Bogart's is a music venue located in the Corryville neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, near the University of Cincinnati, across the street from Sudsy Malone's Rock 'n Roll Laundry & Bar. The building was originally a vaudeville theater built in 1905, put out of business in 1955 due partly to the emergence of television. During the 1960s it was a German film theater. The Bogart's venue opened in the mid 1970s as a 300-seat club, but it was expanded in 1993.Through the early eighties, Bogart's was the proving ground for many up-coming Metal bands of the time. The highly intimate setting offered an up close experience, very often allowing the crowd to flow on to the stage with most of the current Metal legends such as Testament, Slayer, Death, Dark Angel, Overkill , WASP and many, many more.While Metal often ruled, Bogart's had performances of varied styles, nearly every night of the week.
The venue is managed by Live Nation. It has two levels: a pit, and a balcony, the latter which is only opened if enough tickets are sold.