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Bars and Nightlife

Find Bars and Nightlife in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky (Uptown 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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The Precinct

Uptown

Approximately 3.77 miles from your location
Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse (photo: Wendy Pramik)

The Precinct

Uptown

Approximately 3.77 miles from your location

Jeff Ruby's Precinct is the first & original of the Ruby family, opened in 1981. It has been voted "THE BEST" by the people of Cincinnati for many years. Offering a... Read more

Jeff Ruby's Precinct is the first & original of the Ruby family, opened in 1981. It has been voted "THE BEST" by the people of Cincinnati for many years. Offering a main dining room, bar, patio & 3 private spaces for 10-90. Menu items include pan-roasted grouper, wood-grilled swordfish, great salads, appetizers like pan... Read More

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Muse in Mt. Lookout

Uptown

Approximately 3.71 miles from your location

Muse in Mt. Lookout

Uptown

Approximately 3.71 miles from your location

Hip New American kitchen for imaginative tasting menus using local ingredients, plus cocktails. Wednesday-Friday 11:00am-4:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm;Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-... Read more

Hip New American kitchen for imaginative tasting menus using local ingredients, plus cocktails. Wednesday-Friday 11:00am-4:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm;Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm  

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The Hamilton

Uptown

Approximately 9.86 miles from your location

The Hamilton

Uptown

Approximately 9.86 miles from your location

Wine bar and restaurant located in Northside.

Wine bar and restaurant located in Northside.

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Northside Yacht Club

Uptown

Approximately 9.54 miles from your location
Northside Yacht Club

Northside Yacht Club

Uptown

Approximately 9.54 miles from your location

Energetic gastropub featuring live music and unique cocktails.

Energetic gastropub featuring live music and unique cocktails.

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Sonny's All Blues Lounge

Uptown

Approximately 6.95 miles from your location

Sonny's All Blues Lounge

Uptown

Approximately 6.95 miles from your location

In the mood for some blues? Head to Sonny's All Blues Lounge, where the clientele must be 30 and over. A live blues band takes the stage on Sundays from 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.... Read more

In the mood for some blues? Head to Sonny's All Blues Lounge, where the clientele must be 30 and over. A live blues band takes the stage on Sundays from 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Monday is karaoke night from 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Other nights, set the mood with some R&B on the open jukebox.

Seasons 52

Uptown

Approximately 5.15 miles from your location

Seasons 52

Uptown

Approximately 5.15 miles from your location

Rotating menu of seasonal American dishes alongside international wines in an upscale setting.

Rotating menu of seasonal American dishes alongside international wines in an upscale setting.

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Terrace Cafe

Uptown

Approximately 6.67 miles from your location
Cincinnati Art Museum

Terrace Cafe

Uptown

Approximately 6.67 miles from your location

The Terrace Café offers a full menu with a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches inspired by works in our collection. A great way to enhance your visit! Enjoy views of... Read more

The Terrace Café offers a full menu with a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches inspired by works in our collection. A great way to enhance your visit! Enjoy views of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Alice Bimel Courtyard and seating on the outdoor terrace during warm weather. Art Museum Members receive a 10% discount in the... Read More

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Comfort Station

Uptown

Approximately 6.55 miles from your location

Comfort Station

Uptown

Approximately 6.55 miles from your location

In the spot of a 105-year-old public restroom, Comfort Station is serving up house-made cocktails in an unsual and unassuming location. From the same creative minds as... Read more

In the spot of a 105-year-old public restroom, Comfort Station is serving up house-made cocktails in an unsual and unassuming location. From the same creative minds as Sundry and Vice in OTR, Comfort Station in Walnut Hills has a fun and cozy feel and even a patio nook to sit and relax. 

The Oak Tavern

Uptown

Approximately 4.92 miles from your location

The Oak Tavern

Uptown

Approximately 4.92 miles from your location

This sports bar and neighborhood hangout is an Oakley favorite, with live music three times a week and its 50-inch plasma TVs. The Oak Tavern is also known for its... Read more

This sports bar and neighborhood hangout is an Oakley favorite, with live music three times a week and its 50-inch plasma TVs. The Oak Tavern is also known for its inexpensive beer and liquor drinks as well as its happy hour from 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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Gypsy Cafe

Uptown

Approximately 7.76 miles from your location

Gypsy Cafe

Uptown

Approximately 7.76 miles from your location

If you're into hookahs and are in the Clifton area, pop into Hookcah Cafe to try one of their many flavors, from mango to cotton candy. They do have a small menu of snacks... Read more

If you're into hookahs and are in the Clifton area, pop into Hookcah Cafe to try one of their many flavors, from mango to cotton candy. They do have a small menu of snacks (meat pies and baklava) and non-alcoholic drinks, including green tea and Turkish coffee.

Northern Row Brewery

Uptown

Approximately 7.90 miles from your location

Northern Row Brewery

Uptown

Approximately 7.90 miles from your location

Northern Row is proud to provide a customer experience unlike any other.  Opened in 2020, the taproom offers a uniquely upscale yet relaxed and comfortable atmosphere... Read more

Northern Row is proud to provide a customer experience unlike any other.  Opened in 2020, the taproom offers a uniquely upscale yet relaxed and comfortable atmosphere perfect for groups of any size and age.  The environment makes it an ideal destination for an afternoon beer, happy hour drinks after work, or a fun night out on... Read More

P.F. Chang's

Uptown

Approximately 5.18 miles from your location

P.F. Chang's

Uptown

Approximately 5.18 miles from your location

This Chinese-chain restaurant is located in the center of the Rookwood Commons shopping center. It is recognized for its great Chinese cuisine and unique ambience,... Read more

This Chinese-chain restaurant is located in the center of the Rookwood Commons shopping center. It is recognized for its great Chinese cuisine and unique ambience, combining ancient Chinese designs with modernity. Although P.F. Chang's is known for its food, they also offer a great centrally located bar with the featured Asian... Read More

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Streetside Brewery

Uptown

Approximately 3.25 miles from your location
Streetside Brewery

Streetside Brewery

Uptown

Approximately 3.25 miles from your location

Streetside Brewery is proud to be rooted in Cincinnati's oldest neighborhood, Columbia-Tusculum. The Hickey family, Streetside Brewery founders and residents of Columbia-... Read more

Streetside Brewery is proud to be rooted in Cincinnati's oldest neighborhood, Columbia-Tusculum. The Hickey family, Streetside Brewery founders and residents of Columbia-Tusculum, strive to provide a down-to-earth experience with a selection of exceptional craft beer that's as diverse, and original, as the community they serve... Read More

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Unwind Wine Bar

Uptown

Approximately 4.64 miles from your location
Unwind Wine Bar (photo: Unwind)

Unwind Wine Bar

Uptown

Approximately 4.64 miles from your location

Modern-yet-rustic bar offering wine, spirits, and small plates in a relaxed setting with patio seating.

Modern-yet-rustic bar offering wine, spirits, and small plates in a relaxed setting with patio seating.

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Sunny Blu Coffeehouse

Uptown

Approximately 9.07 miles from your location

Sunny Blu Coffeehouse

Uptown

Approximately 9.07 miles from your location

Serving up classic Italian epresso drink with beans roasted by La Terza Artisan Roasterie in Wyoming Cincinnati. Enjoy macchiatos, cortados, and cold and regualr brewed... Read more

Serving up classic Italian epresso drink with beans roasted by La Terza Artisan Roasterie in Wyoming Cincinnati. Enjoy macchiatos, cortados, and cold and regualr brewed coffee. 

Awakenings Coffee - Hyde Park

Uptown

Approximately 4.69 miles from your location

Awakenings Coffee - Hyde Park

Uptown

Approximately 4.69 miles from your location

The coffeehouse/wine bar located in busy Hyde Park Square is the perfect location to settle in with a cup of coffee by day or glass of wine by night. You will be instantly... Read more

The coffeehouse/wine bar located in busy Hyde Park Square is the perfect location to settle in with a cup of coffee by day or glass of wine by night. You will be instantly impressed by the wall of wines offered because, well, it's pretty big. This European-style cafe features many different varieties of coffee, espresso and tea... Read More

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Chameleon

Uptown

Approximately 9.87 miles from your location

Chameleon

Uptown

Approximately 9.87 miles from your location

Northside's "neighborhood nightclub" features a different theme event almost every night - from karaoke and unplugged nights to DJ dance parties on the weekends - with an... Read more

Northside's "neighborhood nightclub" features a different theme event almost every night - from karaoke and unplugged nights to DJ dance parties on the weekends - with an array of specialty cocktails, and a great patio.

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Bean & Barley

Uptown

Approximately 5.32 miles from your location

Bean & Barley

Uptown

Approximately 5.32 miles from your location

Bean & Barley seeks to celebrate the craftmanship of local coffee roasters, brewers, bakers, and artists.  They’ll feature goods and products from Ohio, Kentucky... Read more

Bean & Barley seeks to celebrate the craftmanship of local coffee roasters, brewers, bakers, and artists.  They’ll feature goods and products from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

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Calle Cantina

Uptown

Approximately 6.60 miles from your location

Calle Cantina

Uptown

Approximately 6.60 miles from your location

Calle Cantina is an authentic Mexican bar/restaurant that was brought to life by the owners of Mazunte and Sprout. The food, drink, and decor are all heavily influenced by... Read more

Calle Cantina is an authentic Mexican bar/restaurant that was brought to life by the owners of Mazunte and Sprout. The food, drink, and decor are all heavily influenced by the travels of the friends that brought this concept together. Although, the primary concept is a bar, Calle also offers authentic Mexican street food from a... Read More

The Hi-Mark

Uptown

Approximately 4.00 miles from your location

The Hi-Mark

Uptown

Approximately 4.00 miles from your location

An easygoing, industrial cocktail and craft beer bar and restaurant inside an 1866 house with a spacious patio.

An easygoing, industrial cocktail and craft beer bar and restaurant inside an 1866 house with a spacious patio.

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City View Tavern

Uptown

Approximately 6.75 miles from your location
The view from City View Tavern (photo: @missdeezon)

City View Tavern

Uptown

Approximately 6.75 miles from your location

Appropriately named for its view of the Cincinnati skyline, City View Tavern is a traditional, unpretentious bar located in Mount Adams. The patio is the most cherished... Read more

Appropriately named for its view of the Cincinnati skyline, City View Tavern is a traditional, unpretentious bar located in Mount Adams. The patio is the most cherished part of this little tavern because of its awesome view of the city. The burgers are said to rival those of Zip's in Mount Lookout, and the bloody Marys are... Read More

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Bearcat Lounge

Uptown

Approximately 7.63 miles from your location

Bearcat Lounge

Uptown

Approximately 7.63 miles from your location

If you ever find yourself in the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Hotel near UC, stop by the Bearcat Lounge near the front lobby. The bright, sleek and modern bar provides a... Read more

If you ever find yourself in the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Hotel near UC, stop by the Bearcat Lounge near the front lobby. The bright, sleek and modern bar provides a pick-me-up before heading to a meeting or conference.Wake up with espresso, coffee or cappuccino. Fuel up for the day with salads and soups, such as the clam... Read More

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Arts' On The Ave.

Uptown

Approximately 8.52 miles from your location

Arts' On The Ave.

Uptown

Approximately 8.52 miles from your location

They have created an inspirational, art-themed bar that challenges patrons to ask “what is art?" The area has a long tradition of housing Cincinnati's working and... Read more

They have created an inspirational, art-themed bar that challenges patrons to ask “what is art?" The area has a long tradition of housing Cincinnati's working and starving artists. It is estimated that there are some 200 artists living in and around the Brighton and Mohawk areas.  Enjoy artfully crafted cocktails inspired by... Read More

Taft's Brewing Co. Brewpourium

Uptown

Approximately 8.90 miles from your location
Taft's Brewpourium

Taft's Brewing Co. Brewpourium

Uptown

Approximately 8.90 miles from your location

A state-of-the-art production house and taproom featuring New Haven-style pizza.

A state-of-the-art production house and taproom featuring New Haven-style pizza.

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Murphy's Pub

Uptown

Approximately 8.03 miles from your location

Murphy's Pub

Uptown

Approximately 8.03 miles from your location

Free pizza! Got your attention? The management at Murphy's Pub, well aware that twenty-somethings don't always get proper nutrition, serves free pizza Monday nights. Any... Read more

Free pizza! Got your attention? The management at Murphy's Pub, well aware that twenty-somethings don't always get proper nutrition, serves free pizza Monday nights. Any other night of the week, grab some free popcorn and head back through the labyrinth of rooms that make up this bar. There's also an outdoor patio. The kind of... Read More

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Twenties Cincinnati

Uptown

Approximately 5.95 miles from your location

Twenties Cincinnati

Uptown

Approximately 5.95 miles from your location

A 1920's themed bar in East Walnut Hills. The cocktail menu offers a variety of classic and new cocktails that caters to both generations of drinkers. In addition to... Read more

A 1920's themed bar in East Walnut Hills. The cocktail menu offers a variety of classic and new cocktails that caters to both generations of drinkers. In addition to cocktails, Twenties also offers 16 beers on draft and as well as spirits, with a strong focus on local breweries and distilleries.

The Capital Grille

Uptown

Approximately 5.14 miles from your location

The Capital Grille

Uptown

Approximately 5.14 miles from your location

Upscale steakhouse chain offering classic Ameircan fare in a clubby, refined setting.

Upscale steakhouse chain offering classic Ameircan fare in a clubby, refined setting.

Oakley Pub and Grill

Uptown

Approximately 4.85 miles from your location

Oakley Pub and Grill

Uptown

Approximately 4.85 miles from your location

This cozy, casual pub with a heated patio serves American food with creative twists.

This cozy, casual pub with a heated patio serves American food with creative twists.

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Pearl's

Uptown

Approximately 3.71 miles from your location
Pearl's Exterior

Pearl's

Uptown

Approximately 3.71 miles from your location

This 100-year-old residence in the heart of Columbia Tusculum has been transformed into a popular bar that includes a 1,000 square-foot outdoor patio, second floor private... Read more

This 100-year-old residence in the heart of Columbia Tusculum has been transformed into a popular bar that includes a 1,000 square-foot outdoor patio, second floor private party room and small bites in addition to craft beer and cocktails. Enjoy happy hour 4 to 7 pm Monday-Friday and Noon to 4 pm Saturday-Sunday.

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Quincy's

Uptown

Approximately 6.64 miles from your location

Quincy's

Uptown

Approximately 6.64 miles from your location

Located in Mount Adams Quincy's is a resident driven upscale nightlife hot spot with an emphasis on friendly service.

Located in Mount Adams Quincy's is a resident driven upscale nightlife hot spot with an emphasis on friendly service.

Rinds, Wines, & Swines

Uptown

Approximately 5.36 miles from your location

Rinds, Wines, & Swines

Uptown

Approximately 5.36 miles from your location

Located in Oakley, RInds, Wines & Swines' mission to bring high quality food, and drinks to the Cincinnati area. Try an assortment of wines, cheeses, and more from all... Read more

Located in Oakley, RInds, Wines & Swines' mission to bring high quality food, and drinks to the Cincinnati area. Try an assortment of wines, cheeses, and more from all around the country and the world. Serving up locally sourced pork, and produce, Rinds, Wines & Swines takes pride is providing the best.  Check their... Read More

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Andy's Mediterranean Grille

Uptown

Approximately 6.58 miles from your location

Andy's Mediterranean Grille

Uptown

Approximately 6.58 miles from your location

Bistro-like Mediterranean spot with belly dancers serving kebabs, flatbreads, and classic entrees.

Bistro-like Mediterranean spot with belly dancers serving kebabs, flatbreads, and classic entrees.

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Mt. Adams Bar and Grill

Uptown

Approximately 6.63 miles from your location

Mt. Adams Bar and Grill

Uptown

Approximately 6.63 miles from your location

Landmark turning out burgers and other bar fare in a comfy setting with a warm, vintage feel.

Landmark turning out burgers and other bar fare in a comfy setting with a warm, vintage feel.

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The Dime

Uptown

Approximately 7.59 miles from your location
The Dime Bar

The Dime

Uptown

Approximately 7.59 miles from your location

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Zip's Cafe

Uptown

Approximately 3.73 miles from your location
Zip's Cafe (photo: Wendy Pramik)

Zip's Cafe

Uptown

Approximately 3.73 miles from your location

For more than eight decades, burgers have been what Zip's Cafe does best. Repeatedly hailed as the best in town, they're made from meat delivered daily from Cincinnati's... Read more

For more than eight decades, burgers have been what Zip's Cafe does best. Repeatedly hailed as the best in town, they're made from meat delivered daily from Cincinnati's Bleh-Avril and Sons Inc. Zip's is a genuine, venerable neighborhood bar that caters to a host of personalities, from sports teams to business professionals to... Read More

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Night Drop

Uptown

Approximately 5.96 miles from your location

Night Drop

Uptown

Approximately 5.96 miles from your location

Located downstairs from brunch and dinner spot Branch, Night Drop is the perfect before or after dinner drink stop. 

Located downstairs from brunch and dinner spot Branch, Night Drop is the perfect before or after dinner drink stop. 

Mount Lookout Tavern

Uptown

Approximately 3.71 miles from your location

Mount Lookout Tavern

Uptown

Approximately 3.71 miles from your location

Commonly known as 'MLT', the Tavern and its brother bar Million's dominate the Mount Lookout nightlife scene. It is a popular bar for young adults, mainly... Read more

Commonly known as 'MLT', the Tavern and its brother bar Million's dominate the Mount Lookout nightlife scene. It is a popular bar for young adults, mainly because of the great patio in the back and the live music four nights a week. MLT is famous for its trivia night, where contestants rack their brains to win prizes.

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Proof Bar

Uptown

Approximately 3.75 miles from your location

Proof Bar

Uptown

Approximately 3.75 miles from your location

Neighborhood bar serving cocktails and beer on draft.  

Neighborhood bar serving cocktails and beer on draft.  

Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Company

Uptown

Approximately 8.26 miles from your location

Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Company

Uptown

Approximately 8.26 miles from your location

Wiedemann’s Bohemian Special Brew has been the local favorite for more than 100 years. After decades of changing ownership and jumping from one out-of-town brewery to... Read more

Wiedemann’s Bohemian Special Brew has been the local favorite for more than 100 years. After decades of changing ownership and jumping from one out-of-town brewery to another, they've brought back the authentic Bohemian recipe — light-bodied, flavorful and refreshing – and returned Wiedemann’s to local ownership and management... Read More

Hop Scotch

Uptown

Approximately 7.96 miles from your location

Hop Scotch

Uptown

Approximately 7.96 miles from your location

With more than 100 whiskeys, 60 beers on draft and more than 200 beers in bottles. The new bar's signature cocktail is the boilermaker, which is a shot of whiskey served... Read more

With more than 100 whiskeys, 60 beers on draft and more than 200 beers in bottles. The new bar's signature cocktail is the boilermaker, which is a shot of whiskey served with a beer chaser. The location also offers gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches on its menu.

Mount Adams Pavilion

Uptown

Approximately 6.60 miles from your location
Mt. Adams Pavilion

Mount Adams Pavilion

Uptown

Approximately 6.60 miles from your location

Live bands & DJs perform at this hip dance club in a historic house with 4 decks and city views.

Live bands & DJs perform at this hip dance club in a historic house with 4 decks and city views.

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Caffe Vivace

Uptown

Approximately 6.40 miles from your location

Caffe Vivace

Uptown

Approximately 6.40 miles from your location

Enjoy jazz and coffee together at this local cafe. 

Enjoy jazz and coffee together at this local cafe. 

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The Littlefield

Uptown

Approximately 9.82 miles from your location
The Littlefield

The Littlefield

Uptown

Approximately 9.82 miles from your location

Quaint, art-lined craft cocktail, bourbon, and beer bar with bistro plates, desserts & Sunday brunch.

Quaint, art-lined craft cocktail, bourbon, and beer bar with bistro plates, desserts & Sunday brunch.

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The Growler House

Uptown

Approximately 5.99 miles from your location
The Growler House

The Growler House

Uptown

Approximately 5.99 miles from your location

Here at The Growler House, we offer a comprehensive variety of fresh craft beer available on draft. Discover your next craft beer experience at our house.

Here at The Growler House, we offer a comprehensive variety of fresh craft beer available on draft. Discover your next craft beer experience at our house.

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Flying Pig Irish Pub

Uptown

Approximately 4.80 miles from your location

Flying Pig Irish Pub

Uptown

Approximately 4.80 miles from your location

Owned and operated by guys from England and Ireland at the European style pub in Oakley!

Owned and operated by guys from England and Ireland at the European style pub in Oakley!

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