October 04, 2019

Inside Fishbowl at The Banks, Cincinnati's New Beach-Themed Bar

Fishbowl at The Banks celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 3. The newest addition to The Banks lineup of bars has signature drinks served in fishbowls and a beach-party themed atmosphere. There are currently six different fishbowl cocktails available, including Shark Bite, which has gummy candy, and White Claw Wave, which comes garnished with a can of White Claw. Fishbowls start at $20 for a regular and go up to $50 for a large, if you want to share with friends. The bar's surfboard tables, colorful bar stools, freshwater fish tank and ocean-like epoxy floor help customers feel less like they're at The Banks and more like they're at the beach. Fishbowl at The Banks is owned by Daniel Scott, a Newport native who you may know better as DJ Sab on KISS 107 FM. Currently the bar is drinks only, but they hope to add a food menu by Nov. 1. Scott says the menu will include several different sandwiches and tater tot creations. Fishbowl at The Banks is located at 141 E. Freedom Way. Open daily, 4 p.m.- 2 a.m. Hours will vary with events at The Banks. Entertainment includes live bands and DJs.  
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Currently there are six signature fishbowls available, although they hope to add seasonal specials as well as a build-your-own bowl.  White Claw Wave pictured.
Adam Doty
Currently there are six signature fishbowls available, although they hope to add seasonal specials as well as a build-your-own bowl. White Claw Wave pictured.
Fishbowl at The Banks has an outdoor patio with a tropical vibe.
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Fishbowl at The Banks has an outdoor patio with a tropical vibe.
Fishbowl is Cincinnati's newest bar and is now open at The Banks.
Adam Doty
Fishbowl is Cincinnati's newest bar and is now open at The Banks.
The beach-party themed bar adds a new flavor to old favorites down at The Banks.
Adam Doty
The beach-party themed bar adds a new flavor to old favorites down at The Banks.
Inside are surfboard-shaped tables and video boards to advertise drink specials and social media shoutouts.
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Inside are surfboard-shaped tables and video boards to advertise drink specials and social media shoutouts.
The White Claw Wave is one of six signature fishbowls available.
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The White Claw Wave is one of six signature fishbowls available.
Owner Danny Scott showing off the finished White Claw Wave Fishbowl.
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Owner Danny Scott showing off the finished White Claw Wave Fishbowl.
The Epoxy floor resembles ocean waves and took four days to craft.
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The Epoxy floor resembles ocean waves and took four days to craft.
The Grand Opening is Oct. 4 at 4 p.m.
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The Grand Opening is Oct. 4 at 4 p.m.
Along with signature fishbowls, Fishbowl at The Banks features a Bottoms Up tap system that fills draft beers from the bottom.
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Along with signature fishbowls, Fishbowl at The Banks features a Bottoms Up tap system that fills draft beers from the bottom.