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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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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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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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Bay Horse Cafe and Roadhouse

Downtown

Approximately 7.29 miles from your location

Bay Horse Cafe and Roadhouse

Downtown

Approximately 7.29 miles from your location

The Bay Horse Cafe is a bar, cafe, and hotel located near the Aronoff Center in Downtown Cincinnati. Experience the turn of the 20th century in downtown Cincinnati with... Read more

The Bay Horse Cafe is a bar, cafe, and hotel located near the Aronoff Center in Downtown Cincinnati. Experience the turn of the 20th century in downtown Cincinnati with specialty cocktails, beers on draft, and an interesting history.

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Quan Hapa

Downtown

Approximately 7.59 miles from your location

Quan Hapa

Downtown

Approximately 7.59 miles from your location

A gastropub serving unique Asian street food, including Asian-inspired wings and Okonomiyaki, a Japanese-style pancake

A gastropub serving unique Asian street food, including Asian-inspired wings and Okonomiyaki, a Japanese-style pancake

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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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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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Revel OTR

Downtown

Approximately 7.43 miles from your location

Revel OTR

Downtown

Approximately 7.43 miles from your location

Cozy winery with live music, handcrafted wines, and light snacks in rustic-chic digs with live music.

Cozy winery with live music, handcrafted wines, and light snacks in rustic-chic digs with live music.

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Mikey's Late Night Slice

Downtown

Approximately 7.95 miles from your location

Mikey's Late Night Slice

Downtown

Approximately 7.95 miles from your location

Columbus based pizza place makes it way to Cincinnati! Mikey's Late Night Slice is a customizable pizza joint with foldable slices and toppings galore all baked inside... Read more

Columbus based pizza place makes it way to Cincinnati! Mikey's Late Night Slice is a customizable pizza joint with foldable slices and toppings galore all baked inside their very own pizza oven! Sauce is boss at Mikey's with their ery own sauce and pepper bar with a vast array of extras to add to your slice. Mikey's has a funky... Read More

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks

Downtown

Approximately 7.39 miles from your location

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks

Downtown

Approximately 7.39 miles from your location

Upscale steak and seafood chain known for its clubby environment and happy hour.

Upscale steak and seafood chain known for its clubby environment and happy hour.

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Ghost Baby

Downtown

Approximately 7.61 miles from your location

Ghost Baby

Downtown

Approximately 7.61 miles from your location

Head 5-stories underground to this unique bar and lounge in OTR.  The cocktail lounge consists of three sections. Guests enter into the front bar and can move into... Read more

Head 5-stories underground to this unique bar and lounge in OTR.  The cocktail lounge consists of three sections. Guests enter into the front bar and can move into the back bar, or the Den, by passing through a small parlor. In the Den, live performances are held on an intimate stage and guests can reserve a spot at a table or... Read More

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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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. 

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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The Drinkery

Downtown

Approximately 7.37 miles from your location

The Drinkery

Downtown

Approximately 7.37 miles from your location

The Drinkery OTR is a music venue in Cincinnati, Ohio featuring local & national original bands and DJs. We are focused on bringing attention to the Cincinnati music... Read more

The Drinkery OTR is a music venue in Cincinnati, Ohio featuring local & national original bands and DJs. We are focused on bringing attention to the Cincinnati music & craft beer scene in Over-the-Rhine, a historical neighborhood with a strong arts community.

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Salazar

Downtown

Approximately 7.64 miles from your location
Salazar New American Restaurant (photo: Joe Simon)

Salazar

Downtown

Approximately 7.64 miles from your location

The creative, farm-inspired menu chages frequently, featuring inventive New American cuisine.

The creative, farm-inspired menu chages frequently, featuring inventive New American cuisine.

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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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Vestry at the Transept

Downtown

Approximately 7.75 miles from your location
Vestry at The Transept (photo: Abby Erwin)

Vestry at the Transept

Downtown

Approximately 7.75 miles from your location

Public bar located within The Transept, a premium event space in OTR featuring a unique classic edge thanks to its German gothic church architecture.

Public bar located within The Transept, a premium event space in OTR featuring a unique classic edge thanks to its German gothic church architecture.

Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey

Downtown

Approximately 7.21 miles from your location
All American Food Tour(Photo: Cincinnati Food Tours)

Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey

Downtown

Approximately 7.21 miles from your location

Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey is dedicated to reviving the American Pioneering spirit providing a one of a kind dining experience focused on comfort food.  

Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey is dedicated to reviving the American Pioneering spirit providing a one of a kind dining experience focused on comfort food.  

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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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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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Tina's Bar

Downtown

Approximately 7.70 miles from your location

Tina's Bar

Downtown

Approximately 7.70 miles from your location

Conveniently located a few blocks from Paul Brown Stadium, Bengals enthusiasts stop by Tina's Bar on their way to or from the game. If ticket prices or inclement weather... Read more

Conveniently located a few blocks from Paul Brown Stadium, Bengals enthusiasts stop by Tina's Bar on their way to or from the game. If ticket prices or inclement weather keep you from the stadium, hang out at Tina's instead. You'll welcome the low prices, cold beer, good food and laid-back atmosphere.

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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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Skeleton Root

Downtown

Approximately 7.81 miles from your location
Skeleton Root (photo: Abby Erwin)

Skeleton Root

Downtown

Approximately 7.81 miles from your location

Working winery & event space in historic Over the Rhine, in Cincinnati OH. Located one block north of Findlay Market and the final stop of the Cincinnati Streetcar.

Working winery & event space in historic Over the Rhine, in Cincinnati OH. Located one block north of Findlay Market and the final stop of the Cincinnati Streetcar.

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Longfellow

Downtown

Approximately 7.44 miles from your location

Longfellow

Downtown

Approximately 7.44 miles from your location

A low key cocktail bar and cafe with expertly crafted drinks, rock solid beer and wine and old world inspired food.

A low key cocktail bar and cafe with expertly crafted drinks, rock solid beer and wine and old world inspired food.

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Corner Bistro

Downtown

Approximately 7.12 miles from your location

Corner Bistro

Downtown

Approximately 7.12 miles from your location

Delicious sushi and Asian cuisine made with high quality ingredients.

Delicious sushi and Asian cuisine made with high quality ingredients.

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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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Shooks Bar & Dance

Downtown

Approximately 7.57 miles from your location

Shooks Bar & Dance

Downtown

Approximately 7.57 miles from your location

Vintage industrial bar and dance club built in a former Packard showroom.

Vintage industrial bar and dance club built in a former Packard showroom.

Tokyo Kitty

Downtown

Approximately 7.51 miles from your location

Tokyo Kitty

Downtown

Approximately 7.51 miles from your location

A Japanese-style karaoke bar offering private rooms and Asian-Tiki cocktails in an environment that immerses guests in the sensory culture of Tokyo.

A Japanese-style karaoke bar offering private rooms and Asian-Tiki cocktails in an environment that immerses guests in the sensory culture of Tokyo.

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Findlay Market Biergarten

Downtown

Approximately 7.84 miles from your location
Findlay Market (photo: Wendy Pramik)

Findlay Market Biergarten

Downtown

Approximately 7.84 miles from your location

This OTR Biergarten is located within Findlay Market. This outdoor biergarten is sponsored by local craft brewer Christian Moerlein and offers Moerlein beers like Hudepohl... Read more

This OTR Biergarten is located within Findlay Market. This outdoor biergarten is sponsored by local craft brewer Christian Moerlein and offers Moerlein beers like Hudepohl Pure Laer, Hudy Delight, and differet local craft breweries each weekend. 

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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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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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Japp's

Downtown

Approximately 7.36 miles from your location
Molly Wellmann at Japp's (photo: David Sorcher)

Japp's

Downtown

Approximately 7.36 miles from your location

Step into Japp's for a quick break from real time. Neighborhood favorite bartenders serve craft cocktails in an atmosphere that is a fun mix of vintage glamour and... Read more

Step into Japp's for a quick break from real time. Neighborhood favorite bartenders serve craft cocktails in an atmosphere that is a fun mix of vintage glamour and contemporary excitement. The elaborate drink list covers everything you could want: craft cocktails, wines, champagnes, and all sorts of beers, not to mention any... Read More

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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.

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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Upper Deck

Downtown

Approximately 7.18 miles from your location
AC Hotel (photo: AC Hotel)

Upper Deck

Downtown

Approximately 7.18 miles from your location

With full skyline views of Cincinnati and easy access to Great American Ball Park right across the street, this rooftop bar is the perfect place to start or end the night... Read more

With full skyline views of Cincinnati and easy access to Great American Ball Park right across the street, this rooftop bar is the perfect place to start or end the night. Watch the sunset while sipping and savoring in this stylish atmosphere. Located at the AC Hotel Cincinnati at The Banks

The Righteous Room

Downtown

Approximately 7.38 miles from your location
Righteous Room

The Righteous Room

Downtown

Approximately 7.38 miles from your location

Righteous Room, a relatively new bar and lounge, fits in perfectly with the downtown scene. Urbanites, young professionals and patrons to the nearby Aronoff Center come to... Read more

Righteous Room, a relatively new bar and lounge, fits in perfectly with the downtown scene. Urbanites, young professionals and patrons to the nearby Aronoff Center come to mingle in the airy lounge or chill at the bar with a sophisticated cocktail. Try one of their concoctions half-price during happy hour from 4-8 p.m. daily.

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Mecca

Downtown

Approximately 7.55 miles from your location

Mecca

Downtown

Approximately 7.55 miles from your location

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. 

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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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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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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Symphony Hotel Restaurant & Jazz Bar

Downtown

Approximately 7.77 miles from your location
Symphony Hotel Restaurant

Symphony Hotel Restaurant & Jazz Bar

Downtown

Approximately 7.77 miles from your location

The Symphony Hotel and Restaurant features contemporary, seasonal New-American cuisine in a setting that combines stunning Italianate architecture with elegant historical... Read more

The Symphony Hotel and Restaurant features contemporary, seasonal New-American cuisine in a setting that combines stunning Italianate architecture with elegant historical furnishings. The sophisticated bar and lounge are a welcoming spot for before and after dinner drinks and for live jazz music every Thursday, Friday, and... Read More

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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.

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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1215 Wine Bar and Coffee Lab

Downtown

Approximately 7.56 miles from your location
1215 Wine Bar

1215 Wine Bar and Coffee Lab

Downtown

Approximately 7.56 miles from your location

The emphasis is on coffee and wine appreciation and connoisseurship, with enough food served to go with the drinks.  Dinnertime means cheese and meat plates, a... Read more

The emphasis is on coffee and wine appreciation and connoisseurship, with enough food served to go with the drinks.  Dinnertime means cheese and meat plates, a different one for each wine flight, and lunch is the ingredients of those cheese and meat plates turned into sandwiches. Lots of wine tastings, wine flights and coffee... Read More

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