March 01, 2019

These 24 Cincinnati Restaurants and Bars are New or Coming Soon in 2019

Cincinnati's restaurant and bar scene is thriving, with new options popping up at every turn. Over the past three months, the Queen City has seen an influx of fried chicken joints, as well as a coffee/beer bar, a moonshine bar, a swanky food/drink spot inside of an old bank and more. We have plenty of exciting dining/drinking destinations to look forward to in 2019, including new breweries, bakeries, bars and restaurants. This list highlights some new spots you should plan to visit in the near future.    
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Coming Soon: Holiday Liquor Bar
1538 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
This new bar concept from the team behind Senate/Abigail Street/Pontiac (aka the Queen City Hospitality Group) will be a "dive bar" off the main drag of nightlife destinations in OTR and will feature a food menu, though drinks will be the focus. 
Photo: Paige Deglow

Coming Soon: Holiday Liquor Bar

1538 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
This new bar concept from the team behind Senate/Abigail Street/Pontiac (aka the Queen City Hospitality Group) will be a "dive bar" off the main drag of nightlife destinations in OTR and will feature a food menu, though drinks will be the focus.
Photo: Paige Deglow
Coming Soon: Oddfellows Liquor Bar and Mikey's Late Night Slice
2014 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
This Columbus bar is expanding into the Queen City with a dual-purpose establishment just down the way from Rhinegeist. Slated to open March 18, the restaurant will have a full bar with 10 local and craft beers, pizza, appetizers and salads.
Photo: Paige Deglow

Coming Soon: Oddfellows Liquor Bar and Mikey's Late Night Slice

2014 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
This Columbus bar is expanding into the Queen City with a dual-purpose establishment just down the way from Rhinegeist. Slated to open March 18, the restaurant will have a full bar with 10 local and craft beers, pizza, appetizers and salads.
Photo: Paige Deglow
Sugar Whiskey Sis
633 Madison Ave., Covington
Opened in early February, this Eclectic moonshine bar in Covington has over 50 different types of moonshine, local beer, craft cocktails and Southern-inspired bites. 
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Sugar Whiskey Sis

633 Madison Ave., Covington
Opened in early February, this Eclectic moonshine bar in Covington has over 50 different types of moonshine, local beer, craft cocktails and Southern-inspired bites.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Coming Soon: BrewDog
316 Reading Road, Pendleton
By summer 2019, Pendleton will have a BrewDog taproom and restaurant. BrewDog is England’s largest craft brewery whose American headquarters is just up north in Columbus. Photo via Facebook.com/BrewDogUSA

Coming Soon: BrewDog

316 Reading Road, Pendleton
By summer 2019, Pendleton will have a BrewDog taproom and restaurant. BrewDog is England’s largest craft brewery whose American headquarters is just up north in Columbus.
Photo via Facebook.com/BrewDogUSA
Coming Soon: Wódka Bar
1200 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
An extension of Babushka Pierogies, Wódka Bar will carry an ambitious selection of vodkas, stocking upward of 60 types including many Russian, Polish and Ukrainian brands that are lesser known in the United States.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Coming Soon: Wódka Bar

1200 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
An extension of Babushka Pierogies, Wódka Bar will carry an ambitious selection of vodkas, stocking upward of 60 types including many Russian, Polish and Ukrainian brands that are lesser known in the United States.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Fiery Hen
26 W. Court St., Downtown
This Nashville-style hot chicken eatery opened in January and is from the team behind Court Street Lobster Bar.
Photo via Facebook.com/FieryHen

Fiery Hen

26 W. Court St., Downtown
This Nashville-style hot chicken eatery opened in January and is from the team behind Court Street Lobster Bar.
Photo via Facebook.com/FieryHen
Coming Soon: Hoppin Vines
8150 Montgomery Road, Madeira
Hoppin’ Vines is opening a huge 9,000 square-foot craft beer and wine bar with a duckpin bowling alley this spring. 
Photo via Facebook.com/HoppinVines

Coming Soon: Hoppin Vines

8150 Montgomery Road, Madeira
Hoppin’ Vines is opening a huge 9,000 square-foot craft beer and wine bar with a duckpin bowling alley this spring.
Photo via Facebook.com/HoppinVines
The Baker’s Table
1004 Monmouth St., Newport
Opened in December 2018, the organic, farm-to-table bakery and restaurant offers seasonally fresh and locally-sourced ingredients in dishes for breakfast, brunch and lunch. The Baker’s Table also offers coffee drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

The Baker’s Table

1004 Monmouth St., Newport
Opened in December 2018, the organic, farm-to-table bakery and restaurant offers seasonally fresh and locally-sourced ingredients in dishes for breakfast, brunch and lunch. The Baker’s Table also offers coffee drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Coming Soon: Bridges Nepali Cuisine
133 E. Court St., Downtown
Bridges Nepali Cuisine recently announced their plans to open a second location on downtown's Court Street this April. The restaurant opened its first brick-and-mortar in Northside two years ago and is the first full Nepalese restaurant in the area. Guests can expect a similar experience in terms of menu and style as their first location, but they also plan to offer breakfast at their downtown location.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Coming Soon: Bridges Nepali Cuisine

133 E. Court St., Downtown
Bridges Nepali Cuisine recently announced their plans to open a second location on downtown's Court Street this April. The restaurant opened its first brick-and-mortar in Northside two years ago and is the first full Nepalese restaurant in the area. Guests can expect a similar experience in terms of menu and style as their first location, but they also plan to offer breakfast at their downtown location.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Social OTR
1819 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
Social O.T.R., a new "culinary training restaurant" located next to Findlay Market opened in February. Described as a collaborative social enterprise between Findlay Market and CityLink Center, Social O.T.R.'s purpose is to prepare the next generation of culinary professionals for the working world, acting as a 16-week educational program that serves the community's unemployed and underemployed talent pool while still maintaining a fine dining experience in an operating restaurant. 
Photo: Paige Deglow

Social OTR

1819 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
Social O.T.R., a new "culinary training restaurant" located next to Findlay Market opened in February. Described as a collaborative social enterprise between Findlay Market and CityLink Center, Social O.T.R.'s purpose is to prepare the next generation of culinary professionals for the working world, acting as a 16-week educational program that serves the community's unemployed and underemployed talent pool while still maintaining a fine dining experience in an operating restaurant.
Photo: Paige Deglow