Cincinnati's 10 Best Rooftop Bars to Visit This Summer

Yes, sweet summertime will be here before you know it... which means it's time to figure out which local rooftop bars you should plan to visit for all your breezy sunshine and sipping needs. And this year, we're taking the guesswork out of the equation. CityBeat readers voted for the top 10 rooftop spots to enjoy your brew with a view. Here's the list:   See the full list of Best of Cincinnati winners.

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10. The Blind Pig
24 W. Third St., Downtown
This downtown pub features a rooftop patio on top of Lola’s coffee shop. The bar is located just across the street from The Banks and serves a full menu of bar food and daily drink specials. A perfect stop for a Reds pregame party. 
Photo: Kellie Coleman

10. The Blind Pig

24 W. Third St., Downtown
This downtown pub features a rooftop patio on top of Lola’s coffee shop. The bar is located just across the street from The Banks and serves a full menu of bar food and daily drink specials. A perfect stop for a Reds pregame party.
Photo: Kellie Coleman
10. The Blind Pig
24 W. Third St., Downtown
This downtown pub features a rooftop patio on top of Lola’s coffee shop. The bar is located just across the street from The Banks and serves a full menu of bar food and daily drink specials. A perfect stop for a Reds pregame party. 
Photo via Facebook.com/TheBlindPigCincinnati

10. The Blind Pig

24 W. Third St., Downtown
This downtown pub features a rooftop patio on top of Lola’s coffee shop. The bar is located just across the street from The Banks and serves a full menu of bar food and daily drink specials. A perfect stop for a Reds pregame party.
Photo via Facebook.com/TheBlindPigCincinnati
9. AC Upper Deck
135 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown
On top of Cincinnati's AC Hotel at The Banks, the Upper Deck boasts excellent views of the riverfront and Great American Ball Park. Lounge under string lights while gorging on Cincy Style Chili Dip and sipping a local craft beer or craft cocktail.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

9. AC Upper Deck

135 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown
On top of Cincinnati's AC Hotel at The Banks, the Upper Deck boasts excellent views of the riverfront and Great American Ball Park. Lounge under string lights while gorging on Cincy Style Chili Dip and sipping a local craft beer or craft cocktail.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
9. AC Upper Deck
135 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown
On top of Cincinnati's AC Hotel at The Banks, the Upper Deck boasts excellent views of the riverfront and Great American Ball Park. Lounge under string lights while gorging on Cincy Style Chili Dip and sipping a local craft beer or craft cocktail.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

9. AC Upper Deck

135 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown
On top of Cincinnati's AC Hotel at The Banks, the Upper Deck boasts excellent views of the riverfront and Great American Ball Park. Lounge under string lights while gorging on Cincy Style Chili Dip and sipping a local craft beer or craft cocktail.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
8. Pins Mechanical Company
1124 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
Catch some rays and take in the views at Pins — sip on cocktails, like the aptly named Pinball Wizard, while you enjoy their rooftop patio. Or choose from one of the 36 beers on tap. From the Columbus-based Rise Brands, the group behind 16-Bit, this Over-the-Rhine bar has pinball machines and duckpin bowling lanes, plus other “old school” entertainment options like foosball, bocce ball and shuffleboard. 
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

8. Pins Mechanical Company

1124 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
Catch some rays and take in the views at Pins — sip on cocktails, like the aptly named Pinball Wizard, while you enjoy their rooftop patio. Or choose from one of the 36 beers on tap. From the Columbus-based Rise Brands, the group behind 16-Bit, this Over-the-Rhine bar has pinball machines and duckpin bowling lanes, plus other “old school” entertainment options like foosball, bocce ball and shuffleboard.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
8. Pins Mechanical Company
1124 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
Catch some rays and take in the views at Pins — sip on cocktails, like the aptly named Pinball Wizard, while you enjoy their rooftop patio. Or choose from one of the 36 beers on tap. From the Columbus-based Rise Brands, the group behind 16-Bit, this Over-the-Rhine bar has pinball machines and duckpin bowling lanes, plus other “old school” entertainment options like foosball, bocce ball and shuffleboard. 
Photo via Facebook.com/PinsMechCoCincinnati

8. Pins Mechanical Company

1124 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
Catch some rays and take in the views at Pins — sip on cocktails, like the aptly named Pinball Wizard, while you enjoy their rooftop patio. Or choose from one of the 36 beers on tap. From the Columbus-based Rise Brands, the group behind 16-Bit, this Over-the-Rhine bar has pinball machines and duckpin bowling lanes, plus other “old school” entertainment options like foosball, bocce ball and shuffleboard.
Photo via Facebook.com/PinsMechCoCincinnati
7. The View at Shires’ Garden
309 Vine St., 10th Floor, Downtown
Located on the 10th floor of downtown’s City Club Apartments, this spacious rooftop spot features an indoor dining room, an outdoor patio, two full bars, outdoor dining and cocktail tables with impeccable views. Reservations are strongly encouraged and masks are required. 
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

7. The View at Shires’ Garden

309 Vine St., 10th Floor, Downtown
Located on the 10th floor of downtown’s City Club Apartments, this spacious rooftop spot features an indoor dining room, an outdoor patio, two full bars, outdoor dining and cocktail tables with impeccable views. Reservations are strongly encouraged and masks are required.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
7. The View at Shires’ Garden
309 Vine St., 10th Floor, Downtown
Located on the 10th floor of downtown’s City Club Apartments, this spacious rooftop spot features an indoor dining room, an outdoor patio, two full bars, outdoor small and group dining and cocktail tables with impeccable views. Reservations are strongly encouraged and masks are required. 
Photo via Facebook.com/ShiresGarden

7. The View at Shires’ Garden

309 Vine St., 10th Floor, Downtown
Located on the 10th floor of downtown’s City Club Apartments, this spacious rooftop spot features an indoor dining room, an outdoor patio, two full bars, outdoor small and group dining and cocktail tables with impeccable views. Reservations are strongly encouraged and masks are required.
Photo via Facebook.com/ShiresGarden
6. City View Tavern
403 Oregon St., Mount Adams
Indulge in a spicy bloody mary while at this fine low-frills neighborhood bar that offers panoramic vistas of our fair metropolis and some locally loved burgers. 
Photo via Facebook.com/CityViewTavern

6. City View Tavern

403 Oregon St., Mount Adams
Indulge in a spicy bloody mary while at this fine low-frills neighborhood bar that offers panoramic vistas of our fair metropolis and some locally loved burgers.
Photo via Facebook.com/CityViewTavern
6. City View Tavern
403 Oregon St., Mount Adams
Indulge in a spicy bloody mary while at this fine low-frills neighborhood bar that offers panoramic vistas of our fair metropolis and some locally loved burgers. 
Photo via Facebook.com/CityViewTavern

6. City View Tavern

403 Oregon St., Mount Adams
Indulge in a spicy bloody mary while at this fine low-frills neighborhood bar that offers panoramic vistas of our fair metropolis and some locally loved burgers.
Photo via Facebook.com/CityViewTavern