Iconic Cincinnati Venue – Bogart’s

Bogart’s History

Located in the ShortVine entertainment district, Bogart’s is one of the most legendary venues in the Cincinnati area. The space, which sits right near the University of Cincinnati campus in the Corryville neighborhood, originally opened in 1905 as a vaudeville theater. The venue later operated as a movie theater, as well as a restaurant and entertainment space called Inner Circle, before opening as Bogart’s in the mid 1970s.

Bogart’s Performers

Bogart’s is known for booking the greats — James Brown and Ramones have played the venue — and landing bands before they’re arena-sized; alums include Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Police, Slayer, Beastie Boys, Snoop Dogg and The Strokes. In addition to music, Bogart’s has also hosted legendary comedians such as Billy Crystal and Cheech & Chong.

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Planning Your Visit to Bogart’s

The ShortVine entertainment district has you covered for dining. Within a five-minute walk of Bogart’s, you’ll find Italian restaurant Martino’s and Dive Bar (both located across the street) and Mio’s Pizzeria Pub. Other eateries, such as Hang Over Easy, Ladder 19 and La Rosa’s Pizza, are just around the corner. Public transportation is handy, as are multiple parking lots.

Bogart’s Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Bogart’s parking options?

There is a paid lot located at East Corry and Short Vine at the VP3 building (behind Martino’s) where patrons can buy parking in advance.

Does Bogart’s serve food?

Bogart’s offers chips and candy, but not an extensive food menu.

What are the seating options at Bogart’s?

The 1,500-capacity, multilevel club is mostly standing General Admission, with select reserved Premium Seats & Suites on the mezzanine and balcony levels available to purchase. The mezzanine level has an accessible restroom and seating. Attendees needing disability accommodations should contact the box office at 513-872-8800. Get tickets here.

What are Bogart’s safety & security guidelines?

Bogart’s requires that all bags larger than the size of a hand are made of clear material to reduce the need to search, and upholds rigorous venue sanitation standards and face mask and distancing protocols for the safety of all attendees, performers and staff. For the latest safety guidelines, please review the enhanced venue protocols described here.

Bogart’s At A Glance
Venue Name Bogart’s
Location Cincinnati, OH
Address 2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone # (513) 872-8801
Capacity 1,500
Opened 1905
Owner Live Nation Entertainment
Website https://www.bogarts.com/

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