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Tucked away from the action, Pendleton offers low-key entertainment with historic charm.

Small businesses with lots of character.

Pendleton is a small neighborhood with just the right balance of night life and daytime amenities. Stop in for a morning coffee at Urbana Café, or dine in for a hearty meal at Boomtown Biscuits or Lucius Q. If you’re in the mood for beer, stop in at Nation Bar + Kitchen and pair it with a delicious burger, or visit Braxton Brewery Cincinnati and choose from a wide variety of craft beers. For those with a sweet tooth, try the Pendleton Parlor for ice cream and other tasty treats.

Discover local artists at the Pendleton Art Center.

Located in an 8-story warehouse in the heart of the neighborhood, the Pendleton Art Center houses over 250 artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers, and other creatives. The center hosts art exhibitions as well as art classes and other educational and social events to support the arts. The popular Final Friday art walk happens each month and allows visitors to explore the facility and purchase artwork directly from the artists.

Explore the historic Bell Event Centre.

Located inside the former St. Paul’s Church, this historic building dates back to 1850, featuring beautiful stained-glass windows, vaulted ceilings, and other details found in Romanesque style architecture. The structure was carefully restored in 1981 by the Verdin Company, North America's oldest bell and clock company and located in Pendleton. The building later became the Bell Event Centre, serving as the perfect setting for weddings and other events, nestled at the heart of this historic neighborhood.

Feeling lucky? Visit the Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati.

Located just south of Pendleton, the Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati features memorabilia, costumes, artwork and other installations celebrating rock & roll history, including mural dedicated to many of Cincinnati’s music legends, including Hank Williams, Rosemary Clooney, the Isley Brothers, Bootsy Collins and more. Along with the casino, the entertainment center includes the Hard Rock Café, which hosts live music throughout the week. 

Explore Another Downtown District

Our walkable, compact downtown is made up of several districts, brimming with character. What are you in the mood for? Start planning for a refreshing afternoon or evening. You’ll be supporting one of the hundreds of unique small businesses our Downtown has to offer.