24 Cincinnati Pubs and Taverns to Visit for a Perfect Pint
Whether you're looking to celebrate your Irish heritage or you're just looking for a relaxed spot to grab a drink, Cincinnati has got you. The Queen City is full of pubs and taverns that will satisfy your thirst for drinks and good atmosphere.
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25 W. Ogden Place, Downtown
O'Malleys in the Alley is a straightforward imbibing experience with homemade dishes that have stood the test of time. Accessible via the shaded alleyway on Ogden Place, the bar offers drink specials and its proximity to Great American Ball Park makes it a must before Reds games.
112 E. Fourth St., Covington
Molly Malone’s restaurant and pub offers an authentic taste of the Emerald Isle with its menu full of traditional fare and appetizers such as their popular beer-battered cod served with coleslaw and chips. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, the pub plays just about every soccer and rugby game live, ideal for fans who want to down a pint while supporting their favorite team.
3510 Erie Ave., Hyde Park
Named after its former owner’s nickname, “Happy,” Hap’s boasts that it is the biggest Guinness distributor in the area and offers a few other beers on tap. Whether you pick up a casual game of darts, play a song on the jukebox or enjoy the dog-friendly outdoor patio, a visit to Hap’s is bound to be a good time.
2329 West Clifton Ave., Clifton
Established in 1969, this college dive bar offers daily deals on pitchers, bar games and team sports, frequent free pizza and hot dogs. Murphy's represents its Irish roots all year round but especially on St. Patrick's Day.
4544 W. Eighth St., West Price Hill
The Crow's Nest was opened in 1895 by husband-and-wife duo Mike and Mary Crow. Now, the pub is owned by the O'Dell family, who are the descendants of Mary. When you drive by, you’ll see a plethora of Irish fanfare but their claim to fame is their fish sandwich.
2910 Wasson Road, Hyde Park
R.P. McMurphy’s is an upbeat Irish pub located in the Hyde Park area off of Wasson Road, with a decent-sized L-shaped outdoor patio, nightly drink specials and sports on TV.
958 Pavilion St., Mount Adams
Crowley's has made a name for itself by offering tons of beers on draft in an unpretentious atmosphere. The bar was established in 1937 by Bill Specs Crowley. They put on quite a party for St. Patrick's Day and the Labor Day fireworks.
601 Main St., Covington; 275 E Sharon Road, Glendale; 2801 Short Vine St., Corryville
With three locations, Cock & Bull brings the spirit of the U.K. to Cincinnati with a name derived from two of the oldest pubs in London. With a beer menu featuring stouts and porters, and award-winning fish and trips, you'll feel just like you're in jolly old England.
408 Greenwell Ave., Delhi
Maloney’s offers up wings, burgers and beer plus a jam-packed all-day breakfast menu to satisfy both the early birds and those craving breakfast for dinner. Be sure to check out their trivia night.
1998 Madison Road, O'Bryonville; 736 Washington Ave., Newport
This popular pub has made a name for itself in two Greater Cincinnati neighborhoods — O'Bryonville and Newport. Many folks head to either of the bars for their juicy chicken wings, burgers or many of their sandwich option. They also have a signature Shark Thank cocktail, featuring vodka, sprite and a grenadine-filled plastic shark.