Nestled in historic Glendale, Ohio, Friendly Stop was originally built as a home in the early 1840's. In 1907 the home was transitioned into two separate businesses; a barbershop and a tavern. Friendly Stop has rich historical significance such as being a speakeasy during prohibition, the location in which Sandy Koufax signed his first pro contract and where hall-of-famer, and former Reds player, Ival Goodman once bartended. Friendly Stop burned in 1992 and was restored to near exact condition by former owners, Larry and Cindy Youse. In 2005, the Youses sold Friendly Stop to long time employee, Adam Gilreath, who ran Friendly Stop for 11 years. On August 8, 2016 Adam sold Friendly Stop to the new current owners, Joe & Elise Mills.
Joe & Elise invite you to browse our menu page, which includes our daily specials and beer & wine list, and check out our gallery page for a glimpse into Friendly Stop's intimate old-time charm. Don't forget to leave us your email address above so we can keep you informed of upcoming events, specials and awesome discounts. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and GET IN HERE!!
We're located in the heart of Glendale, Ohio. Centrally located, you can easily get to us from anywhere in the Cincinnati area. Here's a map, but if you get lost, just give us a call and we'll tell you how to GET IN HERE!!
Our dining is on a first come, first served basis. However, if you have a large party, are planning an event, or need catering services, drop us a line and we'll hook you up. Enter your email information below for updates, discounts and monthly specials!
By: Nancy Campbell (Adam's Mom)
With former owner, Adam Gilreath
985 Congress Avenue
Glendale, Ohio 45246