January 27, 2022

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 cocktail bars have opened up around the Queen City. With that comes plenty of Yelp reviewers with lots of opinions. These are the top 25 best cocktail bars in the Queen City according to Yelp.

*All quotes are taken from Yelp reviews.
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25. Liberty’s Bar & Bottle
1427 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
"Nice draft list, including Equilibrium MC2 Hazy IPA.  Best beer I've had in a while! Nice atmosphere, dog-friendly." — Andrea W.

25. Liberty’s Bar & Bottle

1427 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
"Nice draft list, including Equilibrium MC2 Hazy IPA. Best beer I've had in a while! Nice atmosphere, dog-friendly." — Andrea W.
24. Lola’s Coffee and Bar
24 W. Third St., Cincinnati
"Lola's has been updated a lot lately and is so cool with a ton of new options. The cocktail menu has some really interesting options and everything I've tried had been out of this world (the Cincinnati storm is my favorite!). The pastries are omg amazing, and every time I come in they have new options. I could drink a lavender matcha latte every day, and they have a rewards program to every tenth drink is free so I just might! A great addition to downtown, and an awesome choice for a local coffee shop." — Sami B.

24. Lola’s Coffee and Bar

24 W. Third St., Cincinnati
"Lola's has been updated a lot lately and is so cool with a ton of new options. The cocktail menu has some really interesting options and everything I've tried had been out of this world (the Cincinnati storm is my favorite!). The pastries are omg amazing, and every time I come in they have new options. I could drink a lavender matcha latte every day, and they have a rewards program to every tenth drink is free so I just might! A great addition to downtown, and an awesome choice for a local coffee shop." — Sami B.
23. Vista at Lytle Park
311 Pike St., Downtown
"What a fantastic place! Great views of the city, staff was excellent, along with a delicious Manhattan! Can't wait to visit again!!" — Jason L.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

23. Vista at Lytle Park

311 Pike St., Downtown
"What a fantastic place! Great views of the city, staff was excellent, along with a delicious Manhattan! Can't wait to visit again!!" — Jason L.
22. e19
1905 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
"A wonderfully welcoming place. My partner and I had a blast at Taylor Swift night. The cocktail menu is very nice, I usually get a martini when I come. A great place to take photos at as well." — Maggie S.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

22. e19

1905 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
"A wonderfully welcoming place. My partner and I had a blast at Taylor Swift night. The cocktail menu is very nice, I usually get a martini when I come. A great place to take photos at as well." — Maggie S.
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.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

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.
20. Below Zero Lounge
1120 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine
"Love this place and it's owner. It's the best, in every way. I no longer live a half block away, but that doesn't change my love for Below Zero. I've spent special nights here, from engagement parties to both of President Obama's election nights!" — Lynne S.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

20. Below Zero Lounge

1120 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine
"Love this place and it's owner. It's the best, in every way. I no longer live a half block away, but that doesn't change my love for Below Zero. I've spent special nights here, from engagement parties to both of President Obama's election nights!" — Lynne S.
19. The Fix Coffeehouse and Bar
648 E. McMillan St.,Walnut Hills
"What a cute cafe with friendly baristas and best of all great coffee! Came here to do some work and there was plenty of seating. I ordered a cappuccino and worked for a few hours and the place remained fairly quite and there was ample seating." — Jenny C.

19. The Fix Coffeehouse and Bar

648 E. McMillan St.,Walnut Hills
"What a cute cafe with friendly baristas and best of all great coffee! Came here to do some work and there was plenty of seating. I ordered a cappuccino and worked for a few hours and the place remained fairly quite and there was ample seating." — Jenny C.
18. Night Drop
1535 Madison Road,East Walnut Hills
"This is such a cool, chill spot. It's low key, dark and romantic if you're into that. It's a gin bar so keep that in mind but I didn't have any issue finding something to love on the drink menu. I had the Ladybird and I wanted at least three more because it was delicious. I'll definitely be back!" — Ashley F.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

18. Night Drop

1535 Madison Road,East Walnut Hills
"This is such a cool, chill spot. It's low key, dark and romantic if you're into that. It's a gin bar so keep that in mind but I didn't have any issue finding something to love on the drink menu. I had the Ladybird and I wanted at least three more because it was delicious. I'll definitely be back!" — Ashley F.
17. HomeMakers Bar
39 E. 13th St.,Cincinnati
"I think it's a really cool spot! The decor on the inside is a fun retro vibe, and I'm a fan of the outdoor seating area. Good drink menu with some yummy cocktails/wine drinks, and a unique food menu with snacks to share." — Marieke S.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

17. HomeMakers Bar

39 E. 13th St.,Cincinnati
"I think it's a really cool spot! The decor on the inside is a fun retro vibe, and I'm a fan of the outdoor seating area. Good drink menu with some yummy cocktails/wine drinks, and a unique food menu with snacks to share." — Marieke S.
16. Tokyo Kitty
575 Race St., Downtown
"I wish I could live at this place! I definitely recommend a private room. It's so fun to have your friends able to cut loose and be silly karaoking without a room of strangers staring back. The drinks delivered by robot via the ceiling is too fun!" — Megan N.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

16. Tokyo Kitty

575 Race St., Downtown
"I wish I could live at this place! I definitely recommend a private room. It's so fun to have your friends able to cut loose and be silly karaoking without a room of strangers staring back. The drinks delivered by robot via the ceiling is too fun!" — Megan N.