Mynt Martini serves up posh new downtown club

When Mynt Martini has their grand opening on New Year's Eve, Cincinnatians will be treated to a spectacular new $1.4 million club in the heart of downtown.  Located directly on Fountain Square, Mynt Martini boasts the "best location in Cincinnati" according to owner Chico Garcia.

Garcia says that this is the group's first club outside of Mynt Ultralounge in Columbus, and that they did not seek out their prime Cincinnati location - instead it found them.

"CB Richard Ellis representatives were in Columbus at Mynt Ultralounge and said that they would love to have Mynt in Cincinnati," said Garcia.  "They showed us the location and we absolutely loved it."

Mynt Martini will feature 3,800 square feet of interior space and another 1,200 square feet outside on the patio that is protected from the elements and includes sweeping views of the Westin Cincinnati, Tyler Davidson Fountain, and Fountain Square's giant videoboard atop Macy's. The club can hold up to 400 patrons.

Mynt will have high-quality entertainment options including live music, bartending shows, and comedians entertaining guests on their full-size stage located behind one of three interior bars.

"We feature Las Vegas-style martinis, high-quality service, and will be known for creating the party and not waiting for it to happen," said Garcia.  "This will be very evident on New Year's Eve because we're going to make sure everything is high-quality and that everyone is taken care of...we're not trying to pack as many people in as possible."

Following the New Year's Eve grand opening, Mynt Martini will be open from 4pm to 2:30am and will be serving light fare until 11pm, including oysters, feta stuffed tomatoes, yogurt and berries, and a special Mynt Fruit Salsa with pineapple, mango, jalapeno, mynt, cilantro and lime.  Mynt will be open for lunch in early February.

"Everything on the menu is very healthy," said Garcia who also mentioned that Mynt will be serving "very aggressive" salads and soups which seem to be lacking in the market.  Food prices will range from $8 to $12 and will also be available during happy hour specials.

The most unique item on the menu though might be the Myntini which includes 2oz of VOX Vodka, .5oz of Finest Call Mojito Mix, 1oz Finest Call Sour, and three secret ingredients.  Mynt's Las Vegas-style martinis will cost between $9 and $12.

All week long Mynt Martini will have a five-hour happy hour special from 4pm to 9pm that includes $5 martinis and $5 menu items.  There will also be special offers for followers of Mynt Martini's Twitter and Facebook accounts, including three to four special events throughout the year for those people following on Twitter and Facebook.

"Everyone that has seen the concept so far has absolutely loved it," said Garcia.  "On top of it all we're at one of the most beautiful locations in the city; we're not near Fountain Square...we're literally right on it."

New Year's Eve:
Mynt Martini will be having their grand opening on New Year's Eve.  Guests will be let in on a first-come, first-served basis.  A $40 ticket will guarantee your admission; elbow room; champagne toast at midnight; appetizers throughout the night including veggie spring rolls, sausage stuffed mushrooms, and mini mesquite grilled chicken quesidillas; party favors; music by DJ Ryan Cox; and live interaction with the Times Square Ball Drop.  Buy your tickets online now, or call Mynt Martini's VIP Host Nicole D at (513) 828-9335.

Writer: Randy A. Simes
Photography by Scott Beseler
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