Grab a Drink

Find a hidden gem in one of Downtown’s walkable districts.



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O’Malley’s in the Alley

Central Business District

The second oldest bar in Cincinnati is a local favorite for those looking for a bite to eat, have a drink, or gear up or cool down from watching the Reds or Bengals. Streetcar Stop #18: Fountain Square

Address: 25 Ogden Place, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 381-3114

Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge


Nostalgia is an intimate jazz lounge, wine bar located in the heart of OTR, offering over 40 wines by the glass and/or bottle (eight of which are on tap!) with a focus on highlighting women & minority winemakers and producers.

Address: 1432 Vine Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 400-8624

Lost & Found OTR


Neighborhood cocktail bar in a creative, art-filled environment. with an inventive drink menu and small bites.

Address: 22 E. 14th Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (480) 621-1394

1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab


Breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks. Streetcar Stop: #7 12th & Vine

Address: 1215 Vine Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 429-5745

1931 at Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Central Business District

Experience Casual Elegance at 1931 in Cincinnati's Historic Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel Tucked away in downtown Cincinnati's iconic Hilton Netherland Plaza, the 1931 invites you to dine in sophisticated style. This art deco jewel evokes the glamour of a bygone era with its soaring painted ceilings, marble columns, and Rookwood pottery. While the setting transports you back in time, the cuisine is decidedly modern, with American fare and creative cocktails. The versatile menu features breakfast classics like fluffy pancakes and savory eggs benedict. Lunch brings soups, salads, and sandwiches, while dinner tempts with dishes like Citrus-Glazed Salmon, Peppercorn-crusted Ribeye, and Pappardelle & Braised Beef Short Rib Ragout. Whether you're seeking breakfast, lunch, or romantic dinner, the 1931 excellent service ensures a memorable experience. Its proximity to the convention center, theatres, and stadiums is also a convenient pre-event spot for a bite and cocktails.

Address: Hilton Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 564-6465

Alcove by Madtree


Located at 1410 Vine Street in Cincinnati’s historic Over the Rhine district, Alcove is a bar and restaurant that is warm, inviting and casual and features MadTree beers and house-made cocktails, sustainably-sourced wines and a range of seasonal farm-to-table offerings from chef Stephen Williams. Alcove is open for dinner seven days a week with lunch/brunch available Friday through Sunday. Alcove’s main space features a large bar, lounge seating, dining areas and two intimate private dining rooms for small groups. Connected by expansive windows that run the length of the building, the main space opens to one of the city center’s rare outdoor spaces. Under the canopy of four large trees, Alcove’s outdoor patio offers shade and space for lounging and dining. It connects to a lively greenhouse bar filled with vibrant plants and two plant chandeliers. Herbs growing in this greenhouse are used in house-made cocktails.

Address: 1410 Vine Street, Cincinnati OH 45202



While Alice, a new bar in Over-the-Rhine, opened in late June, doesn’t take its name or inspiration from the one of Wonderland fame, the spot is just as charming and beguiling. Located in an old garage-warehouse on the corner of East Liberty and Main streets, Alice stands apart from the other bar options in the area with colorful industrial vibes and clever cocktails.

Address: 1432 Main Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

Arnold’s Bar & Grill

Central Business District

Cincinnati's longest continuously operating bar and grill, dating back to 1861. Eclectic Mediterranean and traditional American cuisine. Year-round courtyard features music Tuesday to Saturday evenings.

Address: 210 E. Eighth Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 421-6234

Atwood Oyster House


Nestled in the heart of Over-the-Rhine, Atwood Oyster House invites you to experience the excellence of coastal European cuisine that combines tradition, innovation, and just the right amount of Southern charm, all under the expert guidance of Executive Chef Seth Ridgill. Featuring an array of fresh seafood and meticulously sourced oysters, Atwood is committed to the pursuit of exceptional hospitality, modern elegance, historic charm, and exquisite food.

Address: 1220 Vine St, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: 513-246-4256

Bar 901 at the Brittany

Central Business District

Local, gay-friendly, neighborhood bar that is welcoming for all!

Address: 901 Race Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 813-8966

Baru Sushi

Central Business District

Cincinnati’s prime spot for cocktails and sushi. Lit up in red and purple, Baru’s atmosphere submerges patrons into a nightlife experience awash in Tokyo aesthetics.

Address: 595 Race St, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: 513-246-0150

Bay Horse Cafe

Central Business District

Casual, neighborhood bar featuring daily drink specials and lunch service. Streetcar Stop #3: Richter & Phillips station, 6th & Main

Address: 625 Main Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 662-8804

Bloom OTR


Address: 1120 Walnut Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 421-9376

Bourbon’s Craft Kitchen & Bar 

Central Business District

Bourbon's Kitchen offers variations on classic comfort foods, as well as a selection of more than 137 whiskies, bourbons, ryes, scotches and tequilas.

Address: 199 E. Sixth St, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 386-8080

Braxton Brewery Cincinnati


Located in the historic Pendleton neighborhood, Braxton Cincinnati is a brewery, taproom and Braxton Direct to-go shop. Featuring ample seating, and plenty of taps with different beers from Braxton, Braxton Labs, Braxton Barrel House and VIVE Hard Seltzer.

Address: 331 E. 13th Street, Cincinnati OH 45202