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

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

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

Bloom OTR


Address: 1120 Walnut Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 421-9376

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



The Scotland-based brewery's second-largest bar in the U.S., BrewDog serves a total of 48 beers on tap, featuring a mix of BrewDog beers and local craft beers, as well as "high-end approachable junk food," a second-floor mezzanine full of arcade games and pinball, and an outdoor patio.

Address: 316 Reading Road, Cincinnati OH 45202

Buzzed Bull Creamery


Buzzed Bull Creamery is the world's first alcoholic liquid nitrogen creamery, serving up alcoholic ice cream flavors like margarita, honey bourbon and bonfire, as well as non-alcoholic options. Popular non-alcoholic flavors include peanut butter, cookie dough, coffee and cake batter. Non-dairy bases are also available. Buzzed Bull also offers coffee and espresso drinks, including latte versions of its popular ice cream treats. Streetcar Stop #6: Hanke Exchange Station, 12th & Main

Address: 1408 Main Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 381-2899

Cinema OTR


A bar and lounge dedicated to '90s R&B, Hip-Hop & classic Black films.

Address: 1517 Vine Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

Clutch OTR


Clutch OTR is a tapas restaurant that converts into a nightclub in the late hours

Address: 1107 Vine Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 667-4221

Cobblestone OTR


Cobblestone OTR serves beer, wine and cocktails, and has a streetcar theme. The streetcar – both the Cincinnati Bell Connector and the city's historic streetcar – serve as heavy inspiration for the bar. The center light, in the main section of the bar, tracks the streetcar's GPS and will light up blue when it's 5 minutes away from the stop across the street.

Address: 1132 Race Street, Cincinnati OH 45202