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Re-Discover Downtown Cincinnati this summer!

Whether you live or work Downtown, or haven't been to the urban core for most of the past year, there's so much to do and so many improvements to see. You can catch an FC Cincinnati game at the new TQL Stadium, or root on the Reds at Great American Ballpark. Before the game, grab a bite to eat at a streatery, one of the new permanent outdoor dining areas now lining Downtown and OTR’s streets, or enjoy a cocktail at the new Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) at the Banks. Free events are back at our great civic spaces, Fountain Square, Washington Park, and Ziegler Park, offering you a chance to listen to live music, do a workout class or take a swim at the pool.  In the coming weeks, you can visit the newly revitalized Court Street Plaza, or take in a show at the Andrew J. Brady Icon Music Center at the Banks. 

See below for a comprehensive list of everything there is to do as you Re-Discover Downtown Cincinnati this summer!   



What's New

  • FC Cincinnati held its inaugural game at the new TQL Stadium in the West End
  • Icon Music Center is nearing completion and scheduling events through the fall
  • The Banks is now home to a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA), which allows guests to take their beverage and explore public plazas and green spaces at The Banks. Drinks must be in an official DORA Cup and purchased from one of the 18 establishments at The Banks.  
  • Court Street Plaza is a new outdoor, pedestrian promenade between Vine and Walnut streets. It's planning events for the summer and is a great place to see local art and enjoy dining al fresco
  • You can see permanent outdoor Streateries throughout Downtown, where restaurants and bars have expanded their dining rooms out to sidewalks and wooden parklets. 

What's Happening

Sports & Entertainment


Shopping, Dining, and More

The following businesses have opened in the urban core since the start of 2020:

AM | PM Exchange - 1421 Vine St.
Boom Box Buns - 1400 Republic St.
Braxton Brewery Cincinnati - 331 E. 13th St.
Clutch OTR - 1107 Vine St.
Copper & Flame - 1115 Vine St.
Deeper Roots Coffee - 338 W. 4th St.
Deme Kitchen - 627 Main St.
E+O New Asian Kitchen (opening July 2021) - 645 Walnut St.
E19 Lounge Bar & Discotheque - 1905 Elm St.
Elm Street Social Club - 1819 Elm St.
Forage - 320 W. 4th St.
Handzy - 324 W. 4th St.
Insomnia Cookies - 1126 Main St.
Kanji Sushi & Korean Cuisine - 1739 Elm St.
Khora (Kinley Hotel) - 37 W. 7th St.
Koko - 318 W. 4th St.
Lucky Dog - 1210 Main St.
Mon Petit Choux - 24 W. Court St.
Northern Row Brewery & Distillery - 111 W. McMicken Ave.
Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge - 1432 Vine St.
O Pie O - 32 E. 13th St.
OTR Chili - 1910 Elm St.
Pearlstar (opening July 2021) - 1220 Vine St.
Pendalo Wingery - 1211 Broadway Ave.
Prism Nail Lounge - 903 Race St.
Rebel Mettle Brewery - 412 Central Ave.
Rosie's Cocktails & Pies - 300 E. 7th St.
Simply Zero - 1235 Vine St.
Standard Beer Shop - 112 W. 15th St.
Subito (Lytle Park Hotel) - 311 Pike St.
Sugar n' Spice - 1203 Sycamore St.
Teak OTR - 1200 Race St.
The Orbit Room - 1833 Vine St.
The Pitch - 1430 Central Pkwy.
The Splatter Room - 1112 Race St.

Thanks to Cincinnati Bell for highlighting these businesses so folks can re-discover Downtown Cincinnati!

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