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Cincinnati's 25 Best Cocktail Bars According to Yelp

Cincinnatians like to drink, and sometimes we like to be classy about it. To keep up with the demand, plenty of hip…

By CityBeat Staff

21. Longfellow
1233 Clay St., Over-the-Rhine
    "The menu is thoughtful and complementary to the well crafted drinks, and the prices are completely reasonable. Come early and grab a table outside for some incredible people watching." — Dustin H.
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15 Mocktails and Non-Alcoholic Beverages from Greater Cincinnati Bars That Aren't Just Soda

You don't have to drink to have a good time, even if you're hanging at a bar. Plenty of local watering holes…

By CityBeat Staff, Kara Driscoll

Anjou
    2804 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills
    Named after Margaret of Anjou, wife of King Henry VI, this cocktail bar aims to offer “familiar flavors introduced in a different way,” says co-owner Chris Wolfe. And the drinks live up to that credo with colorful compositions and botanical incorporations. There are two clever mocktails on the menu. The Once an Island is made with masala, pomegranate, spiced maple, ginger, non-alcoholic bitters, house yuzu and smoked cinnamon. For something more tropical, there's the Spencer, made with mint, lime, seltzer and pineapple-mango shrub.
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Spot the Cake in These Hyperreal Food Recreations from Cincinnati's Fat Ben's Bakery

As Surrealist René Magritte would say: This is not a pipe. And these food items aren't what they look like. Instead, they are…

By CityBeat Staff

Cake chicken nugget and fries
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35 Unwritten Rules of Cincinnati

Whether you were born in the Queen City or moved here and became one of us, there are just some things that every…

By CityBeat Staff

Northern Kentucky is Cincinnati.
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