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Bars and nightlife in Cincinnati

Top bars

Beer Bar
“Fun place to catch a Cincinnati Reds game. The Reds are the first professional baseball team and also have a cool museum on site. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Brewery
“These beers can be found around the world. Really cool space including a rooftop bar.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Joint
“The best fried chicken! They don’t take reservations and the wait can be long! Grab a drink at their bar while you wait!”
  • 53 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Delicious tiny tacos and refreshing margaritas that will NOT disappoint a craving ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Belgium waffles 🧇? Need we say more. This is a must try/eatery. Don’t forget the Bloody Mary!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
“Over-the-top hot dogs, cocktails, and a respectable beer list. Classic Cincinnati.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Brewery
“My favorite local breweries! This is named after President William H Taft, who lived in Mt. Auburn, Cincinnati. They have so many varieties and seasonal beers. This place also has food. Taft's Brewpourium 15 min from downtown is a better hangout place if you want to drive with pizza and games.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Brewery
“Really great indoor/outdoor space (dog friendly) with an awesome selection of local beers.”
  • 29 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Nightclub
“Great little historic place. Several floors and top outside patios over looking the Ohio with some great views. Great service, local craft brews and cocktails. The food is good. There is a small parking lot across the street. Check it out.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The venue holds approximately 1,500 people, has six bars, three levels for concert viewing, two entrances, and an elevated stage. Bogart's has been recognized on the international stage for bringing the newest, and best, music and entertainment to the public for over four decades.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“There's a real beer garden vibe here with a large outdoor seating area complete with alternating food vendors and oversized Jenga. Inside and upstairs they have a quality pool table.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“1400 Race St. Global cuisine-Classic French, Mediterranean, Thai, New Orleans, etc.. www.zulabistro.com”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Great burritos, tacos, quesadillas, rice bowls. Includes a jerk tofu option for vegetarians. Kitchen is open until 1am (a very unusual offering around here!) Dark, well established bar inside, decent deck in back for a little air/sunshine.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“They have a great bourbon selection and nice ambiance. It's located above Goodfella's Pizzeria. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Large bar and dance place on the frattier/sportier end (young/mid-twenties and college students). Can be fun if you go as a large group.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Music venues

Concert Hall
“A beautiful historic part of Cincinnati that opened in 1878. It is a national historical landmark that was recently renovated. Throughout the year, Music Hall has events such as the ballet, sympthony, and children events. Check out their website to see the full list of events. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The biggest concerts coming to the area are very likely to be found at this great venue right along the Ohio River! See what act is in town and go have yourself a great time listening to your favorite bands and artists! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Comfortable place to see a concert with your family. Easy to get to and you can park right nearby. A grandly refurbished 1928 performance venue, plus an intimate offshoot hosting eclectic music acts.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The venue holds approximately 1,500 people, has six bars, three levels for concert viewing, two entrances, and an elevated stage. Bogart's has been recognized on the international stage for bringing the newest, and best, music and entertainment to the public for over four decades.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Brewery
“This brewery is cool to visit (in a former church) and has a great side yard to hang out in. The beers are all sours so if that is your style you will be in heaven. Otherwise skip.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Live music and historic events venue with full bar service and entertainment nightly, featuring regional and international artists.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“A local Irish Pub/ Bar with excellent fish and chips, draft beer, and Bloody Mary’s. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Elegant place, wonderful view and great food. High-end chain eatery serving seafood & steakhouse fare in a classy setting with unbeatable view of the Ohio River. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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