Bar Guide

Our digital guide to (some of) Cincinnati's best places to drink

May 15, 2013 at 9:31 am

* This is not a comprehensive list of every single bar in each featured neighborhood, nor is it a list of every bar we’ve ever enjoyed a drink in each neighborhood. As far as comprehensivity is concerned, this can’t even be considered a full list of the events, specials, amount of TVs or bar games offered at each featured bar/bar and grill/tavern/etc. This is merely a preliminary list to get you started enjoying all the fantastic libation locations our fine city has to offer.


Happy Hour:

Abigail Street: Mediterranean wine bar with wine on tap! 1214 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-4040,

The Bar at Palm Court: Lobby level bar with French Art Deco décor in a historic hotel. Happy hour features half-price appetizers created by Orchids at Palm Court’s award-winning chef Todd Kelly. 35 W. Fifth St., Downtown, 513-421-9100. 

Below Zero: Free video juke box during daily themed happy hours (6 p.m. daily, 4 p.m. Fridays) plus Saturday and Sunday happy hour 6-8 p.m. 1122 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-ZERO,

Igby’s: Happy hour 4-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday with drink specials and $20 select bottles of wine. 122 E. Sixth St., Downtown, 513-246-4396,

Mynt Martini: $5 martinis, $4 wine, $3 wells from 3-8 p.m. Monday-Friday. 28 Fountain Square, Downtown, 513-621-6968,

Palomino: $4 house wines, $5 specialty cocktails and cheap eats in the bar — all day, every day — with a Fountain Square view. 505 Vine St., Downtown, 513-381-1300,

Bar Time:

1215 Wine Bar: Cheap wine flights in a casual setting. 1215 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-429-5745,

Arnold’s: The oldest bar in Cincinnati (open sine 1861). 210 E. Eighth St., Downtown, 513-421-6234,

The Drinkery: Karaoke Tuesday nights and ping pong on Wednesdays. 1150 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-827-9357,

The Famous Neons Unplugged: A Travel Leisure magazine-rated “America’s Best Outdoor Bars,” specialty infused spirits and yard games including bocce ball and giant Jenga. 208 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-827-9361,

Japp’s: Weekly craft cocktail specials with fresh ingredients — homemade syrups, real fruit, inspired by classics — in a historic environment. They also offer dancing in the Annex Fridays and Saturdays and a shoe check all summer for $5. Check your shoes, get a pair of free flip-flops. 1134 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 

The Lackman: Fourteen beers on tap and more than 50 bottles and cans (microbrews, imports and domestics). 1237 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-0741,

MOTR Pub: Live music every night. Plus a patio and food. 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-MOTR,

Rhinehaus: The only sports bar in OTR with more than 12 TVs and channels/packages including NFL Sunday Tickets and FOX Soccer Channel. 119 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-2277,

The Symphony Hotel: A quiet spot for a cocktail or glass of wine inside a historic bed and breakfast by Music Hall. 210 W. Fourth St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-3353,

Late Night:

Bakersfield OTR: Probably couldn’t get in until after midnight, so enjoy tacos and tequila until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 1213 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-579-0446,

The Diamond Palace: Drinks and drag until 2 a.m., but the dancing goes until 4 with DJ Kenneth Wright Thursday-Saturday and special guests. 435 Elm St., Downtown, 513-721-HOTT,

Gilpin’s Steamed Grub: Open until 3 a.m. (or later) Tuesday-Saturday with a handy, huge “Drunk Menu” on the wall featuring breakfast, pizza and even Doritos-topped sandwich options. 37 E. Seventh St., Downtown, 513-421-4223,

Metropole: Book one of the 156 hotel rooms in the 21c after an evening of drinks at the hotel’s bar and lounge. Bar menu available until midnight Sunday-Thursday and until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 609 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-578-6660,

Moerlein Lager House: Perfect for enjoying drinks and a river view before, during or after Reds games and also late-night bites. Late-night menu features delights such as wings, cheese and fried pickles. 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, The Banks, 513-421-2337,

Shanghai Mama’s: Open until 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays for late-night noodles. 216 E. Sixth St., Downtown, 513-241-7777, 

Mount Adams

Happy Hour:

aliveOne: With two floors of bars and booze — including 75 microbrews — aliveOne accommodates both unwinders and partiers. Savor the sounds of their all-live jukebox during happy hour: 6-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, with $1.50 domestics, $2 imports and $3 drafts. On Thursdays, they offer $3 Three Olives brand cocktails. 941 Pavilion St., Mount Adams, 513-721-6977,

Bow Tie Café: Coffee house and café with dollar-off drinks during happy hour 5-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and $5 mimosas and bloody marys all weekend long. 1101 St. Gregory St., Mount Adams, 513-621-CAFÉ,

The Incline Lounge at the Celestial: With a view that overlooks the Ohio River and the Cincinnati skyline, the Celestial’s bar and lounge is the perfect place to watch the sun go down and the lights of the city come up. Happy hour 4-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday with $2.75 domestic beers, $3.75 imports/premium, $3.50 well drinks, $5 house wines and light bites specials. 1071 Celestial St., Mount Adams, 513-241-4455,

Yesterday’s Old Time Saloon: A no-frills dive bar. Happy hour 5-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and starting at 2 p.m. Sundays. 930 Hatch St., Mount Adams, 513-421-9998.

Bar Time:

The Blind Lemon: Mount Adams’ favorite backyard bar since 1963. Walk down a set of stairs to find a secret, little hideaway. Inside, the cozy walls are lined with eclectic paraphernalia. Outside, the relaxed patio is incredibly popular in the warmer months. Live music almost every night. 936 Hatch St., Mount Adams, 513-241-3885,

Crowley’s: Cincinnati’s oldest Irish pub. Smithwick’s, Guinness and Killian’s on draft in an unpretentious atmosphere. 958 Pavilion St., Mount Adams, 513-721-7709. 

The Grotto: Wine bar with meats and cheeses. 1101 St. Gregory St., Mount Adams, 513-301-7156,

Longworth’s: Housed in a historic firehouse, this is one of the largest bars in Mount Adams. Patio, dancing, live music, game nights and more. Tuesdays are $2 Tuesdays with $2 Tacos, $2 Corona cans, $2 wells and $4 margaritas. 1108 St. Gregory St., Mount Adams, 513-651-2253,

Monk’s Cove: An island-themed oasis with $1 Jello shots! 1104 St. Gregory St., Mount Adams, 513-703-7600,

Mt. Adams Pavilion: A multi-level nightclub and lounge with four patio decks with city views. DJs and live music every night. 949 Pavilion St., Mount Adams, 513-744-9200,

The Rookwood Eats & Cocktails: With in-house director of spirits Rommel Wells, the cocktail menu at The Rookwood is timeless and handcrafted. Find classics like a Negroni or Sazerac, as well as local beers and a nice wine list. Bar snacks include their famous Grippo-seasoned French fries. 1077 Celestial St., Mount Adams, 513-421-5555,

Tap & Go: Rugby-themed sports bar with a private room dedicated to the Cincinnati Wolfhounds. 950 Pavilion St., Mount Adams, 513-381-3584,

Late Night:

Mantra on the Hill: Contemporary Indian cuisine in a comfortable, modern atmosphere. Late night menu, which includes Vegetable Potli, Papri Chaat, Masala Fries, Shammi Sliders and more, starts at 10 p.m. and goes until people stop coming in. 934 Hatch St., 513-621-1100,

Mt. Adams Pizza & Deli: Pizzas, calzones, gyros, wings and more including a ton of vegan and vegetarian options. Open until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 1045 St. Gregory St., Mount Adams, 513-721-7111,

Tavern on the Hill: Sports bar and tavern with late night food. Enjoy a hand-tossed specialty pizza or build your own until 2 a.m. on the weekends. 1111 St. Gregory St., 513-421-3309,

Mount Lookout/East End

Happy Hour:

BAR at The Precinct: A new upstairs addition to Jeff Ruby’s iconic steakhouse, the bar is more casual than downstairs, with all the antique charm of the original building. Happy hour 4:30-6 p.m. Sunday-Friday. Half-off the bar menu and $2-$3 beers, $4 wells and $5 house wines. 311 Delta Ave., East End, 513-321-5454,

BrewRiver GastroPub: Specializes in local craft beer and thoughtfully paired cuisine from Chef Michael Shields (who worked under Emeril Lagasse). Enjoy “Hoppy Hour” specials 5-7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and on Sunday: $1 off all draft beer (the pub has 23 rotating taps), $1 off all wines by the glass and $1 off all appetizers. 2062 Riverside Drive, East End, 513-861-2484,

Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill: Every hour is happy hour at this “staycation destination” with food and booze specials daily including Beach Party Fridays with frozen island drinks in a resuable cup for $7. 4609 Kellogg Ave., Four Seasons Marina, East End, 513-871-1820,

Sky Galley Restaurant

& Bar: A historic setting and unparalleled view at Lunken Airport. Watch planes take off from large windows (or the patio) in the airport’s Art Deco terminal building. Happy hour 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: $1 off all drinks and most appetizers are half-price. 262 Wilmar Ave., East End, 513-871-7400, .

Bar Time:

Millions & Mount Lookout Tavern: Mount Lookout’s sister bars and nightlife staples. 3212 and 3209 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout,

The Sandbar: A Caribbean cabana bar on the water in the Four Seasons Marina with multiple sand volleyball courts . Live music, beer bucket specials ($13 most days) and food. 4609 Kellogg Ave., East End, 513-533-3810,  

The Stand: A darkly lit neighborhood bar and lounge. DJs on the weekend, seven-for-seven deals on Miller High Life bottles during Reds games and a low-key game night every Tuesday with drink specials 8 p.m.-close. 3195 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-5006,

Stanley’s Pub: A comfy neighborhood dive bar with live music (especially Jam, Bluegrass and Reggae bands). 323 Stanley Ave., Columbia Tusculum, 513-871-6249.

Tostados: This Mexican grill hosts an infamous karaoke night Thursday-Saturday. 3500 Eastern Ave., East End, 513-871-0212, 

Zip’s Cafe: One of Cincinnati’s classic burger joints. Hide away in the back bar for cheap draft beers and a burger with their latest addition: bacon. 1036 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-9876,

Late Night:

Wurst Bar in the Square: Specializes in homemade sausage and beer. Open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 3204 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-321-0615.

Ichiban Japanese Cuisine: Offers a wide variety of Japanese cuisine. Half-price sushi and happy hour-priced drinks all night. Open ’til 1 a.m. Wednesday-Thursday and until 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday. 1020 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-321-8686,

Hyde Park/Oakley

Happy Hour: 

Arthur’s: Make your own gourmet burger and wait for it with a local brew (they only serve local draft beer) at the mahogany bar. Happy hour 2-6 p.m. Monday-Friday with drink specials and half-price apps. 3516 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-871-5543,

Habits Café: There’s nothing quite like a big plate of Habits’ “potato rags” (hash browns on steroids) to complement a craft beer or three. Home to weekly open mic nights and live music. Happy hour 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday: 75 cents off beer, 50 cents off liquor. 3036 Madison Road, Oakely, 513-631-8367, 

Maribelle’s eat drink: Creative house cocktails like the “Kentucky Kool Aid” — bourbon, cointreau, blackberry, lemon and mint — with a menu focused on the fresh. Check for small plate and cocktail specials. 3235 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-321-9111, 

R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub: All-seasons patio with a fire pit, televisions galore and Irish bar food staples. Live music on the weekends. Mug Club every Wednesday starting at 3 p.m. Buy a $5 mug, get it refilled for $3 premium beer and only $2 for domestics. 2910 Wasson Road, Hyde Park, 513-531-3300,


Unwind: A rustic wine bar in the heart of Hyde Park. Happy hour 3-7 p.m. Sunday-Friday with $2 off wine pours, appetizers and beer. 3435 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-9463,


Bar Time: 

Animations: A pool bar with drink specials. 3059 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-871-7606.

Edge Inn Tavern: If you’re a dive bar fan and looking to ditch the chains around the Rookwood area, this is your place. 3935 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-841-9030.

The Establishment: Known colloquially as “The E” for its unassuming local flavor. 2900 Wasson Road, Hyde Park, 513-631-9000. 

Cock & Bull Public House: Smack dab in the middle of Hyde Park Square, the primo location is the main draw here. Try a local beer flight (there are more than 50 brews on tap) to spice up a menu dotted with authentic English pub staples like fish & chips. 2645 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-553-4253, 

Oakley Pub: Trivia Night Tuesdays are wildly popular, and regulars swear by the fish tacos (only $6.95 Fridays). 3924 Isabella Ave., Oakley, 513-531-2500, 

Oak Tavern: Start here to catch your sports obsessions at this beloved local drinkery; you’ll be tempted to fill up on bar grub like the fried pickles or Tabasco jack chicken wings when the smells start wafting around. 3089 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-321-6258, 

Teller’s of Hyde Park: Swanky ambiance and an impressive army of draft beer. 2710 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-4721, 

The Wine Guy Bistro: The knowledgeable staff will help you navigate your way around this 4,000-bottle wine shop, bar and bistro. 2692 Madison Road, Hyde Park, 513-834-5712, 

Late Night: 

Dancing Wasabi: Open until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, because there’s never an inappropriate time for sake and sushi. Large dining area and half-priced sushi every day. 3520 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-533-4444, 

O’Bryon’s Bar and Grill: Pub nestled in the heart of O’Bryonville with a rooftop patio. Kitchen hours until 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and midnight Friday-Saturday (with free peanuts all night). 1998 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-321-5525,

Northern Kentucky

Happy Hour:

Chez Nora: Half-price wine Tuesdays — by the bottle and glass — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. with rooftop Jazz every night. 530 Main St., Covington, 859-491-8027,

Cock & Bull: Frequent daily specials including Pint Night starting at 6 p.m. Thursdays. With a different craft ale featured every week, they pour the pint, you keep the glass. 601 Main St., Covington, 859-581-4253, 

Hofbräuhaus: Happy hour 3-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.-close Monday-Thursday; $1 off liters or half-liters, $3 house wines, $5 apps and more. 200 E. Third St., Newport, 859-491-7200,

Keystone Bar & Grill: “World’s Latest Happy Hour” 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Wednesdays. 313 Greenup St., Covington, 859-261-6777,

MainStrasse Village Pub: Happy hour 3-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday; $1 off well drinks and domestics, $4 grape and cherry bombs. 619 Main St., Covington, 859-431-5552,

Star Lanes on the Levee: $2 domestic pints, $3 wells and $4 house wine 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday with bottomless bowling for $9.99 per person 7 p.m. Wednesdays. 1 Levee Way, Newport on the Levee, Newport, 859-652-7250,

Bar Time:

701 Bar: Woof Wednesdays with happy hour all night long. 701 Bakewell St., Covington, 859-431-7011.

Arnie’s: $75 bottle service of Three Olives Friday nights and $2 Bacardis Saturdays from 9 p.m.-close. VIP tables available. 120 E. Third St., Newport, 859-431-4340,

Beer Sellar: 120 bottles and 60 taps in a bar, grub hub and outdoor space that is literally on the Ohio River. 301 Riverboat Row, Newport, 859-431-6969,

Brother’s Bar & Grill: Half-price drinks 4-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. $3 Mason Jar Monday with $3 16 oz. mason jars. 1 Levee Way, Suite 2126, Newport on the Levee, Newport, 859-291-2767,

Crazy Fox Saloon: People-friendly. Drink specials, smoke-free interior, pinball, darts, trivia, free pool Sunday-Tuesday, TVs, off-street parking and an assortment of absinthe. 901 Washington Ave., Newport, 859-261-2143.

Cosmo’s: A weekend nightclub and dance party haven. 604 Main St., Covington, 859-261-1330.

Down Under: $3 craft beers and $3 select appetizers during $3 Thursdays from all Roebling Point bars, including the Down Under. TVs, bar games (ping pong, foosball, Golden Tee, etc.) and music. 126 Park Place, Covington, 859-261-9393,

Geez’l Pete’s: Texas Hold ’em tournaments 7 p.m. Wednesdays. 508 Madison Ave., Covington, 859-261-1030,

Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar: Houses a mind-boggling bourbon selection, served in snifters by a well-educated, passionate staff. 629 A Main St., Covington, 859-581-1777.

Rosie’s Tavern: Tables, pool, pitcher specials, well drinks and more in a gay-friendly environment. Open every day at 3 p.m. with happy hour until 8. 643 Bakewell St., Covington, 859-291-9707.

Late Night:

Anchor Grill: The ultimate late-night greasy spoon. Open 24/7. 438 Pike St., Covington, 859-431-9498.

Molly Malone’s: Classic Irish pub with a late-night menu until 1:30 a.m. Happy hour 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday with $3 off select appetizers, $2 off all cocktails, $1 off all beers. 112 E. Fourth St., Covington, 859-491-6659,

Pepper Pod: All day breakfast and more. Open 24/7. 703 Monmouth St., Newport, 859-431-7455.

Sidebar: Bar and grill with a kitchen open until 2 a.m. Listed as No. 2 in Enquirer reviewer Polly Campbell’s “Burger Hall of Fame.” 322 Greenup St., Covington, 859-431-3456.


Happy Hour: 

Adriatico’s: This once delivery-joint-only turned sports bar is the ultimate Clifton locale to load your belly up with garlicky, cheesy carbs before you drink away the rest of your night. Happy hour 3-6 p.m. with half-off all appetizers. 113 W. McMillan St., Clifton Heights, 513-281-4344. 

Baba Budan’s: Coffee house, café and Wifi study haven during the day, bar and music venue by night. Happy hour 3-8 p.m. every day. 239 W. McMillan St., Clifton Heights, 513-221-1911,

The Comet: Eclectic neighborhood bar and burrito joint with more than 150 beers, homemade ginger ale, live music, art exhibits and one of the best jukeboxes in town. Drink specials 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday ($3 drafts, $2.50 wells, $2 featured beer). Kitchen menu served 4 p.m.-1 a.m. daily. 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-541-8900,

Dive Bar: Happy hour daily 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 2608 Vine St., Clifton, 513-221-0931,

Listing Loon: Ease your way into the evening with a craft beer or glass of wine. This once-carry-out-only shop now has a serving license. Happy hour 4-8 p.m. every day. Open noon-midnight Monday-Saturday. 4124 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-542-5666.

Murphy’s Pub: A dive bar just a bit off the beaten path with everyday deals on pitchers, including happy hour until 9 p.m. Also home of free hot dogs and popcorn. 2329 W. Clifton Ave., Clifton Heights, 513-721-6148,

Bar Time: 

Arlin’s Bar & Restaurant: Stop in for a beer after a film at the Esquire on a weeknight; on a Friday or Saturday, join the hustle and bustle of hopping college crowds ready to go all night long. The indisputable metaphorical “Cheers” of the Gaslight District. 307 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-751-6566. 

Chameleon: Northside’s ”Neighborhood Nightclub” with lounge, patio, game room and soon-to-be events venue room. Weekly schedule includes trivia, comedy night, karaoke, live music, dancing and a Friday happy hour until 8 p.m. 4114 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-541-2073,

Fries Café: A large upstairs patio makes Fries an especially appealing draw in good weather, and darts, shuffleboard, pool and a fire pit make for an extra-cozy spot to grab one their moderately priced, constantly rotating drafts. 3247 Jefferson Ave., Clifton, 513-281-9002, 

Highland Coffee House: Not your traditional coffeehouse — Highland doesn’t open shop ’til 5 p.m., and alongside a bunch of coffee drinks and a full bar, there are delights like boozy milkshakes, iced Thai coffee and fresh cookies. 2839 Highland Ave., Corryville, 513-861-4151. 

Mecklenburg Gardens: Oktoberfest all year long. Wash down your triple-goettawurst and spaetzle with a doppelbock or hefeweizen in the grape vine-laden outdoor biergarten. 302 E. University Ave., Corryville, 513-221-5353, 

Northside Tavern: A front bar, back bar and huge patio. Live music almost every night of the week, including live band karaoke and the legendary DANCE_MF dance party the first Saturday of every month. 4163 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-542-3603,

Late Night: 

Barrio Tequileria: Home to more than 70 Tequilas, a late-night Mexican menu (5 p.m.-2 a.m.), two full bars and one large patio. 3937 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, 513-541-6400,

Camp Washington Chili: Greasy-spoon breakfast offerings, double-decker sandwiches, Cincinnati-style chili, coneys and even a few salads. Open 24 hours a day except for Sunday. 3005 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington, 513-541-0061,

Mayday Northside: Restaurant, neighborhood bar and Rock venue in one, plus gourmet sausages — meat and veggie — craft beer and great whiskey selection. Kitchen open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 4227-4231 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, 513-541-0999,

Skyline Chili: One of the best Skyline locales for people-watching, quick service and late night bites. Open until 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 290 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-221-2142,

West Side

Happy Hour:

Keller’s Cheviot Café: Established in roughly 1919, the family-run bar in the Cheviot Entertainment District hosts monthly pub crawls and has happy hour 3-7 p.m. daily. 3737 Glenmore Ave., Cheviot, 513-661-9678.

Henke Winery: Seven tastings of the winery’s award-winning vino for $10, plus you keep the souvenir glass. Opens 11 a.m. Saturday with cheap tastings all day (not available 6-9 p.m. Friday or Saturday). 3077 Harrison Ave., Westwood, 513-662-9463,

Maloney’s Pub West: $1.50 cans and half-price appetizers, 1-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. 408 Greenwell Ave., Price Hill, 513-922-3156.

Maury’s Bar: Located inside Maury’s Tiny Cove. Weekday specials starting at 6 p.m. including $1.50 drafts Monday, $3 Long Islands Tuesdays, $3 margaritas Wednesdays and $2 bottled domestics Thursdays. 3908 Harrison Ave., Cheviot, 513-662-2683,

Rohrer’s Tavern: Post-Restaurant Impossible, the 1940s tavern is back in action with $2 domestic draft happy hours 4-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (and food). 418 Three Rivers Parkway, North Bend, 513-941-4266,

Bar Time:

Crossroads Sports Bar & Grill: Thirty five-cent wings on Tuesday and a ton of TVs for watching sports. 5790 Cheviot Road,White Oak, 513-245-9999.

Fogarty’s: Classic Irish pub. 3620 Harrison Ave., Cheviot, 513-515-3215.

Incline Public House: Twelve beers on tap with a focus on local craft breweries. Buy a $5 growler and fill it there. Dining room and deck offer panoramic Cincinnati views. 2601 W. Eighth St., Price Hill, 513-251-3000,

The Pirate’s Den: Sports bar, nightclub, pub and eatery with live music and a VIP room. 3670 Werk Road, Suite 6, Bridgetown, 513-922-3898, 

The Public House: Formerly known as The Black Sheep. Featured on an episode of Bar Rescue, bartenders are certified “perfect pint pourers” from the Guinness brewery in Dublin. 3807 North Bend Road, Cheviot, 513-481-6300,

Late Night:

Cabana on the River: Tiki Bar on the Ohio River, opens each Memorial Day weekend. Features live music every weekend and highlights tropical and frozen drinks. 7445 Forbes Road, Sayler Park, 513-941-7442,

Empress Chili: Classic Cincinnati chili parlor. Open until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 3670 Werk Road, Bridgetown, 513-922-3311,

Vitor’s Bistro: This fine dining bistro’s Bonsai Sushi Bar is open late (until midnight) on Fridays and Saturdays. 3232 Harrison Ave., Westwood, 513-481-5333,

Wild Mike’s: Specializes in wings and burgers, but also serves beer and wine. Open until midnight on Friday and Saturday. 5043 Delhi Pike, Delhi, 513-451-WING,