CityBeat's 2019 Cincinnati Summer Guide

Rum's resurgences + hot dogs + cold treats + music fests + public pools and spraygrounds

click to enlarge Shiso Painkiller at Longfellow - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Shiso Painkiller at Longfellow

While summer officially starts on June 21, neighborhood creamy whips have already opened their windows to little leaguers and other soft-serve fiends, most pools kicked-off open swim during Memorial Day weekend and music fest season is here in all its fringey crop-topped, fanny-packed glory. So, yes, while summer won’t technically start for another two weeks or so, if it looks like summer and feels like summer... You know the rest. 

Here are some ways to help you kick off summer right, including a rundown of some rum cocktails, where to find good hot dogs, a look at a new epicurean creamy whip, a list of summer music festivals and a handful of public pools where you can cool down when things heat up.

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