21 Spots to Grab a Drink on the West Side of Cincinnati
Whether you're a lifelong West Sider or an East Sider looking to "stamp your passport" and explore new parts of Cincinnati and its suburbs, there are plenty of great spots on this side of town to grab a drink or a bite to eat, catch up with an old friend or spend time with your family.
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3044 Harrison Ave., Westwood
The aptly named West Side Brewing was the West Side’s first brewery. Since opening its doors in 2017, the brewery has offered a spot for the community to grab a drink, catch up with old friends (or make some new ones) and spend time with family of all ages. West Side offers a wide selection of its craft beers and cider that are rotated out seasonally, including some experimental IPAs. And with a packed event calendar and visiting food trucks, you can spend your whole day here!
3105 Price Ave., East Price Hill
Food and wine are perfectly paired at Somm, and the outdoor patio with its fountain, Edison-bulb string lights, fire table and meticulous landscaping is the perfect spot to enjoy them. This Incline District wine bar and restaurant has over 80 kinds of wine to choose from and a menu ranging from charcuterie boards to the Somm burger to filet mignon. It fills up fast though, so you'll want to make a reservation.
408 Greenwell Ave., Delhi
Maloney’s Pub is a West Side staple that serves up plenty of brews, burgers, wings and Irish vibes. Sit with a Guinness and watch the Bengals game, gather outside around the patio’s firepit with your friends or visit on Wednesday nights for trivia. And the best part: They serve hearty breakfast dishes all day to help you soak up all the alcohol from the night before.
3613 Harrison Ave., Cheviot
Game Time lives up to its name: In the warmer months, it opens its sand volleyball court and Tiki bar so you can relax and experience some of the best parts of being at the beach without leaving the West Side. While enjoying a beer, you can play shuffleboard or bowl, or even try your hand at the arcade games. The bar also hosts year-round cornhole, pool and steel-tip and soft-tip dart leagues. And if you worked up an appetite after all the fun, indulge in one of their famous burgers.
11069 Colerain Ave., Colerain
Nestled near the edge of the West Side is an idyllic winery surrounded by rows of grapes and rolling hills. Vinkolet is the only working winery in Hamilton County and is home to 12 award-winning wines and the annual autumn Vinkolet Wine & Art Festival. It’s the perfect spot to relax with a glass of vino and enjoy the scenery. And on Fridays and Saturdays, the winery hosts its Grilled to Perfection dinner, where you select your entree and grill it yourself while sipping on a half bottle of wine of your choosing.
420 Three Rivers Pkwy., North Bend
BierMarkt specializes in craft, imported and specialty beers, as well as craft cocktails and wine. They also offer an eclectic menu – from authentic tacos and tortas to traditional bar fare like wings and nachos to the Cincinnati staple goetta.
3670 Werk Rd., Green Township
You’ll always have a good time with your mateys at the Pirate’s Den! This West Side favorite is open for lunch and dinner and prides itself on its wings and drinks. If you’re a sports lover, they’ve always got the latest game on their 20-inch flat screens, or you can play pool or darts. And on Friday and Saturday nights, they feature live music from some of the best local bands around.
3807 North Bend Rd., Cheviot
The Public House embraces its roots in Cincinnati’s German and Irish heritages with its extensive drink menu and traditional pub fare from both countries. According to its website, it’s even the only Cincinnati bar that’s been officially certified to pour the perfect Guinness pint by Guinness brewmaster Fergal Murray. In addition to downing the perfect pint, you can join in on trivia on Mondays, listen to live music on Wednesdays or just hang out on the patio.
3737 Glenmore Ave., Cheviot
If you just want a casual place to hang out and grab a beer, Keller’s is the spot. This cozy watering hole in Cheviot is your quintessential West Side bar: No fuss, good drinks, pool, darts and the Bengals game on TV. What more could you want?
5193 Delhi Rd., Delhi
There’s no just “going on a beer run” at the Delhi Liquor Store. Not only do they have a wide selection of beers, wines and liquors in store, you can also stop in for a drink. On Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 4-8 p.m., you can visit the liquor store’s taproom downstairs at the back of the building and grab a bite to eat at the visiting food trucks.