Corner of Court & Elm Streets · 513-421-0110 in downtown Cincinnati

Special Events 2014

VALENTINE'S DAY, Febuary 13th - 16th, 2014

Valentine's Day is for (Platform) Lovers! Check out our Sweetheart of a deal w/ One dozen fresh shucked oysters, two entree choices, soup or salad, Chocolate Covered Strawberries for dessert, a bottle of wine to share, & 1/2 hour horse drawn including an Elegant Carriage ride!! AvailableThursday, February 13th thru Sunday February 16th, 2014. Friday the 14th will include an evening with THE FAUX FRENCHMAN!

BOCKFEST 2014 March 7th - 9th

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Bock Beer and Special Bockfest Menu Including Bockwurst Sandwiches & Dinners.


Experience 19th Century Cincinnati with a guided visit to the Washington Platform Malt Ovens, deep beneath the corbner of Court & Elm Streets!


Live Music

Friday March 7th - Mike Sharfe Trio, 5:30pm-8:30pm and Friday Nights Live!! John Zappa Quartet 9:00 - midnight.

Saturday March 8th - Pam Mallory & The Wayne Yeager Trio 8:00pm- midnight


Bockfest Get Back!

Saturday, March 8th - Enjoy a 3 course Bockfest Dinner along with a 4th course of Cincinnati history.


12:00 pm - 'How Beer Built Cincinnati'

Join “Over The Rhine-When Beer Was King” author Michael Morgan for a pre-prohibition look at Cincinnati. Learn how a bustling neighborhood with over 300 saloons, and more than a dozen breweries, helped build the 'Paris of America'.

$35.00/person, Reservation Only, Limited Seating



3:00 pm- 'Cincinnati's Brewing History'

Presented by the Cincinnati Museum Center Heritage Program, join Mr. Jim Bruckmann of the Bruckmann Brewery family for a visual tour of Cincinnati's “golden age of brewing”.

Both programs include a visit to the Washington Platform Malt Ovens.

$35.00/person, Reservation Only, Limited Seating

The Bockfest Buffet

Sunday March 9th, Noon - 3pm w/ Cincinnati Dancing Pigs

Includes assorted fresh Avril Bleh sausages, Roast Lamb, Fresh Oysters, Spent Grain Breads, and much, much more... Celebrate Spring in Cincinnati!!

HOLIDAY JAZZ BUFFETS Easter Sunday, April 20th & Mothers Day, May 11th

Enjoy a tantalizing selection of breakfast & lunch favorites, including Lori's Eggbake, Cheesy Grits, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Breakfast Meats, Carving Station, Fried Chicken, Pastas, Salads, Fresh Fruits, Assorted Pies, Pastries & Desserts, and much, much more featuring THE MIKE SHARFE TRIO!
Easter Sunday, April 20th & Mothers Day, May 11th
24.95/Adults, 20.95/Seniors, 16.95 Children 7-14
11am-3:00pm, Reservations Suggested No Sunday Dinner on Easter Sunday and Mother's Day, Holiday Jazz Buffett only

28th ANNUAL OYSTER FESTIVAL, Friday, March 28th thru Saturday, May 3rd

A 40 + item, fresh oyster menu will be served, prepared by award-winning Chef and Owner, Jon Diebold. Smoked Oyster Salad, Oysters Mardi Gras, and Nantucket Oysters are just a sampling of Oyster Festival fare including, of course, the Platform's famous fresh-shucked Oysters On The Half Shell. More info here

Clambake in the Park! June 1, 2014 Noon-6pm

Washington Platform is bringing the surf to our turf! Join us in the Park on Sunday, June 1 for a beach-themed seafood extravaganza, featuring games, food and from music Louisiana-style rock band, Robin Lacy & DeZydeco.

From noon to 6:00pm, Washington Platform will be on-site serving up their steamy version of this seafood boil by the bowlful. For only $12, each dish will include clams, shrimp, mussels and potatoes–complete with a corn cob and a dinner roll on the side. See more here...

Washington Platform's Over-The-Rhine Tour, Thurdays this summer

Offered every Thursday throughout the summer, this 1 1/2 hour walking tour shares the stories of Cincinnati's German immigrants and their neighborhood and features some of Cincinnati's most spectacular and iconic architecture. Ticket price is $20. Tours start at 6:30PM. Visit to purchase tickets and for more information!

50 Cent Summer, June-August 2014

50 Cent Specials everyday of the week! Available during regular business hours. Dine in only.

Some restrictions may apply. Not valid with any other discount or promotion. See our menu here

Lobstapalooza June13th - July 3rd, 2014

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ROADKILL CAFE, July 11th-24th, 2014

In addition to our regular menu, a 25+ item “roadkill” menu will be served. Buffalo Fajitas, Wild Boar Burgers, Pigeon Potpie, and Venison Loin Au Poive are just a sampling of Roadkill Cafe fare, including turtle, frog, rabbit, duck & rattlesnake, and others. See our menu here

Pre-Prohibition Dinner Tour, July 31st

Sample a slice of Cincinnat's rich dining heritage as venerable hometown favorites, Arnold's, Campanello's, Scotti's & The Washington Platform team up to produce one memorable meal on Thursday evening, July 31st. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

WING FLING, August 1st-30th, 2014

Patrons are invited to enjoy any of over 40 different wing flavors, all available either bone-in, or boneless, and either Mild, Medium, or “Stupid”. Ten different flavored GROASTERS (lower in fat 'cause they're started on the grill & finished in the oven) will be available this year, allowing wing enthusiasts to enjoy over 250 wing varieties! See our menu here

Do Downtown Restaurant Week, August 11th thru 17th

Washington Platform is proud to be a part of "Do Downtown Restaurant Week". Visit for more information. See our menu here

15th Annual Crab Carnival, Viva la Crab!”, Friday, October 17th

Along with their great regular menu, The Crab Carnival menu will offer a wide variety of "Crabbatizers,” Crab Soups & Salads, and a delicious assortment of other crab creations, including Cherry Crab & Crackers, Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps, and Crab Maggiano! Hot and cold lunch and dinner specials featured daily, all prepared by the award-winning staff at the Washington Platform.