By Amanda Harper


The Cellar Bar & Grille

Their 30 flat screen TVs and a 169” hi-def big screen make watching the game so easy, but it’s their extensive list of beer, bourbon and wine that makes them a can’t miss year-round. Start the evening off with Bob Twigg’s Cellar Chips served with a blue cheese dip, or jump right in with their Philly Steak Wrap, with Philly meat, sautéed onions, peppers, mushrooms, steak sauce and provolone wrapped up in a warm tortilla. Though it is on the Signature Club’s property, the Cellar is open to the public.

3256 Lansdowne Drive | 859.317.8301 |

Winchell’s restaurant & Sports Bar

A local favorite for over 25 years, Winchell’s marries the feel of a cozy sports bar with a down-home family restaurant. Over 30 flat screen TVs make watching sporting events convenient, but their extensive, comfort food menu makes it a place to return to time after time. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a great selection of beer, wine and cocktails. Their Winchell’s Hot Chicken is a great pick, with fried boneless chicken breast, dipped in their homemade spice blend and served over white bread with sliced pickles. Try their Fried Green Tomatoes to start.

348 Southland Drive | 859.278.9424 |

A.P. Suggins bar & Grill

A friendly neighborhood joint that puts southern hospitality at the forefront of a great sports bar experience. Their Bowl Plus features their award-winning chili, loaded with cheddar cheese and chopped onions and jalapeños, served with tortilla chips for dipping. Or, try their Catfish Fingers, battered with Weisenberger Mill batter and served with their own creamy tartar sauce. Enjoy their carefully selected menu of beer and wine.

345 Romany Road | 859.268.0709 |


Banners puts sports fans first. Over 25 TVs and a huge projection screen ensure that there’s not a bad seat in the house. Their Pepper Jack Cheese Balls are positively addictive. Locals love their Championship Ring Burger, featuring a half pound of beef topped with cheddar, bacon, tomato, onion and beer battered onion rings. They offer great drink specials during all Cats’ games.

3650 Boston Road | 859.223.4775 |


Founded with the idea to have a great late night dining and bar experience, Drake’s has cemented its place as a local favorite. Their Sriracha Wings just beg to be shared with buddies over beer–and they have a great selection to choose from. Their Smashed Morning Glory Burger features pepper jack cheese, a fried egg, fire-roasted salsa and fresh cut toppings. With fun events like Wings and Whiskey Wednesday, there are plenty of reasons to “Come Play” at Drake’s.

3650 Boston Road | 859.223.4775 |