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Bars and Nightlife

Find Bars and Nightlife in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky (Downtown Region)

Enjoy a night out on the town in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. With live music throughout the region any night of the week and places to meet up and grab a drink at hundreds of venues – when the sun goes down, the fun ramps up. Watch the game at a sports bar downtown, try a local craft brew on tap in Over-the-Rhine or head out for happy hour!

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Moerlein Lager House

Downtown

Approximately 7.16 miles from your location
Moerlein Lager House

Moerlein Lager House

Downtown

Approximately 7.16 miles from your location

The history and heritage of Cincinnati’s storied brewing history comes alive at the Moerlein Lager House Restaurant and Brewery. Prominently situated in the dynamic new... Read more

The history and heritage of Cincinnati’s storied brewing history comes alive at the Moerlein Lager House Restaurant and Brewery. Prominently situated in the dynamic new Smale Riverfront Park, the Moerlein Lager House offers a guest experience unlike any other—a working microbrewery producing a full line of Moerlein craft brews... Read More

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Brick and Mortar

Downtown

Approximately 7.46 miles from your location
The Cincinnatian Hotel

Brick and Mortar

Downtown

Approximately 7.46 miles from your location

Upscale Gastro-Pub. Casual service with locally-influenced menu.  Located at The Cincinnatian Hotel Click here for reservations. 

Upscale Gastro-Pub. Casual service with locally-influenced menu.  Located at The Cincinnatian Hotel Click here for reservations. 

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Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

Downtown

Approximately 7.36 miles from your location
Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse (photo: Wendy Pramik)

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

Downtown

Approximately 7.36 miles from your location

An upscale option offering steaks, chops, seafood, sushi and classic sides in a vibrant art deco room.

An upscale option offering steaks, chops, seafood, sushi and classic sides in a vibrant art deco room.

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The Mockbee

Downtown

Approximately 8.58 miles from your location

The Mockbee

Downtown

Approximately 8.58 miles from your location

Eclectic music venue and full bar.

Eclectic music venue and full bar.

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Rosedale

Downtown

Approximately 7.36 miles from your location

Rosedale

Downtown

Approximately 7.36 miles from your location

Snazzy bar featuring a dog-friendly patio and bocce ball courts.  

Snazzy bar featuring a dog-friendly patio and bocce ball courts.  

Energy Nightclub

Downtown

Approximately 8.01 miles from your location

Energy Nightclub

Downtown

Approximately 8.01 miles from your location

18 and over dance club located inside Longworth Hall. $5 cover 21 and older, $10 females 18-21, $15 males 18-21.

18 and over dance club located inside Longworth Hall. $5 cover 21 and older, $10 females 18-21, $15 males 18-21.

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Wodka Bar OTR

Downtown

Approximately 7.37 miles from your location
Wodka Bar (Photo: Abby Davidson)

Wodka Bar OTR

Downtown

Approximately 7.37 miles from your location

Eastern European-inspired restaurant and bar serving Zakuska and house-infused vodkas, original cocktails, and beer and wine.

Eastern European-inspired restaurant and bar serving Zakuska and house-infused vodkas, original cocktails, and beer and wine.

COPA Lounge

Downtown

Approximately 7.30 miles from your location

COPA Lounge

Downtown

Approximately 7.30 miles from your location

Enjoy great music brought to you by an array of DJs and 5 bars including amazing drink specials and food. Adult fun in a classy venue in OTR. 

Enjoy great music brought to you by an array of DJs and 5 bars including amazing drink specials and food. Adult fun in a classy venue in OTR. 

Collective Espresso

Downtown

Approximately 7.39 miles from your location
collective espresso

Collective Espresso

Downtown

Approximately 7.39 miles from your location

The location that started it all. A proud piece of the Main Street Business District,this location provides a casual, conversational,and consistent espresso option for... Read more

The location that started it all. A proud piece of the Main Street Business District,this location provides a casual, conversational,and consistent espresso option for Over-The-Rhine.

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Taft's Ale House

Downtown

Approximately 7.72 miles from your location
Taft's Ale House

Taft's Ale House

Downtown

Approximately 7.72 miles from your location

Artisanal beers, steaks, and salads served in a classic brewpub named after Cincinnati’s favorite son.

Artisanal beers, steaks, and salads served in a classic brewpub named after Cincinnati’s favorite son.

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Locoba by Platform

Downtown

Approximately 7.39 miles from your location

Locoba by Platform

Downtown

Approximately 7.39 miles from your location

Platform Beer Co Tasting Room location in the Over-The-Rhine District of Cincinnati. Specializing in coffee, beer and cocktails. Food served all day.

Platform Beer Co Tasting Room location in the Over-The-Rhine District of Cincinnati. Specializing in coffee, beer and cocktails. Food served all day.

3 Points Urban Brewery

Downtown

Approximately 7.23 miles from your location
3 Points Urban Brewery

3 Points Urban Brewery

Downtown

Approximately 7.23 miles from your location

Brewery with a focus on art, experience, and beer. 

Brewery with a focus on art, experience, and beer. 

Bar 901

Downtown

Approximately 7.58 miles from your location

Bar 901

Downtown

Approximately 7.58 miles from your location

Local bar where everyone feels at home.

Local bar where everyone feels at home.

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On the Rhine Eatery

Downtown

Approximately 7.40 miles from your location
On the Rhine Eatery ( photo Abby Davidson)

On the Rhine Eatery

Downtown

Approximately 7.40 miles from your location

Located in the downtown Kroger on the second floor, you will find an array of local fare in a food hall setting, the first in Cincinnati, complete with a full-service bar... Read more

Located in the downtown Kroger on the second floor, you will find an array of local fare in a food hall setting, the first in Cincinnati, complete with a full-service bar and patio.  Local restaurants represented include: Eli's BBQ Dope Asian Street Fair Django Western Taco Kitchen 1883 Queen City Whip Kitchen 1883 and... Read More

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Sundry and Vice

Downtown

Approximately 7.62 miles from your location
Bartender mixing a drink at Sundry and Vice (photo: Wendy Pramik)

Sundry and Vice

Downtown

Approximately 7.62 miles from your location

Located the heart of Over-the-Rhine, Sundry and Vice is a turn-of-the-century apothecary-themed cocktail bar and gathering place.

Located the heart of Over-the-Rhine, Sundry and Vice is a turn-of-the-century apothecary-themed cocktail bar and gathering place.

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MOTR Pub

Downtown

Approximately 7.44 miles from your location

MOTR Pub

Downtown

Approximately 7.44 miles from your location

Easygoing hangout with local art on the walls, featuring live rock bands and hearty comfort fare.

Easygoing hangout with local art on the walls, featuring live rock bands and hearty comfort fare.

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The Jazz Club at Schwartz's Point

Downtown

Approximately 7.76 miles from your location
Schwartz's Point Jazz

The Jazz Club at Schwartz's Point

Downtown

Approximately 7.76 miles from your location

Oriental carpets line the walls of this intimate locale featuring a full bar & jazz performances.

Oriental carpets line the walls of this intimate locale featuring a full bar & jazz performances.

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Plum Street Cafe

Downtown

Approximately 7.71 miles from your location

Plum Street Cafe

Downtown

Approximately 7.71 miles from your location

Celebrating more than 25 years, this family-owned establishment is just a block from the Duke Energy Convention Center. Featuring a full bar, this restaurant is open seven... Read more

Celebrating more than 25 years, this family-owned establishment is just a block from the Duke Energy Convention Center. Featuring a full bar, this restaurant is open seven days a week.

Caffe Barista & Deli

Downtown

Approximately 7.61 miles from your location

Caffe Barista & Deli

Downtown

Approximately 7.61 miles from your location

Enjoy daily lunch specials on sandwiches, pizza and other American classics. Grab grocery items such as specialty meats, dairy products, beer & wine, and even fresh... Read more

Enjoy daily lunch specials on sandwiches, pizza and other American classics. Grab grocery items such as specialty meats, dairy products, beer & wine, and even fresh vegetables. 

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Christian Moerlein Brewing Company's Malt House Tap Room

Downtown

Approximately 7.61 miles from your location
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company tap room

Christian Moerlein Brewing Company's Malt House Tap Room

Downtown

Approximately 7.61 miles from your location

Enjoy fresh pints of Moerlein beer and free tours of this authentic 19th century Tap Room and brewery. 

Enjoy fresh pints of Moerlein beer and free tours of this authentic 19th century Tap Room and brewery. 

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Igby's

Downtown

Approximately 7.31 miles from your location
Igby's

Igby's

Downtown

Approximately 7.31 miles from your location

Located in Downtown Cincinnati on Sixth Street, Igby's is the 10th location from Four Entertainment Group (4EG). Check out Igby's every Thursday for an acoustic happy... Read more

Located in Downtown Cincinnati on Sixth Street, Igby's is the 10th location from Four Entertainment Group (4EG). Check out Igby's every Thursday for an acoustic happy hour from 5pm - 8pm.

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KnockBack Nats

Downtown

Approximately 7.48 miles from your location
Knockback Nat's Neighborhood Bar

KnockBack Nats

Downtown

Approximately 7.48 miles from your location

KnockBack Nats is more than just a typical sports bar. In addition to dart boards, video golf and video bowling, it also features a great jukebox. Enjoy happy hour daily... Read more

KnockBack Nats is more than just a typical sports bar. In addition to dart boards, video golf and video bowling, it also features a great jukebox. Enjoy happy hour daily between 3 and 7 p.m. Appetizers include nachos and quesadillas as well as wings and burgers for meals. This is your place if you crave cold beer and bar food.

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Horse & Barrel

Downtown

Approximately 7.38 miles from your location

Horse & Barrel

Downtown

Approximately 7.38 miles from your location

Award-winning whiskey bar in downtown Cincinnati. 106+ whiskeys. Specialty cocktails, craft beers, small bites and a friendly bourbon loving staff.

Award-winning whiskey bar in downtown Cincinnati. 106+ whiskeys. Specialty cocktails, craft beers, small bites and a friendly bourbon loving staff.

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Pleasantry

Downtown

Approximately 7.75 miles from your location

Pleasantry

Downtown

Approximately 7.75 miles from your location

Rustic-chic New American eatery offering seasonal dishes paired with natural wines and craft coffee.

Rustic-chic New American eatery offering seasonal dishes paired with natural wines and craft coffee.

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Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

Downtown

Approximately 7.40 miles from your location

Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

Downtown

Approximately 7.40 miles from your location

Men in kilts serve a Scottish-American gastropub menu with beer and brown spirits plus live music.

Men in kilts serve a Scottish-American gastropub menu with beer and brown spirits plus live music.

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D. Burnham's

Downtown

Approximately 7.33 miles from your location

D. Burnham's

Downtown

Approximately 7.33 miles from your location

D. Burnham's is located within Cincinnati's newest four diamond hotel, the Renaissance Cincinnati Hotel. The contemporary Midwestern American restaurant features locally... Read more

D. Burnham's is located within Cincinnati's newest four diamond hotel, the Renaissance Cincinnati Hotel. The contemporary Midwestern American restaurant features locally sourced, seasonal and expertly prepared cuisine, served with relaxed elegance in a contemporary space with genuine, detailed service. D. Burnham's presents a... Read More

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Treehouse Patio Bar

Downtown

Approximately 7.29 miles from your location

Treehouse Patio Bar

Downtown

Approximately 7.29 miles from your location

Outdoor venue offering live entertainment, local brews and custom made swings.

Outdoor venue offering live entertainment, local brews and custom made swings.

Low Spark

Downtown

Approximately 7.64 miles from your location
Low Spark

Low Spark

Downtown

Approximately 7.64 miles from your location

This neighborhood bar with a '70s vibe and a resident octopus was named after Traffic's 1971 song, 'The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys.' Orange high-back chairs, checkered... Read more

This neighborhood bar with a '70s vibe and a resident octopus was named after Traffic's 1971 song, 'The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys.' Orange high-back chairs, checkered tile, red leather padded walls and beveled mirrors create a '70s feel in the intimate space. The original tin ceilings have been painted gold, and a vinyl... Read More

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Fishbowl at The Banks

Downtown

Approximately 7.22 miles from your location

Fishbowl at The Banks

Downtown

Approximately 7.22 miles from your location

Located in The Banks downtown, Fishbowl is serving up giant tropical drinks for all tastebuds. Enjoy a tropical feel when you walk in, and with a drink in your hand. The... Read more

Located in The Banks downtown, Fishbowl is serving up giant tropical drinks for all tastebuds. Enjoy a tropical feel when you walk in, and with a drink in your hand. The bar plays host to acoustic sets with DJ performances for patrons. 

The Blind Pig

Downtown

Approximately 7.43 miles from your location
The Blind Pig (photo: Kim Conteen)

The Blind Pig

Downtown

Approximately 7.43 miles from your location

The Blind Pig is our updated, modern idea of what a speakeasy is nowadays. A place you can grab some fantastic food, drink updated versions of the quirky drinks that were... Read more

The Blind Pig is our updated, modern idea of what a speakeasy is nowadays. A place you can grab some fantastic food, drink updated versions of the quirky drinks that were invented during that time and catch all your favorite teams on the tv. A huge patio awaits you with a great view of the riverfront, stadiums, National... Read More

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Scene Ultra Lounge

Downtown

Approximately 7.37 miles from your location

Scene Ultra Lounge

Downtown

Approximately 7.37 miles from your location

Boisterous nightspot with craft beers, cocktails, DJs, a dance floor, and TVs for sports fans.

Boisterous nightspot with craft beers, cocktails, DJs, a dance floor, and TVs for sports fans.

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Kitty's Sports Grill

Downtown

Approximately 7.55 miles from your location

Kitty's Sports Grill

Downtown

Approximately 7.55 miles from your location

Family-owned sports grill with fresh, quality pub food and walls decorated with sports memorabilia.

Family-owned sports grill with fresh, quality pub food and walls decorated with sports memorabilia.

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Crown Republic Gastropub

Downtown

Approximately 7.20 miles from your location

Crown Republic Gastropub

Downtown

Approximately 7.20 miles from your location

Rustic American fare in the heart of Downtown Cincinnati 

Rustic American fare in the heart of Downtown Cincinnati 

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Lost & Found OTR

Downtown

Approximately 7.33 miles from your location

Lost & Found OTR

Downtown

Approximately 7.33 miles from your location

The bar features a menu of craft cocktails, shareable food and curated wine and beer lists. 

The bar features a menu of craft cocktails, shareable food and curated wine and beer lists. 

Brewdog

Downtown

Approximately 7.24 miles from your location
BrewDog (photo: Abby Davidson)

Brewdog

Downtown

Approximately 7.24 miles from your location

Scotland-based brewery BrewDog is located in Pendlton serving up its famous craft beer, the largest in the UK.  The taproom includes 8,500 square feet and a 1,000... Read more

Scotland-based brewery BrewDog is located in Pendlton serving up its famous craft beer, the largest in the UK.  The taproom includes 8,500 square feet and a 1,000 square foot rooftop deck. The kitchen includes a menu of "junk-food". Enjoy cames like giant Jenga, Connect Four and a gaming room with old-school pinballs and arcade... Read More

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Butcher and Barrel

Downtown

Approximately 7.54 miles from your location
Butcher & Barrel (Photo: Stuart MacKenzie)

Butcher and Barrel

Downtown

Approximately 7.54 miles from your location

South American-style steakhouse serving craft cocktails in industrial, rustic-chic surrounds.

South American-style steakhouse serving craft cocktails in industrial, rustic-chic surrounds.

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Prime Cincinnati

Downtown

Approximately 7.31 miles from your location
Paxton Prime Time Burger at Prime Cincinnati (photo: Thadd Fiala)

Prime Cincinnati

Downtown

Approximately 7.31 miles from your location

Upmarket chophouse and lounge offering elevated steakhouse fare and cocktails in a lofty, stylish space.

Upmarket chophouse and lounge offering elevated steakhouse fare and cocktails in a lofty, stylish space.

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Tin Roof

Downtown

Approximately 7.23 miles from your location

Tin Roof

Downtown

Approximately 7.23 miles from your location

Tin Roof has been bringing live music and good times to captive audiences all over the country for over 12 years. With acclaimed Executive Chef Will Zuchman crafting a one... Read more

Tin Roof has been bringing live music and good times to captive audiences all over the country for over 12 years. With acclaimed Executive Chef Will Zuchman crafting a one of a kind inspired and eclectic menu, music is not all you’ll find at The Roof. So come on in and grab a bite or two. Stick around a while for our infamous... Read More

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Main Event

Downtown

Approximately 7.32 miles from your location

Main Event

Downtown

Approximately 7.32 miles from your location

Main Event is your standard, dim, no-frills bar with a handful of TVs and a huge dance area. When that dance area fills up in the after-midnight hour, DJs from all over... Read more

Main Event is your standard, dim, no-frills bar with a handful of TVs and a huge dance area. When that dance area fills up in the after-midnight hour, DJs from all over keep the crowd moving. There's also a huge menu of cheap bar food including a $3 bowl of chili, a $7 chef salad, a $12 14-inch pizza and a $6 gourmet roast beef... Read More

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Bromwell's Harth Lounge

Downtown

Approximately 7.25 miles from your location

Bromwell's Harth Lounge

Downtown

Approximately 7.25 miles from your location

Event center/pop-up bar perfect for both social and business gatherings.

Event center/pop-up bar perfect for both social and business gatherings.

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Bakersfield OTR

Downtown

Approximately 7.57 miles from your location
Bakersfield OTR

Bakersfield OTR

Downtown

Approximately 7.57 miles from your location

Bakersfield OTR in now open in the Gateway Quarter. The tacos, tequila and whiskey bar on Vine Street is owned by Joe Lanni. Choose from a selection of 45 tequilas, 45... Read more

Bakersfield OTR in now open in the Gateway Quarter. The tacos, tequila and whiskey bar on Vine Street is owned by Joe Lanni. Choose from a selection of 45 tequilas, 45 American whiskeys and a menu of authentic Mexican street food.

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Queen City Radio

Downtown

Approximately 7.77 miles from your location
Tyson at Queen City Radio (photo: Eric Vice)

Queen City Radio

Downtown

Approximately 7.77 miles from your location

Spacious bar in a buzzy, industrial indoor/outdoor space offering food truck eats, DJs, and live music.

Spacious bar in a buzzy, industrial indoor/outdoor space offering food truck eats, DJs, and live music.

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The Phelps Bar

Downtown

Approximately 6.95 miles from your location

The Phelps Bar

Downtown

Approximately 6.95 miles from your location

The Phelps Bar features small bites, wines, and hand-crafted cocktails in a contemporary, urban atmosphere on the ground floor of the Residence Inn Cincinnati Downtown.

The Phelps Bar features small bites, wines, and hand-crafted cocktails in a contemporary, urban atmosphere on the ground floor of the Residence Inn Cincinnati Downtown.

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Aster

Downtown

Approximately 7.37 miles from your location

Aster

Downtown

Approximately 7.37 miles from your location

Full-service bar offering weekend brunch.  

Full-service bar offering weekend brunch.  

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Queen City Exchange

Downtown

Approximately 7.56 miles from your location
Queen City Exchange

Queen City Exchange

Downtown

Approximately 7.56 miles from your location

It was a simpler time. A time when chiming street cars and hundreds of locally owned metropolitan establishments filled the bustling streets of Cincinnatus. Local... Read more

It was a simpler time. A time when chiming street cars and hundreds of locally owned metropolitan establishments filled the bustling streets of Cincinnatus. Local breweries littered the landscape - becoming as abundant as the facial hair that adorned the faces of the patrons - as they reveled in their premium local libations.... Read More

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