January 04, 2019

17 New Restaurants and Bars We Can't Wait to Try in 2019

The Queen City seems to be an ever-flowing fountain of new food and beverage ventures. With bars and restaurants popping up on every corner, there is no shortage when it comes to finding a tasty place to dine or sip. With dozens of new options opening up in 2018, there are still plenty more to look forward to in 2019. Here's a few you may not have tried and should look forward to visiting.
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Coming Soon: CHX
1211 Broadway St., Pendleton
This restaurant plans to serve up the “loudest fried Chicken in Pendleton.” Their menu offers chicken sandwiches, salads and their signature menu item (which is similar to popcorn chicken), Banties.
Photo via Facebook.com/CHXCincy

Coming Soon: CHX

1211 Broadway St., Pendleton
This restaurant plans to serve up the “loudest fried Chicken in Pendleton.” Their menu offers chicken sandwiches, salads and their signature menu item (which is similar to popcorn chicken), Banties.
Photo via Facebook.com/CHXCincy
Coming Soon: Libby’s Southern Comfort
35 W. Eighth St., Covington
Opening Jan. 25, the Southern-style eatery is helmed by Brad Wainscott, whose local culinary lineage extends to longstanding Kentucky mainstays The Greyhound Tavern and Tousey House Tavern, owned by his father. The menu, overseen by executive chef Rick Winkler, will pay tribute to Southern classics with a touch of Charleston and features dishes like goetta hush puppies, oysters on the half shell and fried chicken.
Photo via Facebook.com/LibbysSourthernComfort

Coming Soon: Libby’s Southern Comfort

35 W. Eighth St., Covington
Opening Jan. 25, the Southern-style eatery is helmed by Brad Wainscott, whose local culinary lineage extends to longstanding Kentucky mainstays The Greyhound Tavern and Tousey House Tavern, owned by his father. The menu, overseen by executive chef Rick Winkler, will pay tribute to Southern classics with a touch of Charleston and features dishes like goetta hush puppies, oysters on the half shell and fried chicken.
Photo via Facebook.com/LibbysSourthernComfort
Coming Soon: Platform Brewing Co’s LOCOBA
1202 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
Craft brewer Platform Beer Co., which opened in Cleveland in 2014, has its sights set on Over-the-Rhine. The company is working with local developer Urban Sites to open its third Ohio-based taproom — a 2,500-square-foot space at 1201 Main St. (that navy and red building across from Japp’s). According to a statement from Platform, the Cincinnati brewery will combine beer, coffee and barrel aging. 
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Coming Soon: Platform Brewing Co’s LOCOBA

1202 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
Craft brewer Platform Beer Co., which opened in Cleveland in 2014, has its sights set on Over-the-Rhine. The company is working with local developer Urban Sites to open its third Ohio-based taproom — a 2,500-square-foot space at 1201 Main St. (that navy and red building across from Japp’s). According to a statement from Platform, the Cincinnati brewery will combine beer, coffee and barrel aging.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Fiery Hen
26 W. Court St., Downtown
Nashville-style hot chicken from the team behind Court Street Lobster Bar.
Photo via Facebook.com/FieryHen

Fiery Hen

26 W. Court St., Downtown
Nashville-style hot chicken from the team behind Court Street Lobster Bar.
Photo via Facebook.com/FieryHen
Karrikin Spirits Co.
3717 Jonlen Drive, Fairfax
Opened in December 2018, this local craft distillery features a slew of spirits, hard and soft sodas, cocktails and more. Karrikin doubles as a restaurant which offers a menu of creative homemade dishes and appetizers.  
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Karrikin Spirits Co.

3717 Jonlen Drive, Fairfax
Opened in December 2018, this local craft distillery features a slew of spirits, hard and soft sodas, cocktails and more. Karrikin doubles as a restaurant which offers a menu of creative homemade dishes and appetizers.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
OTR Bagel Bar
107 W. Elder Street, Over-the-Rhine
This Findlay Market bagelry opened December 2018. According to our interview with the team behind OTR Bagel Bar in 2017, the space takes its decorative cue and overall ambiance from a “nostalgic” stance. The tables have gameboard tops — ’80s board games are present to play — and colorful chairs. A lineup of 10 standard bagels — such as poppy seed, onion, everything and plain — and specialty bagels like carrot cake grace the menu. They also make specialty cream cheeses, like jalapeño and cookie dough, and bagel breakfast sandwiches. 
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

OTR Bagel Bar

107 W. Elder Street, Over-the-Rhine
This Findlay Market bagelry opened December 2018. According to our interview with the team behind OTR Bagel Bar in 2017, the space takes its decorative cue and overall ambiance from a “nostalgic” stance. The tables have gameboard tops — ’80s board games are present to play — and colorful chairs. A lineup of 10 standard bagels — such as poppy seed, onion, everything and plain — and specialty bagels like carrot cake grace the menu. They also make specialty cream cheeses, like jalapeño and cookie dough, and bagel breakfast sandwiches.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
The Baker’s Table
1004 Monmouth St., Newport
Opened in December 2018, the organic, farm-to-table bakery and restaurant offers seasonally fresh and locally-sourced ingredients in dishes for breakfast, brunch and lunch. The Baker’s Table also offers coffee drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Photo via Facebook.com/BakersTableNewport

The Baker’s Table

1004 Monmouth St., Newport
Opened in December 2018, the organic, farm-to-table bakery and restaurant offers seasonally fresh and locally-sourced ingredients in dishes for breakfast, brunch and lunch. The Baker’s Table also offers coffee drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Photo via Facebook.com/BakersTableNewport
Coming Soon: Lost and Found OTR
22 E 14th St., Over-the-Rhine
Cocktail bar coming this spring to Over-the-Rhine.
Photo: Paige Deglow

Coming Soon: Lost and Found OTR

22 E 14th St., Over-the-Rhine
Cocktail bar coming this spring to Over-the-Rhine.
Photo: Paige Deglow