Cincinnati's Fishbowl at the Banks is Expanding

The tropical-themed Cincinnati party bar known for its large cocktails sipped out of "fishbowls" is taking over the former Tervis shop to expand more than 1,000 square feet

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click to enlarge Rendering of expansion - Photo: Provided by Game Day Communications
Photo: Provided by Game Day Communications
Rendering of expansion

Tropical-themed Cincinnati party bar known for its large-format cocktails sipped out of "fishbowls" is growing. 

Local PR company Game Day Communications announced Fishbowl at the Banks' plan in an email on Feb. 4, explaining that the bar and restaurant will take over the former Tervis shop, located at 151 East Freedom Way — an expansion of over 1,000 square feet. 

Slated to be completed by this June, the original bar space will remain open, the email release says. 

The bar, owned by Newport native Daniel Scott — also known as KISS 107 FM's DJ Sab — features surfboard tables, colorful bar stools, freshwater fish tank and ocean-like epoxy floor and aims to transport their customers from a bar at The Banks to the beach. 

Fishbowl at the Banks features tropical cocktails in sizes small, regular or large, plus beer and bites like pretzels with cheese, a black bean burger and several brunch options. 

The bar, which opened in the fall of 2019, was one of the first local establishments to provide virtual entertainment while the pandemic shut down bars and restaurants in the March of 2020, the release says. "Viewers were able to tip the musicians and performers, online, offering a means of revenue for local artists also struggling due to the pandemic," the Game Day Communications email reads.  

Fishbowl at the Banks, 141 East Freedom Way, Downtown. 

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