Best Of 2018

We here at 811 Race Street love our neighbors. We may not ask to borrow a cup of sugar, but we do work with businesses around us all the time, like The Phoenix. Our buds across the street know how to party. Home to the Best of Cincinnati celebration for the second year in a row, The Phoenix boasts beautiful event spaces and excellent drinks and dining in its Presidents Room restaurant. But it’s the adorable, vintage-inspired ladies powder room that we’d like to shout out. It’s wallpapered in pastel stripes, floral print and lots of pink, plus illustrated women that look like the artwork on a pack of 1940s sewing patterns. Vanity lighting makes it the perfect spot to check your makeup or pose for a shameless bathroom selfie. We won’t tell. The Phoenix, 812 Race St., Downtown,

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