guys patted down guys. The venue was neat and dark and had plenty of room. However, it isn't very well ventilated and heats up after awhile, so wear an undershirt. The only con about this place was the bathrooms: THAT review was correct, they are gross.
They have fair rules that are easy to follow. They WARN you that there is no smoking allowed, it's not like it comes as a surprise at the door. Of course they will throw you out, they told you it's against the rules, as well as with any other rule. The rules change because different bands want different things, and Bogarts tries to accommodate the band as well as their customers.
I'm a very shy, picky person and I would gladly take the trip back to Bogarts again.
11/30/2009Provided by Citysearch
I love this place! I went there to see All Time Low We the Kings Hey Monday And The Friday Night Boys. It was just fun!!! It a club a you get that whole felling.It was hot like other people said and I did just about pass out but whatever.We the Kings blow some of the insalation out of the roof which was CRAZY!!! People said it was in a bad part of town.It isnt in the best but it wasnt that bad there. The security was good and there were a few beggers(One had a sign that said give me money or ill kick you.which was funny in a sick way because he has no legs) but every concert I have been to there were people like that. I think it is a great place and would love to go there again!!!
01/04/2009Provided by Citysearch
Bogart's unfortunately gets some good acts. This is unfortunate because Bogarts is the worst venue ive been too and ive been to hundreds of shows. The guy who said they are like nazis are spot on. No lighters or cigarettes allowed in the building. Will violently toss you out if caught smoking. Its crowded. You will be propsitioned by crackheads waiting outside before and after the show. There is nothing redeemable about this venue and I have actually attempted my own boycott and have succeded in convincing some fairly big name bands to never return there. Avoid Bogarts at all costs.
11/30/2007Provided by Citysearch
Bogarts has a great atmosphere, it is unlike anywhere else. Since it's opening in 1974 acts such as Prince, The Police, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc have played there.
I don't know what the first 2 people were talking about (one couldn't even spell conCert correctly...)--I absolutely love Bogarts! I think Bogarts is a great place to see a concert! It is much more intimate than other venues and even though there may be a bit of a grunge factor, it makes it all the more loveable.
Overall, I think Bogarts is a great place to see up-and-comers and established artists....it's a great place to get away and just rock out.
***Tickets prices are incredibly reasonably (READ: totally affordable)...
***They have a balcon which is great if you don't want to be too close to the craziness near the stage
***Several bars--and yes you may have to wait to get a beer, but is there any bar or concert venue where you wouldn't?
Bogarts has a great atmosphere, it is unlike anywhere else.
10/12/2007Provided by Citysearch
This was the worst venue that I've ever seen a concert at! The beer is in an overpriced dixie cup that you have to wait in line for, and they are sold one per person per trip to the ""bar."" The place is packed way past capacity and tickets are overpriced. Once you enter, you can't leave unless you pay for another ticket, so don't expect to actually see anything on stage unless you come at opening time. Don't expect to hear the band either because of bad acoustics. The bathrooms are filthy. I will never go back to Bogarts.
10/04/2007Provided by Citysearch
Saw ""Regina Spektor"" there, she was great! The best singer-songwriter in todays world. Worst place for a concert that I have been to in 45yrs. What the world are ya thinking, standing at a concert? Might be okay for junk rock groups for kids, not for a classical song writer like Regina Spektor. But I wouldn't see any concert there. Sound system was bad, people were talking, didn't care who was on stage. Not a good place. Bring lots a change for the street people, they will drive you nuts. Never go THERE again. Workers were nice though.
07/09/2006Provided by Citysearch
Bogart's is not only one of Cincinnati's Crown Jewels, this legendary club is known and respected worldwide. Concerts there are the best. Now that I no longer live in Cincinnati, it is one of the things that I miss. Cincinnati is lucky to have this place, and hopefully it will be around to bring live music to the area for 30 more years and beyond. I mean everyone has played there. I saw U2, Prince, The Police, Dave Matthews and so many more shows there. I suggest if you haven't been to a show there you're missing alot.
12/06/2002Provided by Citysearch
I believe that Bogarts is the absolute best in Cincinnati. I have been to see many concerts at Bogarts and when SugarCult came to play there, it was the best I had seen yet!
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Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Outdoor Seating: No
Good for Kids: No
Good For Groups: Yes