Eastside

Eastside Adonis4601 Kellogg Ave., East End, 513-871-1542Cincinnati’s premiere gay dance club has a pool and it’s sweet.Stuff to do: DJs and drag Fridays and Saturdays.Recommended dr

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Eastside

Adonis


4601 Kellogg Ave., East End, 513-871-1542
Cincinnati’s premiere gay dance club has a pool and it’s sweet.


Stuff to do:

DJs and drag Fridays and Saturdays.
Recommended drinks:

Martinis.

Allyn’s Café


3538 Columbia Pkwy., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-871-5779
The Tuesday open mic is a unique medley of local unsigned musicians, some gems in the rough and some roughs among gems.


Stuff to do:

Happy Hour 5-7:30 p.m. weekdays; live bands Sundays and Mondays; open mic Tuesdays.


Recommended

drinks

:

Frozen margaritas and more than 120 beers.


Food:

Bar fare.

Arthur’s Cafe


3516 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-871-5543
Arthur’s is one of Hyde Park’s favorite neighborhood taverns.


Stuff to do:

Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. weekdays.


Recommended

drinks

:

Very Cherry Martini.


Food:

Bar fare.

By Golly’s


714 Lila Ave., Milford, 513-248-4444
A neighborhood fave known for its creative burger recipes.


Stuff to do:

Happy Hour 2-6 p.m. weekdays. Trivia Tuesdays. Karaoke Thursdays and Saturdays.


Recommended

drinks

:

Extensive beer selection.


Food:

Full menu.

The Establishment
2900 Wasson Road, Hyde Park, 513-631-9000
A place so welcoming it’s easy to become a local — no matter which side of town you’re from.
Recommended

drinks

: Silky shot and Yager Bombs.
Food:
Bar food.

Habits Café


3036 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-631-8367
Oakley’s living room for more than three decades; consistently packed with good cheer and great people.


Stuff to do:

Sunday open mic.


Recommended

drinks

:

Craft beers. Rotating selection and seasonal beers.


Food:

Full menu.

Hap’s Irish Pub

3510 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-871-6477
Haps is a traditional Irish pub that sells more Guinness than just about any other place in town.


Stuff to do:

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. weekdays. Live broadcasts of rugby and soccer.
Recommended

drinks

:

Guinness on tap.


Food:

Full menu.

Latitudes Cafe and Bar

7426 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Twp., 513-827-9146
A lively departure from the standard American-style bar and grill.


Stuff to do:

Live music Fridays and Saturdays. Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.


Recommended

drinks

:

Martinis and an extensive wine menu.


Food:

Tapas menu.

Millions


3212 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-9633
Mount Lookout’s high-energy dance lounge.


Stuff to do:

Happy Hour 6-11 p.m. daily except Sundays. Karaoke Wednesdays. DJ weekends.
Recommended

drinks

:

Bomb drinks.

Mt. Lookout Tavern


3209 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-9633
Mount Lookout’s favorite spot for the YP crowd.


Stuff to do:

Happy Hour 1-9 p.m. daily. Live music weekends.
Recommended

drinks

:

Mind Eraser.


Food:

Bar menu.

O’Bryon’s Irish Pub
1998 Madison Road, Obryonville, 513-321-5525
A newly renovated neighborhood bar and grill with two floors and an outdoor patio that seats 50-60.
Stuff to do:
$3 you-call-its on Thursdays and $12 domestic buckets on Fridays.
Recommended

drinks

: Shark Tank
Food:
Classic Pub food.

The Precinct


311 Delta Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-321-5454
A hip, classic steakhouse that’s on the National Registry of Historic Landmarks. The Precinct was a police station during the early 1900s.
Recommended

drinks

:

Martinis.


Food:

Steakhouse.

The Redmoor

3187 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-6789
This theater turned event and music hall serves up strong drinks and eclectic tunes.


Stuff to do:

Live music every week as scheduled. Open Thursday-Saturday.


Recommended

drinks

:

Specialty martinis.


Food:

Full menu.

R.P. McMurphy’s

2910 Wasson Road, Hyde Park, 513-531-3300
A rollicking tavern with electric performances.


Stuff to do:

Happy Hour daily until 8 p.m. Open mic night on Tuesdays. Live music Fridays.


Recommended

drinks

:

Golden Margaritas, Robyn’s Sangria (Sunday only), Cajun Bloody Mary and Car Bombs.

Sandbar

4625 Kellogg Ave., East End, 513-533-3810
It’s a day at the beach, with seven volleyball courts and a view of the river.


Stuff to do:

Live music as scheduled.


Recommended

drinks

:

Pink Tommy — Stoli Rasberry and pink lemonade, Pina Colada and Strawberry Daqueri with Ron Matusalem Rum.


Food:

Full menu.

The Stand

3195 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-5006
This former bank rocks. Make a deposit and you’ll be sure to return.


Stuff to do:

DipDipDive dance night every final Friday. DJ Matt Joy Saturdays. Sunday Spunday is bring in your own vinyl and DJ night.


Recommended

drinks

:

The SuperGuinness.

Stanley’s Pub

323 Stanley Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-871-6249
A favorite spot for live, eclectic tunes along the river.


Stuff to do:

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Jazz Mondays and Thursdays. Bluegrass Tuesdays. Reggae Wednesdays.


Recommended

drinks

:

Imports and microbrews.

Teller’s of Hyde Park

2710 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-4721


This once upon a time bank (hence the name) serves up gourmet food and drinks that satisfy during business lunches and romantic dinners.


Stuff to do:

Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Live music Thursdays as scheduled.


Recommended

drinks

:

The Helsinki Jewel with Finlandia grapefruit vodka and cranberry.


Food:

Full menu.

Wine Guy Bistro
2692 Madison Road, Rookwood Pavilion; Norwood, 513-384-5712
A full-service retail wine shop with a wine bar and restaurant.


Stuff to do:

Wine tastings in the summer.


Recommended

drinks

:

Extensive wine list.


Food:

Contemporary American cuisine.

Wooster Tavern

6309 Wooster Pike, Fairfax, 513-271-8616
A friendly, sports-oriented neighborhood tavern.

Stuff to do:

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and all night Fridays.


Recommended

drinks

:

11 beers on tap and 28 bottles


Food:

Full menu.

Zip’s Café

1036 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-9876
Since 1926, Zip’s has served up one of Cincinnati’s best hamburgers.


Recommended

drinks

:

Microbrews on tap.


Food:

Full menu.

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