Best Of 2022

Best Steelers Bar

Since Joe Burrow managed to bring the Bengals to the Super Bowl for the first time in more than three decades, he can be forgiven for his controversial statement about Cincinnati’s drab nightlife during a press conference: “Fortunately, there’s not a ton to do in Cincinnati. Nobody is going out to clubs and bars and getting COVID every weekend. But we’ve been healthy.” While a lot of Bengals fans felt a little irked by the jab at their city’s lack of highfalutin attractions, there’s one place that any Bengal would receive a warm welcome: Cincinnati’s premier Steelers bar, Martino’s on Vine. This Italian restaurant and sports bar is a Short Vine fixture that caters to Corryville and Clifton residents, along with swarms of University of Cincinnati students who recently turned 21. Burrow could enjoy an eggplant parmesan with a nice chianti while ravenous Steelers fans — likely enjoying any one of the bar’s four different Philly cheesesteak options — decide how to react.