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Bars and nightlife in Cincinnati

Top bars

Beer Bar
“What is a trip to Cincinnati without visiting the Great American ball park?”
  • 56 locals recommend
Brewery
“Rhinegeist translates to "Ghost of the Rhine." Over-the-Rhine is known for it's rich German history as it was once inhabited by a majority of German immigrants. This place has a rooftop bar. ~7.8 miles away (22 minutes)”
  • 73 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Joint
“Feast on chicken, and home cooked sides. Don’t forget the maple bacon as an app. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Delicious tiny tacos and refreshing margaritas that will NOT disappoint a craving ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Belgium waffles 🧇? Need we say more. This is a must try/eatery. Don’t forget the Bloody Mary!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Brewery
“Located right across the street. Housed in a civil war era church building. Great food and atmosphere ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Arcade
“Play 80's era arcade games for free as a long as you keep a tab open at the bar. Open-air in good weather. Budget-friendly.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“Over-the-top hot dogs, cocktails, and a respectable beer list. Classic Cincinnati.”
  • 34 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
“A venue for local, national, and international live music. 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 two decades. Today, it is operated by Live Nation Inc., and continues the tradition of quality live entertainment that has been its forté since the building was built.”
  • 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.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“1400 Race St. Global cuisine-Classic French, Mediterranean, Thai, New Orleans, etc.. www.zulabistro.com”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Very eclectic place with a great mixture of atmosphere, drinks, and the best jukebox!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“They have a great bourbon selection and nice ambiance. It's located above Goodfella's Pizzeria. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Cool and retro, this corner bar on Vine and 13th is great for a low key happy hour or pre-show cocktail. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

Music venues

Concert Hall
“Grand, longtime institution for performing arts & home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.”
  • 38 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! ”
  • 12 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.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Music Venue
“A venue for local, national, and international live music. 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 two decades. Today, it is operated by Live Nation Inc., and continues the tradition of quality live entertainment that has been its forté since the building was built.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Old church with a bar in the back ....great perfomers... just big enough to be comfortable...just small enough to be personal”
  • 5 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
Brewery
“In the basement of an old church. Sours only. Frequently offer live music, music festivals, and other unique events.”
  • 11 locals recommend