Best Of 2018

Pretty much everyone was crestfallen when Northern Kentucky University sold WNKU. But when one door to hip new music closes, the sonic gods open a window. That window is Urban Artifact’s Radio Artifact, which broadcasts from the Northside brewery. The station, launched in 2017, is focused on local and independent music, art and entertainment. Radio Artifact is live on 1660 AM and streaming free online. It also offers an eclectic array of content via its podcasts. It’s just what we need to drown our sorrows in sound. Radio Artifact, Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside,

Music & Nightlife
Illustration: David Wilson

2. Northside Yacht Club

3. The Video Archive

2. MOTR Pub

3. Queen City Exchange

2. Overlook Lodge

3. Dutch’s

2. Back Porch Saloon

3. Fox & Hound

2. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

3. Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar

2. Knotty Pine Rock Club & Tiki Bar

3. The Crow’s Nest

2. Bogart’s

3. Southgate House Revival

2. Madison Theater

3. Woodward Theater

2. Arnold’s Bar and Grill

3. Below Zero Lounge