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Sunday School: Mad Historical Society of Cocktails

Events Posted on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
Sunday, March 26 – Sunday, March 26, 2017

Join Metropole as our bartenders guide you through the world of booze with interesting tidbits and innovative demonstrations. Learn not just about classic cocktails but about the tales and fables behind them. Said Alice, “Sometimes I believe in as many as…

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Sunday School: Inspired Cocktails

Events Posted on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
Sunday, February 26 – Sunday, February 26, 2017

Join Metropole as our bartenders guide you through the world of booze with interesting tidbits and innovative demonstrations. Cocktail creation comes from the oddest of places from dishes, books, and even experiences. We’re bringing you cocktails with stories as good…

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Fork + Bottle: Rio Carnival

Events Posted on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
Monday, February 20 – Thursday, February 23, 2017

Do you love a fine wine? Craft beer? How about sipping cocktails? We’re on the same page. Join Metropole for our Fork & Bottle dinner series, where we highlight our favorite guest brewers, distillers and winemakers with special pairings for…

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The fire has returned!

News Posted on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

Have you noticed our fireplace had been a little chilly lately?  Well things have heated right back up. At Metropole, the belly of the beast is alive again and burning up with mouth-watering, old-world flavors that you have come to…

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Metropole is for Lovers

Events Posted on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017
Saturday, February 11 – Tuesday, February 14, 2017

At Metropole, our fireplace is ablaze with love – love for local food and hearth-roasted, old-world delights. This Valentine’s Day celebrate love with a decadent farm-to-fireplace meal masterfully prepared by chef Jared Bennett. On Sat. 2.11 or Tue. 2.14, join…

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Sunday School: Drop It Like It’s Hot

Events Posted on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

This just in!  Carus Waggoner, one of the founders of Second Sight Spirits, will be joining us and talking about his delicious rum, which we will be using in a buttered rum cocktail.  Join Metropole as our bartenders guide you…

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Fork + Bottle Dinner Series continues!

News Posted on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017

When a sip meets a nibble, it can be a magical thing. Chris Brown, Beverage Director and Jared Bennett, Executive Chef are crafting mouthwatering tasting menus with drink pairings every month just for you. Join Metropole for our Fork & Bottle…

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Fork + Bottle: Poppin’ Bottles, All About the Bubbly

Events Posted on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017
Monday, January 16 – Thursday, January 19, 2017

Do you love a fine wine? Craft beer? How about sipping bubbly? We’re on the same page. Join Metropole for our Fork & Bottle dinner series, where we highlight our favorite guest brewers, distillers and winemakers with special pairings for…

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12 Days of Cocktails: Day 12

News Posted on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016

DAY 12: THE BRUNCH BUNCH It’s almost here! It’s almost here! Just one more sleep away from the big day! Ready or not tomorrow is Christmas morning and I hope you raise a toast with us.  Everyone has their own…

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12 Days of Cocktails: Day 11

News Posted on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016

DAY 11: COZY DOES IT As the frenzy of the holiday season reaches its brink, its nice to stop and take a moment to soak it all in. Yes, the holidays can be stressful, but there is so much holly…

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12 Days of Cocktails: Day 10

News Posted on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

DAY 10: THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING  One of the things that has delighted me the most about running Sunday School has been the ability to present cocktails that I’m almost certain the students have never experienced before.  I…

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New Year’s Day Brunch

Events Posted on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

There’s New Year’s Eve, and then there’s the morning after. Don’t let a bad morning hold the first day of the new year hostage! Take back the power with a transformative brunch at Metropole. We’ll have dishes to start the year out…

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12 Days of Cocktails: Day 9

News Posted on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

DAY 9: ODE TO VODKA The biggest challenge of creating a cocktail for a holiday party is trying to appease a variety of palettes. There will always be someone who can’t stand tequila or gin or bourbon or EGG NOG,…

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12 Days of Cocktails: Day 8

News Posted on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016

DAY 8: IN WITH THE NEW The awesome thing about making cocktails is that you just never stop learning.  I’m constantly amazed by the things I learn from the other bartenders when we’re doing research for the new Sunday School…

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12 Days of Cocktails: Day 7

News Posted on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

DAY 7: THE ALMIGHTY CRANBERRY I’ve had guests often ask what inspires us to create our cocktail recipes.  For me, inspiration comes from all reaches of the spectrum. Sometimes I’ll eat something amazing and wonder how I can turn that…

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12 Days of Cocktails: Day 6

News Posted on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016

DAY 6: HOLIDAY AND CHILL Listen, I’m a pretty adventurous consumer when it comes to food and drink but there are just some things I can’t get on board with.  Ya, I’m talking to you, egg nog.  I’m not trying…

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12 Days of Cocktails: Day 5

News Posted on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016

DAY 5:  WINE IS MORE THAN FINE It isn’t the holidays until the warm, comforting smell of mulling spices are wafting through my house. There is something so inviting, and cheerful about that aroma.  I think mulled wine is one…

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12 Days of Cocktails: Day 4

News Posted on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

DAY 4:  FESTIVE FIZZ There is something about drinking sparkling wine that seems to dazzle up any celebration.  Just hearing those corks pop sets such a festive tone.  The only thing fancier than sparkling wine is a sparkling wine cocktail. …

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12 Days of Cocktails: Day 3

News Posted on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

DAY 3: SWEET ON YOU One of the biggest battles any bartender faces when creating a cocktail is finding balance: much like how we feel during the holidays when we’re fighting a cold but have to finish the shopping list,…

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12 Days of Cocktails: Day 2

News Posted on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Day 2: INFUSE YOUR HEART OUT The holidays have a way of sneaking up on us, like some giant abominable snowman wrapped in tinsel singing the 12 Days of Christmas at the top of his lungs, and we always turn…

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12 Days of Cocktails: Day 1

News Posted on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

DAY 1: KEEPING IT CLASSIC For our first recipe, we decided to kick it old school, and by old school, I mean 4 years ago. This recipe was on the opening cocktail list at Metropole and has become a guest…

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Sunday School: 12 Days of Cocktails

News Posted on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

Get ready for our annual romp into the magical world of Catherine Manabat’s cocktail adventures. Make sure you keep an eye out for her funny and lively posts about holiday drinking at it’s best. To give you a sneak peak,…

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Fork + Bottle: Holiday Spirits

Events Posted on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
Monday, December 12 – Thursday, December 15, 2016

Do you love a fine wine? Craft beer? Sipping bourbon? So do we. Join Metropole for our Fork & Bottle dinner series, where we highlight our favorite guest brewers, distillers and winemakers with special pairings for tasting menus prepared by…

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Christmas Eve Dinner at Metropole

News Posted on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

Let Executive Chef Jared Bennett prepare a feast of all of your farm-to-fireplace favorites, plus some holiday-inspired dishes. Tis’ the season for nostalgia and Chef Jared is preparing a Smoked Prime Rib with Twice Baked Potato to fulfill all your Christmas…

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New Year’s Eve at Metropole

Events Posted on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ring in 2017 with the Yellow Penguin. 21c Cincinnati + Metropole have your New Year’s Eve covered: DINE Round out 2016 in culinary splendor.  Chef Jared Bennett has a tantalizing menu planned for a New Year’s Eve dinner at Metropole you’ll never forget. Start with a…

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Fork + Bottle Dinner Series

News Posted on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016

Do you love a fine wine? Craft beer? Sipping bourbon? So do we. Join Metropole for our Fork & Bottle dinner series, where we highlight our favorite guest brewers, distillers and winemakers with special pairings for tasting menus prepared by executive chef Jared Bennett. Special…

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Upcoming Sunday School Classes

News Posted on Tuesday, May. 31, 2016

Metropole invites you to join us for Sunday School, a class series led by Catherine Manabat dedicated to informing burgeoning cocktail enthusiasts about the world of booze with interesting tidbits and innovative demonstrations. See below for our upcoming semester: July…

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The Juarez

News Posted on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

2 Oz silver tequila 1 Oz housemade charred Meyer lemon cordial 3 dashes housemade orange bitters Measure out all ingredients to mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 20-30 seconds. Strain over fresh ice into rocks glass. Garnish with lemon…

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Easter Brunch

Events Posted on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Leave foraging to the bunnies. Chef Jared Bennett’s two course prix fixe Easter Brunch menu is fully stocked with farm fresh ingredients which means you won’t have to lift a finger. Come indulge with dishes like our Quinoa Hash with…

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Hallowqueen

Events Posted on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017

There’s nothing better than a holiday dedicated to makeup, costumes and glorious transformations. Drag your old bones out of bed and do the monster mash down to Metropole! We’re gonna get freaky at Hallowqueen, a drag brunch filled with glitter, fangs…

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My Big Gay Brunch

Events Posted on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Ahh, June. ‘Tis the season for celebrating your rainbow spirit. My Big Gay Brunch is just in time for Cincinnati Pride weekend so after the fest on Saturday, strut your queer-freedom to 21c on Sunday morning! Treat yourself to performances by…

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Spring Queening Drag Brunch

Events Posted on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Honey, you betta drag your booty outta bed for this. Drag brunch is back at Metropole! Drop that broom and don your best spring baubles. Spring Queening is all about getting gussied up and shipshape with the baddest ladies in…

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Drag-alicious Brunches at Metropole

Events Posted on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

“Drag is the art form of the queer imagination.” -Sasha Velour, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 April 30 Spring Queening June 25 My Big Gay Brunch October 29 Hallowqueen Honey, you gotta drag your booty outta bed for this. Metropole has three delectable and…

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Sunday School: Vacation in a Glass

Events Posted on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
Sunday, June 25 – Sunday, June 25, 2017

Join Metropole as our bartenders guide you through the world of booze with interesting tidbits and innovative demonstrations. How do you envision vacation? Beach balls in the air? Hiking in the woods? Seeing all the sights? Wherever your adventure takes…

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Sunday School: Ode to the Queen City

Events Posted on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
Sunday, May 28 – Sunday, May 28, 2017

Join Metropole as our bartenders guide you through the world of booze with interesting tidbits and innovative demonstrations. We love Cincinnati so much, we’re going to drink it. The Queen City offers so much that inspires us and we’re going to…

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Sunday School: Cure for the Obscure

Events Posted on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
Sunday, April 30 – Sunday, April 30, 2017

Join Metropole as our bartenders guide you through the world of booze with interesting tidbits and innovative demonstrations. Spirits and libations that are often misunderstood will become demystified. How are you supposed to drink absinthe? Are digestifs just for after dinner?…

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