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Top bar recommendations from locals

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
Fried Chicken Restaurant
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“Amazingly delicious All-American cuisine. One of the most popular restaurants downtown.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Delicious tiny tacos and refreshing margaritas that will NOT disappoint a craving ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Belgium waffles 🧇? Need we say more. This is a must try/eatery. Don’t forget the Bloody Mary!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“Over-the-top hot dogs, cocktails, and a respectable beer list. Classic Cincinnati.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Brewery
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“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.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Café
“A coffee, latte, cappucino or a light breakfast/lunch. Perfect for an intermission or business meeting.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Arcade
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“16-Bit Bar + Arcade redefines how a night out is best played. With a name coined from the computer architecture that several of our 50+ vintage arcade games were built on, 16-Bit appeals to those looking for an alternative to the monotonous. From bar-going veterans to young open-minded, beer-centric types, to arcade game novices and enthusiasts, the nostalgic and playful vibe is for players of all types. The time has come to relive your childhood and party like it’s 1999, or 1989 for that matter.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Located across the Roebling Bridge and has a great atmosphere, views, food and beer!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“A major hot spot of the OTR neighborhood with rockin live music every night. Small local and national touring bands. It can be loud. They have some good pub food, mostly for lunch I believe. Sometimes dance parties in the dank stone basement if you're not claustrophobic. If you are, out back is a nice patio space to smoke one.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“This is one of our favorite Mexican food restaurants. It is a bit on the pricey side but it is good quality food and drinks. Great place to eat and then check out either The Banks or OTR.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bavarian Restaurant
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“A large welcoming atmosphere. Good food, polka bands beer with lively strangers...what's not to love?”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Bustling spot for classic & creative cocktails served in casual environs in a storied building. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“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
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“I love the live music every night... So any evening you go there its a live music act. usually around 7 or 8 pm”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Stone-fired pizza and pasta. Bustling. Budget friendly. Solid wine and cocktails.”
  • 24 locals recommend