Best Of 2022

Best Use of an Underground Tunnel

Ghost Baby is a subterranean nightclub/music venue that operates beneath the streets of Over-the-Rhine. The bar is located five stories below Vine Street in a 170-year-old lagering tunnel formerly used by Champion Brewing (beer was aged and cooled in lagering tunnels before the advent of refrigeration). The historic space, which had been vacant since the 1850s, offers an immersive experience full of art, design, cocktails and music. The front bar caters to walk-ins, but the “Den” is a lamplit speakeasy with a domed ceiling and velvet-curtain-lined stage. Reservations are free and it is recommended that you get one to snag a booth or bistro table to enjoy the bar’s live music.