CityBeat's Best of Cincinnati issue
has officially arrived, highlighting the city’s most outstanding Arts & Culture, Eats, Shops & Services, Music & Nightlife, City Life and Sports & Recreation. And the responsibility of selecting these exceptional entities is divided between our readers and staff. This year, half a million votes were tallied to determine our Reader Picks. Readers logged on to the ballot site to vote for their favorites in broad categories like Best New Restaurant and Best Bartender, with more niche topics including Best Ribs, Best Realtor and Best CBD Retailer. This slideshow highlights Cincinnati's 11 Best New Bars, as voted on by CityBeat readers — there was a tie for first place.