1346 Main St., Over-the Rhine
By the looks of it, you'd think The Pony has been around for decades with its honeycomb tile floors, low-hanging green bar lamps and a glowing neon sign luring you in for an old-fashioned. Turns out the excellently comfortable dive-bar decor is the machination of hipsters, and we're not at all mad about it. Cocktails include the Pony Express, grape vodka, blue curacao, lemonade and grenadine, or the Old Work House with bourbon, strawberry-rhubarb syrup and black walnut bitters. For food, they serve up what you'd typically find at a bar but turned up a notch. From burgers to roast beef sandwiches to chicken wing dip, everything is delicious. Great place to watch the game and escape the summer heat.